Malcolm Donald MacDonald

February 4, 1936January 2, 2021

MACDONALD, Malcolm (Malkie) Donald - 84, of Gaetz Brook NS, passed away suddenly on January 2nd 2021 with his wife of 62 yrs, Beverly Jane (Fraser) MacDonald, at his side. He is survived by his children, Malcolm (Sue) MacDonald, Janet (Dan) McLeod, Kathleen (Andy) Buell, bothers Larry, Ronald, Gerald, Billy, and Danny, sisters Betty MacKay, Mary Daye, Lauretta MacPherson, Delinah MacDonald and many nieces, nephews, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren of whom he was especially proud. He was predeceased by his parents, Danny and Mary MacDonald, brother Jimmy MacDonald and sister Florence Walker. Born in Inverness, Cape Breton on 4 Feb 1936 Malcolm was 3rd child and oldest son of 12 brothers and sisters. His family moved to Plymouth NS when he was eleven where Malcolm would complete his formal education and eventually meet Beverly, the great love of his life. Malcolm began his life’s work with a brief but fondly remembered stint with the CNR where he developed a lifelong love of the railway. In 1958 Malcolm focussed his sights on the financial sector where he wrote his first loan with Crescent Finance. Malcolm remained in the banking industry for the rest of his life eventually working his way up to Vice President Regional Lending with Central Guarantee Trust. In 1992 Malcolm semi-retired from the rat race, and began wintering with Bev in Dunedin Florida where they settled into a relaxing life with their many new friends. Never one to sit still for long however, he continued to freelance for the TD Bank and Bank of Canada for many years before finally entering full retirement in 2016 at the age of 81. Malcolm also found time to enjoy many activities such as darts, gardening, wine making, cooking and bragging about his grandchildren. The latter being his favorite pastime he would talk endlessly about their accomplishments, great or small, whenever he could. Malcolm also loved to reminisce about the summers of his youth on his Papa's farm, trips to New York, his days of riding the rails, and growing up in rural NS with his many siblings' and cousins. He was very aware and proud of his position as the true patriarch of his family. He was the rock that all could count on providing sage advice when needed, direction when required and support always. He will be sadly missed by all whether known as Malcolm, Mac, Malkie, brother, uncle, husband Dad or his favorite name, Grampie. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. On-line condolences may be viewed

Rest in Peace Grampie, Love Adam, Krista, Danielle, Jeff, Michelle, Jessica, Jaclyn, Aden, Liam, Max, Lincoln, Layla, Madelyn, Elsie


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Don Murphy

January 10, 2021

Bev and family. We were saddened to hear that Malcolm had passed away. We will always remember him as a true gentleman, with a wry sense of. humour. We enjoyed hearing about life in Nova Scotia., and growing up there. Malcolm will also be remembered for making the best chowder anywhere, bar none. Our condolences, and best wishes to you all.

Jackie and Don Murphy

January 10, 2021

Bev and family, we are sad to hear of Malcolms death. He was a pleasure to be with, he was aware of world happenings, and used his wry sense of humour to put his own spin on them. Malcolm was a true gentleman, and always a pleasure to be with. He also made the best damn chowder anywhere, bar none.

George Malcolm

January 9, 2021

Bev, So sorry to hear of Malcolm passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. we have fond memories of you and Malcolm in Florida, we are thinking of you. George & Gert Malcolm

Michael Lawlor

January 8, 2021

Bev, very sorry to hear of Mac's passing, our thoughts and
prayers are with you at this time, take care
Mike & Sheila lawlor

Susan Robertson

January 7, 2021

I was so sorry to read of Malcolm’s passing.

I met Malcolm while I was working at Nova Scotia Savings & Loan Company (which later became Central Guarantee Trust). During my time there, I was fortunate enough to work for him. He was such a lovely man. I still have a Christmas card that he gave me!

My thoughts and sympathy are with you all at this sad time.

Michelle Negus

January 6, 2021

Malcom, Sue & Family : So sorry to hear of your Dads passing
What a beautiful tribute shared of his life
Sending you virtual hugs and our thoughts are with you
during this difficult time
Mike Lownds And Michelle

Kathy Sutherland

January 6, 2021

Bev & family
I am so terribly sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Malcolm. Still remember his laugh and sense of humor anytime you all got together with mom & dad. I hope you are well and that you get through this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sending love and hugs- Kathy

Frank & Linda Cheevers

January 6, 2021

Sorry to hear of Malcolm’s passing. Our condolences to Bev & all the family. May you hold all your memories close in your heart.

Bern Pelley

January 6, 2021

Bev, Kathleen and family, I'm so saddened to read of Malcolm's passing. We worked together for a couple of years after TD purchased Central Graranty, during which time the many long days of hard work were improved considerably by Malcolm's tremendous work ethic and equally good sense of humour. Deepest condolences to all the family.

Darlene and John Peach

January 6, 2021

John and I were so sorry to hear of Malcolm’s passing. He made us feel very welcome when we first settle on Petpeswick Dr. We always enjoyed having a good chat with him. Such a gentleman will be truly missed.
Our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.