Themy-Alexandre "Tim" Vallee Apostolakis
July 7, 1978 - October 17, 2012
Themy-Alexandre Vallée Apostolakis, a fun loving and good hearted person known simply as "Tim" passed away on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012.
Fishery Officer Tim Vallée was murdered during a robbery while vacationing, off-duty, on the Island of Roatan in Honduras.
Tim joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada as a Fishery Officer in 2008, after graduating from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Depot Division, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Tim was first posted as a uniformed general duty Fishery Officer to the Quebec Region where he was assigned to the Havre‐Saint‐Pierre detachment until May 2011. He subsequently deployed to the Pacific Region as a plainclothes Fishery Officer in the Intelligence and Investigations Services Unit - Southern British Columbia Detachment (I&IS-SBC).
When Tim arrived in the lower mainland he settled down in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where he continued his passion and love for hockey - playing on five hockey teams. Tim was fun-loving, good natured and lived life to it's fullest every day. He enjoyed a fine drink and visiting casinos.
Tim’s dedication, enthusiasm and never ending smile will always be remembered by his family, friends, co‐workers and colleagues.
A memorial service was held on November 22nd, 2012 at the North Langley Community Church located at 21015‐96th Ave, Langley, British Columbia. A large contingent of law enforcement officers from both Canada and the United States of America were in attendance along with an Honour Guard Unit from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
"I just want to offer my sincere condolences for the tragic passing of Tim Vallee. I did not know the
gentleman personally, but my heart goes out to his family, friends and co-workers. I pray that you can draw strength from each other. His life and his service to Canada will not be forgotten."
RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
Chilliwack, British Columbia
"I just received word of the loss of your officer, Tim Vallee. I was deeply saddened to hear the news and wanted to offer our condolences on behalf of the Ceremonial Unit at CBSA at Vancouver International Airport. The loss of a fellow law enforcement officer touches us all, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of officer Vallee as well as his co-workers and friends. With deepest condolences,"
Ceremonial Unit Liason
Canada Border Services Agency
Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia