Timothy James Placide was born on July 23, 2001, to Ulrick and Kristie Placide. His birth was a joy to all, especially his older sibling. Timothy’s childhood was full of delight, laughter, and love. His parents taught him the value and importance of “Family” from a very young age. Timothy cherished his family and friends. He always brought happiness and laughter to any family event. Tim was very close to his siblings and shared many laughs and good conversations with them, especially his sister Sonia. Being born 18 months apart, these two were partners in crime, where you saw one, the other was not far…
Tim also enjoyed the exposure to a great variety of experiences, travel and activities that made him a strong, well-rounded child, full of perspectives, sympathy, empathy, and genuineness. He was caring, accepting, accommodating, helpful, funny, and a true joy to be around!
He attended school in Ellenville where he was well liked, flourished and made lifelong friends. He participated in sports, such as little league, track and field, and football. He soon discovered his love for soccer in Middle School and played for the school team through his senior year. Tim learned from his parents how to be a good friend; discreet, sincere, confidential and was loyal. While at school and during breaks, he also held a variety of jobs, learned new skills, and acquired a good work ethic. He often worked side by side with his father doing side jobs and mowing lawns.
Upon his graduation from High School, he attended Herkimer College, where he continued to play soccer. Tim continued to work and learn, embracing whatever his hand found to do, be it new technology, solar panels, carpentry, and various other jobs.
In 2021 Tim bought home his beloved puppy, Xerxes, whom he adored and loved. Xerxes bought Tim so much comfort, joy, and companionship.
In 2022 Tim started dating the love of his life, Sydney, his girlfriend of whom he spoke highly, with much respect, pride, hope, admiration, and LOVE! Her company, along with her family, motivated him to be and to do better, and to want more of what life has to offer.
On December 5, 2022, Timothy passed away in his sleep. Timothy was predeceased by his grandparents Ulrick Sr. and Sonia Placide. He left to miss him, love and remember him his loving parents Kristie and Ulrick Placide Jr., his siblings Molly and Sonia Lynn Placide, his much loved girlfriend, Sydney Franza, his adoring grandparents Kathleen and Jim Vogelsang, his aunts Tatie Stephanie Placide and Family, Tatie Junia Boutros and Family, Tatie Ruth-Elie Beauvoir and Family, Tatie Anne-Elie Morisseau and Family, Tatie Benjamin Seraphin and Family, Aunt Jennifer Williams and Family; his Uncles: Uncle Daniel Placide and Family, Uncle Samuel Placide and Family, Uncle Len Wheat and Family, Uncle Jeff Durham and Family; a host of cousins; his Godparents, Yolanda Désarmé and Charles J. Reid, the church family and countless friends.
With that smile that lit up any room, Timothy will be always loved and remembered by so very many! We thank God for his life that though short was meaningful and touched numerous others.
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