Malcolm Anderson

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Malcolm Anderson on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at Granite Ridge Care Community after a brave battle with vascular dementia. Malcolm is survived by his sister Marney Haigh, as well as his two sons, Fraser and Richie. Born in Yorkshire, England in 1936, Malcolm grew up in challenging circumstances during World War II. After completing his education, he briefly worked in a coal mine before being drafted into the British Army. Serving in the Intelligence Corps, he specialized as a sniper without ever engaging in combat. Malcolm’s military service took him to Libya and Cyprus during tense international periods. Upon completing his two-year service, he was honorably discharged as a Corporal.

Following his military service, Malcolm pursued studies in early computing systems and business management. In 1966, he secured a position at the Canadian company Canadair in Montreal and relocated his family to Canada. Malcolm went on to have a successful career at the Bank of Montreal, rising to the role of Project Manager in Computer System Development. Colleagues, superiors, and his subordinates universally admired him for his skills and amiable personality.

Driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Malcolm enrolled at McGill University and earned a degree as a licensed French-to-English translator. His interests expanded to viticulture, leading him to join a wine club. This involvement ultimately resulted in Malcolm chauffeuring groups of Canadian wine enthusiasts on tours of European chateaux and wineries. His expertise and passion for wine led to an offer for him to become the Wine Writer for The Montreal Gazette, where he penned the weekly wine column for an impressive 17 years. Following his retirement, Malcolm enjoyed traveling, spending time with friends and family, and indulging in a glass or two of wine with his close companions, known as the ‘Fab Four’.

Malcolm was a gregarious and jovial individual who always brought joy and entertainment to those around him. He actively participated in various sports throughout his life, particularly cricket and soccer. Additionally, he had a keen interest in literature, engaged in acting, and proved to be a talented artist. His multifaceted talents and outgoing nature ensured that anyone who crossed paths with Malcolm would remember him fondly. Malcolm’s presence will be greatly missed, and those who were fortunate enough to have met him can offer their condolences at colefuneralservices.com. Cheers to the life of Malcolm Anderson!

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