Saturday, 25 April 2020

RIP Steve Timberlake

It is with much sadness we report that villager Steve Timberlake, husband to Sarah, passed away recently.

Steve was born to Julie and John and grew up in Chearsley. Steve was brother to Nigel, Annette,  Mark and Jonathan. Steve married Sarah in 1992. Steve and Sarah moved back to Chearsley when they built their house, Larkins, in 2002.

Steve loved animals, countryside, boxing, F1 and cars, especially his Range Rover.   He could be found at 6pm in either The Bell or The Crown in Cuddington, where he made many friends. He was able to indulge his passion for F1 by travelling to Grand Prix in Australia, Abu Dhabi and Barcelona. He also flew to New York on Concorde.

Steve was very particular in his work and everything had to be just right.

Steve and Sarah had visited Cyprus for many years with friends and family, finally deciding to move there in Dec 2018. However, unfortunately Steve was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2019. The outlook was very bad but he stayed strong and fought it as much as he could but wanted to comeback to Chearsley once his treatment was finished so that he and Sarah could be with friends and family.

Someone described him as a tough man with a heart of gold and Sarah says that totally sums him up.

Steve’s funeral will be at Bierton Crematorium at 11am on April 30th. Unfortunately, due to Covid, only for immediate family. Steve will be making his last journey to Bierton from the family home in Church Lane, setting off at around 10.15 am,  passing the village green and going through Cuddington. Several friends will be taking their daily exercise at this time in order to pay their respects in the current restricted circumstances.

Our deepest sympathies go to Sarah and all the family.