We are incredibly saddened to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Jamie Allen Tod on August 20th, 2021, in Raleigh North Carolina. Jamie was a devoted brother, uncle, son, partner and friend. Jamie leaves behind his “Mama” Bente Andreassen, Dad James Bruce Tod, little Sister Renee Tod, Nephew Jackson Jamie Bear Tod, Partner Kim Nalevaiko, Grandmother Tove Andreassen, Aunt Lynn Wilson, Uncle John Wilson, Cousins Rob Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Michael Wilson, Amy Blythe, Amy Then, Evan Wilson, Quinn Wilson, Rowen, Eddie and Georgia Wilson as well as many friends in his North Carolina, Toronto, Oshawa, and global work communities. Jamie was predeceased by his grandparents Jim and Margaret Tod, grandfather Ali Andreassen, and his uncle Brian Andreassen.
Jamie was born in Encino, California on June 15th, 1969. The world has never known a presence like him. He was definitely an original and a force to be reckoned with. He was most always the loudest and funniest guy in the room. He approached life from a place of laughter and humor with a dash of inappropriateness….or sometimes a plate full. He was kind, generous and fiercely loyal to the people he held close. He’d literally give you the shoes off his own feet if you needed them…and did. He was a proud uncle to Jackson, brother to Renee and partner to Kim. He was a big kid who would happily get down on any child’s level and would choose to stay there forever if he could. He did the best Elmo voice and Milli Vanilli dance impression you ever did see. Jamie was always the life of the party. Laughter and the power to make people smile is a gift that is rare and amazing. Jamie possessed that gift and shared it with everyone he met.
Jamie was equally fierce and relentless in business. He was a literal genius who had the biggest ideas and dreams but also possessed the gift and talent to be able to pull them off. With always half a dozen projects in the works, in a whirlwind he’d share those ideas and dreams, but only the strong could keep up. Jamie was not for the faint of heart. He was full of love for his friends and family and if you were lucky enough to understand Jamie you reaped all his rewards.
Jamie was happiest riding dirt bikes, hanging out with his horses, eating sushi and playing with his dog Diesel and forever missed his dog Roxy. The family will be launching and sharing a website in the coming weeks (www.jammieallentod.com) where those that loved Jamie will be able to visit and share stories, photos, and all else Jamie. While no service is currently scheduled, a celebration of life ceremony will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please hug a loved one and take a moment to express the value they bring to your life in Jamie’s honor.