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Timothy Potvin

March 6, 1957 — March 15, 2023




Williston, VT - Timothy Orin Potvin, 66, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2023, after having fought a courageous battle with chronic kidney disease. Timothy was born on March 6, 1957, in Burlington, VT to Norman and Barbara (Peltier) Potvin. He spent his childhood in Milton, VT and graduated from Milton High School. A three-sport athlete exceling in soccer which earned him a soccer scholarship to Husson College. Tim enjoyed being outside. Hunting and fishing were passions for Tim. He especially enjoyed spending time at deer camp with his friends and family. Tim also spent several years as a volunteer fireman for the Milton Fire Department. Timothy worked in shipping and receiving at Ben & Jerrys for 17 years before retiring in 2020.

In 2003 he reconnected with the love of his life and high school sweetheart Terry (Ford) Francis, and they were married December 27, 2003, at Williston Federated Church. They enjoyed their trips to Maine, camping, working in the gardens at their home in Williston and spending their evenings together playing cards on their deck.  His fondest memories are those spent with his kids and grandkids.

Tim is survived by his wife Terry Potvin. He is also survived by his children, Keith and Alexis Francis, and their children Sophia, Isla and Lilliana; Heather and Scott Sawyer, and their children Mackenzie and Jack. Tim is also survived by his best friend and twin brother Tom and sister-in-law Michelle Potvin; his sisters and their spouses Peggy and Donald LaCroix, Patty Moorby and Jim Duquette, Pam and David Bushey and sister-in-law Lynn Potvin.  He also leaves his mother-in-law Caroline Ford, sister-in-law Penny Kehaya, and numerous nieces and nephews. Timothy was predeceased by his parents Norman and Barbara Potvin, brother Michael Potvin and father-in-law Clifford Ford.

Our hearts are broken as we process the unexpected loss of our "Papa". To say he was one of the good ones is a vast understatement. To know him, was to love him. It is hard to convey how much of a loss this is for our family. We would give anything to hear his voice on the other end of the phone one more time, to play one more game of cards, to have another giggle-fest around the kitchen island telling stories on hot summer nights, one more camping trip, one more deep talk in the favorite red barn, one more papa bear hug, or to see his girls and little guy crawl on his lap one more time for a papa snuggle in his comfy recliner. We didn't get enough time with you but the time we had was so wonderful. Thank you for loving us all so well. Rest easy, Papa-paya.

A celebration of life will be held on June 25th at 2pm at the Garden Barn at Lang Farm, 45 Upper Main St #101, Essex, VT 05452

Memorial donations can be made in Tim’s name to the Williston Community Food Shelf by visiting their website at https://www.willistonfoodshelf.com/donate-food-or-funds.html or mail to:

Williston Community Food Shelf

P.O. Box 1605

Williston, VT 05495





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