These are my remembrances of Malcolm. He made a big impression on me. I am so glad that he came into my sister's life so that I had a chance to know him.
I'll start by saying that I wish I could have met his parents. They must have been really special people, because they raised an incredible individual. Malcolm was so wise, and so humble, yet assertive as required. He was also very willing to participate in life, whether it be goofing around with kids, or joining a church group and volunteering for the crop walk, or some other good cause. My son Caden was instinctively drawn to him when they first met. Caden was only one year old at the time and we were living in Honolulu when Malcolm, Danielle and Guy came for a visit. I think Caden was attracted by Malcolm's calm, accepting manner. Caden called him "man". Or, as we would jokingly say, THE man! And he was a very good example of a man. Capable and competent, he did not seek the spotlight, but did not shy away from it either. He held his ground in his kind, gentle way. The quiet strength showed in how he cared for his loved ones. I think it was easy to feel safe and secure around him, knowing he had your back. Non-judgmental and tolerant, yet not putting up with unfairness for either himself or family or friends.
Oh, and in addition to being tolerant, kind, nonjudgmental...did I mention he was incredibly smart? A genius truly, as his accomplishments in math and science attest. He had so much he could be arrogant about, but there seemed no trace of it within him. I guess he didn't need that vice. He was secure enough to go without it.
I will miss Malcolm. I am glad to have known him. He left this world a better place.