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Malcolm Mac Sinclair

Date of Death: August 7, 2018



June 15, 1934 – August 7, 2018

Malcolm “Mac” Sinclair passed away peacefully on August 7, 2018.  He had been a resident at Mountain Lake Senior’s Facility in Nelson, for the past 2 years.

Mac was born in the City of Westminister, London, England on June 15, 1934.   In the spring of 1939, he and family visited Mexico, where his Grandfather lived at that time.  Within a year, he and family immigrated to Canada, setting up residence in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Mac finished his elementary and high school education.  He then attended Dalhousie University, Halifax, to earn his engineering and teaching degrees.

After a time spent as a high school teacher, he went back to school to earn his master’s degree in mechanical engineering.  It was also around this time that he became a licensed pilot to fly private aircraft.  Eventually Mac made his way to B.C., where he taught math and physics at the Selkirk College Castlegar campus until his retirement.

During Mac’s time at Selkirk College, he met his future wife Lee, through their mutual interest in and love of dogs.  Mac would smile and say “Lee is the dog trainer.  I’m the dog owner”; typical of his endearing sense of humour.  He and Lee purchased a home in Nelson, which was built in 1899.  Mac set about completing a full home restoration, with his unique ability to take on just about anything, and with his usual high standards of operation.

Mac is survived by his wife, Lee, brother, Nick (Rose), stepchildren Daryl, Linda and Kyle (Lynne), grandchildren, Amanda, Nick, Laura, Adam, Bryan, great grandchild, Jaxon and nephews and nieces (all Sinclairs) Roderick, Geoffrey, Matthew, Emily, James and Nicole.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Taghum Hall on Friday, September 7th, at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Friend

Lee & family,
I am sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. He was a lovely man. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Joey Gatchell

From: Christine McCandlish
Relation: acquaintance

Condolences and hugs to Lee and family.

From: Angus Graeme
Relation: A friend and former Selkirk College colleague

Dear Lee and the Sinclair family; my sincere condolences over the passing of dear Mac. He was one of the first instructors to mentor me at Selkirk when I joined in 1992. An amazing educator, loved his students, a wonderful colleague, and such an infectious laugh! I will miss seeing him at college events which he made such an effort to attend. In my thoughts, Angus

From: Paul & Gwen Cavanaugh
Relation: Friend and neighbour

We are so sorry to hear that Mac has passed on. We will always have fond rembrances of our friend and neighbour, and we send our love and condolences to Lee and family.

From: Johan Mason
Relation: Former volunteer at Broader Horizons

Mac was always the friendly face in the crowd. It was a real pleasure to know him.

From: Ben Aubin
Relation: Student of him

I very much enjoyed Mac as a math instructor at Selkirk College; he was always smiling and in a good mood on top of knowing the subject really well. In the following years it was nice running into him at various places. He was a very fine human being.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
September 7, 2018
Beginning at 1:00pm

Taghum Hall

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Taghum Hall on Friday, September 7th, at 1:00 pm.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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