Our love & support to Malcolm's Family

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Our love & support to Malcolm's Family

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After having a beautiful Christmas with his family, Malcolm Richards suffered a stroke before passing peacefully on 28 December. Malcolm's generous, caring and positive nature means he will be missed by everyone he touched. A loving and devoted husband to Marianna and father of Filipe (3), Pedro (6) and Lucas (18), nothing was more important to him than family.

A bit about Malcolm

Malcolm had lived in Fox Glacier for 17 years and worked in a job he loved with Fox Glacier Guides for this entire time. Malcolm always went above and beyond for everyone, a great listener with thoughtful advice that would be dispensed with a good dose of humor. He was the ultimate YES man, he had the biggest heart and there were no limits to the help or support he would give.

Malcolm was the main volunteer ambulance officer and he served the Search & Rescue team and Civil Defense. Through his years in these roles he has supported both the Fox community and visitors making them feel safe and comfortable in their times of need. He was also a wedding celebrant!

He had beaten cancer twice and had been cancer free for approx. 10 years. Because of this his life insurance didn't cover medical events and he was therefore uninsured in this instance. Malcolm was the sole income provider for the household, supporting Marianna and their young family.

If you can give a little, it would be very appreciated.

Thank you.

Elaine Scott's involvement (page creator)

A brother and sister the world gave me.

Use of funds

All funds go directly to Marianna to help with living costs through the initial period of grieving.

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Jess
Jess 2 days ago
Thinking of you all, who were so clearly loved and adored by Malcolm. In memory of a shared childhood, made richer and funnier by Malcolm being part of it.
$100
Gary, Charlotte & Charlie
Gary, Charlotte & Charlie 3 days ago
Sending love
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Maria Eugenia
Maria Eugenia 5 days ago
I can't imagine what you and the boys must be going through. Very sorry for your loss.
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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 15 Jan 2022
$1,000
Michelle and Graeme
Michelle and Graeme on 13 Jan 2022
Malcolm married us on Fox Glacier in August 2020 - he was amazing and helped make our special day perfect. Thinking of Marianna and family.
$250

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