OBITUARY

Timothy Scott McAulay

March 25, 1980October 7, 2020
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Timothy Scott McAulay passed away unexpectedly on the morning of October 7, 2020, at the age of 40.

He had taken the day off of work to finish the beautiful gate he built around their family garden in his St. Paul home he shared with his beloved wife and two children. Timothy graduated from Woodbury High School in 1998 and was active in band and became captain of the Woodbury High School Swim Team. After high school, Timothy studied Biology at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. He went on to earn several master degrees, first studying at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania before transferring to The University of Minnesota, Duluth where he received a Master’s in Biology and met the true love of his life, fellow graduate student, Valerie Gamble.

The two were married in summer 2010 in front of family and friends at The Como Park Conservatory. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth, Tim and Val settled in a beautiful home in a historic St. Paul neighborhood. They enjoyed working on their home and he taught Biology at Inver Hills Community College. Timothy and Val have two children, Lidia Rose and Finley Skye. His friends describe Tim's children as "Tim’s Beethoven’s 5th," as his love for his children was an extension of the deep love Val and Tim shared. Val and the kids were his entire world, pride and joy. Being a father was his greatest life accomplishment.

After starting his family, Tim pursued a career in computer programing at Wex Health in Edina, MN as a Systems Analyst until his death. He enjoyed the team at Wex. His coworkers greatly contributed to his job satisfaction.

Timothy lived his 40 years with his priorities in order. He treasured his family and friends dearly. Valerie and Timothy loved to travel and enjoy nature-he treasured the Boundary Waters, North Shore, Duluth and all the Minnesota State Parks. Timothy was passionate about live music. He attended numerous shows with his best friend Christopher Graham, including countless concerts from R.E.M., to Springsteen, and the band they saw most was the Minneapolis-based, Jayhawks. Chris claims they saw so many shows, they lost count. Timothy loved The Minnesota Twins and the St. Paul Saints. Timothy and Val also attended Minnesota Orchestra concerts and enjoyed all the theater the Twin Cities had to offer with family.

Tim will continue to be a huge part of his family and friends’ lives for years to come through the impact and values he lived. He is preceded in death by his sister, Beth Ann McAulay, grandparents Emil and Phyllis Bartylla, and Grandmother Mary McAulay. He is survived by his beloved wife, Valerie Gamble and their children Lidia and Finley; parents, Deborah and Michael McAulay; Sister, Rebecca (Jerry) Roe Rutgers; Nephews, Owen and Wyatt Roe; mother-in-law, Marilynn Curtis, father-in-law, Timothy (Karolyn Bertelson) Gamble; sister-in-law, Allison Gamble (Michael Worland); Grandfather, Gerald McAulay; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

To quote the Jayhawk's Gary Loris "I don't know what day it is, I can't recall the seasons, And I don't remember how we got this far, All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons, In my sky, you'll always be my morning star.” You were so many people's morning star.

Please join us at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home to visit and pay respects on Thursday, October 15th, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm, with prayers at 7:00 pm. The visitation and prayer service will be Livestreamed starting at 4:00 pm to our Wulff Woodbury Facebook page at the following link : https://www.facebook.com/Wulff-Woodbury-Funeral-Home-162790153745901 This video will still be available on our page after the service for those who have missed the livestream. Further funeral services are pending at this time.

We will be following Minnesota COVID mandates and guidelines; please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and frequently use hand sanitizer which will be available throughout the building. Our capacity is limited to 50% at this time - please be patient as we may ask you to wait outside until our indoor capacity will allow entrance.

Please share your memories, stories, photos, and condolences below. These messages and photos will be printed into a keepsake book for Tim's family later this year.

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    Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Marion Hinnenkamp

October 16, 2020

One can see and know that Tim’s love for his wife and children is that unique REAL LOVE which cannot be abolished. His face and smile shined with love and pride of an adoring father. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts will be with you – Val, Lidia and Finley always. He was an amazing God given gift. I hope you can find a moment of comfort from this quote of condolences: Do not cry because they are past. Smile, because they once were.

Don Stoeckel

October 16, 2020

Sadly I had no chance to meet Tim, but by way of knowing Val and reading about his life he was one special and wonderful person. My thoughts are with you as you and the family adapt, Val.
Don

Sally Liberko

October 16, 2020

I am just finding out this heartbreaking news today. In working with Val, I only met Tim twice, but remember thinking what a nice young man!
I am so sorry for your loss Val. All my love and prayers to you and the kids for strength and peace as you move forward.
Fondly
Sally Liberko

Soma, Ashish and Aunya Mukherjee

October 15, 2020

We first met Tim at a family engagement party. He found himself in the middle of a large boisterous gathering knowing hardly anyone. He was understandably quiet but you couldn't miss Tim. He had a light about him. And he had a way about him to ease people with his kindness, his ability to connect with them, his genuineness and his gentleness. Once he opened up, his sharp wit came through. I remember the moment when Val and Tim were in the middle of their wedding ceremony and quite a few flamingos in the background decided to get noisy. He looked at them and then turned around grinned at everyone. We all laughed back. That was Tim, living in the moment, graciously, with humor and with awareness and acknowledgement of all around him. Val, Lidia, Finley, Deb and Michael, know that Tim's light is forever within you. His light has also touched so many of us in different ways. Love and peace to you.

Patrick Sippola

October 15, 2020

Working with Tim at WEX Health was everything I wanted out of a work friend, we could share dumb thoughts with each other, ask questions and generally explore without consequence any solution to a problem. He was truly a special, kind and thoughtful person, he will be missed and remembered. I know my impulse to share silly employer names with him is not going to stop any time soon and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Betty Griffin

October 15, 2020

I was Tim's manager at Wex Health. Like so many others have shared, finding the words to express my grief over Tim's passing on a professional level is difficult; on a personal level, its impossible. I liked Tim immediately. He looked you in the eye, and his eyes told the whole truth. He was kind beyond measure, his words and actions were always above reproach and he was always true to who he was as a human being, genuine to the core. Tim soon grew into a mentor and teacher on our team and someone I relied on daily. His capacity to give knew no limits. I would often tell him, with all sincerity, that he was one of my ten most favorite people in the world. He was the heart of our team. My deepest and most sincere condolences goes out to his family. I just want you to know how special he was and how deeply he will be missed. Rest well and in peace, my friend.

Ashok & Shipra Chowdhury

October 15, 2020

We first met Tim with Valarie and family during our son’s wedding. Since our daughter in law and Valarie are cousins, we met Tim many times during family gatherings in last 11years.
He was such a gentle person with such a kind heart. We always enjoyed visiting with him, and loved the smile he carried on his face.
Val, so sorry that we couldn’t be there to hug you and the kids today, but you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for Tim’s soul to Rest In Peace! Sending our love and hugs to you all! ❤️🙏

Beth Gardner

October 15, 2020

I worked with Tim at WEX. Although I never met him in person, I could tell in my interactions with him that he was a caring person and loving father. He will be greatly missed. Condolences for his family, friends and other coworkers.
Beth

Alexander Khrol

October 15, 2020

I worked with Tim in APDS team at WEX. I worked mostly remotely but I met him in person when I had a business trip to Minneapolis. He was a smart man and a hardworking person. What I remember most is his desktop with many frames of photographs of his children, which shows that he was a good family man who loved his family very much. My deepest condolences to the co-workers and his family. Tim will be in our hearts and memories. Rest in Peace.

Alex Khrol

Aesha Mukherjee

October 14, 2020

Tim was and always will be a beautiful human who inspires joy, kindness and love. I met Val and Tim around the time of Val's cousin Kelly's wedding and got to know them over the next few years at family gatherings. Tim was quiet and also friendly, a great listener and insightful sharer. Tim made me laugh, Tim tutored me when I struggled in my high school chemistry class, and Tim made me feel heard and valued as a young person trying to grow into an adult. The world lost a precious soul, and I will take comfort in knowing how well he will be remembered by the people whose lives he touched. My condolences, and I wish you peace during this time.

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