Tim Tinsley — In Memoriam
July 25, 2014


Tim and EllieTinsley FamilyTimothy Reeves Tinsley, 62, of Gladwin, Michigan, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, with his wife Diane at his side. Tim and Diane were married for 42 years with Springer Spaniels the only "children" in the family. The family portrait shows them with Ellie on Tim's lap and Buddy nestled close to Diane.

The Tinsleys have been active with ESRA for several years and are proudly counted among our "failed foster families" — they took in Buddy last year as an ESRA foster but soon decided that he belonged in their home forever. The bond Tim shared with their Springers made the legacy he wanted to leave clear to him. It was his wish that donations be given to ESRA in his memory.

Dog CollageThe day before Tim passed away, he and Diane were presented with a loving, fun pictorial tribute to show that not only was it well known that the Tinsleys love Springer Spaniels — you'll recognize that same family portrait in the collage — but lots of friends and their own dogs considered Tim and Diane special members of their "Springerville" family.

As a tribute to Tim's life and his love of Springer Spaniels, ESRA is honored to help to cement Tim's legacy through donations toward the work that we do to help rescued Springers throughout America. We will gratefully accept donations offered to ESRA in his memory.

Tim's life beyond "Springerville" is detailed in his obituary that can be accessed at http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?of=1d50337630.

June Erickson In memory of my friend, Tim Tinsley — R.I.P. Tim
Patrick, Daniela, Maria and Stitch Galarza You will be missed, Tim.
Barbara Coffey In memory of Tim — with love to Diane, Ellie and Buddy from Barb, Stu and Sundae
Kristine Farrington In memory of Tim Tinsley, a special friend. With Love, Dick and Kris Farrington
Sandra Buczek In memory of our friend, Tim Tinsley — All our love, Sandra, Molly and Roxy
Susan Grube
Mary Ann Jacobs With love from Mary Ann, Mike, and Clover
Christine Trottier Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you Diane, Ellie and Buddy. Love Christine, Olli and Angel Axl
Carol Barnhart n memory of Tim Tinsley — from Abby ('06), Alice, Andrew ('10), Meredith and Carol Barnhart
Gloria Lee In memory of Tim Tinsley with love, BiBi and Gloria
Cindy Mairs
Mak Mun San In memory of Tim Tinsley with love from Mun San, Jane and Flash
Patricia Ryan Penree In memory of Tim, honoring his life as a veteran, a loving husband and a Springer Dad. May his memory be eterna
Michelle McKendree n memory of Buddy and Ellie Tinsley's Dad, Tim. Love Rosie McKendree
Doug, Stacy and Maggie Bering. RIP Tim. You were a great supporter and friend of Michigan ESRA. You are never far from our hearts.
Diane Chmielewski In memory of Tim Tinsley. With love and prayers from Diane C., John and Dixie.
Sara Fish
John and Josie Soloy Tim, so glad to be able to honor your memory in such a special way. Rest in Peace.
Diane Speight Somewhere over the rainbow our angels are having a party. Tim is in good company. Diane, Trapper and Bodie
Amy and Belle Butler Our love to Diane, Ellie and Buddy.
Kristy Dana With much love from the Dana Pack — Kristy, Ryan, Lily, Savage, Dottie, Rocky and Snuggle Bud
Kim and Pat Harris Sending lots of love from the Harris Family to Diane, Buddy and Ellie!
John Brightbill Thoughts and prayers and hopes of a happy reunion with your Springers that are waiting for you.
Dana Tinsley With love to Uncle Tim, Aunt Diane, Ellie and Buddy. From Dana and Pnut
Kim and Sammie Marvin You will be missed by many, Tim. RIP
William D. Kiebler
Bill and Barbara Jenkins You were as close as a brother to us, and we will dearly miss you. Love, Barb and Bill
Karen Schavrien In memory of Tim Tinsley, Miss Maggie, and all those taken too early
Monica Lessard
Colin Combs, Jim Cooper,
Vince Barry, Kathy Halloran,
Gary VanWambeke, Dan Barren,
and Kathy Wilton
Dick and Pat Aspin
Charles and Diane Speight
Pamela and Michael Krayewski
Diane Tinsley We miss our DAD!! He was the best! Love, Ellie and Buddy
Eugene and Ann Thamer
John and Beverly Ellis
Shirley Smith
Carol Voydanoff
Janet Wiggins
Daniela GalarzaIn memory of my angel Stitch
Vernon and Denise Salsbury
Eric Fowler
Mark and Arlene SwansonIn memory of our friend Tim Tinsley
Kim and Pat HarrisTo help Max in Minnesota
Karen RobinsonTo help Minnesota Max
Cindy MairsFor Max
Dana TinsleyA gift for Max in memory of Uncle Tim and my baby girl Pnut
Daniela GalarzaA gift for Max in memory of Tim Tinsley and Angel Stitch
Susan GrubeFor Max
Michelle McKendreeIn memory of Tim Tinsley and his love for springers everywhere
Monica ArmstrongFor Max
Pamela WatermanFor Max
Mary Ann JacobsA gift to help Max because Tim would do the same
Kris SpechtIn memory of Tim Tinsley and the love he and Diane share for Springers
Christine TrottierFor Max in memory of Tim Tinsley and Angel Axl
Diane SpeightFor Max in memory of Tim Tinsley
Diane TinsleyIn memory of our Dad — Buddy and Ellie

A special note from Diane:
“A big Thank You to our Springerville Family for helping Max!”

If you wish to make a gift to ESRA in Tim's memory, our online donation form can be accessed by clicking this link: http://www.springerrescue.org/form_donation/donor_info.html

If you prefer to mail a check, click here: http://www.springerrescue.org/donate/donate_mailin.html