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Born: May 09, 1930

Date of Passing: Mar 03, 2017

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KEITH EDWARD MALCOLM Keith was born in Cypress River, Manitoba on May 9, 1930. After Grade 12 he attended the University of Manitoba and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. He taught on permit for two years and returned to university to obtain his degree in Education. Keith and Rosalind were married in 1955 and settled in Elkhorn, Manitoba, where both taught school. In 1957 he became principal of Minnedosa Collegiate. In 1965, Keith spent three years in Kingston, Jamaica, followed by two years in Tanzania, East Africa, where he taught in Teachers' Colleges. In 1970, he returned to Starbuck, where he was principal of the K-9 school, followed by a secondment to the Department of Education for two years after which he returned to his role as principal in Starbuck until he retired in 1985. After retirement he was involved in several community projects, such as creating the Wayside Park in Starbuck, and also the Cemetery Board. He loved music and played the piano for a number of years for the United Church Dinner Theaters and for the local Vaudeville Shows. He loved his home in Starbuck and took great pride in it. Many happy times were spent travelling to warmer climates with friends and family, along with many camping trips. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rosalind; son John (Leslie) - Travis (Lindsay), Jason (Marlo), son Dwight (Bonnie), Brent, Stephanie (Scott); daughter Laurie (John) Cara, Jenna (Andrew), Niki (Tim); son Dale (Erin) - Genevieve, Rachel, Rebecca, Bridget and Grace - great-grandchildren Charlotte, Dane and Nevéa; his sister Margaret, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, with Reverend Ron Vert officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Keith's name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to
Publish Date: Mar 8, 2017

KEITH EDWARD MALCOLM On Friday, March 3, 2017, Keith passed away peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 86 years. A longer obituary notice will follow.

Publish Date: Mar 6, 2017

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 08, 2017

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I have fond recollections of my time with Mr. Malcolm in physics, chemistry and math classes, none of which were my forte. Periodic table, valences, quadratic equations scared me, I guess. However I remember him telling us about the terrible disfigurement suffered by so many Japanese as a result of the Yanks dropping the A bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and how shocked I was to learn of that; and I remember going to ball games and riding in his brand New Plymouth, ('56/57?)with no gearshift, but a push button console on the steering wheel' and great fins protruding from the rear fender deck. I always Enjoyed his classes, tho' I think I was one of his laziest students; and I remember your first born, John, and what a cute baby he was My condolences to you and your family, Sincerely, Wayne Nylin, Red Deer, AB - Posted by: Wayne Nylin (former grades 11/12 student at Elkhorn High in 56-57) on: Apr 08, 2017

  • Our sincere sympathy to Rosalind and family on the passing of Keith. Our parents enjoyed many events with the two of you and our Dad especially with Keith and practising for Church Music Sundays at the Starbuck Lutheran Church. May your memories replace the sorrow one day to leave you with smiles and warmth for a man who touched many with his quick stories and time for all he came across. - Posted by: The Wight family (Friends) on: Mar 30, 2017

  • My deepest sympathy to all of Keith Malcolms family. Remember all the good times you had with him. - Posted by: June Norton (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2017

  • Rosalind and Family, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to you all on the loss Keith. I will remember Keith as a man who was always smiling, a man who had a great joy for life, a man with a great sense of humor and a man who had a deep love for you, Rosalind. I will always remember the way he beamed when you and him would get up to dance to the songs I would sing at The Waverley - you couldn't help but notice him bursting with pride. My sincere sympathy to all the family. Michelle Anseeuw - Posted by: Michelle Anseeuw (occasional singer/entertainer at The Waverley ) on: Mar 11, 2017

  • So very sorry to hear of Keith's passing. Condolences to Rosalind and all the family. Although I was very young, I remember how much my Mom needed and enjoyed her trip to Jamaica shortly after Dad died. It meant a lot to her and would never have happened without the kind generosity of the Malcolms. Thoughts and prayers from the McPhersons. - Posted by: Miles McPherson (Family Friend) on: Mar 11, 2017

  • Rosalind and family, I was so sorry to read of Keith's passing. He was my high school principal in MInnedosa. I remember how much fun he was, how he would play the piano at our school dances and,how he "MEANT" it when it was time to get down to work. It was fun to meet up again years later at a Christmas concert in Starbuck where our grandchildren lived and went to school. Several times we met on the golf courses in the area as well. I have to tell you that he was my all time favorite teacher. Our daughter and son in law live in Starbuck and I have heard through the years of all the good things he has done for the community. A great man. He will be missed by so many. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Sincerely, Marie Robinson - Posted by: Marie (Greer) Robinson (former student) on: Mar 11, 2017

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