Malcolm was born in his parents’ Ucluelet home in the middle of the night. He passed away in his daughters Qualicum Beach home in the middle of the night after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. A home loving man and a night owl to the very end.
He was predeceased by his parents Ken and Sheila Mead-Miller, sisters Barbara (Alf) Beck and Molly (Ivan) Halvarson and son-in-law Takashi Ikeda.
He is survived by Sharon, his wife of 52 years. Also son Darren (Trudy), and daughter Melanie. Missing him are grandchildren Kigen, Alexandra, Raegan, Andrew, Sarah, Jayden and former daughter-in-law Judith. Also survived by brother Michael Mead-Miller (Judy) of Ucluelet and sister Sheila (Howie) Hambleton of Qualicum Beach
Malcolm was a successful businessman in the Tofino/Ucluelet area for many years. Sharon and Malcolm travelled extensively to the Middle East, the Far East, the South Pacific and to Europe. They also spent many happy days at Melanie and Takashi’s home on the Island of Hawaii.
In the early 1990’s they moved to sunny Bowser and settled into a quiet lifestyle. Malcolm had his workshop and loved to tinker. His patience in repairing mechanical things is legend and he was very good at it.
He loved going out for lunch and coffee and picking up the paper and having a laugh at the Georgia Park Post Office.
His humour and kindness affected strangers, acquaintances and loved ones alike.
He will be missed. By many.
Special thanks to Doctor Marlene Van Der Wyde; the homecare nurses from the Oceanside Medical Centre and the staff at the Oceanside Hospice Society for their professionalism and their caring ways.
A celebration of his life will be held under the Marquee at 478 Village Way, Qualicum Beach on September 24th, 2016 at 2pm with light refreshments.