Malcolm Stuart PhD.
August 15, 1938 – January 29, 2008
Malcolm peacefully left these mortal bonds in Campbell River Hospital. Malcolm leaves behind the love of his life and best friend Valeria with whom he celebrated 47 years of marriage. Also his much loved children, daugher Hayley and Allan Kelland of Campbell River, daughter Kerry and Graeme Turl of Holland Landing, ON and son Alaric and Lynn Cowie of Claremont, ON. He was immensely proud of his grandchildren – Karla and Madison Kelland; Justine and Andrea Turl; Brandyn, Lee, and Wesley Cowie and Cody Kukay.
Education was of great importance to Malcolm. He taught in England, Uganda and Manitoba from Grade 4 up to 2nd year University. Upon retiring to Black Creek, B.C. from Sanford, Manitoba in 1994 he assisted in schools in the Campbell River School Division when needed and also assisted student teachers from the University of Victoria.
Throughout his life his teaching abilities extended onto the soccer field. He played competitive soccer in England and then coached the school soccer team at Sir Samuel Baker School in Gulu, Uganda as well as playing for Northern Uganda. On coming to Canada in 1966 he moved from playing to officiating. For a number of years he served as the Chairman of Referees for the Canadian Soccer Association as well as being a National Assessor and Instructor for them. He had just started his 42nd year of his involvement with the C.S.A. Over the years he refereed and trained referees from all over Canada and in the U.S. On arriving in B.C. he became involved with the B.C. Soccer Association and was the Regional Referee Coordinator for the Central and Upper Island. After being involved with soccer for 64 years he has now “hung up his boots”.
Malcolm was a Freemason for 35 years – in Starbuck Lodge #160 in Manitoba and presently of Discovery Lodge #149 A.F. & A.M. He was a Past Grand First Principal of the Royal Arch Masons of Manitoba and a member of Red River Valley Chapter #21 in Starbuck and Discovery Chapter #45 in Campbell River. He was a Past Patron of Fort Garry Chapter #17, Order of the Eastern Star in Winnipeg, MB, and of Chas-Maria Chapter #76, O.E.S., Campbell River. He was a Past Associate Bethel Guardian of Bethel #8 International Order of Job’s Daughter in Winnipeg and a member of many other Masonic bodies.
Sincere thanks are extended to many – the Brethren of Discovery Lodge #149 for their speed in assisting him when he became ill at a meeting; to Dr. Le Beuf and the staff of the C.R. Emergency Department; to Dr. Rowe and Dr. Sunderwood; to Debbie and Bernie of ICU; to Andy, Ingrid and the staff of the 3rd floor of C.R. Hospital and to all associated with Vancouver Island Soccer.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 2905 N. Island Hwy, Campbell River. Due to Malcolm’s dedication to youth, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethel #29, International Order of Job’s Daughter c/o Mrs. Anne Erickson, 2973 Martin Rd., Campbell River, V4A 1M4 or – go and watch a soccer game and you may see why this sport played such an important part in his life.
Until we meet again Darling.