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South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium

12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB

OBITUARY

Patrick Alexander Malcolmson

August 11, 1933July 22, 2019
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Patrick Malcolmson, loving husband of Ann, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22 at the age of 85 years.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Pat had a long career in the oil and gas industry in Alberta and Saudi Arabia. He was a professional steam engineer and boiler inspector, an expertise that carried over into his many years of enjoyable volunteer work restoring steam trains in both Edmonton and Calgary. Pat was also a passionate swimmer and expert swim coach, and treasured his years swimming with the Calgary Masters Swim Club. He loved athletic competition and the many friendships he made in his volunteer work.

Pat will be remembered for a great sense of humor and deep love for his family. Their achievements were something of which he was most proud.

Pat is survived by his loving wife Ann; sister Anne Schmitt (Bob); sons Patrick (Sylvia), Bruce (Marianne) and David (Debbie) Malcolmson; daughters Lori Host, Sandra (Greg) Wohl, and Kirsten (Tom) Hill; and his 26 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South (at Lake Fraser Gate), on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Pat’s memory directly to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, (https://alzheimer.ca/en/Home) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, (https://www.heartandstroke.ca/).

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 3, 2019

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Barry and Sara Craig

August 3, 2019

Patrick,
We will remember you dad in our prayers.
Barry and Sara

CIBC Nanton Alberta

August 2, 2019

With Deepest Sympathy
Words may not ease your pain or the sorrow that you bear;
But may you find comfort in knowing that others care.

Patrick will be deeply missed

From All the Staff at CIBC Nanton
Vivian Haynes
Rhonda Clarke
Tracy Brecht
Bridget Shea

Laureen Hollihan (Alderson)

August 1, 2019

I will always hold all of those memories with P.A. very dear to my heart. I often tried to model my own coaching to be like P.A's as he was always the best coach I had ever had......things such as...to lead with my heart, build community and be sure to have fun!
Thank you for all of the countless hours of volunteering and sacrifice.
My condolences to the family. Rest in peace, P.A.

Brenda Middagh

July 30, 2019

P.A. was (and still is) a very important part of my good memories from summers growing up in Fort Saskatchewan; morning and evening swim team practices, weekend swim meets, and always P.A. and the wonderful swim family he created. Thank you always. My condolences to Pat's family, and especially to David, my classmate for many years.

Karen Brown

July 27, 2019

Ann & Family:
I am saddened to learn of Pat's passing. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Pat was a dear friend to my late husband, Gerry, and his kind manner will be sorely missed. I pray that you find peace in the days ahead and that your memories sustain you.

My deepest sympathy.

Karen Brown

Pryce Alderson

July 27, 2019

So much of my youth was spent either at the pool with coach Malcolmson, or over at their house with my good buddy David. Even through the winter Pat took time out to run dryland training in the local school gym. I am currently training with the Calgary Masters swim club in Calgary where Pat has left an immense footprint on the club and its members. A life well lived Pat. It was an honour to have known you.

Annie &warren Lyle

July 27, 2019

Sorry for your loss Malcolmson Family
Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the funeral as we are hosting Warren’s mom’s celebration of life on the same weekend in the Shuswap. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you

J. G. Brown

July 27, 2019

I met Pat at the Heritage Park roundhouse. He always found the time to share a story or to lend his considerable experience if I needed help. Pat's easy sense of humour was the reason I was always hopeful he and I would be on the same "shift" at the park.

Moira Buck

July 27, 2019

So sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. He was 3 years younger than my Dad and 2 years older than my Mom. I remember walking past the “Malcolmson’s house” every day as I went to school. David was our “paper boy”. Rest In Peace. You shall be missed by your family and your friends.

Ben Brown

July 26, 2019

I met Pat when I started working on Heritage Park's railway and locomotives. Later, I was able to share many coffees, lunches and stories during his visits. Pat always had an encouraing word and a hidden (or not so hidden) locomotive lesson. Definitely a great and pivotal man in my current journey. His humor and advice will be missed. As I ended all of our visits, "I'll see you next time Pat."