Memorable Manitobans: Wilbert Guy “Bert” Malcom (1895-1980)
Born at Winnipeg on 24 September 1895, son of David Malcom and Maude Adeline Dixon (1877-1964), he served with the 100th and 78th Battalions during the First World War and received the Military Medal. He returned from military duty and joined the family business, Malcom Construction. He served as President of the Winnipeg Builders' Exchange (1951), Winnipeg Executives Association (1964), and Canadian Construction Association (1955).
On 19 May 1923, he married Mary Greig (1894-1977) and they had four children: David “Bud” Malcom (1929-1999), Wilberta Mary “Berta” Malcom (?-2002), E. Jean Malcom (?-2008, wife of Jim Saul), and Allison M. Malcom (1928-2022, wife of Gildas Laurent Molgat). He was a member of the Khartum Shriners, Winnipeg Kiwanis Club (President), and Canukeena Club (President, 1940-1941).
He died at the Deer Lodge Hospital on 11 September 1980 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.
Birth registration [Willbert Guy Malcolm], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Wilbert Guy Malcom, Mary Greig], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Mary Malcom], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 February 1977, page 30.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1980, page 110.
Obituary [David Malcom], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1999.
Obituary [Wilberta Mary Malcom], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 2002.
Obituary [Jean Malcom Saul], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 2008.
Obituary [Allison Malcom Molgat], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 2022.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 November 2022