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WILLIAM HOWARD MALCOLM
Born: Apr 14, 1921
Date of Passing: May 16, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
WILLIAM HOWARD MALCOLM
Dad was born April 14, 1921 in Scotch Bay, Manitoba to Donald and Agnes (Polly) Malcolm. The eldest of 12 children.
Dad will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children, Peggy, Bill (Donna), Donna (Jack), Kim, Greg (Judy) and Ray (Ruth); his grandchildren, Kerri, Coral, Krystal, Jamie, Steven, Blair, Melanie, Evan, Aaron, Jessica, Trevor, Kayla, Darren, Christopher, Dwaine and Kim; great-grandchildren, Jenna, Dayton, Andrew, Alysha, Melissa, Brett, Mandy, Devin, Tyler, Dakota, Brennen, Sydney, Kimberlee, Kaylee, Scotlyn, Ethan, Aiden, Emma, Ava, Emily, Adam, Alita, Zoe, Asher, Emilia, Alyx; and great-great-grandchildren, Loki, Ember, Pearl, Odin and Grey. He will also be missed by his sisters, Irene, Judith and Cora (Tony) and brother Robert (Ilean).
He was predeceased by his wife Helen in 2014, son Allen, son-in-law Tom and siblings, Isabel, Vick, Eva, Rose, Val, Don and Trudy.
Dad was a Veteran of the Second World War. After returning from war and recovering from his injuries Dad met Mom while delivering groceries and mail to her family. Throughout his life, due to the circumstances of the times, he was employed in an array of professions throughout Canada including logging, farm hand, delivery of mail and groceries, commercial fisherman on Great Slave Lake, trapper, powerline for BACM, building bridges in BC, road construction for Sigfusson Transportation and finally as equipment operator for the RM of Coldwell.
Dad was always a good provider, often working away for months at a time. One of 12 children all musically inclined, from an early age he and his siblings played music together, often entertaining at country dances. Playing music together continued for many years throughout their lives.
Dad was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lundar Branch #185. He was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Legion located on Veteran's Way in Lundar. Active in the operation of the Legion Lounge, he could often be found having a beer with his comrades on a Saturday afternoon.
Dad had a love of gardening and took great pride in tending to his yard. His greatest love and pride was for his children and grandchildren. Every one of us enjoyed when he pulled out his guitar and entertained us with his musical talent. The song "How much is that doggie in the window" will remain a favourite and hold a fond memory in our hearts.
Dad's greatest wish was to remain in his home and we are so thankful that we, along with our home care team and private care workers, were able to fulfill his wish, your help is greatly appreciated.
Our family wishes to thank Dr. Soliman, Dr. Noseir, Dr. Thomas, staff at the E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital for the countless hospital stays and the support of the palliative care team. Thank you to Cindy Thorkelson for your continuous support through the years and John and Karen Gray (Arnason Funeral Home) for helping guide us through these difficult times.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Dad's 100th birthday celebration on April 14, 2021. It was an incredible milestone for him to reach.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Howard's memory to the Lundar Legion, Branch #185, PO Box 47, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0.
ARNASON FUNERAL HOME
Ashern - Lundar
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2021
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
I remember going to visit with my mom and dad when I was younger, my father had great respect for Howard always had great things to say about him....My regards to the family...take care and BE SAFE - Posted by: Sheila Webb (Lawrence and Edith Taylor's daughter) (relative) on: May 23, 2021
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