Todd William Lohvinenko - Jun 1, 2020 at Undisclosed

TODD WILLIAM LOHVINENKO

On May 24, 2020 Todd William Lohvinenko left his earthly home to be united with his Heavenly Father for all eternity. He was surrounded by his family at home. Words cannot describe our sadness and how much Todd will be missed by his family and friends. Todd is survived by his wife, Ruth, and his children Miranda and Daniel; his mother Virginia Lohvinenko, his sister Nadine (Derrick) Orchard; his in-laws Elleanore (Ray) Mills, Alvin (Joy) Klassen, Neil (Ingrid) Klassen, Rick (Corinna) Klassen, nieces and nephews Ariel and Amber Orchard, Josh (Leah) Klassen, Gord (Janice) Mills, Ashley (Michael) Thiessen, Joel Mills, Rachel and Adrian Klassen, Jonathan, Sarah and Nicholas Klassen, great-nephews and nieces Everett, Gavin, Matilda, Roger, Merilla and Maverick. Todd is predeceased by his father Stanley Lohvinenko, his father and mother-in law John and Olga Klassen and his great- nephew Jay Klassen.

Todd grew up in Winnipeg. He was born to Stanley and Virginia Lohvinenko on January 23, 1964. After he graduated from high school he attended the University of Manitoba. Todd studied Science and graduated with a major in astronomy and mathematics and a minor in physics. In 1993 Todd met Ruth and in 1995 they got married. Todd worked at the Biomass Energy Institute for 5 years and then at Xpotential Products for a couple of years. Todd always had an interest and a natural ability to understand computers and learned a lot about them on his own. Eventually he went back to school for a 6-month course to study computers and began a career in information technology. He began to work at Tru Serv Canada, where he worked for 19 years and most recently at Richardson International.

Todd had many interests. One of his interests, astronomy, began early on in his life and continued on into university and became a lifelong passion. Scuba diving was another interest of Todd’s and he spent many summers at West Hawk lake diving. He also went on some warm diving trips. He could spend all day in the water and still not have enough.

Todd was a dad who was very involved with his children and loved to teach them everything he knew. He told his children often that he loved them. He was never too tired after a long day at work to spend time playing with his kids, in fact he looked forward to the time he could spend with them.

Todd found joy in volunteering and spent a number of years taking his dog, Shelby, to Madison House, part of Siloam Mission, to visit with the residents. In 2018 Todd had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to a northern reservation, Pukatawagan, better known as Puk. Here he met many new people, some of which he kept in contact with as long as he was able. Here Todd was able to help out with his IT skills at the band office and the school.

Todd was a man of deep faith and was very involved in his church and community. He loved God and when his faith was tested, especially in his last years, he learned to rely on him more and more realizing that God was his strength. This is a passage that Todd had written down some months ago: John 11:25-26 I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.

Thank you to the Palliative Care team who helped the family care for Todd at home. A family service will be held on Monday, June 1. Viewing will take place at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street on Sunday from 3-5 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Siloam Mission or Women Refreshed at the Well or Inner City Youth Alive