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MALCOLM (SCOTTY) MACPHAIL (published on January 06, 2010)



MALCOLM (SCOTTY) MACPHAIL It is with love and fond memories that we announce the passing of Malcolm Scotty MacPhail on January 2 2010, peacefully at home. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Malcolm was born on January 17 1934 in Rothesay, The Isle of Bute, Scotland. He moved to Canada in 1951 at the age of 17, where he met his wife Joy Blake in Transcona and they were married in 1954. He leaves to mourn his wife of 55 years, Joy and their children Callum, Lynne Millar (Rick) and Duncan. His grandchildren Ryan MacPhail (Glenda), Krysta MacPhail, Brevvon MacPhail, Shayne MacPhail and his great-grandchildren Brenden and Paisley MacPhail. His brothers George Lawrence of Transcona, his sisters Jean Lindsay of Norfolk, England, and Islay Doctor of West Vancouver, BC, his brother James MacPhail of Pender Harbour, BC, Many nieces and nephews that he loved, along with his very special friends Joe Bernard and Gail McKay who are like family, and many friends throughout the years. Dad spent most of his working years as a CNR Police Constable, Retiring in 1990 after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and consequently became a member of the Khartoum Temple Shriners Pipe Band as a drummer. In his early years he was a member of the Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band as well as the 402 Fighter Squadron Airforce Pipe Band. Dad, along with Mom, delivered Meals on Wheels for over 15 years, retiring in 2009. They took great pride in this service and helping the community. He had a passion for fishing, duck hunting, and the camp at Netley Marsh. But nothing beat his passion and dedication towards being an avid member of the CN Gym (The Kathy Markoff Fitness Centre) and the steerperson of the gym's Dragon Boat team for many years. Throughout Dad's illness we have many people to thank, starting with Dr. Peter Tomy and his staff, Dr. Piotr Czaykowski and his assistant Denise of CancerCare MB and all the staff of the 3rd floor chemo for their heartfelt care. The dedicated staff of Health Sciences Centre, Richard Kozar, Dad's palliative nurse at home and the Home Care staff Dawn, Elke, Nicholas and Wojciech for taking special care of Dad while he was at home. A special Thank-you to Michele Fontaine of Shoppers Drug Mart MB clinic at 777 Sherbrook for her professionalism combined with compassion and understanding. Also to Bill Blaikie for the honour of having him to officiate the ceremony. Funeral service to be held Friday, January 8 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at the Transcona Funeral Chapel, 1800 Day St. If friends so desire donations may be made in Dad's memory to CancerCare Manitoba, Manitoba Lung Association or a charity of one's choice. If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, We'd walk right up to heaven And bring you back again . . . Forever in our hearts.


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