Scooter + Tim Hortons Coffee = FRIENDS

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Scooter + Tim Hortons Coffee = FRIENDS

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After 53 years of marriage my father was devastated at the loss of our mother.She had been the social one although my dad was well liked for his quick wit & dry sense of humor. At 82 he gave up his license & bought a scooter with an enclosed cover. Each morning he would drive 2 km to Timmy’s.The scooter with its enclosure & red flag drew attention from many. Although he didn’t know anyone at first his friendliness & wit helped him acquire many friends. Soon after when his health diminished he moved in with my husband & me.Each morning my husband would back the scooter up to our front door so dad could just drive to Tim's to meet his friends On windy days he could not take the scooter so I drove him.I saw how well liked he was by customers & staff.. When walking became too difficult for him he parked his scooter as close to the entrance & leaned on the walls to get to the first seat inside.The staff had all grown to love him.The manager Tracy made sure he still had his parking spot when a bike rack was installed. After he took the first seat inside the girls would bring him his coffee.He made sure to give them the exact money so they didn't have to walk back with change.It was a beautiful September morning when my dad Doug made what was to be his last visit to Timmy’s.That afternoon at the age of 89 he suddenly became ill & passed away 5 days later.The morning after his passing my brother drove to Timmy’s in his honor. It was a solemn day in Tim's when we told the staff & customers who had grown to love him. For the memorial there was no doubt that we had to serve his favorite - Tim Hortons coffee. I was so touched when the manager Tracey attended. She too had tears in her eyes & it meant so much that she cared enough to attend. Although I love my Timmy’s coffees & icecaps it took a long time before I could enter Tim’s again.There were so many good memories there.The first few times when I went back it brought tears to my eyes. It was, in many respects, his second home & brought so much joy to his last years.“Thanks to Tim Hortons” for making my dad always feel welcome!!

Attached is a photo of dad (Doug) sitting in his cart.

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Sanne posted 2016-05-04 9:11am

These pics are amazing!! Especially like the black and white photos. Very dramatic and caitivatpng. Can we get a 2 year anniversary photo shoot??!! Great work Stacie.

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Kharade posted 2015-12-30 1:53am

Behind you in line at Arby's Northgate now. Glad to know I'm not the only guy who doesn't feel the need to pass everyone else. The gas savgins are a definite plus but I actually enjoy looking around and seeing all the stuff on the sides of the road and besides that, to my way of thinking, a car is just a big CD player on wheels, so the longer I drive, the more I get to listen! Thanks for putting a smile on my face this evening.

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Boin posted 2015-12-19 2:41am

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Sidharth posted 2015-12-17 9:25pm

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Jojo posted 2015-12-17 9:27am

Tim, you're killing me man.Looking at your life from the ouitsde gives us listeners a unique perspective. I tuned into your podcast about 15 episodes after you got started and I had to go back and catch them all. You are an extremely intuative and talented interviewer and I have enjoyed your choice of topics/guests/anicdotes/etc. (your Smartbomb interview helped me land a great game client) You enjoy celebrity status out here, if not in your own mind. You remind me of my own youth and of all those roads not taken.If you were a friend of mine we'd be having the what the f**k are you thinkin'!? conversation complete with loving buttkicking. You could have it all, but you are constantly sabotaging yourself with your fear of success. You do deserve to be happy. You do deserve to succeed. You DO deserve the hot chick.Now GO swallow your pride, accept that someone loves you for who you are, apologize your ass off (with flowers and a poem), 'cause life's too short and go get your woman back, doofus!I might still listen if you do, 'cause I can guaran-f**king-tee you your work/life will be better with her than without her.Thanks anyway for the wild ride and fabulous interviews.

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