O’Brien, Todd William

November 20, 1969 ~ March 11, 2018

O’BRIEN, Todd William– It is with Shattered Hearts that we announce the passing of Todd O’Brien on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Bluewater Health Palliative care, Sarnia, after a 14.5 month battle with cancer. He is lovingly survived by his wife Lisa (Sutherland/McMurphy). Todd was the only much loved son of Bill and Joyce O’Brien. He was the only sibling and fun loving brother to Stacey and Mike Moulton. Devoted father to Madyson O’Brien, loving and fun step dad to Travis (Sutherland/McMurphy) and Jordan and Celeste McMurphy. Kind and thoughtful son-in-law to Wayne Sutherland and sweet brother-in-law to Cynthia and Dave Herr and Jeff Sutherland. Devoted and very loving grandad to Emma and Parker. Fun and adventurous uncle to Kody and Jack Moulton, Peyton and Daniella Herr, and Ethan, Quinn and Monica Sutherland. Todd is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Todd was the best friend and master ball thrower to Lola, and she went everywhere with him in the car. Todd was a union pipefitter and proud member of Local 663, where he was blessed with many true friends and workmates. Todd was also a licensed mechanic where his love of motors and loud machines was an obvious true lifelong passion.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.

Funeral Service Details
An Irish wake/Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:30 am at the Local 663 Union Hall, 1151 Confederation Street, Sarnia. The celebration will continue with food, drinks and music to honour Todd as he wanted to be remembered.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Noelle’s Gift or The Sarnia and district Humane Society.


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  1. Dear Bill & Joyce,
    I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your son, Todd. Over the years I remember him as a wee lad once when you visited Bob and I. Full of fun. As I read the other condolences he had a great sense of humour like his dad. I pray that as you now walk this path of mourning that your hearts will find strength with the love and memories you have together. God Bless the whole family.
    Love always
    Your sister Teri

  2. Joyce, Bill & Stacey. This is such sad news! My hope for you is that your countless happy memories of Todd will sustain you through these difficult days. You have my deepest sympathy.

  3. My sincere condolences to Todd’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Todd for a summer at the Dow warehouse and thoroughly enjoyed our time and many laughs together. He had a wonderful sense of humour. May he now rest in peace. God bless.

  4. Bill, Joyce & Stacey
    I was saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved Todd. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless you!

  5. Dear Joyce, Bill, Stacey, Madyson and families, Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  6. Dear Joyce, Bill, Stacey and families, sending my sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear son and brother.

  7. Bill,Joyce and family
    Our family chain is broken,
    and nothing seems the same,
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The chain will link again.
    Sorry for your loss

  8. Sending love and hugs to all.
    He will be missed.
    So very sorry for your loss Lisa and family.

  9. Dear Joyce, Bill and Stacey,
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your son and brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  10. So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy & Fred Kehl (Karen and Tom’s sister/brother inlaw)

  11. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Todd. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We hope you will find peace in your memories of Todd . Thinking of you all .

  12. Bill, Joyce and family.
    So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. We are thinking of all of you during this heartbreaking time.
    Our deepest condolences.

  13. Dear Bill, Joyce, Stacey, Lisa and families, we are so sad to hear this sad news. When we last saw Todd he was looking pretty good. Life is so unfair. We are thinking of you and send our love. We will see you at the wake this Saturday. Xxx

  14. Bill,Joyce, Stacey,Lisa & families
    We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts as you go through such a difficult time.❤

  15. Bill and Joyce
    We just met this past winter, and are saddened that you have lost your son.Our condolences to you and your family.
    Paul and Audrey Sebo

  16. Bill and Joyce and family. So sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences.

  17. Lisa and O Brien family, our deepest heart felt sympathy to everyone, our thoughts are with you. Lisa at any time my door is always open….Live always Ewen Family

  18. Words cannot describe how sorry we are for your loss. Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow.

  19. Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Dear Joyce, Bill, Stacy and Family,
    Cancer, a sad way to end one’s life, especially one as young as your son and brother. Sincere condolences.

  21. Bill, Joyce and Family. Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the O’Brien family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Brenda and Rick Dennis

  22. I met Todd many years ago working at a local garage in my teens. He put a smile on everyones face, everyday. Madyson and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Joyce, Bill, Stacey and Mike, and boys
    So sad to hear of your loss. I’m sure all of you are heartbroken.
    I pray for your healing and strength for your family.

  24. Bill, Joyce and Family. Ron and I are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Ron and Jackie Atmore.

  25. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time!!
    Kim & Mike Searson

  26. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the O’Brien family. Todd and my son Ron were pals in high school and I got to know Todd through their friendship. Peace, love and prayers, he will be missed by all who knew him.

  27. Our deepest sympathy to all the O’Brien family, on the untimely passing of your loved son, father and friend.

  28. Joyce, Bill and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending healing thoughts at this very sad time.
    Roy and Joan

  29. Our deepest sympathies on your loss, Bill and Joyce. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

  30. So sorry for your loss Bill and Joyce . He was a great guy with always something smart to say . He will.be truly missed

  31. Joyce, Bill and all the family
    So sorry to hear about Todd…..I know how hard it is to lose a son. My heart goes out to all of you. Sounds like he put up a very brave fight, so now that he is at peace your hearts can start to heal.
    Judy ( Layton ) Hutchings

  32. Dear Joyce, Bill, and Family. So sorry to hear about Todd. I remember him as a little boy, and a young man. Although we haven’t been close over the last few years, you are thought of often. I can’t help but think that Todd would be honoured by the decision to have an Irish send-off. We are currently in Florida, but rest assured that we will raise a glass to him on St. Paddy’s Day. Share the stories of his life, and he will live on.

  33. Dear Joyce, Bill and family, our deeepest sympathy in the lost of Todd. He will be remembered and missed by many. You will be in our prayers.

  34. He will be missed! He was a great customer of mine at Nicks Family Resturant . Always Enjoyed his company. Thoughts and prayers to his family at this difficult time !

  35. Lisa and the Entire O’Brien Families. So sorry to hear about the passing of Todd. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. I didn’t know Todd but knew Lisa really well and she was there while we were going threw Cancer with my sister Louanne and helped us out so much during our difficult time with so much and Louanne’s kids as well.Thinking of you Lisa. I heard so much about Todd and that he was such a well liked man. He will be missed by so many . Hugs to you all! We won’t be able to make the visitation Lisa but are thinking of use all xoxoxo