Timothy M. Heikkinen

April 8, 1979May 19, 2020

Timothy Heikkinen passed away suddenly at home on Monday May 18, 2020 at age 41.

He was born and grew up in Walpole, MA and attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood. After graduation he spent one year at the University of Maine at Farmington. He subsequently went to code school at Diman and Bristol Community College. He has resided in Fall River for the past 20 years working as a self- employed electrician.

Tim’s hobbies included skiing, snowboarding, working on his car, and spending time with his many friends. Tim was predeceased by his father David James Heikkinen from Lewiston, Maine. He is survived by his mother Joan White and Gerald Fillion of Fall River, his brother and wife Dr. David and Jennifer Heikkinen of Northbridge, his grandmother Eva Heikkinen of South Paris, ME, and his uncle and aunt Tom and Patrice Heikkinen of Oxford, ME, and his Aunt Gerri White of Fall River. Tim is also survived by his many cousins from Washington DC, South Paris ME, and Florida.

A service to celebrate Tim’s life will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made in Tim’s name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215. Tim’s funeral arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, Fall River.


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Jackie Valliere

May 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss Joan. I will be praying for you and your son.

Keith Guay

May 29, 2020

My condolences to you Joan, Dave and family. I met Tim along times ago and Tim has always been a good friend! We use to watch the Super bowl together . It was my birthday . And Tim was a good , loyal and true friend! In fact the cloth that Tim was cut from doesn’t exist anymore they don’t make em like Tim. Tim would never hurt anyone he was an advocate for those who couldn’t stick up for themselves. Funny.. Tim was always telling Jokes or a skit from a show that he thought was funny . Tim would support you through thick and thin. A true friend. I was In the Marine Corps a combat Veteran. and sometimes I shut the world out because of my anxiety ect... I don’t want to deal with people but Tim had patience and I love him for that, so many would have given up on me and have but Tim Never did! And I will miss him so much! I wish I could have been as good a friend to Tim as he was to me... Whenever I hear David Chapelle I will think of you. Whenever I see someone snowboarding I will think of you. Or a UFC fight . South Park. I never really realize what an impact you made on my life. And most of all thank you for being there when my mom died... I will Never forget you/Him. So Rest In Peace my friend . I will see you one day. Until then My friend.

Tanya Blais

May 26, 2020

I thought of you when I saw this ..Horseneck Beach...I know that you loved swimming there and was 1 of your favorite things to do. Something about the ocean brought this happiness out of you, that I cant describe. ❤

Katherine Pruneau

May 26, 2020

Joan, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your son Timmy.
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Tanya Blais

May 25, 2020

I met Tim about 8 years ago. He was always a good friend me. For that, I will always be grateful and happy he was a part of my life. So very sad of his passing. My deepest condolences to his Mother Joan and The Heikkinen Family. I will forever miss you and will never forget you ❤. R.I.P. Timmy. Love you.

lydia costa

May 25, 2020

My deepest condolences Joan for the loss of your son Timmy. I pray that faith and love will carry you through this darkness into a place of hope and peace....and may all your beautiful memories sustain you in the days ahead! Rest Easy Timmy.

Ellen Little

May 25, 2020

So many fond memories of the boys all together during schooldays in The neighborhood. Cutting through the woods to the Heikkinen pool or back through to paint “Herby” or hangout in the clubhouse. Skiing and swimming- always a big smile. Rest In Peace Tim Condolences and prayers to the family at this sad time. May All the good memories sustain you.

Ryan Catarius

May 25, 2020

Tim and I were best friends in high school. That was a long time ago. We were co-captains on the ski team, sat next to each other at every meal and hung out with each other all the time as soon as we go our licenses. I'm very sad that he is gone and even sadder that I couldn't help. I know that his family is very kind and loving and must miss him dearly.

Nancy Gregorio

May 24, 2020

My deepest sympathies on your loss. May you find peace and comfort, now, and in the days ahead, remembering the good times you shared with Tim. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chuck Carmone

May 24, 2020

Tim had a big smile and a love for skiing. He was Captain of the 1997 Xaverian Ski Team which from 1983-2013 was the best ski team the school ever had. Prayers go out to the Heikkinens and all who loved Tim.


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