Hoi Tok (Todd) Chan passed away bravely and peacefully on August 8, 2017 at the age of 78, with his family by his side. He was the devoted husband of Marianne who he met in high school in Hong Kong, the loving and supportive father and father-in-law of Diana, Jennifer and Michael Garrity. He was also the proud and generous grandfather, affectionately called “Goong Goong”, to Jake, Jordyn, Dylan and Tyler. Todd also lovingly considered Peter Anglin as the newest member of the family.
Always the academic, Todd earned his Bachelor and Master of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University and PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Toronto. He worked for many years at Ontario Hydro, Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Transportation. Never one to sit still, he went on to teach at the Hong Kong Technical College. After retiring from his teaching career, he spent many years volunteering with the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. He loved his many trips to China working to build Canadian-Chinese relations for the engineering society. His family will always be grateful for his passion for being the family accountant and financial advisor and his commitment to their security and well-being.
Todd really enjoyed travelling and especially loved his sixteen cruises with the family. One of his greatest pleasures was taking his whole family on the annual Chan family cruise and building memories that will be with them forever. Nothing was more important to Todd than the happiness of his family. His unconditional love and support will never be forgotten and he’ll be so deeply missed every day.
Visitation for friends and family will be held at Elgin Mills Funeral Centre, 1591 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. A private funeral for family will be held on Wednesday, August 16. In lieu of flowers, his family wishes for donations to be made to North York General Hospital, where Todd received the most kind and compassionate care during his last days.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone for their love and support over the past few months.