MALCOLM ‘MAC’ DEWAR
It is with heartfelt sadness and fond memories that the family announces the passing of Malcolm ‘Mac’ Dewar, of Oyama, who passed away on October 16, 2014 in his 91st year. Mac will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lorna of 58 years, his children Donna (Jim) Lelacheur, Lori (Jim) Blair, Gary (Cheryl) Dewar, Gregg (Heather) Dewar, and grandchildren Keith (Michelle), Kirsten (Aaron), Anna, Kalla (Kyle), Jarred and Liam. He was predeceased by his mother Dora (1936), brother Duncan (1944), and father Donald (1953). Mac was born November 14, 1923 in Vernon and lived all his life in the current family home in Oyama. He joined the Air Force in 1942 and obtained the rank of Flying Officer. In 1945, at the end of World War II he returned to Oyama and took over the orchard from his father.
Mac was a founding and Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion – Oyama Branch #189 and a founding member and treasurer of the Oyama Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the Vernon Fruit Union Board and was Chairman for a time, the Wood Lake Water District Board and the Executive of the Oyama Community Club. His passions included spending time with his family especially boating and waterskiing at their cabin on
Kalamalka Lake. Mac was loving, gentle and kind, patient in nature and strong in character. With his everlasting smile, bright blue eyes, gentle humour and easy ways about him; Mac will be greatly missed by everyone. The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the staff at Lake Country Lodge for their compassionate care of Mac over the past 2 1/2 years.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Mac’s memory to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (2101 – 32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2), or a charity of their choice. A Celebration of Life for Mac will be held on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, B.C. A reception will follow in the Tea Room. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com