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Charlton; Malcolm Anthony

Posted By Obits On March 18, 2014 @ 7:38 pm In Obituaries | 52 Comments

Charlton;

CHARLTON – Malcolm Anthony, 67, of Liverpool, formerly of Montreal.  It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of a dear husband and father on Sunday, March 16, 2014. 

             Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was the son of the late Earl and Agnes-Marie Charlton (MacKenzie).  

Malcolm’s pride and joy was his family, which included not only his wife and daughter, but his dear friends and fellow Masons.  He felt it an honour and a privilege to be elected Worshipful Master of Zetland Lodge #9, his only regret is that he was too ill to serve.

Malcolm’s passion lay in radio and television production, an industry that saw him produce and direct numerous documentaries and variety programming, work in the CBC national radio newsroom and run the CBC Montreal newsroom.  Malcolm was director of Hockey Night in Canada for nine years and was at the helm of National finals in a multitude of other important sports broadcasts, and later worked at CTV Montreal and 940News prior to his retirement. Even in retirement though, Malcolm could not stay away.  He was a significant presence from the outset at Liverpool’s QCCR radio before starting his own daily news site, Queens County Close-up.

Malcolm leaves to mourn his loving wife of 45 years, Linda (Ridley), his daughter Phaedra (Jamie Huskins), special friend Kathleen Quinlan, new and old friends and Masonic brothers, all of whom offered Malcolm such overwhelming support. 

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool.   Visitation to be held at Chandlers’ on Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Funeral service will be held at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool, March 24, 2014, at 11:00am, Fr Keith Billard officiating.  Reception immediately following at the Trinity Anglican Church Hall. Burial will be at a later date.  No flowers by request.  Donations may be made to the Queens Branch of the SPCA, PO Box 2012, Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0 Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

The family would particularly like to thank Dr. Norah Mogan and the staff at Queens General for their thoughtful and compassionate care of the entire family during Malcolm’s final hours. 

 

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Condolence from Pamela Foley on March 19th, 2014 2:58 am

to the family and extended family of Malcolm, I just want to take this moment to wish you all the best during this difficult time, not only from me but from my co-workers at Home Hardware, we know he will be missed by many

Condolence from Chuck and Deb Taylor on March 19th, 2014 4:14 am

To you all Malcolm’s family, we send our condolences . We all were blessed to have known such a wonderful man. He forever will live in many thoughts and hearts for just that reason. May you all hold each other close and accept all the support and love that you will receive from the community and friends from here in Liverpool and far.

God Bless all and Phaedra thank God you are close to your Mom to help her through this very hard time.
all our best Deb and Chuck

Condolence from Cathie Pearl-Wentzell on March 19th, 2014 4:21 am

Phaedra & family,

My experiences with Malcolm were not many, but whether in person or via Queens County Close Up, two words come to mind: gentleman and professional. Take comfort in your memores.

Condolence from Janet and George Fletcher on March 19th, 2014 4:22 am

We were sorry to hear about Malcolm. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.

Condolence from David A Whynott of mersey point on March 19th, 2014 5:36 am

I am sorry to hear of Malcolm’s passing. I have known Malcolm for several years through his time at QCCR and through Lodge, Malcolm also became a customer when I was still working and very nice and understanding person. He will be missed by many.
My condolences go out to his family.

Condolence from Hudson Foga on March 19th, 2014 5:46 am

It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Malcolm in Montréal. He was a kind, friendly, good man. Please accept my condolences. I share your sadness.

Condolence from joe&marilyn winters on March 19th, 2014 5:46 am

so sorry to hear about malcom’s passing. he was always a good friend and a brother to joe. I still smile as I remember malcom helping me on the computer. he had the patience of jobe. he will be missed .

Condolence from Karla Kaminski on March 19th, 2014 5:57 am

I’m sorry to hear about Malcom’s passing. My sincerest condolences to the whole family. I was very fortunate to have known Malcolm at the beginning of my career at CTV News. In fact, he was the one who interviewed me for my internship and gave me my first shot in the news business. He asked me who inspired me the most, and I told him it was my parents. That got his attention, and I knew then how important family was to him. I wish you strength through these difficult times, and comfort.
Karla

Condolence from Leigh Hempel on March 19th, 2014 6:25 am

Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May you find comfort with all the memories.
LEIGH

Condolence from Melanie, Peter, Olivia Pisano on March 19th, 2014 7:23 am

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you. Our hearts are with you and know that you are surrounded by the love of many. Love, Melanie, Peter and Olivia.

Condolence from Stef & Rob (Arrizza) Da Silva and Family on March 19th, 2014 7:34 am

Our deepest sympathies – Although we cannot be there in person, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are thinking of you all during this time of sorrow. Lots of love from Montreal xoxox

Condolence from Shirley and Paul Neals on March 19th, 2014 7:37 am

So very sorry to hear of Malcolm passing away! God bless you all!

Condolence from Gail Ridley on March 19th, 2014 7:59 am

I’m sorry to hear that Malcolm. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from judy quinn on March 19th, 2014 8:12 am

so sorry about his passing my thaughts and prayers are with you and family friends

Condolence from Merv Bernadette Hartlen on March 19th, 2014 8:14 am

Phaedra and Family

Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Merv and Bernadette

Condolence from Bob Vickers on March 19th, 2014 8:41 am

You know you have my sincerest sympathies in the loss of a father, husband and my very best friend. May God bless and comfort you.

Condolence from Donald and Diane White on March 19th, 2014 9:15 am

Phaedra and family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Peter Schiavi on March 19th, 2014 9:47 am

My condolences to the family. Malcolm was a talented Producer/Director at CTV and was always a professional and a gentleman.

Peter

Condolence from Audrey Seddon on March 19th, 2014 10:08 am

My sincere condolences on the death of Malcolm. I knew him through his vivacious participation in the Montreal BBS community during the 1980s and 1990s where he went by the name of “Pix Slicer”. We enjoyed many conversations and I appreciated his wisdom. He will be deeply missed.

Condolence from Karen, Johnny, Frankie and Matthew Famulski on March 19th, 2014 10:36 am

Very sorry to hear the news of Malcolm’s passing. He has always been a blessing to our family. I have many fond memories of him and he will continue to live in my heart. My thoughts and prayers to all his loved ones.

Condolence from Dale and Blaine Whynott on March 19th, 2014 11:31 am

We are so fortunate that Malcolm and his family chose to come to our little town. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. Our condolences to Phaedra, Linda and family.

Condolence from Walter and Sherri Miller on March 19th, 2014 12:32 pm

Linda,Phaedra and family,

We are so sorry for your loss,your Dad was a very friendly man who was well liked by everyone.Our condolences to you and keep his memories close.

Condolence from Janice Mitchell on March 19th, 2014 12:39 pm

Phaedra and family…..I was saddened to hear of Malcolm’s illness and then his passing. May you and your family find peace and comfort in the loved ones who surround you during this difficult time.

Condolence from judy boutilier on March 19th, 2014 12:50 pm

Phaedra and family-so sorry for your lose , may you fine comfort with your friends and family in this terrible time in your lives.

Condolence from Gerald & Vina Moses on March 19th, 2014 1:52 pm

We will miss Malcolm and his facebook shares. Malcolm had a wry sense of humour that Gerald appreciated, was my mentor at QCCR & without whom I could not have become a DJ. We loved his Queens County Closeup and he shared his artistic abilities in whatever he put his mind and hand to. We send our condolences to Linda and Phaedra and family and his many friends. He will be remembered fondly and with gratitude for his help in our lives. Ger & Vi

Condolence from MOSE PERSICO on March 19th, 2014 2:55 pm

Malcolm,
May you rest in peace .
Thank-you for all the laughs and great years we shared in the newsroom. Side by side, you taught me a lot about keeping one’s cool during a live newscast!
Warm blessings to the entire family.
Mose

Condolence from Lannie and Judy Francis on March 19th, 2014 6:18 pm

Phaedra, Jamie and family, Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Hold those memories close and they will help you.

Condolence from Debra Arbec on March 19th, 2014 6:33 pm

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Malcolm’s passing. I worked with Malcolm very closely at Pulse News. He was directing when I did my audition at the TV station. He was professional, extremely supportive, and a calm voice for a very nervous young journalist. I am forever grateful for that. We subsequently worked together for several years on the late show. I am lucky to have worked with him and considered him a friend. My deepest condolences to his wife and family.
Debra Arbec

Condolence from Susan MacLeod on March 19th, 2014 6:46 pm

Linda, Phaedra and family. I am so deeply sorry that we no longer have Malcolm. I liked him from our first introduction. He was so very talented in the technical field and was an asset to our community in so many ways. He certainly will be missed. My sincere condolences to you all. Susan MacLeod

Condolence from Robert Quinn on March 19th, 2014 11:50 pm

Malcolm was a great help to us in promoting our business, Atlantic Archery, for which we are sincerely grateful. Our sincere condolences to his family at this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on March 20th, 2014 10:50 am

To the family of the late Malcolm Charlton,

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

With Sincere Condolences,

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Jessica Van Dyne-Evans on March 20th, 2014 1:12 pm

I knew Malcolm for probably three years, during which time he delighted me with his zest and love for Queens County and his courtliness and kindliness. He was a funny, engaging fellow that taught whenever he talked. We are all poorer for his passing.

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on March 20th, 2014 1:35 pm

Phaedra & family:

So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We knew him mostly from Church and he was a very gentle, kind and friendly person. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time

Condolence from Mike Duffy on March 20th, 2014 7:32 pm

To Malcolm’s beloved family.
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Malcolm’s passing.
He was a warm, generous , and talented man.
We had many happy times working together.
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Mike Duffy
Cavendish, pei

Condolence from John and Pam Winters on March 21st, 2014 4:48 am

Phaedra and Linda,

Malcolm was true gentleman, a genuine professional and a significant asset to the community. We are all the poorer for his passing.

John and Pam Winters

Condolence from Bruce and Melanie Inglis on March 21st, 2014 9:42 am

Linda and Phaedra,

Malcolm was only here a few years but he has left a lasting legacy on his chosen home and those lucky enough to call him a friend. His passion for things important to him was second to none. His grace during his short illness will not be forgotten. We will miss him very much. May your many fond memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

Bruce and Melanie

Condolence from Evie and Ed Fisher on March 21st, 2014 11:50 am

Sorry to hear about Malcolm passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Peter&Joanie Davies on March 22nd, 2014 6:51 am

Thinking of you at this difficult time, peace, love and comfort be with you.

Condolence from Pamela Ditchoff on March 22nd, 2014 7:55 am

I hope you may find some comfort in knowing that so many were touched by Malcom’s kindness, intelligent, wit and obvious love of life. He eyes shined with all three. My thoughts are with you Mary and Phaedra.

Condolence from Cookie Trainor on March 22nd, 2014 8:31 am

Sorry to hear about Malcolm’s passing. I will certainly miss him. He was a great help to me when I did my first commercial at QCCR. I also miss reading Queens County Closeup. He always kept everyone up to date on what was happening in Queens County. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Cookie

Condolence from Leon & Norma Robertson on March 22nd, 2014 10:53 am

We are so sorry to hear of Malcolm passing. He was a great person and always enjoyed talking with him. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Leon & Norma

Condolence from David Knapp on March 22nd, 2014 12:28 pm

Sending heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Malcolm was key part of the CBC Montreal news team back in the seventies and we continued to keep in touch over the years.
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
David Knapp LVO
Burlington Ontario

Condolence from Sarita Elman on March 23rd, 2014 12:12 am

It was always a joy to work with Malcolm in the TV newsroom of CBC-Montreal. More recently, although miles apart, we also shared our love of dogs via Facebook.
My deepest condolences to Malcolm’s family.
Sarita

Condolence from Linda and Jim Smith on March 23rd, 2014 4:08 am

Linda and Phaedra:
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Malcolm and extend or thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

Kindest regards,

Linda and Jim Smith

Condolence from Barb and Lorne Redmond on March 23rd, 2014 4:35 pm

It was my privilege to serve with Malcolm for a full year on the board of the Ukulele Ceilidh. When Malcolm offered an opinion or gave advice, it was clear he had experience and knowledge behind him. Proving it’s indeed a small world, Lorne later became Malcolm’s Lodge brother. Our sincerest condolences to all the family on the passing of a most gracious and talented man.

Condolence from David Whynot on March 24th, 2014 9:15 am

I,am very sorry to hear of Malcolm,s i remember when he started to do a radio show called Q CC R and than he started his own daily news site Queens County close up and listen to him on Q C CR every night he is now with Margie and all the gang in heaven he will be missed by all who knew him from all around the community our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time god bless you all

Condolence from Martin and Myles on March 24th, 2014 9:40 am

Linda, Phaedra and Family:

Today we attended the funeral of a gentle, kind, generous and talented man. Malcolm’s loss will be significantly felt throughout our community. His commitment and passion for his causes was second to none. With a wonderful combination of seriousness and humour, he managed to make those around him feel good about themselves and very special.

Condolence from James Whynot on March 25th, 2014 1:55 am

So sorry to hear about Malcolm passing away. May he rest in peace and may thoughts and prayers goes out to his family and wife. May God bless all of you.

Condolence from Ward and Sandra Grantham on March 25th, 2014 8:28 am

Our prayers go out to Malcolm wife, Linda, and to his daughter Phaedra. A life taken way to early. I am proud to have know Mac and to have called him friend.

Condolence from David Young on March 29th, 2014 7:07 pm

My condolences to Malcolm’s family.

I had the privilege to be directed by him in the Winds of Change production of Angel Street, and found him to very wise, likeable, and generous.

Cry not because they have gone, but smile because they were here!

Condolence from Dave Maynard on March 31st, 2014 7:04 am

A donation has been made by Bell to the NOVA SCOTIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY QUEENS COUNTY BRANCH in memory of Malcolm Charlton.

On behalf of all CTV Montreal employess, our deepest condolences for your loss.

Dave

Condolence from Don Perron //Sandra Gobby on September 20th, 2015 10:26 pm

I just heard the sad news,Sandra and I offer you our sincere condolences. It has been almost 45 years since our time with the both of you in Montreal at St. Dominic’s. God bless

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