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Brian Timothy Turk

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Brian Timothy Turk

Place of birth: Redlands, CA

Religious affiliation: Buddhist

Beloved husband, friend, lover of animals – particularly dogs, son, brother, uncle , step father and mentor.  Brian Timothy Turk passed away after a courageous nine month battle to achieve some quality of life following a series of catastrophic strokes.  He had many other illnesses for many years prior……..cancer, diabetes, lupus, and most recently heart disease. Brian faced each of these medical conditions with an extraordinarily positive attitude, even a sense of humor at times.  He was truly an inspiration to others.  There is much more to say………..this is just a beginning.

You learn to love the space someone leaves behind for you. Barbara Kingsolver, author.
Tomorrow is two year anniversary 6/15 of your passing. Thinking of you, missing you, in my heart, always… Nan

Nearly two years since you are gone and still feels like yesterday. Brian made a huge mark in the lives of many people. His eagerness to support others had no bounds, even at the expense of himself at times. Generosity was his hallmark and a tremendous appreciation for life. A student of awareness, all about seeking out where one may be asleep, meditation was a constant for him every day for over 30 years until he had his first stroke.

His ashes were scattered at Inspiration Point, Idyllwild, CA during a gorgeous sundown overlooking the mountains and valleys below. Know he would appreciate the view!

Rest in Peace, Brian Timothy Turk. You are greatly missed……….

1 Response

  • Dean Lyles On

    I grew up with Tim, from 2nd grade thru high school. (We graduated in 1967.) He was a great friend, a hard worker, and a decent person. We played sports together at Coachella Valley High School and I still remember when we were in 9th grade, competing for the position of fullback. The coach lined us up for a 100 yard dash, and Tim beat me by an eyelash. (Maybe it was by 2 eyelashes.) So the coach said, "Tim, you stay at fullback. And Dean, you go to the end of the line." So I took up the position on the line as "end". The last time that saw Tim was in 1969 at College of the Desert, Palm Desert. I think he was signing up to take some classes for play writing. When the internet came available, every once in awhile I would do a search on his name, to see if I could find him. The last time I did so was yesterday, when I found this memorial. I'm so sorry Tim. But it was a good life, wasn't it?


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