Malcolm Enoch McAllister

November 9, 2020 9 Condolences Print Obituary

January 14, 1935-October 23, 2020

Malcolm was born to James and Mildred McAllister and was raised on a farm near Warburg, Alberta. Early on he thrived on all things mechanical taking a lead role helping his father. In 1954 he began his aviation career by getting his private pilot’s license at Edmonton Flying Club and then apprenticing as an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) for Pacific Western Airways (PWA) at the Edmonton Municipal Airport. Malcolm’s love of flying led him to move north to Yellowknife, NWT in 1956 to work as an AME at PWA. In 1958 he got his first commercial pilot’s job flying for Koenen’s Air Service; he became a highly skilled bush pilot who knew the western and central high Arctic well, flying there until retirement in the 1990s in Edmonton. His retirement travels included East Asia and Israel.

Malcolm was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Darlene, sister Roselyn, brother, Ross and many cousins. He leaves to mourn his sons Ken (Hiroko) Tokyo, James, Vancouver, Dwayne (Sherry) Edmonton and daughter Maria (Paul) Vancouver, their mother Doris and grandchildren Sean, Kent, Antoine and Jasmine. The family wishes to thank Leila Naran, social worker at U of A Hospital, and the AHS Home Care Team, for their professionalism and caring support.

The funeral will be held 10 am on November 12 at Trinity Funeral Home, Edmonton. Internment to follow at Union Cemetery, Warburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Friendship Senior’s Society https://www.ofss.org/

A believer in the Lord, Malcolm is now resting with Jesus

 

  1. My condolences in Malcolms passing. He lived a full life and was proud of all his children.

    • My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family in your time of bereavement.

    • My condolences to the entire family in this time of loss. His obituary certainly conveys that he was a man who was hardworking and an adventurous spirit

  2. Dear Cousins:

    We are so sorry for your loss. The loss of a parent is a tremendous blow. Please take good care of yourselves and your families. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Bart, Jill, Carin and Caleb Holmes

  3. Our hearts mourn with the children and family of Malcolm. May you all find peace for your souls and strength in the days to come. He raised some wonderful children!

  4. My condolences in Malcom’s passing. Malcom’s life was not an easy one, but his strong religious faith was his compass, and I am happy to know that he is now comfortably resting in the warmth of God’s arms.

  5. The Myles family want to send our deepest condolences to your family . May you have many great memories of your dad, grandpa and father in law. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

    • Dear Eli, Cindy and family,
      Thank you very much for your thoughtful message. We truly appreciate your loyal friendship to our family. Blessings, Maria, Dwayne, Bryan James, Ken McAllister

  6. Our deepest sympathies go out to all the family. May God comfort you and give you his peace

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