1962 - 2020

Victor Dawson Todd passed away suddenly, after a brief battle with cancer, on Sunday, June 21st, 2020. Age 57 years.

Beloved son of the late Robert “Bob” and Olive Todd. Dear brother of Jim Todd and his wife Debbie; Sharon Edwards (husband the late Brian); Barb McLaren (husband the late Wayne); and Patti Christie and her husband John. Predeceased by his brothers Ed, Dave (wife Ruth), and Herb Todd. Devoted Big Brother to Kyle. Loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Also remembered by his other relatives and friends, including his second family at Home Depot.

Cremation has taken place.

As was Dawson’s wish, a private family service will be held at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


So sorry to hear of Dawson's passing. I have fond memories of when he was a young boy, and always enjoyed meeting him around town, or at Christmas caroling. I knew him as a kind, gentle soul. My deepest sympathies to the Todd family!

-Elaine Gingrich

My deepest sympathies. He will be greatly missed.

-Christine Corrigan

Both my husband Gary and I worked at Home Depot with Dawson. We are very sorry for your loss. It was quite a shock to hear this news. I was just talking to him not too long ago. Dawson was an incredibly kind, warm and sincere person. We will be terribly missed by so many people. I will miss the bear hugs he used to give me.
Our heart goes out to Dawson's entire family.

-Jennifer & Gary Everitt

I am so sad to hear about Dawson's passing. We had just reconnected on FB after many years. My brother's and I have often reminisce with the Davie family about our years in Humphrey when we were neighbors. Alway the fondest memories. RIP Dawson. You are remembered fondly

-Liz Emerson (Dixon)

My condolences to Dawson's family. I went to school with Dawson; Dawson will be remembered fondly by all the persons that had the pleasure of knowing him. R.I.P. Dawson.

-Anne Marie Thompson

To his family: I am so sorry for your loss. Dawson was kind and selfless. He was a co-worker, a mentor, and a friend. His pure joy for helping others and sharing his knowledge is unmatched. I know he will be greatly missed by everyone whose life he touched, including his Home Depot family at 7226 and the SSC. I hope you can hang onto all of the good memories you had with him that make you smile.

Rest in peace Dawson, and thank you for being you.


-Jennifer Hames

So sad to hear about Dawson. I have such fond memories of our times at the Dairy Queen in the late 80’s. I hope his memory leaves a contagious smile on our faces - just like the one he had.

-Kara Huggins

I was very saddened the gear about Dawson's passing. He will be remembered as one heck of a great guy and will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family.

-Shawn Hazzard

My dear friend, I never knew anyone as caring, kind and gentle as you. Dawson, you were one who could always put a smile on the face of anyone. The world has suffered a loss. As our friend Lindsay said, the world needs more Dawsons. Farewell buddy, Fair Winds and Following Seas on your next journey. You will be missed, but fondly remembered by many :(

-Lance Usher

So very sorry to hear this. Dawson’s friendly smile was contagious; a gentle soul. My condolences.

-Christine Anderson

My condolences. Remember him well. Always a good person.

-Dave Richards

Our deepest condolences to all the family. ❤

-Lorie and Ron Edington

So sorry for your loss. Dawson was a wonderful person with an infectious smile. He will be missed.

-Christine Thompson

I first met Dawson when he was working at the convenience store. Always a great big smile and chatty. Then I had the privilege to work with him at home depot. No matter what he did he always gave a 100%. I'm so sorry for your loss, he was a great guy who will be missed by all people he touched.

-Sharon Wilson

What an Awesome, Amazing person. His infectious laugh & high-jinxs will be missed. Top curls on the DQ ice cream cones, coffee trips, walks along the downtown core. No one comes close to his sparkling desire to assist family and friends.
Enjoy yourself pal, you deserve it.

-Barb Perry

So sorry to hear of Dawson's passing.
Our deepest sympathy to all of Dawson's family. Ken and Veryl.

-Ken Todd

I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of Dawson. I remember teaching Dawson in High School. He was and remained a kind, gentle, and brilliant individual. It was always a pleasure to see him at Home Depot. I always walked away from talking with Dawson feeling really good.
God Bless

-Philip van Diepen

So sorry to hear about dawson I remember him teaching alot of the people from community living special Olympics baseball he was such a great coach and my son devin learnt alot from him and he was so kind to everyone when u said hello to him he would say it back

-Shelley mark and Devin phillis

So very sorry to here of the passing of Dawson he was a great childhood friend to all our family for many years. . Our deepest sympathies . Ted , Marlene , Tim & James ( O'Connor , Dixon )Families

-Marlene O'Connor Hall

My condolences to all of Dawson's family and friends. Although in the UK, I was fortunate enough to get to know Dawson through our enjoyment of gaming. I was nervous when I first hung out with the guys but Dawson made me feel welcome from the first moment. The time spent in his company was some of the best as we talked and laughed evenings away. Rest In Peace Dawber, you will be missed and remembered in equal measures.

-Lindsay Russell

We always enjoyed our trips to Parry Sound Home Depot. Dawson always greeted us with a great big smile. We loved attending the kids workshops as well. He will be missed.

Sending our condolences.

-The Janes Family

My sincere condolences to the Todd family. Dawson was always helpful. He would always steer me in the right direction when searching for the best at Home Depot. Such a helpful person! He will be missed

-Donna Sohm Kurfiss

Our sincerest condolences to Dawson's family.
Dawson was a kind and gentle soul. His smile would light up a room!!
He will be missed but will never be forgotten!!
R.I.P Dawson.

-Denis and Linda Filion

Our condolence to the Todd family sorry to hear of Dawson's passing, he was a good public relation personal. he always took time to say hello to his customers. I was in the store not long ago. As soon as he saw me he said Hi Gord with a big smile. He will surely be missed.

-Gordon and Edna Martin

I will miss Dawson so much. When we worked together at Home Depot he was always so supportive, and helpful and kind. He would introduce me as his "work wife".... and I called him my work hubby. Even after leaving Home Depot, I looked for Dawson for my big bear hug. Dawson was awesome and so energetic during the kid's craft Saturdays. The kids loved him! He will be greatly missed. I feel so sad that we lost such a great guy so young. My deepest sympathies to the Todd family.

-Diane Hull

I would like to express my deepest condolences to Dawson’s family, his friends, and also to all his customers at The Parry Sound Home Depot I would also like to mention all the children that will miss Dawson for the immense Joy he brought to their lives at the kids workshops ... Dawson put on a Kids Workshop monthly at The Home Depot and the odd month 2 or 3 workshops ! These odd months with 2 or 3 were extra special for Dawson because they were one of the great highlights of Dawsons life. You need look no further than Dawsons Facebook page to see his immense joy for the Kids Workshops... You will be missed my friend, safe travels and May God Bless & Keep you always
Sincerely, Kristine Ann Stewart

-Kristine Ann Stewart

So sorry to hear of Dawson's passing, and our love and prayers to all the Todd family.
Our memories go way back to about 1968 when we became acquainted with the Parry Sound area and the Todd family. Dawson's warm personality and big smile was always so welcoming. And in these later years he was very helpful and pleasant whenever we shopped at Home Depot! A truly gentle giant!! God bring comfort to all his family!

Peter and Judy Kropf

-Peter and Judy Kropf

We've known Dawson since childhood and played together many times. He was always pleasant and had a warm smile even then and that never changed! It was always a pleasure to meet Dawson and most recently be served by him at Home Depot. We are shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden passing. He will be greatly missed and we pray God will comfort the family through your many precious memories of him.

-Stafford & Beth Gingrich

Sorry to hear of Dawson’s passing. He brought joy to Home Depot and seemed to truly love helping people. Rest In Peace, Dawson.

-Jason Rosewell

We hope that Dawson realized the great impact he had on so many people as is evident from all of the kind comments. He truly was a special person and we always left with a smile after talking with him. He will be missed and fondly remembered. Thinking if his family.

-Joe and Cindy Profit

We are so shocked and sorry to read about the passing of Dawson. He was the first person we met as we prepared to move to Parry Sound 3.5 years ago. He made us feel so welcome, and continued to be a great resource and always made us feel special. Our deepest sympathies to his family and to his home depot family. He is not replaceable, Home Depot will not feel the same .
RIP Awesome.
Catherine and Peter Clothier

-Catherine Clothier