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Saturday November 17, 2012

KINDREE, Douglas Todd

Passed away peacefully on November 15th at Trillium Health Centre with family by his side. Todd was born in Toronto on October 5th, 1919. Todd lived a full life and enjoyed it tremendously. He joined the RCAF at the age of 20 and was a veteran of the Second World War. He was married to the love of his life, Alyce, for 62 years. He spoke of Alyce up to his very last days and his memories of their adventures together were with him constantly. Returning from the war Todd took over his father's business and built it into a flourishing and successful enterprise. His success enabled him to provide for his family: a modest home in a great neighbourhood, a cottage in Muskoka, ski vacations and large family gatherings at Christmas. University educations for his children, investments in their first homes and their business ventures were just a few of the ways Todd provided for his family. Todd followed the stock market as others follow sports. He was an avid investor and ''a guy who knows how to pick winning stocks''. Even the day before his death, Todd spent some time discussing companies he was looking at for future investments. Todd was a member of St. Georges Golf and Country for over 50 years. Even well into his 90s, Todd was the most accomplished golfer in his family and routinely shot his age or better. At the age of 92 he played over 80 rounds and it was often said that he could play out of yesterday's divots. In his earlier days, Todd enjoyed badminton and tennis, was a wonderful skier (both on water and snow) and a champion curler. To the end, Todd enjoyed fine Scotch, a good laugh and sitting on the back dock at the cottage in the early morning watching the sun come up. Todd is survived by his children, Steve, Scott and Sue, his grandchildren, Matt, Jake, Lindsay, Sam, Tyler and Sharon, his great-grandchildren, Jackson, Alessandro and Zachary, and Steven's wife Marsha who became a second daughter to Todd and with whom he had a close, special and unique relationship. Todd's family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate care given to him at Trillium Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be welcomed. A memorial celebration of Todd's life will be arranged in coming weeks. He will be forever missed by family and friends.

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