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Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

2570 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Rev. Malcolm Spencer

May 31, 1943January 25, 2020
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passed away peacefully on January 25, 2020. He was 76 years old. Malcolm is survived by his life partner Raphael, siblings: Mary (Doug), Roger and Jim; niece and nephew: Tara and Kent, and cousins Patricia (Roy). Malcolm was born in Croydon, England in 1943 and moved to Canada with his parents Earl and Elizabeth in 1945. He grew up in a small rural community of Penzance, Saskatchewan and was raised on a farm. His call to ministry came at the early age of 16. Following graduation from the University of Saskatchewan, he spent a year in the Canadian army then returned to study Theology at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon. He took postgraduate work at the University and later at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Malcolm was ordained with the United Church in 1968 and worked as Chaplain and minister in Manitoba, and later Toronto and Pickering, Ontario. Friends and family will be welcomed to the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., 416-698-3121 for a visitation on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. Funeral Service to take place at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave., on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • Visitation Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • Church Service Monday, February 3, 2020

Memories

Rev. Malcolm Spencer

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Chuck Baker

February 4, 2020

Dear Raphael - we’re so saddened to learn of Malcolm’s passing and wanted to extend our condolences to you. We pray that you are comforted particularly by the beautiful little dog we see you holding in some of the memorial photos.
Hugs, love and peace...
Chuck, Harold & Russell

Jean Woeppel

February 2, 2020

My sincere condolences to everyone on the loss of Malcolm. Having been raised in the community of Penzance and being a daughter to Frank and Mabel Harren, I do remember Malcolm and his family! He is leaving behind many memories and a legacy from his ministry.

Gail Harrison

February 2, 2020

Malcolm and I shared an interest in the Arts and we met several times at Toronto Symphony Orchestra concerts. Our family enjoyed many visits from Malcolm and Raphael at the farm on the Nottawasaga River, even the year we had a snow storm on Thanksgiving Weekend.
Gail (cousin)

Jim & Jean Harren

February 2, 2020

We are sorry to hear of Malcolm’s passing. A lot of years have passed since our time in Penzance.

Anita Espiritu

February 2, 2020

I will never forget how you picked me up from the airport my first visit solo trip to Toronto! Both you and uncle Ralph were very excited for your new house together! I remember my first pride parade and how you already knew the layout already and knew the best place to watch it from. You were a very knowledgeable and amazing uncle and I will never forget how kind and wise you were! I look back of the photos I have on my Facebook of you and uncle Ralph I know you will be watching over your family, partner and friends. We all love you Malcolm !

erna salaysay

February 2, 2020

Noel and I will never forget your hospitality and kindness when we stayed with you in Toronto. Enjoyed our conversation with you about life, religion, values and friendship. God Loves You Malcolm.

T. Leigh Olson

February 1, 2020

I was so sad this morning to receive a note that Malcolm had passed away. I so enjoyed talking with him at presbytery meetings and enjoyed working with him on committee work. He had a very genuine smile, a kind heart and a gentle spirit. He was also a man of deep thought and a loving theology of faith in Christ.
I will miss you, Malcolm.

Bob Martyn

February 1, 2020

In the sadness of news that Malcolm has left us, we will miss his gentle, wise and devoted service, as he lead his Glen Rhodes congregation, with great integrity, through many changes during his time with us. My prayers and blessings go to Raphael, his devoted life partner, his family and dearest friends. I also bring warm thoughts and condolences from his Glen Rhodes friend Jocelyn Buchanan, now living in New Zealand,

Edythe Shand

January 31, 2020

Malcolm was such a caring person. I met Malcolm and Raphael at Glen Rhodes. It is sad to lose someone who was so devoted and passed too soon.

Catherine Penny

January 31, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the family of Malcolm. I had the good fortune to see Malcolm at the Penzance reunion and remember fondly his kindness and enthusiasm for life.

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