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Timothy Stanutz

May 24, 1959 - May 15, 2017

Timothy Stanutz: May 24, 1959 - May 15, 2017

Service Date: May 25, 2017

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Posted by:
james Stewat

Posted on:
June 2, 2017

I am saddened by the news of Tim's passing. I am a friend of Mike's and know the talent and passion that runs though the Stanutz family. I was too young to be in high school with Tim but my brother Colin Stewart remembers him for GHS. I have read the many tributes to Tim and the outpouring or love. I am sure he was a wonderful teacher and mentor. My heart goes out to the extended Stanutz family. The talent that you have inspired in others will live on forever.

Posted by:
Anita McOuat (Tejwani)

Posted on:
June 2, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear this news of Mr. Stanutz's passing. I was at Bell from 1992-1997, and so many of my fondest memories include time spent in musical rehearsals, choir and band practices, and a trip to Victoria in Grade 12. Mr. Stanutz stood out as an especially devoted teacher, talented musician, and trusted mentor to so many students. My deepest condolences to his family. He made a positive impact to my high school experience, and to that of many others.

Posted by:
Susan Carlton

Posted on:
May 29, 2017

Sandy: I heard the devastating news today and am so shocked. I remember Tim from his early years of teaching; he stood out immediately as such a compassionate educator. My deepest condolences to you and your family at such a difficult time.

Posted by:
Holly Arsenault

Posted on:
May 28, 2017

Dear Sandy and family, I'm so shocked and saddened to have learned of Tim's passing . Judging by the sentiments expressed by his many friends and students past and present I know I'm not alone in remembering him as a kind, accomplished, shining light . How difficult this time must be for you and your children, I can't begin to imagine . I'm holding you and Tim and all your family and dear ones in my broken heart . With love, Holly

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
May 26, 2017

The condolences posted echo all the feelings that I have experienced since hearing the news. Mr. Stanutz was truly was one of a kind, and his impact was felt by everyone who met him. We all have one teacher that leaves their mark, and he was mine. While there isn’t a specific action or inspiration that I can recall, I can say with certainty that he will never be forgotten. It has been 25 years and I still recall with fondness his smile, the twinkle in his eye, his love of music and his ability to share it with us in class. Thank you for the beautiful service yesterday. It brought many of us the closure we needed and the opportunity to talk with friends long past about the wonderful man that was Tim Stanutz.

Posted by:
Cristina Gheorghe

Posted on:
May 26, 2017

Our deep condolences to the Stanutz family who has to cope with their sudden and painful loss. Yesterday was a sad day as we parted with a good man, a great teacher and an accomplished musician.Thank you Mr. Stanutz for opening the doors to the beautiful world of music for our three sons. You have been a crusader for the world of art and beauty in a world of unbridled materialism.You left an unforgettable legacy in the soul of scores of young students along 30 years of teaching them that music counts. May God rest your soul in the realm of light and eternal harmony!

Posted by:
Frank and Penny Sisson

Posted on:
May 26, 2017

Dear Sandy and family; Today's musical and spoken testament to the love, respect and esteem felt for Tim by so many, was beautiful and heartwarming. The love in the church gently poured over all as each word was spoken, each musical tribute presented. At this time of great sadness and feeling of loss, this was a balm to the wounded spirit. We celebrated and sorrowed together. Frank and I will continue to hold you and Tim's family close in thought and prayer in the days ahead. Tim's beautiful soul and wonderful, generous spirit shone through stories of the music he loved and shared with friends and students alike, as they reminisced. The wonderful memories we shared, at St. James Church, watching your Manotick Arts Camp encouraging the children to expand their imaginations and gain confidence, and at welcoming gatherings at your home, will live on in our hearts. Far too soon, R.I.P. dear, gentle spirit. Love, Frank and Penny

Posted by:
Linda Van Allen

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Dear Stanutz family, We were shocked and heartbroken to hear about this tragedy. Although it's been years since we've seen each other I will always remember what a sweet and gentle person Tim was. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Linda, Jeff, Jason & Kara Van Allen

Posted by:
Jennifer

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Sandy and family, So many wonderful accolades and cherished memories of Tim - keep them close to your heart. Thinking of you. The Johnston Edwards family.

Posted by:
Rosemary McKee

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Dear Stanutz Family, On this sad day, my thoughts are with you. Sir was an inspiration to my children and to countless others at Bell High School. He was adored by all the students in the band and in the musicals. And I think it's safe to say he was the favourite teacher at Bell. I thank him for leading my children in music and for teaching them to perform so well. We will miss him and his gentle smile and his beautiful music.

Posted by:
Diane Woodbury and Gary Olsvik

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Dear Sandy and Family. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you all in this time of great sadness. No one can begin to imagine your sorrow. Please know we are thinking of you, and send our love <> Diane Woodbury and Gary Olsvik

Posted by:
Marc Cardiff

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Mr. Stanutz. Inspirational man and wonderful teacher. He never gave up on me and always was willing to lend an ear when I needed it. Thank you for opening my mind to so much amazing and worldly music. You are sorely missed. My dearest condolences to the Stanutz Family.

Posted by:
Cari Fallis

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Dear Extended Stanutz Family: I was shocked and saddened by the news. Please accept my very deepest condolences on your tragic loss. Although I did not know Tim well, I knew him to be a dedicated son and husband, a great dad, and a wonderful teacher and musician. Love never dies. With much love, Cari Fallis

Posted by:
Robert & Laura Acton

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Anna & Family Sending our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by:
Glatt Family

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Dear Stanutz Family, We have very fond memories of Mr. Stanutz. Jenna will always remember his kindness and caring spirit. We will also remember how enthusiastic he was to help Jenna out at a jazz gig at the Lac Leamy Casino. It was wonderful to see him perform in his element. He was a dedicated teacher and wonderful person. We will miss him and are so very sad to hear of his passing. With deepest sympathy, The Glatt family Jenna, Katie, Cheryl, and Richard

Posted by:
Kathleen Zorzella

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Dear Stanutz family, my deepest condolences to you all. I was deeply saddened to hear of Tim's passing. He was a wonderful part of the Manotick community, and I have many fond memories of his contributions of music and laughter at countless events over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by:
Carol Morissette

Posted on:
May 25, 2017

Dear Eleanor and Tim's loving family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is with great sadness that I have read about Tim's tragic passing. He was an inspiration to so many young people, a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. May you be comforted by the many loving thoughts and prayers that are extended to you at this time. Most sincere condolences.

Posted by:
Maureen Rivoire

Posted on:
May 24, 2017

Sandy, Max, Anna, Bailey and Luke. It is with a sad heart that I write this message. May God keep you and comfort you. May the Love of Jesus Christ give you peace, hope and strength in this time of loss. Know that you are all in thoughts and our prayers. The Rivoire Family.

Posted by:
April Norris

Posted on:
May 24, 2017

Tim Stanutz is and always will be the most influential person I will ever have in my life. He allowed me to branch out in all areas of music at Bell and didn't stop me from learning a new instrument almost every year (I wasn't particularly great at them either). I am now a supply secondary music teacher and teach occasionally in Tims classroom. I never would have reached my dream without him. I can only hope to one day have students talk about me one day like they do Tim. Know that his spirit for music, education, and life lives on in every student he taught and all the musicians who share their talent with the world. I will always be grateful for having him in my life. April Norris

Posted by:
Terry McKee

Posted on:
May 24, 2017

Sir Timothy was a wonderful teacher for 30 years at Bell HS, a thoughtful mentor to thousands of students, and a caring human being. All five of my children who went through Bell have incredibly favorable things to say about Sir. He was particularly loved by Julie, Amy and Alana. It was not just that he was such a good teacher, but even more importantly he was always happy to give generously of his own time to support his students in so many thoughtful ways. Sir will be remembered particularly by the students for his exploits with the Bell HS band. Many trips, musicals, and concerts. Amy had a wonderful trip to Nova Scotia with the Bell band. My own personal memory of Sir was his yearly visits with the band to Lakeview school where he wowed the young students - who would one day go on to Bell themselves – with a real live band concert. At most of his concerts, Sir took pleasure in selecting a “volunteer” from the audience to make a loud thwack with a wooden clacker -- at Lakeview it was usually the principal. He always engineered a thwacking timing error so the whole song had to be repeated to the chagrin of the hapless volunteer. Everyone laughed even though he did it every year. What a great guy. I am so very sorry that Sir has left us much too early. He will be sadly missed. But in reading the many messages from his former students, Tim had a remarkable impact on so many young lives. What a wonderful legacy.

Posted by:
Kathleen Murphy

Posted on:
May 24, 2017

Mr. Stanutz was my teacher at Bell High from 1989-1994. I still remember him, his classes, band, and choir practices with a smile. He was a wonderful teacher, who was a big influence on all of us. I really appreciated his kindness and guidance. Thank you, Sir. My sincere sympathies to the Stanutz family. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by:
Elizabeth and David Robinson

Posted on:
May 24, 2017

Sandy: We are so very, very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Tim. Can not express how difficult we know that these moments, days and time will be for you, your children, and your families as you move through this. We hope you take comfort from the love and support that surrounds you and the gift of the love and the time that you and Tim had together. Sending you our love and thinking of Tim with fond, lovely and humorous moments we were fortunate enough to share with you all. Elizabeth and David

Posted by:
G.Philip Clark

Posted on:
May 24, 2017

My Deepest respect and and heart felt sympathy for the Stanutz Family

Posted by:
Lauren Mackay

Posted on:
May 24, 2017

My deepest condolences to Sandy, Anna, Max, Bailey, and Luke. I was a student at Bell from 1994 to 1999 and some of my best memories of high school are of the music program. Mr. Stanutz's love of music and passion for arts education was infectious. He genuinely cared about his students and was always willing to listen and encourage. His impact on his students' lives continues to resonate. Sir, you'll be missed.

Posted by:
Jared Langdon

Posted on:
May 24, 2017

I was at Bell from 1986 to 1990. Young Mr. Stanutz was a new teacher, and a proud new father to baby Max. He would have been surprised to know how often I thought of him and what I learned from him. A few years ago I posted a video on Facebook showing my teenage daughter singing in a music recital. Mr. Stanutz commented saying "good job Jared." It meant a great deal to me. Thank you to Sandy and the rest of the family for having shared him with all of us.

Posted by:
Whitman Strong

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

My very deepest sympathies to the Stanutz family. As the parent of a Bell HS student (Class of 2015), I know how much Tim (Sir) shared his love of music with his students. His passion for music and his love of education radiated from him. Tim and I spoke often in the school parking lot before Band practice and I always looked forward to those short conversations. I'm glad that I had the chance on numerous occasions to tell him how much he was enriching the education of our daughter. Please know that we are holding your family in our prayers during this most difficult time.

Posted by:
Jonathan Suter

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

My heartfelt condolences go out to Sandy and family. I was a student at Bell from 1996-2001 and to say that Mr. Stanutz deeply touched many students' lives would be an understatement. He was supportive, dedicated, and kind. His passion for music and teaching was undeniable; it was that passion that motivated students—even those who ultimately chose not to pursue music as a profession—to follow their dreams. Now, with two young children of my own, I can only hope they are as fortunate as I was to have a teacher like Sir. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

Très chère Eleanor et à ta famille, Mes plus sincères condoléances. Vous êtes dans mes pensées et mes prières durant ces moments difficiles. Linda ?

Posted by:
Jill Williams

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

Dear Kelly, My heart breaks for you and your family. Take care of yourself. You are in my thoughts.

Posted by:
Jane (Cress) Thompson

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

Dear Sandy and family, sincere condolences on the sudden and tragic loss of your husband and father. There are no words to lessen the pain right now. In time, may you cherish your memories of him. Jane & Jim, Barb & Andy Cress

Posted by:
Ron &a Lois Lister

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

Sandy and Family, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time, our thoughts will be with you..

Posted by:
Janice de Jong

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

Scrolling through the condolences here, I see many familiar names from so long ago. They certainly pay tribute to the lasting impact that Sir had on all of us, even decades later. I was a student of Mr. Stanutz from 1996 - 2002. While I fondly remember his devotion to fostering our love of music, it is his dedication to developing us as young adults that will stick with me most. I remember once or twice a semester, after we had completed our regular warm up, Sir would pause and put down his trumpet. Thoughtfully, he would ask us a question about life; about growing up, choosing your path, and being comfortable with who you are. The discussions that ensued may not have complied with the standard music curriculum, but they taught me more than countless hours of schooling ever had. As an aimless teenager, those talks were formative for me. Without Sir, I doubt I would be the adult I am today. I am so sorry that he is gone. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Posted by:
Liz von Moos

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

My deepest condolences and love to all of you. I was a student at Bell HS from 1994-1999 and my fondest memories are of music. Sir was a kind and supportive teacher and leader, and thanks to him so many of us found a home in the music department. With kindness and humour he encouraged us to be better versions of ourselves, and so many years later the lessons he taught us are still with me. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Stephen LeCain

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

To Sandy and family Gwen and Myself offer our deepest sympathy's to your family at this time, so saddened to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Posted by:
Brian and Judy

Posted on:
May 23, 2017

Sandy and Family We are deeply saddened to hear of Tim's passing. We had only met Tim once, but he was someone who definitely left us with a pleasant lasting impression. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Hopefully, the wonderful memories you shared over the years will give you comfort for the difficult days ahead. Take care and God bless all of you. Judy and Brian

Posted by:
Darlene Clayton

Posted on:
May 22, 2017

My deepest and sincere condolences to you,Sandy and your family. I know what a loss Tim's passing will have on you and your family. My husband, Allan was the same age as Tim when he had his accident. My heart goes out to you all at this sad time. Love and hugs from our house to yours.

Posted by:
Lorie (Gillis)Jackson

Posted on:
May 22, 2017

My deepest condolences to Sandy and Family as well as the extended Stanutz Family. It has been many a years since we have seen or spoke to each other but please know that I hold you in my heart and prayers. Take good care of yourself and each other...hugs

Posted by:
Don (Bucky) Buchanan

Posted on:
May 22, 2017

He was so much more than "The Music Man". Tim was one of the best teachers I have ever known. He befriended and sincerely cared about both his students and colleagues. His door was always open, to offer his time and energy, or a compassionate ear and thoughtful advice. Although quiet and unassuming by nature, he was a true leader at Bell. Not large in build, nor loud in words, he never commanded, but rather earned the respect of all who came within his charge. Tim was a man who humbly and cheerfully accepted responsibilities and accolades well above his pay grade. His co-workers trusted and admired him, while his students learned and loved him. I was fortunate enough to get to know him more each year, and eventually share a table with him daily. I proudly considered him my friend. I know personally of his commitment to kindness and fairness, and how deeply injustice can cut to the very soul. He was "robbed" of his honoured and heartfelt final farewell and musical bash at Bell, but our gratitude remains. I refuse to believe that this was the day that the music died. He may never play for us again, but so many will continue to play because of him. Thank you Sir, for all you have done for us in the past. Thank you Tim, for all that you will mean to our futures. Respectfully, Bucky

Posted by:
The Fry Family

Posted on:
May 22, 2017

Dear Sandy, children and extended family. I think I speak for a lot of Manotick families when I say Tim was a wonderful member of the community and will be truly missed. Steve, Cameron, Emily and I wish to pass on our condolences. We are so very saddened at your loss. Take care. Sheila Fry

Posted by:
Diane Owens

Posted on:
May 22, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Stanutz family! I was shocked to hear the news that Tim passed away, thoughts & prayers go out to you all. I worked @ Bell H.S. with Tim & I always enjoyed seeing Tims smiling face come into the office. The students thought very highly of him; such a kind caring man.

Posted by:
Margaret Tourond-Townson

Posted on:
May 22, 2017

I want to extend my sincere sympathy to Eleanor Stanutz and her family at this sad loss of her son, Timothy. This added to the loss of Spencer Stanutz,Timothy's father an educator that I greatly admired. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Sincerely, Margaret Tourond-Townson, Retired Teacher ( Le Phare Elementary School)

Posted by:
Denise Beauchesne-Proulx

Posted on:
May 22, 2017

Dear Eleanor, to Tim's wife and all of your family, Most sincere condolences, mine and those of colleagues from Spencer's years at Le Phare. We all remember how proud he was of his family, children and how he was thrilled with Tim's musical talent! How often he spoke of all of you and in such warm terms! Hopefully, father and son are now together, once again, surely preparing some sort of concert or musical event... We know these must be terribly hard times for all of you... may our thoughts, prayers and sympathy be of some comfort to you! Avec affection, Denise Beauchesne-Proulx

Posted by:
Judith Rutledge

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

Sandy and children: There are no words to express the enormity of this tragedy. My heart, my soul, my whole being reaches out to all of you with profound sympathy. May the arms of strength and courage enfold all of you through the coming days. Lift up your face to the sky, smile through your tears and blow a kiss...Tim is watching. Peace and comfort to all of you. Judith Rutledge

Posted by:
Susan Carson

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

Oh no -- Sir was an immeasurable support for my son, David, during his years at Bell and then, a trusted colleague of mine. He set the standard for caring for students. Heaven just got a great bass player! So unbelievably sad for his family. Peace to you.

Posted by:
Allan & Debbie Phinney& Family

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

Dear Anna & Family, We were saddened & shocked to learn of this devastating news. We send our sincere condolences to you all. May all your wonderful memories bring you some comfort in the days ahead.Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Allan & Debbie & Family

Posted by:
Maggie and Joel Thompson

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

Sandy: we were shocked and saddened to hear of Tim's passing. The good times we spent together at St. F.X. sometimes seem so long ago -- thinking of Tim makes it seem like they were just yesterday -- he was a good friend and we will miss him. Our deepest sympathies to you, Max, Anna, Bailey and Luke.

Posted by:
The Sweeney family

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

Dearest Ingrid We were truly shocked to hear of Tim's sudden passing and have been praying constantly for his soul and your entire family. I pray that God will comfort you all and give you strength to face the future. Try to remember him with fondness and a smile. That may give you comfort. I am here if you need anything. Love Vince Sweeney and family

Posted by:
Ed & Peg Gillis

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

Please convey our condolences to Sanda 7 FAMILY, and to Zeta & Clyde.

Posted by:
Shauna Doherty

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

Mr.Stanutz.. SIR was one of the best most influential people to come into my life, as well as others. He was like a second father to me. He was the reason I made it through highschool. He would never act disappointed or make you feel bad for mistakes when it came to school. Always reminded you you make your own choices and those choices will affect you later and says you do you. He was there through bad times in my life. He reminded me how important I am. He wasn't just a music teacher he was an amazing friend. I make money doing music full time and kept in touch and I know he always told me how much he loved his family! He was always so proud of his kids!! He was one to look up to when it came to being humble, kind and forgiving. I remember going back for visits and he always said we can always keep in touch but it's time you moved on from highschool. He knew my potential and knew the times I would make excuses for myself. I finally moved to Ireland and I play guitar because of him. He gave me the confidence to not just pursue what I love but to love myself as well. I am devasted and heartbroken. I'm even more heartbroken I can not attend the funeral. My thoughts are with the Stanutz family! I'm so sorry for your loss. I've known a lot of you and he definitely raised his kids right! Amazing father, teacher and friend who will be so dearly missed! My condolences to the Stanutz family!!

Posted by:
Vicki Ruest-Comeau

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

My deepest and most sincere condolences to all. I know what a loss this is to your family, I wish I could make it for the funeral to pay my respects. Love and hugs to you all from all of us

Posted by:
Lois Bent

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

My heart is breaking for you Sandy & your children. Big Hugs from the Annapolis Valley !

Posted by:
The Tippett family

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

To Sandy and family: We are deeply sorry for your loss. Tim was very kind and always took time to ask after our family. We had so much admiration for him and how he inspired so many people and we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by:
Kevin Geddie

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to the Stanutz family. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news Tim had passed away. My thoughts are with you. Tim was a lovely, kind man and a wonderful musician. This video is my favourite memory of performing with Tim, many years ago in the Manotick Musicale.

Posted by:
Mike & Kristin Rothschild

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

Our deepest condolences to Sandy and children, Eleanor, Kelly and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by:
Ian and Sue Shuker

Posted on:
May 21, 2017

I cannot add to what has already been said so eloquently already. The tributes from former students and parents of students are a most wonderful legacy. Would that they were said in life and not in death, but hopefully Tim will hear them now too. He will truly be sadly missed.

Posted by:
Ian Fischer

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Mr. Stanutz had a huge impact on my life, and not only during my years at Bell (1993-1998). He was a mentor, teacher, and friend to all that crossed his path. Often in music class, he would sit on his chair, holding his upright bass, leading discussions both related to and not related to the music. There was never a day where I wasn't excited to get to school early for band practice, stay late for musical rehearsals or hang out in the music room at lunch. He help me (and lots of other music kids) find a place where they could call home. I am now a teacher as well, and upon reflection am in awe of the time he devoted to his students. Music was my main source of joy throughout highschool and I can't thanks Sir enough for everything that he did. To his wife and kids (and everyone else in his extended family), my most sincere condolences. Mr. Stanutz was a blessing to my life.

Posted by:
Mach family

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

His kind face remains forever in our image, someone so special can never be forgotten.Our condolences.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

My deepest condolences go out to all of you. Sir was a fantastic teacher. His class was one of my favourites and I'll never forget his kind and caring nature. I remember he used to let me do my playing tests over again when I would get really nervous about playing and make mistakes. Or when he raised my music mark so I could meet the requirements for a program. He was a wonderful human and someone I'll never forget. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by:
Tina Boucher

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

"SIR", Tim Stanutz, will always be remembered as a devoted teacher and a cherished mentor loved by both students and parents alike. He had a positive influence on everyone's life. May he rest in musical heaven. Sincere condolences to the Stanutz family.

Posted by:
James Wood

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

My heart broke when I heard this news. Sir was one-of-a-kind. He was the kindest, most inspirational person that I've had the pleasure of knowing. His devotion to making you a better person through music was incredible. In my four years of music at Bell (2002-2006) walking towards his classroom for music class, concert band, jazz band, or pit band was the best time of day. His passion for music was surpassed only by his passion for teaching, and he is no small part of my decision to be a teacher myself. Everyone loved Sir. Everyone is hurting because of his passing. My honest, most sincere condolences to the Stanutz family.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

To Mrs Stanutz & family: I am so sorry for your loss. I was in Mr Stanutz's music class from 2007-2009 and most of my best memories of high school took place in his classroom. He brought out the best in every single person who walked through his door. I will always be grateful to him for recommending T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" to me.

Posted by:
Clarissa

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

My heart goes out to Mr. Stanutz's family and friends. I had the privilege of having Sir as my teacher from 2001-2005. There was never a class, or practice, or concert, or random hangout in the music room where he wouldn't make us all smile and really heartily laugh. All those batons he stuck in the ceiling... Not only did he brighten and inspire during those 4 years of high school, but he left a wonderfully unforgettable impression on his many students. Though it had been over a decade since I had seen him, he still let me know during this difficult year that he was proud of me. You're surely jazzing it up in heaven, Sir! All my love.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mr. Stanutz was an inspiration to all students and influential even when he didn't teach us. I went to Bell High School throughout the years of 2009-2012. Mr. Stanutz was a joy around the school who never walked by a student without greeting him/her. Although I never took music myself and therefore never had a class with him, he always made time to ask how things are going and have an open door policy should a student have any questions of any sort. He was truly loved by all students. For a teacher to have been influential to students he had not taught speaks volumes to his character and passion for his career. Mr. Stanutz will be missed and never forgotten.

Posted by:
allison condran

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Sandy, Max,Anna, Bailey and Luke Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible time. A life of a wonderful husband, father taken far too soon Allison, Glen and Erin Condran

Posted by:
Marla Bloom

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

I am so sorry to heat about the passing of Tim. My heart goes out to all of you.

Posted by:
Louise On

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family. Mr. Stanutz was a wonderful teacher and a kind hearted person. He went out of his way to help people..He was generous and selfless with his time.He will be missed immensely .We all will carry with us wonderful memories of Mr.Stanutz..The down to earth ....Generous caring man ..who did so much for others...He had such a positive effect on my boys when they were in highschool .Mr. Stanutz made such difference in their lives..and many other students lives...more than he realized..as he was such a humble man.I truly do appreciate the role he played in my boys lives and all they students at Bell. My deepest condolences to the family of Me.Stanutz..May he rest in peace.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Mr.Stanutz was a kind and sincere man who taught me during my 2012-2016 years at Bell High School. I loved him in all aspects as a teacher; a man who truly loved music and was willing to express his talent and wisdom with all the students he taught during his time. Able to make jokes yet teach at an amazing level, the great Sir has a place in my heart. I send my deepest condolences to his family in grieving, and hope that no matter what, his voice and his music will live on forever.

Posted by:
Jessica Pugh

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Sir was one of my favorite teachers while I was a student at Bell. He always made choir practice fun when he would come in and visit with the group. The students in loved him. Christmas concerts and showcases were always so amazing. We couldn't have done it without the help of Mr.Stanutz and the music department. Sir, may you now rest in peace and continue to make wonderful music up in Heaven.

Posted by:
Gabrielle Hayes

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Mr. Stanutz was truly one of a kind. I feel grateful and privileged to have been a student of his from 1996-2001. He didn't just teach music; he was a mentor, a leader, a pillar of support and ever-constant encouragement. He saw through and beyond what many others didn't and his passion for music will be remembered and forever shared by so many of his students. With deepest sympathies to his family.

Posted by:
Marilee and Mark Alcorn

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Dear Sandy and family - Sending you our deepest condolences, your family is in our hearts and thoughts. Music brought us together and Tim's creative soul, wonderful sense of humour, and his enduring kindness and friendship created a bond that will forever remain with us.

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Marla Bloom

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tim. My heart goes out to all of you. Definitely have fond memories of him.

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Anonymous

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Sir was an inspiration to both my Children going through Bell. The highlight of their time was music, band and Jazz ensembles. Camilla has presued music and teaching through Queens thanks to Tims influence. Our son Mak followed a year later and is completing a fine arts degree at York with Jazz piano and electronic composition again thanks to Tim's dedication to his students and his inspiring them to persue their dreams. With many thanks for his love of music and his commitment to his students. A life well live!d and taken too soon You are loved and missed by many. Rest in peace your beat is still going.

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Leslie Meerburg

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May 20, 2017

I was a student of Sir's from 1994-1999 and in that time, he was a true source of inspiration and encouragement for me. He was one of the most genuinely kind people I have ever met. Through band, jazz band, pit band and more, he was a steady, grounding, supportive presence for me (and for so many others). My heart goes out to his wife and family in this difficult time and I extend my deepest condolences. I fondly remember filling his office (or at least attempting to....) with balloons for his fortieth birthday (as well as a performance of To Sir with Love at the surprise party for said fortieth). As I edge closer to being forty myself, I find myself in awe at how he always, unfailingly, knew the right thing to say to encourage you or to ground you. Sir, you will be profoundly missed.

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Michelle Pearson

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Dear Mrs. Stanutz; Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband, Tim. We have only crossed paths because my son Martain, had the good fortune of having Sir as his teacher and mentor at Bell from 2003 to 2007. The effect that your husband had on my son (both double bass wizards) is still very evident today. Tim saw then, the raw talent in Martain (and countless others over his long and remarkable career), and un-waveringly, encouraged and supported his natural abilities without judgement. I thanked Tim then, and am thanking him again now for the huge impact that his guidance had on my son. The legacy that is left with you and your family will hopefully ease your sorrow and bring countless smiles to your faces when you reminisce of Tim's vast footprint on this world. Sandy, my thoughts are with your and your entire family at this very difficult time. May he rest easy in that "Big Gig in the Sky" Michelle Pearson Kars, Ontario

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Caitlin (Martin) Cooke

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

I am so sad to hear of Sir's passing. I was at Bell from 1992-1997 and his classes were my favourites. I remember clearly a lesson he held on why songs appeal to us. He supported us when we posted angsty teenage poetry all over the music classroom walls. He made a place of welcome for so many within those walls. I will miss him greatly. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

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Barbara Davies

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

SAndy and family Such devestating news such a wonderful caring friend to many,dedicated teacher and incredible host during blue moons My prayers are with the whole Stanutz family God Bless Barbara Davies(Savage)

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Natalie Stechyson

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Mr. Stanutz was my teacher at Bell High School from 1996-2001, and so many of my fond memories from those years involve him in some way. Whether it was watching him cue up the pit band when I was on stage for a musical or show, smiling at us before leading our band at every performance (even in the very early hours of practices and pancake breakfast performances), making us laugh in music class, or just offering up a supportive ear - "Sir" was the finest teacher I've ever had. I also remember him speaking fondly of his family during class. His enthusiasm, generosity and kindness were infectious. He'll be terribly missed. My condolences to his family.

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Harold Swaffield

Posted on:
May 20, 2017

Dearest Sandy and Family....Both Chris and I were shocked to hear the news about Tim. We have fond memories of you both from MAC. Know that we are with you in your time of need and grief. WE will both try to be present next week for the service. Hugs to all! If you ever need us, we are but a FB call away. Peace be with you. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him! <3

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Kevin Lu

Posted on:
May 19, 2017

"You do you," he would tell me when I needed to leave practice. You always felt comfortable being yourself around Sir. I was a student at Bell High School between 2011 and 2015. Sir was my favorite teacher by far, and a large reason why I came back to Pit Band every year. I will remember him for always maintaining his composure, staying calm and collected, with the odd outburst (but always with a smile) as a great teacher/conductor should be. He never brought anyone down during rehearsals. We were motivated to play well for this man, to practice for this man. I wish the family of Sir the deepest condolences. Thank you, Sir, for being the inspiration you were to me, and countless others.

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Michelle Jackson-Brown

Posted on:
May 19, 2017

My heart goes out to your family. I was a student at Bell from 1994-1999. Sir was a caring and compassionate teacher who encouraged and inspired his students and made school a fun and creative place. The music program was one of the highlights of my time at Bell. As a shy grade 9 student I remember he always encouraged me 'Jackson Brown' to play with confidence and break out of my shell. I am so sorry to hear of his loss. May you find comfort in knowing his spirit has had a positive impact and inspired so many. He will be fondly remembered.

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Natalie Baack

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May 19, 2017

Such heartbreaking news. Mr. Stanutz, Sir, was wonderful teacher and mentor to so many. Bell had so many special teachers, and he was no exception. I attended from 1995-2000. He cared deeply about every student and was so passionate about music, it was easy to be inspired by him. From Christmas concerts to musicals, I will always remember the twinkle in his eye and the baton in his hand. I'm sending so much love and strength to the family.

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Cecilia & Rob Buelow

Posted on:
May 19, 2017

Sandy and family our deepest heartfelt condolences to you. I’ll always cherish the memory of Tim, Michael and Spencer serenading me with “my” Simon and Garfunkel song, as I know you too will always have your wonderful memories. Miss you couz!

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Michael Torontow

Posted on:
May 19, 2017

I was a student at Bell High School from 1992-1996. I am now a professional actor and musician partly because of Mr. Stanutz. I have never forgotten the day I was stuck trying to decide what to do with my life, and when I asked Sir (as he was affectionately known to many students) for advice, he did warn me the arts require you to do seemingly outrageous things to book work, things you may be nervous to do, like dye your hair blue, he said. Three years ago, my hair was grape purple for a show I was in and all I could think was, "if Mr. Stanutz could see me now." I am very sad to hear this news, and I send my love and condolences to the family, many of whom I met as a teen. I am in Vancouver with work, otherwise I would have attended the service. All my best.

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Heather Norris

Posted on:
May 19, 2017

SIR taught my daughter music at Bell and is the reason she is a music teacher today. She and I are devastated with this news. He was a well respected man. I am grateful for what he instilled in my daughter. He helped her grow into the person she is today. Thank you SIR! You will be missed!

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Andrea Cannon (Kryski)

Posted on:
May 19, 2017

Sending prayers of comfort to Mr. Stanutz's family. I was a student of Mr. Stanutz's at Bell H.S. from 1995-2000. He was my role model for the kind of music teacher I aim to be. I am now a high school music teacher in Toronto and Sir played a large role in my choice of profession and inspired me to encourage the atmosphere of community and the adoration of music that he created in his classroom. I will never forget the musical moments he brought to my life, from singing a jazz solo at a school concert with Sir accompanying me on the bass to serenading him with a small student band "To Sir With Love" on his 40th birthday! These experiences will continue to be an inspiration to me throughout my career, and therefore in a way he continues to be an inspiration to my own students. Thank you Sir, for such a positive and powerful impact you had on my life.

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Monica Maika

Posted on:
May 19, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I was a student at Bell from 1998-2003, and Mr. Stanutz was always a welcome face in the halls. He was incredibly encouraging, and always had a kind word to say. My deepest condolences to you.

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Kim MacKinnon (nee Chinkiwsky)

Posted on:
May 19, 2017

I am heart broken hearing of this terrible news. Tim was one of my inspirations to go into teachings. He was an amazing music teacher and band leader. A good man taken too soon.

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