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EVANS, Tim (Former TWGSB Head Boy 1979)

We are saddended to hear of the passing of former Head Boy, Tim Evans, who was at TWGSB (then known as TWTHS) from 1972-1979. 
28 Mar 2024
Obituaries
Below is a moving obituary by Tim's sons: 

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Tim Evans, beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, visionary, political activist and so much more.

Tim passed away on 13th March 2024 surrounded by his sons. Many won’t have known that Tim had been privately battling bipolar disorder for over 40 years and even though he never let his illness define him, it was a part of him.

Many will know Tim as a loving, generous and larger-than-life character who touched the lives of many. He was always on the move, re-inventing himself continuously. Nothing seemed safe from his hunger for life. His accolades over his 63 years of life include a career in sports, finance, farming, acting, dancing, biogas and most recently taking on becoming a force to be reckoned with in driving the energy transition to “leave something better behind”. His relentless commitment to change also fuelled his tireless campaign against Brexit and his dedication to securing the same rights and freedoms for the next generation.

It is hard to put into words what Tim meant to his family, friends and anyone else he came into contact with, and any words are unlikely to do him justice. To say he will be missed is a tremendous understatement.

Tim leaves behind a living legacy that we all can continue in his memory. He sought out people with different opinions to invite their views, he challenged established beliefs and traditional thinking, he sought to build bridges and loved unconditionally. He was driven by a desire to make the world a better place for his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. I think that we can all strive to pick up the banner of what Tim stood for and take it forward and out into the world, honouring his memory of who he was.

Our family are planning a service to celebrate his life and achievements in his memory. We welcome anyone who would like to pay their respects and share a story on the day, for it was a life well worth remembering.

The details are: A private immediate family service at Guildford crematorium followed by Celebration of Life Service to be held on Friday 19th April 2024, 1.30 pm for service at 2.00 pm.  This will be held at: The Tithe Barn, Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS. 

All welcome.

In addition, we will be setting up a JustGiving page in Tim’s memory for Bipolar UK to support anyone struggling with this devastating disease. This will be posted here in the coming days. 

Richard Dickens kindly sent in a photo of his great friend (whom he knew from nursery school in Halstead onwards) showing their last day at school. Tim Evans is the tall one at the back to the left of the curtain.  Please do send in any photos you have to connect@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk.

A further Obituary from his former company can be found here: A Tribute To Tim Evans | 3ti

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