WOOD, David Malcolm
Passed away peacefully, at The Brant Centre, Burlington with his family at his bedside, on April 18, 2013, in his 90th year. Malcolm was born in Hamilton, Ontario on June 25 the eldest child of Lloyd and Ruth (Hart). He is survived by his brother Ronald (Muriel) and was predeceased by his brother Douglas (Doreen). He was the deeply loved husband of Helen (Moffat), the love of his life and partner of 60 years, devoted father of David (Paula), and Doug (Joann) and the proud Grandpa of Amanda, Ashleigh and Taylor. Malcolm enlisted in the RCAF being stationed in England between 1942 through 1945 serving as a Flying Officer during WWII. When he returned home, he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and set out to build a career in the automobile industry. Operating from Windsor and then from Detroit with Ford Motor and then Chrysler, he rose to become an executive in marketing, sales and operations. He continued his education and earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Windsor. In 1972, Malcolm moved his family to Toronto and shifted his career to the glass business becoming Vice President, Operations for Dominion Glass. Even in retirement, his passion for helping to shape and contribute to businesses continued as a consultant and through his involvement in assisting entrepreneurs with start-up ventures. Malcolm will always be remembered as a compassionate man of integrity who placed the interests and needs of his family, friends and business associates ahead of his own. The family is very appreciative for the care and compassionate service from the Doctors, nurses and wonderful staff at the Brant Centre - Port Nelson Wing. Their genuine caring for him made his final years as comfortable as he could have wished. Malcolm will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Private interment was conducted on April 22, 2013 at McDowell Cemetery in Comber, Ontario. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.
Published in The Windsor Star on Apr. 23, 2013