In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Richard G. (Dick) Todd, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Boatswain, RCN

 

Born: 1937, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Died: 28 Apr 2018

 

TODD, Richard G. (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, BC and had five siblings. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Eleanor, brother Robert, 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've celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. Dick served in RCN from 1953-1992, almost 39 yrs. He served as Coxswain on HMCS Terra Nova 1979-1981 and Base Chief at CFB Esquimalt from 1984-1988. After Dads Naval Career, it was time for Mom to travel, and she dragged Dad to many places Africa, Australia/NZ, China/Asia and all over Europe. After Retirement, he continued to serve actively for a few years with Naval Reserves at Albert Head. He was still active with the RCNBF & Chief's & Petty Officers' ASSN. Dick is survived by his wife Marlene, sisters Cindy (Ed) and Dorothy, children Kelly (Kevin), Rhonda, Paula (Bruce), and granddaughters Amanda and Jennifer (twins), and Erica and Julie. Papa was like a father to the twins and he will be sorely missed. He loved his two cats Penny & Zoe who are still looking for him. He will be missed by many wonderful friends. 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 11 of May at 1-4PM at the Rainbow Room at Chief's & Petty Officers' Mess. In lieu of flowers donations to BC SPCA or Victoria Hospice sent in his name. (Victoria Times Colonist 05 May 2018)

 

Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY

HMCS ONTARIO

HMCS ASSINIBOINE

HMCS CRESCENT

HMCS UNICORN

HMCS JAMES BAY

HMCS CHIPPAWA

HMCS PRESERVER - Served in Preserver in 1975 as Buffer

HMCS PROVIDER - Served in Provider in 1979 as Buffer

HMCS TERRA NOVA - Served in Terra Nova 1979-1981 as Cox'n

 

Article from the Chief and Petty Officers' Association (West) newsletter

 


 

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