May 15, 1961 – June 28, 2021
Celebration of life for Todd will be held July 24, 2021, 3 to 7 PM with a presentation at 4, 2653 Bay Crescent, Blind Bay, BC. Bring your own chair
Todd passed away suddenly at home on June 28, 2021 at the age of 60 years. He is survived by his wife of 12 years Shawna McDonald (Albers); daughters Laticia McDonald, Talyse McDonald & Christina Whitley; granddaughters Jayden and Abby; mother Sylvia Varaleau; dog Sambo; sister Terry Lyn Martin (McDonald) PJ Martin, nephew Brett Martin and son Mason Martin, brother Chris McDonald, niece Candace McDonald; Aunt Marj Cherer, Uncle Ray Cherer (deceased), cousins Alison Cherer and Lindsay Oliver, Aunt Ruth Britten and cousins Jeanette Lane, Guy Britten, Marc Britten.
Todd grew up in Calgary and Edmonton, where he took part in boy scouts and made friends easily. Always the adventure seeker, travels throughout his life included Europe, Australia, Hawaii, and Mexico.
He had lived in Salmon Arm since 2006 where he loved the Shuswap Lake, he worked at Blind Bay Grocery for the last 10 years. Todd loved life and would make any situation light with laughter. He participated in dragon boat racing for a few years and was known for dressing up with the theme of the race. Many costumes consisted of various themes including Elvis Presley, fairies, and women’s clothes. He had the opportunity to attend grade 12 in Mallorca Spain where he met Marcel Van den Camp and they have remained friends for over 40 years. He will be fondly remembered by his family for his antics, when travelling across Canada he threw the only package of sandwich meat out the car window to hitch hikers on the highway. He was close to his mother Sylvia and she will especially miss his weekly visits. During his life he owned and operated a fur store in Edmonton Paris Furs where he learned the furrier business. Todd loved the Sound of Music and watched it faithfully with family every Christmas, as well as classic rock music and naps on the couch or in the yard relaxing. Todd loved to watch Mamma Mia with granddaughters Jayden and Abbey, he would sing along with the music for the last 3 years. He will be missed but his antics, smiles and laughter will always be in our memories and hearts.
Celebration of life Todd McDonald will be held July 24, 2021, 3 to 7 PM with a presentation at 4, 2653 Bay Crescent, Blind Bay, BC. Bring your own chair
Donations in lieu of flowers if desired could be made to the Shuswap Lake General Hospital 601 – 10th St. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4A7
Shawna and Sylvia, I cannot express how sorry I am to learn of Todd’s passing. My heart is heavy with sadness, and full of many memories of Todd’s laughter.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal”.
To Todd’s family, please accept my condolences.
Todd and I became best of friends when we attended High School in Mallorca, Spain in 1978/79. He loved life and lived life to the fullest. Todd had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Todd showed me the true meaning of friendship even when the chips are down.
He’ll be in my heart forever and shall hear his laughter whenever I think of him.
Rest in Peace, my friend!
I had the privilege of working with Todd at the Blind Bay grocery for almost 9 years. He was a hoot. Always had a joke up his sleeve. I extend deep condolences to his wife, Shawna and his family. RIP Todd