Obituary of Lawrence Stanley Malcolm
Peacefully, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at his residence in Port Perry, at age 100. Lawrence Malcolm of Port Perry and formerly of Nestleton, beloved husband of the late Gwen (nee Brooks). Loved father of Gail Malcolm of Port Perry, Bonnie Bilton of Elgin, Glenn Malcolm and his wife Cynthia of Woodstock, Barry Malcolm and his wife Joan of Scotland, ON, David Malcolm and his wife Joanne of Nestleton, Dennis Malcolm and his wife Laina of Port Perry, and Laurie Wells of New Zealand. He will be missed by his 23 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Neil Malcolm (deceased) and Jean Millet.
Lawrence has been a part of the Scugog Community for over 100 years. He was born on the Malcolm family farm in Nestleton, which he took over in 1948 from his parents Stanley and Bertha Malcolm.
He married Gwen (nee Brooks) in 1948, and they successfully farmed in North Nestleton for 30 years. They were long time supporters of the Nestleton United Church. They raised 7 children; Gail, Bonnie, Glenn, Barry, David, Dennis and Laurie. They were also blessed with 23 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Lawrence also pursued his love of politics, like his father and grandfather before him. For 30 years Lawrence was elected to various local councillor positions, Reeve of Cartwright and was also charter Mayor of Scugog.
Gwen and Lawrence were inseparable for almost 70 years. Gwen passed in 2018 and Lawrence has now joined her.
Well done Lawrence.
The Family of Lawrence Malcolm will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Sunday, January 19th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 20th at 11 a.m. Interment Cartwright Union Cemetery, Blackstock.
If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Charity of your choice. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.waggfuneralhome.com