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Malcolm Ford

1938 ~ 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

Malcolm Ford, aged 82, Passed away on April 27th, 2020. Predeceased by his loving wife June and brother Dr. Edmund Ford. Left to treasure his memory are his two children Heather and Keith, three grand children (Rebecca, Reece) & (Danielle) and two great-grand children (Jackson, Mila). Along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends. Born just before World War Two in Rugeley, England, he Attended Alsagar Teachers College, specializing in math and science. He taught for a year in Rugeley at Aelfgar Secondary Boy’s School. He moved to Trinity Fields Secondary School in Stafford to teach math and science for a year. Malcolm attended Worcester College of Education, a satellite of Birmingham University completing a supplementary Certificate Course in Science. Married June Pretty, the love of his life in 1964. Returned to Trinity Fields School and remained there until they emigrated in 1968 to Canada. Taught at P.C.I. for a year until it burnt down, then moved to Prince Charles School, teaching various subjects until he transferred to the Hutterite High School team, one of the best kept secrets in the division! Since emigrating to Canada, attended the U of M and gained B.A., B.Ed., and M.Ed degrees. Leisure activities included his pilot’s license which he had begun in England flying a Tiger Moth. Joining the Air Cadet Squadron becoming the Commanding Officer. In the Air Cadets, cross-trained as a Glider instructor and taught cadets to be glider pilots up at Rivers, where his old Latin teacher at Rugeley did his war time training. Small world. He taught gliding at Winnipeg gliding club and Ground School in Winnipeg. Other activities included rebuilding a couple of motorbikes, which are now in a private museum in Winnipeg and which were featured on a TV show on classic cars. Malcolm was a Classic Car enthusiast. Member of the Jag Club of Winnipeg for many years. A Model Trains member of the model train group in Portage la Prairie. Member of the Portage Gun Club. He loved making his own beer and wine to share with everyone who stopped in. He had an immense love for animals, big and small, like no other. Especially his two chihuahua’s that never left his side. He had a large collection of antiques, with a story behind every one of them. He spent a lot of his days tinkering with anything that he could take apart. Malcolm is, and was, and will forever be, someone who is remembered, not only by his friends and family but by his many hundreds of students. The impact that he had on the lives of many will withstand the test of time.                                                                                                             

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