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In Memory of LCol (Ret’d) R. Malcolm HYSLOP, OMM, CD

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of LCol (Ret’d) R. Malcolm Hyslop on Saturday, March 2nd,2024 in Ottawa, Ontario.

He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine. He was pre-deceased by his first wife Shirley, parents James & Helen and brother Brian. He will be dearly missed by his sons James and Jonathan as well as his recently found daughter Marie Lynda, his brother Jon (late Ruth) as well as his step-sons, Éric (Tess) and Nicholas (Michelle) and his nine grandchildren.

Also to mourn him are numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and lifelong friends.

Malcolm grew up in Windsor, Ontario where he held the distinction of having the Windsor Star’s largest paper route and after high school a journeyman electrician at Chrysler.  In 1960 Malcolm fulfilled his lifelong dream of serving in the military, joining the Royal Canadian Artillery.  As a young army officer, he convinced his fiancée, Shirley Anne Glenn to finally marry him and together they embarked on a life of adventure.

The army would take the Hyslop family from Petawawa, ON to Germany to Shilo, MB to Gagetown NB and Penhold AB.  Then the travel began.  Malcolm served as a Military Observer in UNFICYP (Cyprus), UNMOGIP (India/Pakistan), UNDOF (Syria) and UNTSO (Israel) before returning to Canada where he was awarded the Order of Military Merit (OMM) for his role with the Multi-National Force in the Sinai Desert. Malcolm’s last and proudest command was the 30th Field Artillery in Ottawa. He was later awarded The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. Until his death, Malcolm was involved as a member of the Regiment Senate and was the President of the Bytown Gunners Order.

Malcolm retired from the army and embarked on a second career; he was the founder of a very successful property management company. Following the death of his first wife Shirley in April, 2001, Malcolm moved to the Caribbean and lived on his boat, “The Grand Passage” moving from Puerto Rico to Saint Maarten.  It was trips home to Ottawa that found him “courting” (his word) Lorraine who would soon become his wife.

Malcolm was grateful that marrying Lorraine gave him another shot at love.  Their marriage was full of travel, laughter, respect and love.  If Malcolm and Lorraine were not on a trip, they were planning one or hosting family in their home.  Europe, Australia, the Caribbean and Central America were all stops on their voyage.  However, Malcolm could make a trip to COSTCO an adventure.  Malcolm loved to end the day with friends and a “wee” dram or a B & B.

Malcolm was curious about all life had to offer, and what it didn’t offer, he took. A ski patroller, football coach, community activist and serving the gunner family were all important roles he played.  Whether taking the train from Glasgow to Beijing or camping in Antarctica for his 80th birthday, Malcolm lived, truly lived every day.  Malcolm loved travelling to foreign lands, meeting new people, learning about the culture and mispronouncing every name and place.  A life driven by duty, honour, love of country and family, especially his family. More than anything Malcolm loved to be surprised by life and surprised it right back.

Funeral to be held at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd, Orléans, ON on Monday, March 18, 2024 with visitation starting at 11:00, followed by a service in the Chapel at 13:00. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Malcolm’s memory to The Ottawa Heart Institute or the Bytown Gunners Order.

 

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Oh Malcolm, so fully present and always a leader with a great story, your absence at our family gatherings will be profound. Adventure on …

Aunt Lorraine ❤️

Miss you already, Malcolm. We lovingly remember our trips, dinners, week-ends at the cottage, and of course, all the euchre games the girls won. Life will not be the same without you. You can rest easy that we will all take good care of Lorraine. XOXO

On behalf of all members of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of LCol Malcolm Hyslop. His long career in service to the guns is an example for us all. Through his overseas deployments, service in Canada, and command of a Reserve artillery regiment, Malcolm demonstrated his dedication to the defence of our country. The many friends he made in the Army, and in his business endeavours post retirement, will no doubt share fond memories of him, and raise glass in his memory. Ubique.

Nous t’offrons nos plus sincères condoléances Lorraine, ainsi qu’à toute la famille, incluant celle de Malcolm. Nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous tous. Malcolm nous a toujours accueilli avec gentillesse et humour. Son sourire était communicatif!

The Guns have lost a life long supporter who will be missed. On behalf of the Royal Canadian Artillery Association please accept our condolences for the passing of a true Gunner. Malcolm was my career manager while we were both serving in the Regular Force. We became reacquainted when I joined 30th Field Regiment RCA as an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel. His dedication to the Bytown Gunners Order and the Regimental Senate was unwavering. LCol(ret’d)/HlCol Murray Beare Acting Chair Royal Canadian Artillery Association.

Mr. Hyslop will be dearly missed but never forgotten! He put up with some shenanigans as I befriended Jonathan in our teen years and Malcolm was patient, accepting, and sometimes even amused… like the time we returned from a late night in the Byward Market with me sporting a shiner over my eye and Jon with bloody knuckles from successfully taking-out the older bigger guys we challenged. Jonathan and James loved and respected their father immensely and it showed in the way they performed at the highest level on the football field. Tough as nails, determined, talented leaders, and team players just like their dad! A toast to Malcolm 🥃

Malcolm filled the room with his wonderful outgoing personality. Brian and I thought the world of Malcolm. We will always remember him taking the lead and making sure Brian’s sign team was the best and the envy of every politician in the city. He was so organized and always kept everyone on their toes. Everyone loved him and he gave all of us our laughs for the day. We will never forget him or his friendship.
We just cannot believe you won’t be here with us, sending us the most interesting and funny emails each day.
RIP our forever friend.
Brian & MJ Coburn

I only had the pleasure of meeting Malcolm a few times but he certainly made an impression. I remember his zest for life and his outgoing personality. He was a charming man who’s spirit will live on in his children, their children and generations to come. What a fine example of what it means to live a full life. We can all learn from Malcolm.

I first met Malcolm at 4 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Petawawa in 1962. We became very good friends and even travelled together, to the World’s Fair in Seattle, in his Morris Mini Minor. There are many stories.
I was at both Malcolm’s weddings and both wives were and are lovely ladies. We met up often over the years and truly enjoyed each other’s company. If I or anyone else needed any kind of help, he was always there.
We will miss you Malcolm. Marian and I bid you farewell old friend.

Jon, I’m so very sorry for your loss. The obituary captured your father so well. Malcolm was one of a kind. I’m thinking of your dad, and you, today. I hope we can get together when I’m next in town and raise a glass to his memory.

Mes sincères condoléances à Lorraine et sa famille. Vous êtes dans mes pensées et prières.

As a retired fighter pilot with Armoured background in the far distant past I was honoured to become a Gunner and eventually a Battery Commander in 30 Field Regiment (The Bytown Gunners) and I hope a friend of Malcolm as well. He was quite a guy and I will be eternally grateful to him for letting me be a soldier again. Both my sons (Paul and Nick) also served the guns of 30 Field and are now senior Gunner Officers. He will be missed!
I will always be grateful To Malcolm for his permitting me to be the last pilot to legitimately wear RCAF pilot wings -they looked good on the “Garrison Dress” of the day and it was definitely the “right thing to do”!

I cannot believe that I never knew you were a sailor! International man of mystery!

Fair winds and following seas Sir!
Ubique!

Jock

CF104 on perch

What a full, rich and exemplary life Malcolm led! His record of service in The Royal Regiment and his unstinting devotion to the well-being of the Bytown Gunners were of a rare high standard. As Colonel Commandant, my every encounter with him was a joy and an encouragement. His was a prominent and valued voice in any group discussion. I will miss it. His sudden and unexpected passing is a hard blow. May the knowledge that so many thought so highly of Malcolm be a source of solace to his family as they, and we, mourn his loss. UBIQUE

My Condolences to the Hyslop family. The coffee club guys will truly miss his presence and conversation with many stories about his life in the military and the places he travelled.

Talking with Malcolm was a highlight of family events. Pretty sure he is still the only family member to understand my work in/ around the foreign service. 🙂 I’ll miss him deeply. James and Jonathan and kids, please know we are thinking and praying for you during this sad time. Wish I could be there in person as I miss you both. Lorraine, you and Malcolm had the loveliest stories about your times traveling. Please take good care. All my love, Kristin (and my mom Denise, and the kids John & Helen)

We were so fortunate to have Malcolm as our next door neighbour! We will always fondly remember all our dinner parties, times in the pool, drinks on each others porches at sunset, driveway talks of which there were many, amazing stories, life advice and your friendship over the years which will be dearly missed. You lived with a vigor & zest for life and travelled to every continent on this earth! Your voice was undeniable. We’re so sorry it’s been silenced now, but you’ll live on in our hearts and minds and that of your family forever. Rest easy Malcolm, see you on the other side.

A wonderful friend, an exceptional Officer, a man of his word ! I was proud to serve with him and to benefit from his service and energy!
Rest in Peace Malcolm

Sincerely regret being unable to attend Malcolm’s celebration of life. We served together in Shilo as neighbours and newlyweds in the early 60s and again together in EBty 2RCHA in the early 70s. I always admired the way Malcolm was able to get things done. It was always a pleasure to meet with him over the years… usually at the Army Mess on a Friday. I will miss him. see

Nos plus sincères sympathies a toi Lorraine et la famille. Malcolm a touché plusieurs personnes dans sa vie. Il sera manquer par tous . Bon courage..xoxo

Malcom and I served in 4CMBG in the mid 60s and also attend the CFCSC in Toronto in 1975. He was a great mate and will be missed by many. My condolences to the family.

Dear Lorraine,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Malcolm. We served together earlier in our careers at Gagetown.
It was over the last few years that we became closer as we were members of the same gym and we were members of the RCL Br 632.
He used to love to get together with Errol Patrick and myself and talk about the old days. We had many a laugh over a few beers.
He was very upbeat about what was going on at 30 FD Regt. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and served with him.
Ubique,
Tom Tomaso

Dearest Lorraine and family…
Dwight and I are so very sorry to hear of Malcolm’s passing…….please know that our thoughts and our prayers are with you all
Huge Hugs and prayers……
Anne and Dwight Delahunt

Malcolm was a very proud Officer with the SSM Bty in Germany in the 1960’s, and was always an interesting officer to share ideas and stories. He added passion to discussions and always had a viewpoint worth considering! We both served together in the Low Level Air Defence Project and appreciated the growth and development of that capability.

Chère Lorraine.
À toi, toute ta famille et celle de Malcolm, je veux vous souhaiter mes plus sincères condoléances suite à son décès. Je suis de tout coeur avec vous durant cette épreuve et mes pensées vous accompagnent.

Chère Marie Lynda, Nous sommes de tout cœur avec toi dans ces moments de tristesse.
Nos sincères condoléances à toi, à ta nouvelle famille ainsi qu’aux amis.
Tes cousines Fernande, Jeanine, Gaétane, Ginette ainsi que Normand, Fanny et Kevin.

Chère Lorraine .
Je tiens à t’exprimer mes plus sincères condoléances. Mes pensées sont avec toi et ta famille.

Lorraine, Eric, Tess, Emma, Brian and Alyssa,
Sending you our deepest condolences on the loss of Malcolm. It is never easy to lose a loved one but know you are surrounded by loved ones to help you navigate these sad moments. Hugs to you all.

To Lorraine and family we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Deepest sympathy.

Nicole & Dennis
Friends of family

I worked with Malcolm at the golf course and he was a great guy and mentor. He always had a story to tell and I knew he had been around the world and could always count on him to make the day a little more interesting. Even with his recent health challenges he was always upbeat and always had a smile for me when I came to work. He certainly contributed to our country and for that I am grateful. I would be there to pay my respects, but I am away unfortunately. I hope that all of his friends and family find peace and know that he will be missed
Russ

My condolences to family and friends for your loss.

Any moment I spent with Malcolm was always a time of learning and listening. He always had great stories to tell about traveling, being in the army and just about any topic. I will miss his stories and his sense of humour.

Safe travels my friend.
Luc Grondin and family

A beautiful and poignant ceremony, my deepest condolences to the family. I was speaking with Malcolm at a unit function a few months ago, little did I know how fortunate I was to have that last conversation. He was my first unit CO when I joined the 30th Field Regiment. I look back, as one of the first female gunners in the unit, and appreciate how encouraging he was with respect to supporting the inclusion of women in the occupation. Ahead of his time, he will be missed.

Malcolm was a gentleman. Whenever we met, or would get together as friends with him and Lorraine, we always enjoyed the company and his stories as well as knowledge.
Our condolences to the family.
Gilles and Nicole Champoux

I will miss him. A wonderful person and a great travelling companion. I just wish we could go on another trip together.

Moscow Vladivostok

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