GARDINER, Todd Terrance William Anthony

(Proud member of Local 397 Carpenters’ Union Port Hope)

On Thursday August 3, 2017, which was his father’s birthday, a tragic highway 401 accident took the life of Todd Gardiner and his cousin Michael Glazier while on their way to their annual Calabogie Family Golf Tournament.  Both were hoping to bring home the championship trophy for a second year in a row.  Tragedy struck and this very bright light went out for the last time.  Todd was a lover of sports that included ice hockey (OCHL), ball hockey, golf and bowling which he excelled at them all.  He also coached young kids in ball hockey and was asked to coach ice hockey in September.  When Todd was born he was given a hockey stick by his Uncle Dave and he never gave up the love of the game.  Dallas Stars have lost their avid fan! Todd loved Monty Python and would often put on skits.  His friends say Todd’s smile would light up any dark room.  Todd is survived by many broken hearts; his parents Terry and Pauline, his loving girlfriend Nicole McGee, many aunts and uncles and lots of cousins that were more like brothers and sisters to Todd. To list the names of the many friends Todd had, who considered him their brother and all the broken hearts that were left as a result of this tragic accident, would more than fill this page.  Todd had a bright and loving future until this terrible accident took his life.   Todd was met at the gates by his grandparents Mary and Bill Glazier, Anthony and Velma Jean Gardiner, Uncle Ken and Aunt Bonnie and his beloved pets Buddy, Toby, Sassy, Chance and Smokey.  Like his mother, Todd was a friend to all animals and he will be missed by Rupert and Chloe.  The family have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Humane Society of Durham Region.  Relatives and friends may call at Westminster United Church, 1850 Rossland Rd. E. (at Garrard Rd.), Whitby, on Friday August 11, 2017 from 12 noon until the time of memorial service at 3:00 p.m. with reception to follow.  Arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  


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  • Aug 7, 2017

    Debbie MacDonell
    Dear Pauline and Terry,
        I was shocked and saddened to hear of Todd's passing. I remember him as a young boy when he and Ian were classmates and chums. He always had a great big smile on his face. I don't think that ever changed. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending love and prayers.
    Debbie, Colin, Nikki, Heather and Ian MacDonell.
  • Aug 7, 2017

    Margaret Erman
    Dear Pauline and Terry, Dear Nicole,
    We are deeply saddened by your loss. We cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but we would like to offer our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    Todd was a wonderful young man - a person of caliber.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Russell & Margaret
  • Aug 7, 2017

    Kristine & Darien Garvie
    To one of the biggest characters we have ever met.  To be around Todd and not be laughing, was impossible.  Soooo sorry this tragedy happened.  Our sincere condolences.
  • Aug 7, 2017

    Erica Foster
    Too my bestfriend,
    thank you for everything you have done in this short amount of time.. you were my rock, being around you and not laughing was impossible.. always in my heart and never forgotten, i love you Todd and i always will❤️
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Arthur, Lorraine, Catherine and Chris Powell
    Terry and Puline...our hearfelt prayers are with each of you as well as the rest of the family during this devastating time.  
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Sue Walker
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. RIP xxx
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Matthew Bruce
    Gone but never forgotten. We're all going to miss him so much. Pauline and Terry you guys were like family to me as a kid and still are. This still doesn't seem real but I hope you find some peace in knowing how much he brought everybody together. So many people loved him and he loved so many people back. 
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Rinske Easa
    In the darkest hours there shines a little light.
    Please, hold on to Bette Midler's song.
    Trust that Todd's Love will pull you through.
    He is now and forever will be
    The Wind Beneath Your Wings.
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Lisa, Stan, Emma, Aly & Adam Kuranwoicz
    Dear Pauline & Terry,
    Words can't express how heartbroken we are for you and your entire family on the loss of your dear sweet boy and his cousin. You are in our thoughts and prayers xx
  • Aug 8, 2017

    George Moorcroft
    My deepest condolences to your entire family.  I am sorry for your tragic loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you alll.    George 
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Leah Hanna
    Todd you are so special and so missed. I am so so so sorry that I can't make your service. My sincerest condolences to your family. Love you Todd, you're one of a kind and will never ever be forgotten. 
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Maya & Chris Drechsel
    Dearest Pauline & Terry:
    Words cannot express the sorrow and heartache felt for you both   Todd, been the sunshine in your lives, will be missed every single day.  May the memories of your wonderful times together lessen the ache in the future to come.  
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Daryl Sabourin
    My families hearts are with you and your family.
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Mike Wilkinson
    It was such a pleasure getting to know Todd over the years, really going to miss our talks.  GO STARS!!!!!!!
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Vincent Johnson
    To Pauline and Terry and all of Todd's close family and friends:
    My deepest condolences. My heart ached for you all when I heard the news. You are some of the nicest, most caring people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. You treated me like family the first time I came to visit and every time since which makes this hurt even more.
    Todd was such a bright spot in everyone's life. Our entire Scriptwriting class and staff of 2011 at Algonquin has expressed sorrow for his loss. There is not one person from our class who did not love Todd. He made everyone laugh and smile. He was bursting with creativity and energy and I'm saddened he was not able to put even more of his creativity into the world. I am so incredibly grateful to have been able to work with Todd on several writing projects which are some of my fondest memories. I will forever remember Todd's unique good humoured nature, his conviction, and his heart and passion for the things he loved.
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Darleen Sabourin
    Pauline and Terry
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Todd was an amazing young man and will be dearly missed by all.
  • Aug 8, 2017

    Norma, Gary, Chris , Adam Tanouye
    Dear Pauline & Terry
    Words can not express the sorrow we feel for your family.
    You raised a beautiful young man.
    He would always put a smile on your face, light up a room or make a crazy face to make you laugh.
    He was such a special person 
    This just doesn't seem real, our thoughts and prayers are with you
  • Aug 9, 2017

    The Armstrong Family
    Sorry for the loss of your son Terry & Pauline. Very saddened about his loss. May he RIP ♡
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Marilyn Hossack
    Pauline and Terry, I have so many memories of Todd that I will always hold dear in my heart.  He was the happiest young man I ever had the privilege and pleasure to know.  You always made his friends feel part of your family. Hold on to those sweet, fun, happy memories and know that Todd was loved by many.  {{Hugs}}
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Sandra Martin
    Pauline and Terry, words can not express the sorrow that is felt by an entire community. Todd brought joy to all he came in contact with.  The curly haired blond boy with energy to burn, an infectious laugh and a loving spirit.  During his short life he brought love and laughter to all. My thoughts are with you and your extended family.
  • Aug 9, 2017

    John, Cathy, Chris & Patrick Cowan
    Dear Pauline and Terry,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are deeply saddened at the loss of Todd and his cousin. Chris would tell us stories about himself and Todd and they made us laugh. These will remain forever. God Bless both families.
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Jess Spencer
    I knew Todd in high school and he always had a smile for everyone and could make anyone laugh. 
    I'm so sorry for your loss. 
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Rickie Donovan
    Oh Pauline so sorry for your loss I can't I
    Imagine losing a son. When we worked together we wanted children so badly I was lucky I had a son and daughter and you had a son. God be with you during this horrible time Again so sorry for loss
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Rob Prior
    The short time I knew Todd it was a pleasure to know him
    I saw what Todd had to offer the world
    It is a real tragedy and the waste of a young life
    Want to send my warmest thoughts to all the family
    I knew Todd through his love of Ball Hockey😩
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Sandra and Cliff Rodgers
    Dear Pauline, Terry and Nicole,
    We are devastated by the loss of such a fine, young man.  We know how much he was wanted and loved completely by each of you. I remember when I visited Canada in 2012, he gave up his bedroom so I could be comfortable. Pauline and Terry, you did a wonderful job of raising Todd.  Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy at this terrible time. Don't hold back your tears, let them flow. We love you!
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Terry and Betty Wilt
    Todd was genuine, handsome and fun loving and so much more.  He had great parents and we are grateful to you both.   
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Debbie & John Turner & Aunt Kathaleen
    Terry & Pauline,
    There are no words that can convey our heartfelt condolences.  Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. 
  • Aug 10, 2017

    Judy, Dave, Sherry and Don Wurr
    Pauline and Terry,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the family and friends at this time. We were devastated and shocked to learn of Todd's passing.  We will always remember his warm and loving smile. He was a caring and accepting young man who would light up a room when he walked in.  He will always be in our hearts and will be greatly missed. 
  • Aug 10, 2017

    Sandra Wade(Barkwell)
    Pauline & Terry
    You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.  It is a terrible loss and l can only hope that peace will come to you and yours.
    God Bless
    Love always
  • Aug 11, 2017

    The Wiltshires
    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of your terrible loss. We will always remember Todd as a childood friend of our son, Kellen. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. 
    Gary, Wendy, Kellen and Shelby Wiltshire
  • Aug 11, 2017

    Mathew Coe, Amanda Coe
    Dear Terry and Pauline,
    On behalf of myself and my mother Amanda, please accept our deepest condolences on the untimely death of your amazing son Todd. It was shocking to hear the news and affected us deeply. 
    He was an amazing person, and it brought back memories of growing up with him. He was always laughing, telling jokes and brought a smile to everyone’s face whenever you were near him. My mother remembers all times she volunteered at Newcastle public school and had the pleasure of reading with Todd; he was someone who was truly unforgettable. 
    Todd blessed the world with 26 amazing years and will always be remembered. Please reach out if you need any help.
  • Aug 12, 2017

    Bev and Merle Pope
    We want to send our condolences on the passing of are all in our thoughts and prayers! xo
  • Aug 13, 2017

    Aunt Mel Uncle Jeff Jason Sheena Kimberley Byron Derrick and Sarah
    Our hearts are ripped in many pieces for this terrible tragedy. We loved him like our own son. He could make us laugh even if we weren't feeling like it. Todd is such an amazing loving young man who was full of life. We will miss him terribly. Know that we are here for you always Pauline and Terry. We love you and hope someday you can smile again as you hold Todd's memories dear. We are here for you always. Love you sis from the bottom of my heart. Xoxo

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