Malcolm Alexander Hall


Born April 28, 1933

Taken suddenly June 13, 2002

Predeceased by his parents Ethel and Alexander Hall and sister Doreen Scott of Newcastle, England.

Malcolm was survived by his loving wife of 46 years Shirley, his four children Steve (Patti) Hall of Burlington, Ontario, Christine (Dale) Bushaw of Creston, BC, Susan Patterson of Pt. Moody, BC and Janet (Greg) Anness of Nanaimo, BC. And his eight grandchildren, Dakota Hall, Shawn, Mathew, Melissa Bushaw, Dena, Valerie Patterson, Ashley, Robert Anness and family still residing in England.

Malcolm had an adventurous life. He was born in Newcastle, England in 1933. He was a school boy throughout the war years, and often told stories of the Headmaster doing math drills during the air raids. After completing his education he was trained as an engineer, and served in the Merchant Navy. During this time, he was able to travel around the world. In 1950 at the Newcastle & Gates Head Clarion Cycle club, he met his future wife. In June of 1956, he married the love of his life. In 1960 Malcolm and his young family immigrated to Canada, and settle first in Hamilton, and then in Burlington, Ontario. Where he worked for Westinghouse. In 1979 Malcolm packed up his growing family, and moved across Canada to Kaslo, BC. After a few years he moved them to Courtenay, BC, where he worked at Central Builders until he retired in 1996. During this time, he started his hobby of building wooden toys. In recent years his crafts had been in high demand, at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. His hobby has brought happiness into homes and families from Vancouver Island, to Sweden, The Middle East and points around the globe.

Malcolm will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the SPCA.

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