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MALCOLM, Ethel Patricia (Pat)

December 30, 1923 – Rimbey, Alberta
December 25, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Pat passed away peacefully on Christmas Day just shy of 91 years young. Young, because she lived in her home up to only weeks before returning to the eternal light. Yeoman assistance was provided to her in the latter years in her home by her magnificent caregivers including Deanne, Jovey, Mandi, Samina, Jennifer, Pamela, Susan and Joy to which her family is eternally grateful.

Pat was born to Edith and William Edward (Ed) Johnston on a snowy winter’s day in the small town of Rimbey, Alberta in the home that her father had built, attended to by the doctor who arrived by cutter sleigh. Her 91 years involved a lot of fun curling at the Calgary Winter Club and many a hand of bridge to supplement her rather large undertaking of raising six delightful children.

Pat is survived by her children, Ed and Marilyn Malcolm, Bob and Frances Malcolm, Mary Anne Malcolm, Maureen and Jerry Pelletier, Jim Malcolm, and Bruce and Aurora Malcolm; her grandchildren, Stephanie, Robyn and Leah, Brad (Martha), Christine (Kevin) and Sandra Lynn, and Erin (Alon) and Renee; and great-grandchildren, Colette, Ariana and Alexander, and Sophie and Ella.

She was predeceased by her husband of more than 45 years, Tom (Ace) Malcolm.

Her best friend for her entire 91 years was her surviving younger sister Margaret (and Margaret’s recently deceased husband, Cecil). Margaret and Cecil were blessed with their three children, Bob (Joyce), Don (Lori) and Joan (Eric).

Pat and Tom were blessed to see much of the world, often travelling to the world curling championships, a sport they both loved. From these travels they made many friends around the world, which Pat still corresponded with. She was blessed with a large number of wonderful friends brought to her through her love of the Wild Rose United Church, the Calgary Winter Club, the Rosemont Community, the Original Calgarians and the Earl Grey Golf Club.

You are invited to a Celebration of Pat’s Life to be held at Wild Rose United Church (1317 – 1st Street N.W.) on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Wild Rose Church Foundation.

In living memory of Pat Malcolm, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Gordon & Enid McGuffin :

    Dear Margaret & Malcolm Family:
    ENID will be waiting with the Heavenly Host to welcome her Dear friend Pat. They, and I, have enjoyed the company of Pat, Margaret and Cec many times, more often than not at Rimbey annual Reunion Celebrations with Nevil & Doris (Roper) Moonie. Thank you Marg for the phone call to tell me the sad news. I will be at Wildrose in spirit only; as travelling in my electric wheelchair is too awkward and requires advance planning. Like Enid , I will be wishing all God’s Blessings on you all. RIP PAT.

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  2. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Pat and her sister Margaret were friends with my mother, Edith Hawkings Roper who died in 1999. Pat and Margaret, as young girls, would come to the farm to play and ride the horses. They attended the Rimbey Reunion every June (health permitting) and I witnessed so many people who were delighted to see both of them. Pat was always so kind, cheerful and friendly. Pat attended my aunt’s funeral in September and had a visit with long-time friends who grew up in Rimbey. They were glad to have this time with her.

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  3. Keith & Renate Pollock :

    We are sorry to hear about Mrs. Malcolm’s passing. She was a great lady and a good neighbour. We remember how much she loved her golf in later years and enjoyed spending time with neighbours. Mom and Dad also send their sympathies, Walter and Elfriede Kreis. It is always sad to say good-bye and they feel that they are losing a good friend. May all of you be surrounded by God’s love and may He give you peace and hold you in His arms until the hurt lessons and you remember and enjoy all the wonderful things about your Mom.
    Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.

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  4. Russ, Diana and Davis Mann :

    Malcolm family,

    We will always be grateful to Pat for reaching out to us, and helping us feel at home when we arrived in Calgary. We are sorry to hear of her passing, but are happy that we were able to spend some time getting to know her better in her later years. We are thinking of you during this time, and if there is any help we can offer please let us know.

    Russ, Diana and Davis

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  5. Anne and Cliff Mann :

    Malcolm Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Anne, Cliff and family

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  6. Condolences to all the Malcolm family. Only last week I received her Christmas card with the great pictures of all the clan. She was a lovely lady and had a happy life. Love and prayers, Donna Quigley

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  7. Dear Malcolm family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a long time and treasured friend from Rimbey, and curling buddy at the Winter Club, to my mother, Eva. Pat was a very kind and thoughtful person, a disappearing kind of spirit in this world. I wish all of you peace and comfort during this very sad time.
    Fondly, Shirley Leew

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  8. Paul Weisshaar :

    My most sincere condolences to the family through this difficult period. I wish you all the best in 2015.

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  9. Carolynne Bouey Shank :

    Dear Malcolm Family, it is with deep sadness that I grieve the death of Pat. I was a church visitor for Wild Rose United Church during the 1980’s. Pat and Tom were so interesting to visit while they told me about the latest trip and the lives of the family. Pat had such an interest in my family. I always enjoyed seeing her at church with her bright sparkly eyes full of care and joy of life. I thank her for being in our world. It was a privilege to know her. I was sorry to miss her memorial service. Blessings of Peace and Healing.

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