Friends of Tim Ellis/ Medical Fund
We've set up this fund to help with the mounting medical expenses. Please join us in giving back to a man who has inspired us, made us laugh outloud, and has brought laughter, joy and the gift of music to our lives.
CARDS AND LETTERS
On behalf of the Ellis family, please refrain from phone calls, texts, emails or messages to the family at this time. We want to be sure to respect their privacy and let them get rest, care for one another and navigate these waters. Feel free to leave a note on this site, on the FB site ( Tim's 60th B'day Concert) or even drop a note in the mail. If you send it to the PO Box below, we'll make sure it gets to Tim.
DONATIONS ON GOFUNDME
All donations will help Tim and his family pay for medical expenses. Please share your posts on FB, Twitter and email so that others can help, too. On Feb. 15 we had raised over $50,000 on this GoFundMe site for the Ellis family - more than halfway to the $100,000 goal.
DONATIONS IN THE MAIL
While this site and others like it provide a wonderful service to the public for a relatively small fee, we understand that some prefer to send a check directly to the family. PLEASE mail your check, payable to Friends of Tim Ellis, to:
Ellis Family C/O
Aaron Meyer | PO Box 25486 | Portland, OR 97298
Tim has performed with and recorded for some of the biggest names in the business and has built his professional reputation on his commitment to excellence and a relentless work ethic. Tim is an owner/partner and producer at the world-class Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio, When he’s not in the studio, he can be found gigging six nights a week, teaching students at Portland Adventist Academy, and spending time with his family. He is a proud father of six and loving husband to Susan, his amazing wife.
STAY UP TO DATE
In addition to posting on this GoFundMe page, we will post regularly on Facebook.
Aaron Meyer, Concert Rock Violinist
Please share these links on your FB, Twitter and Email!
We all know how difficult it can be to ask for help, and we also understand how life is turned upside down when illness strikes. Together we can help with a small piece of this fight and perhaps show Tim and the Ellis family how much we love them. Please share this page link with others who might want to contribute, and post the link on your FB page, if you are inclined.
Thank you for the love and kindness you so willingly share with Tim and his wonderful family. They truly appreciate the outpouring of support.
In my heart, I believe that we all carry the legacy of Tim and his brilliant light. My commitment is to continue the work we began, and to strive to live up to the standards Tim set for us all.
This community is strong and enduring. We will play on, in his name, always. As we do, we invite you to join us and celebrate the spirit of a man who will always live in our hearts. Always.
If you'd like to stay current on some of my Tim Ellis projects, and other musical adventures, please visit https://www.facebook.com/AaronMeyerConcertRockViolinist, or www.aaronmeyer.com.
Thank you all for everything you have done to support the Ellis family, and to be there for one another - we are blessed.
Be well, and rock on!
The deeply-felt prayers and outpouring of love over the past few months have been a comfort through times of great loss and grief.
There are many beautiful messages posted on this site, and we are grateful to the hundreds who have taken the time to share their love in words and prayers.
Tim is playing his guitar with the angels now, reminding us to make every moment count and to live life to the fullest!
With love and prayers of comfort and peace...
It is with the heaviest heart this morning that I tell you all that my musical soul mate and dearest friend in the world, Tim Ellis, passed on (Monday) night in the comfort of his home, with his incredible family by his side. He was battling advanced melanoma.
Tim was a world class teacher, guitarist, musician, arranger, composer, band leader, studio owner, music producer, friend, father, and husband to his beautiful wife Susan. He put his heart and soul into all the music he helped me compose and record. We had the best time traveling the world with teaching kids, and performing together. He will always live on with me in my heart, and I will carry on his high standard of excellence in live performance, recording, and music education.
I was blessed to play music with him for 19 years and to have 7 very special albums together. Tim, you have touched Renee's and my life in countless ways, and your infectious smile and laugh will always be etched in our minds as a reminder of your joy for life.
Our hearts have an empty space today, but It gives us great peace to also know you are playing amongst the angels right now. Thank you, and I love you, my brother.
The February 15 concert at Revolution Hall is now online at the Portland Radio Project website in a PODCAST SERIES at www.prp.fm.
As you listen to the podcasts of Tim's 60th birthday, you'll hear from many of the artists in Tim's rich musical tapestry. The recordings give us a glimpse into the profound effect Tim has had in the lives of others.
Please share the link with others and invite them to enjoy the music and the experience of those who gathered for this memorable birthday party for our beloved Tim Ellis.
Pink Martini, with China Forbes |Art Alexakis of Everclear | Michael Allen Harrison | Patrick Lamb
Tom Grant | Steve Hale | Michele Van Kleef | Stephanie Schneiderman | John Nielsen | Many, many more!