Dan Timmons' Memorial shirt
After Dan Timmons' untimely passing on December 18, 2005, his family was left with not only the loss of a friend, husband, and father, but also with a difficult financial road ahead. As part of the strong and supportive community bound by a love for the works of JRR Tolkien, The White Tree Fund has created a memorial shirt and keepsake box to help in the support for the young family he left behind.
Both the shirt and the keepsake box have this beautiful poem written by Lara Sookoo in memoriam of Dan Timmons printed upon them.
The Road Continues Ever On
The Road has wound past many gates
And many pathways unexplored
I’ve passed by many different fates
And pondered mysterious, shadowed doors
Yet my feet have always known the way
No matter what distractions lie
Fate always let me have a say
And I chose to gladly pass them by
The Road has widened with the years
The journey has not been alone
For all the laughter, all the tears
I feel the close approach of Home
Yet it goes ever, ever on
Though my feet shall walk no more
New footsteps born with every dawn
New paths to ever-distant shores
My Road now leads to silver rain
Golden sun, far country green
The Straight Road takes me far from pain
The gentle bliss of the West is seen
I have reached the end at last
Beyond all hope, beyond all fear
And when I see your shining mast
I’ll know the Road has brought you here
Dedicated to the memory of Professor Daniel
Timmons and other friends whom the Valar now hold in their arms.
July 26, 2006
Dan was the editor of J.R.R. Tolkien and his literary Resonances with George Clark, and also produced and directed the documentary film The Legacy of The Lord of the Rings, which has aired in on both Bravo! and Space: The Imagination Station.
To order Dan's documentary, contact:
Carla Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Acquisitions and Sales
Dan’s illness was ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS is a degenerative disease that affects nerve cells and causes muscles to weaken and eventually become immobile however the senses and intellect are often unaffected. Please find out more about ALS and support research toward a cure for this disease at The ALS Society of Canada .
If you would like to mail your donation, please send it to:
In Memory of Daniel Timmons
c/o L. Sookoo