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Patrick Murray Todd

July 10, 1996 — August 11, 2021

Patrick Todd was and is a free spirit, embarking on his newest adventure. He lived true to himself and his ideals. Patrick was kind, gentle, generous. He embraced and protected all living things--people, animals, the earth. Patrick's main desire was to make the world a better place. He achieved that purpose and he will continue to do so--through the impact he had and will have on so many of us. As a free spirit, he had a highly individual perspective, attitude, imagination, and approach to life. He lived authentically according to his own beliefs and values, unconstrained by society's norms or others' expectations. His unconditional acceptance of all, his authenticity and individuality were sometimes misunderstood and underappreciated by others, but we believe the way he was and the way he lived could serve as a model for us all. This phase of Patrick's life ended August 11th unexpectedly in an accident in Rochester Minnesota. We believe his last thoughts were "this is going to be an amazing new adventure." Born July 10, 1996, he was the first child of Kerry (Sheedy) and Edward Todd, first grandchild of Karen and Patrick Sheedy and first grandson of Jessie and Ralph Todd--all of Rochester. He was a great, big brother and best friend to Thomas, Erin and Matthew, an awesome cousin, and he deeply impacted the lives of his many aunts and uncles. He loved and was truly loved by his family and by people far and near. Almost everywhere we went, someone would wave, smile and yell, "Hey Patrick!" He also had a special fondness and caring nature for all animals but especially our dogs and cat, and they for him. Words cannot adequately capture Patrick's essence. His presence brought comfort and peace. He embraced a pure and simple life. He was most at home on his longboard. He loved music. He climbed trees. He liked to be barefoot. He accepted everyone non-judgmentally. Patrick stood up for what he believed in. He was daring. He made people think and also laugh. He was and is an adventurer. We know Patrick will always be present, we will carry him with us, and we will seek him out in the simple, astonishing beauty of everyday. Patrick, we did not have enough time with you. To watch you float down the river in an inner tube, wonder at your slathering of pizza with barbeque sauce, hear the "clunk-clunk, clunk" of your skateboard, wind blowing through your hair. We will go on loving you more powerfully and deeply. Take it easy, Honey.... We will have a private family ceremony and at a later date will host an event where friends and family can laugh, listen to music, dance, skateboard and tell good stories about him. For now, anyone wishing to share a memory of Patrick or expression of sympathy may do so via this link at Ranfranz and Vine https://www.ranfranzandvinefh.com. If you wish to remember him through a contribution, we will use funds to plant trees along the Mayowood trail, a place Patrick enjoyed.
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