Timothy John Boser

May 28, 1955 - August 12, 2023
August 16, 2023 11 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

When Timothy John Boser reached the pearly gates on August 12, 2023, one can only imagine the line that formed behind him as he chatted candidly with Saint Peter.
Having spent most of his life working with people in a variety of settings, from his flower shop in Saskatchewan, the Little Corner Store in Beverly, David L. Jones, Safeway, and local 401, he knew how to make friends. He found new friends and ran into old ones everywhere he went. There were no exceptions to this rule, he could find family in Mexico and friendly customers who knew him in Radium. He loved nature. Collecting stones and boulders in fields, creating dams and playing in rivers, gardening, painting landscapes, camping and walking for hours were little joys that he passed down to his family. His house was unmistakable, lush flower gardens intertwined with sewing machines and antique wash basins couldn’t possibly belong to anyone else.

He lived most of his life with his wife Elaine, a pair that were devoted to each other until the very end. They had two children together- Aubrey McLaughlin and Ethan Boser, and he took tremendous pride in his four grandchildren. He welcomed son-in-law Brian McLaughlin and daughter-in-law Ashley Boser into the family with open arms and felt comfortable enough to give them classic Timothy sass as often as possible.

He was passionate about human rights, having spent hours canvassing for the NDP, and collecting and delivering goods to the homeless community in Edmonton. He always found a way to give to others. He loved to dance, and in fact he met Elaine at a dance competition. From weddings and anniversaries, to swinging his family around in the kitchen to two-step, he was known for his fancy footwork.

There are a million things to say about a man as beloved as Timothy (who hated being called Tim). I could fill pages and I’m sure those who knew him could write a book, so let's stop here for now.

Timothy Boser
May 28, 1955-August 12, 2023

Services to be held at St. Dominic Savio Parish

(14406 62 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 2E9)
August 26th, at 11 AM

Reception to be held after in the St. Dominic Hall

Stories of Timothy are encouraged to be shared

  1. Our condolences to a very close friend and his family. Timothy sure will be missed lot. Enjoyed all his time we had to spend together.

  2. Our deepest sympathies to all the family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! ❤️🙏
    Also my dad (uncle Jerry to him) passes along his condolences! ❤️🙏

    Love from Greg & Brenda Leibel & Uncle Jerry

  3. To Timothy’s family, your dad was a wonderful friend, a fantastic shop steward who cared for everyone and tried everything in his power to help others, he was always willing to help with the UFCW 401 women’s committee, attended and supported the community and workers at rallies and willing to walk a picket line in support of workers. I will miss Timothy, our long talks, our love of flowers and floral design. I knew your dad since he was at David L Jones, I will treasure his smile and kindness forever, I share in your loss and will be thinking of you all through this time of sorrow.

  4. Timothy’s friendship will be sadly missed all across this province. He was a inspiration to all who met him. Never a cross word or complaint. I’m honoured to have known him.

  5. Timothy was one of my best friends. It was an honour and privlege to be Timothy’s mentor in UFCW401. Timothy and I shared many union activities and travels together over the years. I will sadly miss my good friend but have the great memories to reflect on. I love you Brother.
    In Solidarity ✊🏻

  6. Deepest sympathies to the family of Timothy. May your memories help you through your loss.
    Love Brian, Theresa Witzaney and Family

  7. So sorry to hear about Timothy. I met him when he took the Labour Community Advocate course and immediately recognized his commitment to caring and helping people. Always stayed in touch and spoke often as he called often for. Information. Always enjoyed our conversations. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

  8. I worked with Timothy through Safeway he is also my neighbor. Very kind, thoughtful and helpful man. It was an honour to know him. Our heartfelt condolences to the family

  9. Timothy was a kind man who I can honestly say I never heard anyone say an unkind word about. He was dedicated and effective steward at Safeway for many years before he retired. He was an activist that was always there to assist whether it be as a trained worker advocate, lobby in political action, or assist in a number of social justice campaigns. I was so fortunate to have Timothy as one of my first shop stewards early on when I started with UFCW, he was respected by his co-workers, management and all of us at UFCW.
    I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know Timothy as a person. He was dedicated to his family, a proud father of his children whom he raised to be open minded and kind humans, and a loyal friend to all those who knew him.
    Godspeed rest in light my friend.

  10. To all of Timothy’s Family
    My Deepest Sympathy,
    Timothy was Loved by many, and had so many talents! A great loss on earth, but a blessing in heaven.
    You all did provided amazing care for your loving Father, Timothy! Always surrounded him with love!
    I hope his family will always feel
    His love ,he had for you , in your hearts ❤️!
    Take excellent care during this difficult time,
    And may all your precious memories bring you
    Some comfort!
    Love Ruby

  11. Aubrey and Ethan. We are sorry for the loss of your dad. Although we don’t always see cousins often, we always felt so comfortable to sit and chat with him. Just felt like family. I will say I honestly did not know hr don’t like the name Tim. I’m sure that’s how we were introduced so many years ago, but I was still pretty young back then. I am so sorry we cannot attend the service for your dad as we had arrangements booked to move Evan back to Red Deer for school and couldn’t get in sooner and needs to be there for Monday. I’m glad we got to see your dad at the 50th reunion. He will be missed. Hard to be so young without your parents. Life is not always fair. My dad went too soon as well, but life goes on, and they are always a part of you. Our deepest condolences to both of you Aubrey and Ethan and your family.

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