July 17, 2006 — On Saturday afternoon, Tim DaSilva passed away unexpectedly and suddenly. The shock is felt through BMX communities across Canada, but especially here in Milton.
Tim was an exceptional young man, who had so much passion for BMX. He admired, respected and loved his BMX family and was always eager to help out. He was a part of the provincial High Performance program, and trained very hard in the hopes of reaching his goals. This year he and brother Chris were recipients of the Quest For Gold funding through the Ontario Lottery Corporation, to help fund their training and competitions. Tim was also on the cover of the latest edition of the OCA’s Cycling Ontario magazine. He was always trying to perfect a jump or manual, but also took the time to chat & hang around with the kids who looked up to him.
Never a moment without a smile or humour. Tim always had a quick comeback when a comment was made, but in a true smart and witty way. He was so proud of his accomplishments and had big dreams. His most recent project was building a new track in Halton Hills, which he designed and was working 18 hour days to complete. This was ‘his track’ and he couldn’t wait for everyone to come see and ride it because it was going to be the best track around.
Tim is now up above with the BMX gods, and has already put a piston on those Pearly Gates, while Burger Bob is getting the first straight raked & swept. There is going to be one heck of a race and afterparty up there and you know Tim will be celebrating with us in spirit.
We sure are going to miss him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the DaSilva family during this difficult time.
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Funeral arrangements for Tim DaSilva:
Important If you are a rider and are planning to attend the funeral on Wed. we are asking that you wear your racing shirt. Also Tues at 7pm is when a lot of BMX people will be going to the visitation if you wish to attend at the same time.
McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
114 Main St.
– Tuesday, July 18 – 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm
– Wednesday, July 19 – 9-10:30 am
Mass at 11:00 am