Malcolm Sidney Cox
January 27, 1941 – July 27, 2019
Malcolm was born in Maidstone, Kent, England to Joyce and Sidney. As a young lad, Malcolm excelled in school with a keen interest in Mathematics and the science of things. After graduation, Malcolm enlisted in the Royal Air Force (RAF), which saw him stationed in various bases throughout England and around the world as a flight simulator technician. It was during this period where he met and courted a beautiful young lady named Pearl who would go on to be by his side for the next 50 plus years.
1963 would prove to be a life-changing year for Malcolm and Pearl as they would be married and also welcome their first son into the world, Jeffery.
In 1968 while still in the RAF and now stationed in Singapore, Malcolm and Pearl had their 2nd son born, Roger, named after Malcolm's younger brother. One year later the young family returned home to England where they would remain for the next 6+years.
1975 was a landmark year in Malcolm's life where he would go on to retire from the RAF and with Pearl in full support he would make the most dramatic decision of their lives by accepting a career job offer overseas in Montreal, Canada building flight simulators for the world's leading company in this industry, Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE) So, in 1975, Malcolm, Pearl, and the 2 young boys emigrated to Canada to start a new life where Malcolm would then spend the next 28 years working at CAE, constructing, testing & the completion of flight simulators. Malcolm started as an Engineer on the ground floor and by the time he retired he was the Director overseeing the entire department. Travel was a big part of Malcolm's job and he got to experience trips to such places as Dubai, Switzerland, and Germany working with some of the biggest airline companies in the world. At home, Malcolm's engineering background would often translate into major renovations that saw both Pearl and Malcolm working hard on improving their home but also enjoying the end results. They would see themselves move in and out of three houses, the last being their dream house, a waterfront property that symbolized their hard work and commitment to each other. Through much of these years, the family would also be home to one of Malcolm's special joys in life... his love of dogs. First, there was "Dino" a mix-breed who at the beginning would undo most of Malcolm's renovations or cause completely new ones to be started, also known as 'repairs'. Despite Dino's exuberant days, he would always be found in the evening by Malcolm's side awaiting treats and strokes on his head. A few years after Dino had passed, a golden retriever named "Bailey" entered the household that by now was a little empty as both sons had grown up and had moved out to British Columbia.
In 2003, Malcolm and Pearl decided there was one big move left in their lives. After retiring from CAE and selling their longest-lived in-home, Malcolm and Pearl got in their mini-van along with their dog, Bailey, and drove across Canada (4,600 km) to BC so they would be closer to their boys. They settled down for the final time together in Peachland in a lovely home overlooking Lake Okanagan. The next 9-years were happy times filled with plenty of visits from their sons and a reuniting of the family that had been missing for many years prior.
In 2012, after 50-plus loving years together, 48 of which as a married couple, Malcolm and Pearl's journey together came to an end with Pearl's sudden passing. Malcolm stayed a couple more years in Peachland but with the house quiet and lonely he decided he would make one more move, this time to Vancouver Island and Cobble Hill where he could be much closer to both of his sons.
For the past 5 years, Malcolm lived a comfortable and healthy life highlighted by get-togethers with his sons and their spouses and keeping his sharp mind fresh by solving the most difficult Sudoku puzzles known to man. Sadly and quite suddenly his health turned in May 2019 and on July 27, 2019, Malcolm peacefully passed away from an aggressive form of cancer.
He is survived by his loving sons Jeffery & Roger, and in England by his own brother Roger and other relatives.
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Malcolm Sidney Cox
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