MALCOM, David Ralph
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Passed away peacefully November 18, 2012 at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC at the age of 82. He was born October 19, 1930 in Saskatoon to Ralph and Elsa Malcom. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Angela (nee Marchese). He will be sadly missed by his sons Rod, Dean (Janice), Tony (Bridget) and Joe (Lori); grandchildren Suzanne, Anthony, William, Olivia, Erica and Charles; sister Louise (Mike) Dale; and nephews and nieces. He grew up in Regina playing hockey and racing pigeons. As a young man, David moved west to study education at the University of British Columbia where he met his future wife, Angela. David loved to work with his hands to build a variety of items, such as cabinets, trailers, sailboats, and cabins. His hobbies included gardening, winemaking, hunting, fishing and reading. For much of his life, the family cabin at Timothy Lake, that he helped build became a second home, where he could relax with family and friends. This is where he introduced his sons to hunting and fishing during the summer months and fall weekends. David became involved with the New Westminster Salmonbellies Minor and Junior lacrosse programs as a coach and manager to his son's teams, and eventually held the position of President for numerous years for both programs. He retired from his first career as a teacher in 1989, as a Vice Principal at Oakridge School in Vancouver, which at that time was a school for children with special needs. Upon retirement, he could be found hunting in the mornings, gardening in the afternoons, with evenings a time to read and have a glass of homemade wine. His passion of home made winemaking turned into a second career at Spagnol's, where he introduced and educated others about wine making. His family will always remember him as the proud father and grandfather that he was. His family and friends knew him as a wonderful and caring man who always put others before himself. At his request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Society Canada would be greatly appreciated.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2012