In memoriam: Richard G. (Dick) Todd

Richard G. (Dick) Todd

Todd, Richard G. (Dick)
R’td CPO1 Bos’n, MMM, CD2

Dick passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 28, 2018, at the age of 81.

Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, he grew up in Cranbrook, B.C., and had five siblings. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Eleanor, brother Robert, and sister Shirley.

Dick joined the RCN in 1953, relocating to Victoria where he met the love of his life Marlene Davis. They were married on September 12, 1958; they would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this year.

After Dad’s Naval Career, it was time for Mom to travel, and she dragged Dad to many places: Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China/Asia and all over Europe.

Dick is survived by his wife Marlene, sisters Cindy (Ed), Dorothy and children  Kelly (Kevin), Rhonda, Paula (Bruce)and grand-daughters Amanda, Jennifer (twins), Erica and Julie. Papa was like a father to the twins and he will be sorely missed.

He loved his two cats Penny and Zoe whom are still looking for him. He will be missed by many wonderful friends.

Dick served in the RCN from 1953-1992, almost 39 years. He served as  Coxswain on HMCS Terra Nova 1979-1981 and Base Chief at CFB Esquimalt from 1984-1988.

After Retirement, he continued to serve actively for a few years with the Naval Reserves at Albert Head. He was still active with the RCNBF and Chief’s & Petty Officers’ Association.

The Family would like to thank  Dr. Pewarchuk and entire staff at Victoria Hospice for the care of our Father.

Celebration of life will be held on Friday the 11th of May from 1-4pm at the Rainbow Room at Chief’s & Petty Officers’ Mess. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to BC SPCA or Victoria Hospice in his name.

– Lovingly from Kelly Monroe

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