Timothy Graham "Tim" Wood died Oct. 22, 2001, in his home in Juneau after a battle with cancer.
He was born May 1, 1953, in Calgary, Alberta, and moved to Juneau in 1965. He lived with family members in Anchorage, Yakutat, and Kona, Hawaii, but kept Juneau as his main place of residence.
Wood graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1971. He was a talented chef who worked in many Juneau restaurants. He also played bass guitar for the Dock Tones, the Deadfish Band, Cross Sound, Tight Squeeze, B-Natural Boys, the Simon Ferrell Trio, the C-Notes and Rockfish. He participated in folk festivals across Alaska and Canada.
Wood's interests also included sport and commercial fishing and other outdoor activities. He was most proud of his daughter, Rhiannon. Family and friends remember him as being accepting of life and uncomplaining.
He was preceded in death by his twin, Tommy Wood; mother Dawn Baldwin, Juneau; and father Archie Wood, Calgary.
He is survived by his daughter Rhiannon; granddaughter Stephanie Ulsperger, Searcy, Ark.; companion Zeela Bryn Mawr, Juneau; stepfather Walter Baldwin, Juneau; stepmother Marg Wood, Calgary; sisters Robin Woodsmith, Wenatchee, Wash., and Cathy Stitt, Birch Bay, Wash.; brothers Jerry Wood, Kamloops, British Columbia, and Mike Wood, Juneau; cousins, Jerry Chapman, Nova Scotia, John Chapman, Juneau, and Robert Chapman, Granite Falls, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other Canadian cousins.
Cy Peck Jr. performed a spiritual ceremony in Wood's home on Oct. 18. The family will hold a celebration of his life at the Triangle Club in Juneau on Saturday, Dec. 8. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wood's honor may be made to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 3002 Hospital Drive, Suite 100, Juneau, AK.
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