OBITUARY

Dick Andrew Stanley Todd

March 10, 1962July 15, 2018

Richard Andrew Stanley Todd March 10th, 1962 – July 15th, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Andrew Stanley Todd on July 16, 2018. He was 56 years old. Richard was born in Edmonton, Alberta to parents Frank Louis Todd and Mary Todd (Gladstone). He was raised in a large Metis Cree family and grew up with his Metis culture, hearing the sound of the fiddle and the Cree language spoken by his parents. His earliest years were spent in Westyde where he attended elementary and secondary school. In his adult years he retuned to school for adult upgrading and was very proud of his accomplishments.

Richard worked in reforestation and was a hard worker. There he met many life long friends. Unfortunately, Richard was injured while working and was not able to work in the field again.

As a young man, Richard enjoyed most sports and especially boxing, winning numerous trophies. He learned how to fish at a very young age and he in turn, taught his younger brothers and sister. He was at home on the river fishing and being close to nature. Richard had an affinity to animals and was seen in the family as the spiritual one, an old soul. Richard was known for his love of family, his kindness and his generosity of time, material things and most of all his spirit. He was well loved and accepted for those who came into contact with him. His sense of humour and his love of music endeared him to many. One could often find Richard playing his harmonica for wherever he was, including musical gatherings at the Park or the Church that he was connected with.

Richard is survived by: Daughter: Erin Tanner (Eustache) and husband Marlin Tanner Grandchildren: Teckla, Teleal, Mirren, Lilly, Marlee Sons: Richie Todd and Ricky Todd Brother Jim Todd (Jeanette), sisters: Ellen Ahdemar (Larry); Debora Todd Draney (Reg); Sharon Todd (Terry); Mary McNiel (Chuck) Nieces and Nephews: Misty, Jay, James, Brandie, Darryl, Marilee, Brett, Corinne, Jerri, Dustin, Jasmine, Ethan, Halle as well as great nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Crossroads and Interior Health, most notably Brenda and Bill, who worked tirelessly and consistently with Richard over the last several years.

Celebration of Life: Friday, July 27th Viewing: 11 – 1pm Service 1:30 in the Schoening Funeral Chapel

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, July 27, 2018
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Lynn Gottfriedson

July 27, 2018

My condolences to the family, sorry for your loss

Clorinda Sasakamoose

July 25, 2018

Condolences to the family, so very sorry for your loss.

Deanna Jack

July 25, 2018

My condolences to your family. Sending you strength and hugs to get through the difficult days ahead.

Frank Eustache

July 24, 2018

Please accept my prayers and condolences to the Todd Family from me and my children, Cory and Nadine. We have know Dick for many years. He always had a big smile and a big hello whenever I seen him. So sorry for your loss.

Shelly Johnson

July 24, 2018

Dear Deb and Sharon. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

sabrina thomas

July 24, 2018

my condolences to the family Richard was a part of my life for many years
he had a vast knowledge of forestry which he shared with me even tried to get me out into the forestry industry at one time
my heart goes out to those he left behind
Sabrina

FROM THE FAMILY