Malcom Lancaster Obituary

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Malcom Carl Lancaster

January 10, 1922 - July 22, 2013
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Lancaster, Malcom Carl. 91, Halifax, died 22 July 2013. Born January 10, 1922 in Athol, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Malcom was one of 12 children born to the late William and Elizabeth (Turner) Lancaster. Malcom joined the Navy in March 1942, spending 309 days on the H.M.C.S. Hamilton in 1943. The Navy brought him to Nova Scotia where he fell in love with the Atlantic Ocean and his late wife, Margaret. At the end of his naval career, he captained a harbour patrol boat in the Halifax Harbour. After leaving the Navy he drove transport trucks in the Naval Dockyard and later became a heavy equipment operator. While driving transport...
Lancaster, Malcom Carl. 91, Halifax, died 22 July 2013. Born January 10, 1922 in Athol, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Malcom was one of 12 children born to the late William and Elizabeth (Turner) Lancaster. Malcom joined the Navy in March 1942, spending 309 days on the H.M.C.S. Hamilton in 1943. The Navy brought him to Nova Scotia where he fell in love with the Atlantic Ocean and his late wife, Margaret. At the end of his naval career, he captained a harbour patrol boat in the Halifax Harbour. After leaving the Navy he drove transport trucks in the Naval Dockyard and later became a heavy equipment operator. While driving transport trucks, Malcom represented the Halifax Dockyard in truck rodeos, winning several awards for skilled driving. Malcom was a devoted and beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by daughters Pam (Mrs. Renato Gasparetto), Halifax; and Margo (Mrs. Ross Sullivan), Moncton, N.B.; sister Barbara Baker; grandchildren Beth Sullivan and Angela, Amy and Michael Gasparetto; great-grandson, Francesco Malcolm; many nieces and nephews in Ontario, including Linda, Shirley, Irene and Roxy; and dear friends Sharon and Bev Sheppard. Funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday August 1st at Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. Visitation at 10am, followed by the funeral service. Private committal service to follow. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the IWK. To view or send a condolence to the family please visit:www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com

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