Todd Gillingham, a well-known real estate agent and former professional hockey player from St. John’s, Newfoundland, passed away suddenly on January 15, 2023, at 52.
No information regarding the cause of death is disclosed. No details were given about the funeral services. On social media, all his friends and family who are missing and remembering him have posted tributes and sympathies.
“Todd Gillingham, you will always be remembered and missed, ” the sheriff’s specialization declared in a proclamation.”
From 1987 through 1989, Todd Gillingham attended Marianopolis College to study business and French. Then, in 2008, Todd enrolled in Algonquin College, where he remained until his graduation in 2010. From 2003 to 2007, he completed his studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, earning a Bachelor of Arts in business and French.
Gillingham used to play senior hockey in his hometown, but he stopped more than ten years ago. He played in the American Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before retiring with the St. John’s Maple Leafs.
He decided to hang up his boots and retire from the game after eight seasons of play in both leagues. He established and operated TnT Summer Camp, a renowned off-season ice hockey training facility, from 1996 to 1999. He spent a whole year between 2006 and 2007 teaching second languages for the Kativik School Board.
He worked as a youth coordinator for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for the entire year, primarily at the Whitbourne detention center.
He was a youth counselor there. In the following years, he served as a young counselor for a group called Choices for Youth.