Todd Tuckwell

April 15, 1959 - July 17, 2023
July 21, 2023 6 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Son, brother, cousin, friend, favorite uncle to countless pets. Master of Lemon Snow with Custard Sauce. Sovereign of shenanigans.

He was kind. He was generous. He was a raconteur extraordinaire. Lord of the dinner party. Maestro of any menu. Maharajah of the cosmic brownie. He traveled the world, made friends everywhere, then returned home to conquer 10,000 kilometers on “Darth eVader” and was ready for 10,000 more.

Todd dedicated decades to his work in telecommunications, making friendships along the way that would last a lifetime. He laughed. He laughed a lot. And he made other people laugh, even when, especially when, it wasn’t appropriate. He adopted a park, kept it clean and planted grass without permission. He hoarded egg nog in winter and drank it in summer with rum. He rarely met a plate of food that wasn’t photo worthy. Supporter of the West Edmonton Music Society. Weekly attendee of the coffee club. Vanquisher of opponents on Words With Friends. King of countless “will attend” RSVPs. Cleaner of other people’s dirty windows whether they liked it or not. Overlord of Stella, his vacuum robot. Best friend and dad to Jazzkitty.

His retirement years, although not as long as hoped, were spent with everything and everyone he loved: food, friends, family. He leaves behind his beloved parents Lynda and Paul in Victoria BC, his sister Cathy and the 100 or so dogs she’ll adopt in the next few years, cousins all over the country of varying degrees of sobriety depending on the time of day, and he leaves you, all of you, with the happiest memories of how great it was while it lasted.

Join us to celebrate Todd’s extraordinary life at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton, September 18th at 2:30pm. If you have any photos, anecdotes or information you’d like to share, please email:

  1. Saddened to learn of Todd’s passing. It has been many years since I have seen Todd but he has the same smile in his picture that I remember well. My sincere condolences to the Tuckwell family. Sincerely, Greg Jaycock

  2. We are devasted by this news. We loved Todd. He was a great friend who made us laugh, who brought us unexpected gifts, loved playing kaiser, loved a good charcuterie board, had a penchant for a good Cyclone with Pepsi and was always willing to help with anything. His laugh, his devilish grin and his spirit were second to none. This news breaks our heart and we already miss our wonderful friend. Deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace Todd – until we meet again.

  3. I am deeply saddened by Todd’s sudden passing. It seems like yesterday we were chatting about his Victoria trip to see the folks.
    My condolences to the family.

  4. We are saddened and shocked by Todd’s sudden passing. He was such a character and so generous. We will remember coffee on the hill – sometimes with a little liquor – dinners and parties. Such warm memories of a dear friend. And he gave Stella a great home.

  5. We’re very sorry to hear about this. Todd was a genuine friend and almost daily co-conspirator with our father, Ron, for years as part of the Second Cup coffee gang. There was more than a 20 year age difference between them but they were more like a couple of 12-year-olds hanging out together. Todd was a dedicated friend, and in the last months of our dad’s life, Todd was as much a fixture at the hospital as any family member. He could always be counted on to smuggle in some pastries or fish and chips or scotch or more scotch. We know he will be missed terribly by his friends and family.

  6. I only learned of Todd’s passing today, and it still hasn’t registered…

    It’s rare to encounter someone possessing such wit and intellect who is at the same time equally compassionate. Todd was a colleague first, a friend always, and shall always be missed… and remembered fondly, with smiles and laugh lines.

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