Gruden, Todd Alan

Gruden, Todd Alan

June 30th, 2021

It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Todd Alan Gruden on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the too-early age of 61. Todd passed away while spending time at one of his favourite places, the family cottage up North.

Todd was a devoted husband, an amazing father, and adored Papa, who will be deeply missed by his wife, partner and best friend, Riki; his loving daughters Mallory (Rob) and Brittany (Adam); and his new grandson, Kaden. He leaves behind his beloved mother, Dianne Gruden. He was the dear brother of the late Craig Gruden. Todd will also be remembered and missed dearly by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Don and Janet Martin; his brother-in-law, Kirk Martin (Jayne); and his nieces and nephews.

Todd was a passionate, hardworking and driven man who took great pride in both his personal and professional accomplishments. Throughout his career, he made countless long-lasting friendships and impacted the lives of many. He was a generous man, who was always there for anyone who needed him. His sense of humour and playful presence lit up every room he entered. Todd enjoyed a good time and was always the life of the party. He loved telling jokes, singing the oldies and busting a move while cranking his tunes just a little too loud. Todd will also be remembered for his love of Sunday football, fast cars, relaxing at the lake and most of all, spending time with his family. His infectious smile and kind heart will be greatly missed.

As per Todd's wishes, cremation will be followed by a Celebration of Life gathering, where his loved ones can share fond memories and give a toast in his honour. A Celebration of Life will be held at West Haven Golf & Country Club, 7038 Egremont Drive, London, on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Details to follow at:  www.toddgrudencelebrationoflife.com. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario.

Dad, we will miss you “infinite and copious amounts and even more.”

As Todd would always say…

“Bye for now.”

 

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Doug and Tree Galbraith “There are no words” Sending our love and support to you all during this sad time.
Wendy HillI am so sorry for your loss Rikki and family.
Wendy HillI am so sorry for your loss Rikki and family.
Maureen JaquesSo sorry for the loss of such a wonderful, energetic, fun loving teddy bear. It was a pleasure to have known him for over 40 years. Happy that you were able to come to Belle River to share dinner with Belkraft friends, a few years ago. My condolences to you Riki and family
Mark Veh I am so sorry for your loss Rikki and family. We are all thinking of you.
Cheri Hodgson-Lawrence Dear Riki, Mallory, Brittany & Family We send to you our deepest condolences, very sad to hear this news. Prayers of love and support during this hard time. Much Love Don, Cheri and Bennett xo
Red & Wanda FramptonWe are Truly Sorry to hear the news of your Hubby Riki, and Brittany your Precious Dad!! Sending your Family extended Condolences. May God Be With You!!
Marianne and Jim LowSincere condolences to your family.
Darlene LovellRiki and Brittany so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing, thinking of you Darlene
Janet and Charlie Johnsonto Mallory, Riki and Brittany...we were so sorry to hear of Todd's passing...the Coldstream community had great contributions from your family in the time you lived here. Mallory was a cherished student in my Gr.8 class at Emily Carr P.S.
Keith FinniganRiki,Mallory and Britt Very sorry to hear the news about Todd’s passing-the obit accurately described the kind of guy he was.I knew that he was always there to help me out if needed,as he was for many.His good qualities were numerous. My condolences to you and extended family
John ReitzelDear Riki, Mallory, Brittany and Family; Sincere heartfelt condolences to you all. What a beautiful description of Todd and his life. You cried when he passed away. You still cry today. Although you Loved him dearly, you couldn't make him stay. A GOLDEN Heart stopped beating Hardworking hands now at rest. God broke your Heart to prove He only takes the BEST. Rest in eternal peace my friend, Bye for now.
Deb and John BonnerDear Riki - So very sorry to hear of your loss. Todd was certainly an individual who lived life to the absolute fullest. Our hearts and prayers are with you. xx
Luke and Vaila BaehnischRiki, So incredibly sorry to hear You have our sincerest sympathy, thinking of you Luke Vaila and Spencer
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