Malyk, Michael James (Jim)
Jim passed away quietly at the age of 90 on February 21, 2015. Jim was born in Poland September 22, 1924 and immigrated to Canada as a young boy with his parents Peter and Justina Malyk. The Family settled in Southern Ontario but Jim moved to Nova Scotia as a teenager. At 17 Jim enlisted in the military and served from 1942 to 1948 as a tail gunner in a Lancaster Bomber. While in the service he met the love of his life Eva Idella Seaman. They were married and settled down for good in Liverpool where they operated Malyk’s Grocery Store out of the lower level of their home for more than 40 years. Jim also loved talking with many friends around the world on his Ham Radio and repairing electronics.
Jim was a Past Master of the Masons Zetland Lodge No.9 Liverpool, NS, a member of the Philae Shriners Halifax, NS and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Arbutus #30 Milton, NS.
He was an active member of the community playing golf, curling, and attending the Zion United Church, singing in the choir for over 55 years. He loved music and volunteered by playing the organ to entertain many local seniors right up until the time of his passing.
Jim is survived by his sister Anne Holmes, Delhi ON and many nieces and nephews here in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta. Jim is predeceased by his wife Eva, his brother John and his sister Mary. He will be missed by all of us but especially by his close friends Gail Hemeon and Silvia McCleave.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where a Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star services will be held on Thursday, April 30th at 7 pm. A memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday May 1st at Zion United Church in Liverpool. Reverend Sheila Redden-Smith officiating. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com . The family would like to thank the people of Liverpool for supporting Jim during his later years allowing him to live a long and wonderful life in the community.
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Belinda Wentzell Delong
Jim,you lived a good live,may you RIP
I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was an amazing man. Jim had an amazing grasp on electronics. I once took a tube radio from the 1930s to him for repair. He took me down to his basement and diagnosed the problem in about ten minutes. Instead of using a voltmeter to test the circuit, he used his bare hands! He isolated the problem by taking a series of shocks, wincing a little each time he probed the voltage coming off a capacitor or running out of a tube with his fingers. He was clearly a ‘radio whisperer’ as he massaged the radio’s guts while it was plugged in and running hot. After probing about four spots across the radio’s chassis, starting with the power supply and rectifier, he said that a vacuum tube that was still lit up was not converting the signal voltage the way it should. He replaced the bad tube (which he had in stock!) and as if there was nothing to it, gave me back a working radio for ten bucks. A more than fair price and an even more amazing demonstration of his grasp of electronics.
Clarke & Linda Rafuse
Enjoyed our days with Eastern Star. Jim was such a sweet and likeable fella. Loved his laugh and smile.
Peace to you now, my friend.
Linda and Clarke
To the family of “Jim” Malyk,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. You’ve lost someone who was a special part of your family. May you find comfort in each other and in all the compassion that comes to you at this time.
With deepest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
So sorry for your loss.
I only met Mr Malyk about a year ago, he was always smiling and ready for a chat. Such a sweet man. R.I.P
Bill and Anna Cox
Jim was a gentle man who was proud of his air force service and loyal to his church, lodge and Eastern Star.
Rest in peace my brother, you accepted life as you found it may God provide you an etenal home.
George A Grant
To The Family of Brother “Jim” Malyk:
On behalf of my Lady Winnie and myself, I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to you as a result of the passing of Brother Jim. In addition to his family, Brother Jim’s loss will be felt by the Brethren of his Lodge. A chain has been broken. While grieving his passing, may you find comfort in these words:
Life…..so fragile, Loss….so sudden, Heart….so broken,…in the wake of such a loss, we are haunted by things we don’t, and may never, understand. Yet the solace we seek may not come from answers. So we look for comfort in the belief of love’s everlasting connection. May your love for Brother Jim lift you and hold you close, and give you peace. May you also find peace in knowing that his Brothers will be greeting him as he enters the Grand Lodge above. Travel Well My Brother ~ So Mote It Be!
Also, on Behalf of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia, which are all Masons in Nova Scotia, we express our sincere condolence.
George A. Grant
Immediate Past Grand Master
Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia