White Rock father of two Todd Kargl died Dec. 15 in San Diego. (Gofundme photo)

White Rock man remembered as dedicated father and coach

Todd Kargl died Dec. 15 in San Diego

A White Rock man who died tragically in California on Dec. 15 was a husband, father and soccer coach, as well as a “very good friend” and businessman.

Todd Kargl died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car, a family friend confirmed the following week.

“It’s really shocking, he was visiting a friend in San Diego and was hit… as a pedestrian,” the friend told Peace Arch News. “He’s been involved in the (White Rock/South Surrey) community for a long time.”

According to U.S. media, Kargl was struck and killed just after midnight while trying to cross Interstate 8 in San Diego’s Mission Valley area.

Kargl’s family declined to comment last week, however, Coastal FC officials confirmed to PAN that he was a U12 girls coach.

A post on the club’s Facebook page describes Kargl as a coach who dedicated “many hours to enhancing the lives of young players in the community.”

A GoFundMe page launched following word of the tragedy has raised more than $6,300 to support Kargl’s family.

“As a soccer team, we are rallying behind this family that is going through one of the most trying of times,” Kara Ellis-Partovi writes on the page.

“Let’s try and meet (and hopefully surpass) our goal to help show the family that we are standing behind them!”

One Peninsula resident who knew Kargl through business – they met when she was looking for someone who could transfer old demo reel videotapes to digital media – described Kargl as “so nice.”

“We kept in touch over Facebook,” Michele Partridge, owner of The Drama Class, told PAN.

Kargl has owned Super 8 Video.ca – offering film, video and audio transfers, restorations and preservation, along with other services – since 2010.

“He was also a musician – he’d send me tracks he had made so that I could give him feedback, which I was happy to provide,” Partridge said.

“I always recommended him to anyone who needed video transferred. He was was such a nice person and very professional.”

No details of a service have been made public.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Todd Kargl

Just Posted

Families with dispute-resolution issues to get help in Surrey

Model was first introduced in Victoria in 2019

Construction underway for new Cloverdale elementary school

The $33 million school is to seat 655 students

B.C. families financially affected by pandemic eligible for grocery gift cards

Program open to struggling families in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities

Two Surrey schools report COVID-19 exposures, including second contact for Panorama Ridge

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

Quirky Canadian comedy ‘Schitt’s Creek’ takes Emmys by storm with comedy sweep

Toronto-raised Daniel Levy and Ottawa-born Annie Murphy both got supporting actor nods

B.C. has highest number of active COVID-19 cases per capita, federal data shows

B.C. currently has 1,803 active cases after weeks of COVID-19 spikes in the province

181 days gone: Family continues to look for man last seen in RCMP custody 6 months ago

Brandon Sakebow’s last known location was leaving Mission RCMP cell, police say; family has doubts

Mission poker player missing in Nevada is found alive and safe

Brad Booth went missing in July 13, found in mid September

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. unveils new cannabis sales programs to help small, Indigenous growers

Government did not say how it will define small producers, but says nurseries will be included in the policy

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

Most Read