Celebration of Life: Alan Todd (AOCA, 1966)

Alan Todd
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

A colourful tribute to a life beautifully lived! We invite you to join us in honouring our dear Alan (February 21, 1944 - May 22, 2017) the eternal joyful optimist. Alan wasn’t one to let convention interfere with the deeper things. His reverence for life was balanced with a belief in not taking it too seriously. In that spirit we wish to mark his passing with loving respect but not somber gloom; to celebrate him as he unfailingly celebrated all of us - with joy, sincerity, and great love.

Join us to remember, to cry and to laugh. As Alan would say, “let it all hang out!” Please come as you are comfortable, and not necessarily in black - perhaps inspired by your favourite crazy Alan Todd outfit! Help us raise a glass, literally and figuratively, to our one and only Alan. To paraphrase one of his often-used expressions, “it would be great to be seen by you!”

About Alan Todd (AOCA, Industrial Design, 1966)
Though Dad's humble spirit would hate it, we would go so far as to say that he was one of the pillars of the design world in Ottawa for most of his life. He spent 20 years as chief of design at the National Gallery of Canada and headed the design for the Dinosaur Hall at the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Bank of Canada Money Museum as well as many International Trade Exhibitions for the Canadian Government Exhibition Commission. In his retirement he acted as senior designer on many projects including: "Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man" and "Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art Masterpieces" at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Museum of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien: "Canada in the World", and the Brandywine River Museum. Full obituary: http://www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com/families-in-our-care/alan-todd/2163/

- Meredith, Brittany, & Jocelyn 

Venue & Address: 
Café des Beaux-Arts, National Gallery of Canada 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario