LAURIE PAUL TODD passed away peacefully at Hospice House, Vernon, BC, on April 23, 2005. He was predeceased by Jean, his wife of sixty-five years, in June 2001. Laurie is survived by three sons Michael (Joyce), Terry and Stephen; daughter Jocelyn (Don) Holmes; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and brother Douglas (Dorothy) of Kamloops. Laurie was born May 31, 1914, in North Chili, New York, the fifth child of Professor O.J. Todd and Helen, and immigrated to Vancouver (UBC) in 1918. Education was his profession, having taught in Cranbrook, Whitehorse, Vancouver, New Denver, Powell River, Tanzania, Terrace and Sechelt. Sports was his passion, being awarded two big blocks at UBC for soccer and playing in the Pacific Coast League. He also enjoyed tennis and golf, and contributed to the organization of these sports in the many places where he and Jean lived. After Jean died, he moved to assisted living in Vernon at Cool’s Pond Manor and Carrington Place where he eagerly anticipated his weekly bridge outings and continued to travel extensively with his family. A great family celebration of his life was held on the occasion of his 90th birthday. By his request, there will be no service. A family ceremony in his honour will be held this summer. Donations in his memory may be made to Vernon Hospice House, 3506 – 27 Ave., Vernon, BC, V1T 1S4. Cremation. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Vernon, 558-0866.

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