Malcom Carl Lancaster

January 10, 1922July 22, 2013

Lancaster, Malcom Carl. 91, Halifax, died 22 July 2013. Born January 10, 1922 in Athol, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Malcom was one of 12 children born to the late William and Elizabeth (Turner) Lancaster. Malcom joined the Navy in March 1942, spending 309 days on the H.M.C.S. Hamilton in 1943. The Navy brought him to Nova Scotia where he fell in love with the Atlantic Ocean and his late wife, Margaret. At the end of his naval career, he captained a harbour patrol boat in the Halifax Harbour. After leaving the Navy he drove transport trucks in the Naval Dockyard and later became a heavy equipment operator. While driving transport trucks, Malcom represented the Halifax Dockyard in truck rodeos, winning several awards for skilled driving. Malcom was a devoted and beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by daughters Pam (Mrs. Renato Gasparetto), Halifax; and Margo (Mrs. Ross Sullivan), Moncton, N.B.; sister Barbara Baker; grandchildren Beth Sullivan and Angela, Amy and Michael Gasparetto; great-grandson, Francesco Malcolm; many nieces and nephews in Ontario, including Linda, Shirley, Irene and Roxy; and dear friends Sharon and Bev Sheppard. Funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday August 1st at Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. Visitation at 10am, followed by the funeral service. Private committal service to follow. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the IWK. To view or send a condolence to the family please


  • Visitiation Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 1, 2013

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August 2, 2013

Dear Pam & Margo
We are so saddened by Uncle Mac's passing. May the Lord bless you and keep you during this time to mourning.
Love Colette & Roxy

Linda Wiggins

July 30, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

July 30, 2013

Pam, Renato and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad Pam. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.
Roberta,Ron and Daniela Fougere

July 30, 2013

Our condolences on the loss of your Dad Pam, Renato e Familia. So sorry we will be unable to attend the service because we are in Newfoundland. Our thoughts are with you all.

Maria & Enzo Macorig

July 29, 2013

Condolences to cousins Pam, Margo and their husbands and families from your cousin Shirley Wiggins and family in White Rock. BC. Uncle Mac was loved by all of his many nieces and nephew all across Canada and we enjoyed visiting he and Aunt Margaret in their home in Halifax.