TODD, Ivan Robert George. July 27, 1923 – Oct. 30, 2013. On Wednesday, Oct 30. 2013, Ivan passed away at the Delta View Life Enrichment Centre. He was 90 years of age. Ivan was the last of four children (Greg Todd, Brian Todd and Roberta Davis) to pass. He was predeceased by Catherine (Kay), his wife of 43 years in 1989 and his grandson Connor in 2001. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gloria Pierce and his three children Jim (Joan), David (Elizabeth) and Eileen (Kirk) Makepeace and stepson David (Lynda) Pierce as well as nine grandchildren Jennifer, Hazen, Blair, Keenan, Courtney, Myrinda, Nikki, Maegan, Natalie and four great grandchildren, Mira, Matteo, Norah and Parker. He also stayed in touch with and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Ivan (Dad) was born and raised on a farm in Vulcan Alberta to Mae and Robert Todd. After high school he joined the RCAF. While stationed in Moncton New Brunswick, he met Catherine and they were married in Dec 1946. After his honorable discharge from the service, he attended UBC where he graduated with a Commerce Degree in 1950. After graduation he worked in the lumber industry as a buyer and wholesaler. He was a natural entrepreneur and a tireless worker. He started his own lumber business, stayed involved in farming, and pursued mining interests. After retiring, he operated an art gallery, and was active in the RCAF Air Crew Association. He was an avid gardener and was always up for a game of tennis or bridge. He will be cremated at Victory Memorial in South Surrey. Ashes will be interned at Langley Lawn Cemetery with Catherine and also spread across “The Rocks” on the farm where he grew up in Vulcan.
Ivan’s family would like to extend their most sincere appreciation to the staff at Delta View Life Enrichment Centre … Their conscientious and tireless work to take care of Dad was much appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held on November 15, 2013 from 12:30 to 15:30 at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club, South Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated.