Malcolm Hugh MacLeod, P.Eng.

December 23, 1933 - October 24, 2021

December 23, 1933 to October 24, 2021. Malcolm Hugh MacLeod, eighty-seven years of age, died peacefully at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Born in Toronto, raised in Collingwood, Malcolm attended Royal Military College and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Civil Engineering Degree. Malcolm was travelling in Europe when he met Carole on the ski slopes in 1959 and they were married in May 1962 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. They then lived in The Hague, Netherlands for several months while Malcolm completed a graduate course in Aerial Surveying/Photogrammetric Engineering at the International Training Center in Delft. They made their home(s) in Toronto, ON (1962-70); Georgetown, ON (70-97) before moving to Salt Lake City, UT in 1997.

Malcolm loved to travel and was often able to find opportunities to present his innovative ideas around the world traveling to South Africa, Russia, Germany and Finland. A man ahead of his time, he was a futurist and a visionary. 

Malcolm was a devoted Dad and proud G’dad/Ducks and together with Carole they raised four children, daughter Kimberly and three sons, Malcolm (Kelly), Stephen (Judy) and Andrew (Kendra). He will be lovingly remembered by his ten grands, Courtney (James), Laura, Liam, Scott, Elise, Sean, Laird, Sam, Emily (Aaron), and Jeff. 

All his life Malcolm embraced outdoor life! He was an avid skier, mountain biker, and windsurfer. He passed this love of the outdoors onto his family. Winters were spent on the slopes at Caledon and summers on the East Coast with the last week reserved for family camp at Kitchikewana. Family gatherings always meant many games of cribbage to see who would capture the title of “King or Queen of Crib”.

Married for 59 years, Malcolm and Carole spent many anniversaries at the Shaw Festival followed by picnics. Their love of the Arts and Sciences continued to be a big part of their life in Salt Lake City where they attended symphonies at the Abravanel Hall and lectures at the University of Utah. Malcolm enjoyed everything the outdoor life had to offer in Utah - skiing and mountain biking every chance he got.

Later in life, diagnosed with a slow progressing Alzheimer’s, Carole was Malcolm’s caregiver extraordinaire. The family is most grateful to Dr. Susan Cochella and the staff at University of Utah Health for the care and kindness shown to both Malcolm and Carole. 

Malcolm made an impression on everyone he met, with his gregarious attitude and zest for life. He lived each day like his next hand was the elusive “29” hand. The next time you’re at Caledon you may hear him yodeling as he cruises down the slopes for that second last run! Have a Group Hug and think of Malcolm!

A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:00 am followed by coffee and pastries at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. A Celebration of Life will take place in Ontario in the spring - date and time TBD.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of your choice.