Tod, L. Malcolm ‘Mac,’ (Nov. 12, 2017)

TOD, Malcolm “Mac” With sadness and love the family of L. Malcolm “Mac” Tod announces that he passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12th, 2017, ten days before his 93rd birthday, at Sunrise of Erin Mills. Born in Cardiff, Wales of the United Kingdom. Loving father of Heather Hamilton (Kirk), Dave Tod and Lawrence Tod (Deb) and grandfather of Paul Chutter (Darcie Crowe), Michael Tod and Zoe Tod and great-grandfather of Graydon Chutter. Mac is survived by his dear wife of 25 years, Camilla. He is stepfather to Linda Beca (John) and Christine Rigby, step-grandfather to Matthew Beca and Kaitlin Davis (Ben) and step-great-grandfather to Kyle Davis. Mac emigrated to Montreal, Quebec in 1928 with his parents and sister Frances. The family moved to Toronto in 1931 were he finished school at Humberside Collegiate Institute and studied at University of Toronto (B. Eng. Chem., 1947). Mac settled in Sarnia working for Dow Chemical where he had a long a successful career retiring as the head of Research & Development in 1982. Upon retirement, Mac volunteered his time with Canadian Executives Services Overseas in South America until the illness and loss of his first wife Jean in 1984. Mac was an active member of the Sarnia community throughout his retirement. A member of both the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and the Sarnia Yacht Club, yachting won out over golfing in the latter years as he could be found sailing his C&C 29 on the ‘blue water’ and winning races (without age handicap) into his 90’s. Mac and Camilla also enjoyed ocean cruises with friends and traveling to visit Lawrence in Grenada, Heather in Vancouver and following Matt’s hockey career in Europe. Mac will be missed dearly by his wife, loving children and stepchildren, adoring grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd West, on December 4th, 2017 from 12 – 2PM.

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