Todd Douglas French August 19, 1966 – November 20, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Todd Douglas French on November 20th, 2022. Born August 19, 1966, in Prince George, BC, Todd was the oldest child of Dolores French (née Erickson) and Douglas French. Todd graduated from Prince George Secondary School in 1984 and then enrolled in undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria. It was there that Todd developed a passion for Limnology (the study of inland aquatic ecosystems) and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1991 followed up by a Master of Science in 1995 at the University of Alberta. Todd went on to work and do research at the University of Saskatchewan, Queen's University, UNBC and most recently Environmental Dynamics Inc.; in roles where he published papers and articles, and influenced policies and decisions that have had a significant positive impact on Canadian ecology and the environment.
He is survived by his daughter Linnea, parents Doug and Dolores; sisters Teri (Wade) Hodgins and Tobi (Jay) Winkel; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and too many friends to count. Todd was uniquely able to connect with the people around him, and he will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.
Todd will be at peace again with his grandma and grandpa Erickson, as well as his uncles Vern and Jim, aunt Audrey, and his cousin Kim who will all welcome him with open arms.
A celebration of Todd will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 on Sunday December 18, 2022, in room 7-212 in the Wintergarden at UNBC with a reception to follow from 3:00 to 5:00 in the Bentley Centre, room 7-172.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the UNBC Todd French Memorial Fund at https://www.unbcgiving.ca/ where a scholarship will be created to help students further their studies in the aquatic sciences and continue making a difference Todd has been passionate about.
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