A Sacred Moment


Walter (Erik Tyme) Gilbert Thorne

June 25, 1951 - February 24, 2010

A multifaceted artist/jeweler who found inspiration in nature

Walter G. Thorne, age 58, was born June 25, 1951 in Long Beach, California. He lived in many parts of the country – always coming back to Washington. Most of Walter’s friends knew him as ERIK. ERIK was an art jeweler, wrote poetry and drew pictures. He also had a hosting company on the web and designed websites. He loved the outdoors. Just taking a drive into the mountains would make him happy, and would help if he was having a bad day.

Walter (ERIK) is survived by his parents Alfred and Helen Thorne of Port Orchard, WA; his sister Leta Webster of Port Orchard, WA; and his brothers Alfred Thorne, Jr. of Alaska, George Thorne of Everett, WA and John Thorne of Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Walter (ERIK) will be greatly missed by his partner Lynne and her family, who loved and cared for him until his death; Christopher, a young man Erik was very proud to know, and by his many friends and clients.

You may go to the guestbook on this site and leave a few thoughts if you wish, or light a candle in Walter's (ERIK’s) name.


A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 3 – 6 p.m. at American Legion Memorial Park at 145 Alverson Boulevard in north Everett, at the cook shelter. You will need to dress warmly.


The Courage of Life

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.

John F. Kennedy

Despite the Cost

I can wish for things
I never had
like communication
with my mom and dad
I can hope and pray
that Life will somehow be
a place to enjoy
all the wonders we see

I can wish for dreams
that take me far
like past the moon
and out into the stars
I can hope and pray
to meet others like me
in the vastness of space
making history

I can wish for love
to fill a heart
at the very moment
our meeting starts
I can hope and pray
she'll see I am hers
and want me forever
and say those words

But I just wish for strength
to say thanks to above
for all that I am
personally capable of
and I hope and pray
I am never lost
for I love this life I live
despite the cost

--Erik Tyme, 6-24-2002

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