Zoongih Kabawih Mushkodeh Bizhikih Inini
Standing Strong Buffalo Man
September 15, 1933 - October 30, 2019
On October 30, 2019, Arthur Malcolm passed away from a lengthy illness at the Ste. Rose General Hospital surrounded by his family and loved ones.
His love and legacy lives on through his sons Stephen (Elizabeth), Mike (Bonnie), Alvin (Lorraine), Marcel (Treasure) and Blaine, his daughters Bev and Sharon (Doug) Shuttleworth, his siblings Marie (Dan) Monkman, RoseAnna (Frankie) Desjarlais, Andrew (Annie) Malcolm, Louie (Bernice) Malcolm, Christopher, Suzette, Jeannine, Gary (Muriel), Patsy, Virginia (Michael Campbell), and Yvette (Erv Tycholiz), his sisters-in-law Irene Spence, Delia Suderland, Valerie Edwards, his brother-in-law Steven Monkman, his companion Marlene Edwards along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Arthur was predeceased by his wife Lillian, his parents John Robert and Catherine Malcolm, in-law Jerry and Louisa Monkman, his daughter Shirley, his son Wayne, his granddaughter Ayla and great granddaughter Bella, his sister Agnes, Freda, Rita, his brother Patrick, and in-laws Breena, Olga, Dan, Jimmy, John and Cecile.
Arthur was born in Sandy Bay and grew up on the Ebb and Flow First Nation. He attended Sandy Bay School. In 1952, he married his wife Lillian and they had 9 children. He was an avid cow/calf rancher on his family farm. Prior to married, Arthur worked for CN and then worked as a farmhand in Waldersee and surrounding area. He always provided for his family. Arthur did commercial fishing in the winter months and from time to time he would do some trapping where he acquired and received numerous awards for the best muskrat pelts. He was an active member of the LakeRiders Snowmobile Club and held the title of President. Art participated in the Ebb and Flow Church Group. He was incredibly gifted in his ability to play many different musical instruments. Art played the fiddle, guitar, banjo, organ, keyboard and the piano. Art played in a band with his wife Lillian in the 60's and 70's where they played in various venues. He passed on his talent and love of music to his children who continue to play in their own bands throughout the prairie provinces.
Arthur honored the gift of spirituality and language; he spoke Anishinaabe every day and ensured that all of his children spoke their language as well. He was a traditional dancer who danced in many pow wows. Art enjoyed traditional drumming and ceremony. He was gifted and was a Sweat Lodge Conductor and many times he would take his beautiful horse Candy to attend the sundances and escort her into the lodge for prayer and gifts for the people. What a honor it was to see the people show gratitude for the beautiful presence of Mishtatim (horse).
Arthur had a love of harvesting traditional medicine and foods, inheriting the skills from his mother Noonoose; tapping the maple syrup trees. He will always be known for the loved he had for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed and looked forward to their visits, always playful in his teasing. He lived to hear their laughter, taking them on horse and sleigh rides in the winter and out on the land whenever time and weather allowed. Art had a nickname for each of his grandchildren. He was always joyful. He loved life and his family and friends. He was grounded through his strong belief in spirituality and ceremony. Family meant everything to Arthur.
Arthur spent the past 23 years with his faithful and loving companion Marlene Edwards. Special great grandchild of the Edwards family Kieran Edwards whom he called Sarah-es spent many loving times with Papa and Kookoo.
Arthur drove the school bus in Ebb and Flow for 47 years until he was 75 years old. He loved horses, snowmobiles and cars as he loved anything that went fast. Art was a regular player in many of the horse racing events at the Assiniboine Downs and local fair events and rodeos
Although Arthur will be greatly missed by his family, we feel blessed with the gift of Love, Laughter, Joy and Kindness that he taught all of us. We are forever thankful for the time we had with him as our father and grandpa. Thank you to all of his dear friends and family who shared his beautiful life!
Love you Forever, Zoongih Kabawih Mushkodeh Bizhikih Inini.
Wake and Prayer Services began on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Ebb and Flow Community Complex, Ebb and Flow, MB
Funeral Service was held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Ebb and Flow Community Complex, Ebb and Flow, MB
Interment in the Ebb and Flow Cemetery
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