CARWITHEN, Malcolm Beaton
1920 – 2006
Malcolm was born May 23, 1920 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Comox and died peacefully there on June 6, 2006.? Born into the Pioneer Carwithen family, Malcolm was the second? youngest of? six children.? Predeceased by his Mother and Father, Annie and? Christian Carwithen, his first wife Edith (Porritt) in 1987, his brother Bud Carwithen, sisters Margaret Woodrow, Christina Kennedy and Anne Rourke.? Survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Margot Carwithen, children Lynn Benedictson, Brian Carwithen, Ann MacDermid (Ian)?? Beth Carwithen,? and step-sons Norm and Ian Swan.?? He also leaves behind his sister Morag Bowie.? Malcolm’s seven grandchildren will miss his sense of humor – he leaves Brian and Bobby, Will, Dana and Jamie, Jason and Sarah and three great grandchildren, Kyja, Alana and Kristina.?
Malcolm enlisted in the artillery on the outbreak of the Second World War, served in the landing in Sicily with the anti-aircraft battery.? Malcolm fought his way through Sicily, Italy and Germany and was also part of the liberation of Holland.
During his working years Malcolm worked as a heavy duty equipment operator and was employed by Mount Washington Copper Island Ready Mix and the City of Courtenay.?
Malcolm had a great love of the outdoors and was an avid sports fisherman and hunter.? Some of his favorite spots were the Oyster and ?Puntledge Rivers.? One year he logged over 300 days on the river.? Malcolm also had a great passion for the game of golf – from the first tee to the 19th hole – he enjoyed playing with the Road Runners -? friends Ron, Don and Gus.? ??He also served as the President of the Comox Golf Club and spent hours on the course as a volunteer, planting trees and doing crow patrol!?
Malcolm was also a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Courtenay.??
A Memorial Service will be held at Piercy’s Funeral Home on Saturday June 10, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. ?In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oyster River Enhancement Society at PO Box 93, Black Creek, B.C. V9J 1K8 or a charity of your choice.