In Celebration of

Malcolm Alexander Smeaton

February 23, 1950 -  June 21, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Malcolm Alexander Smeaton who died peacefully but suddenly at home in Toronto, Ontario, on June 21, 2020, at the age 70. Leaving to mourn his wife of 40 years Judy Stamp; his children: Heather, Samantha (Shawn), Samuel (Erin), Jacqueline (Leighland) , and William J. Smeaton. Also left to mourn are siblings: Jim (Donalda), Marjory (Blair); and grandchildren: Maya, Ella, Georgia, Isaiah, Eli, Luka, and Ezra. Predeceased by his parents William James and Jessie, sister Dorothy, and brother Edward.

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1950, Malcolm leaves behind a large circle of family, friends and colleagues from the Ontario Public Service and beyond, where he worked for over 25 years pioneering policy and program development in the areas of labour relations, security, pandemic planning, and business continuity. He was known for his strong leadership, his integrity, his fierce loyalty, and his diplomatic negotiating skills.

But to those who knew him and loved him most, his unique sense of humour, his generous and kind mentorship, and his insights on work and life are what will be greatly missed. His work ethic contributed to his long-standing career achievements, but at his core were the relationships he cultivated with his beloved family and friends. They will miss him dearly.

Malcolm’s continuous zest and curiosity for all things relating to current affairs, business, politics, finance, and travel, combined to create an entrepreneurial spirit that led him to many new adventures in retirement, including Whitehorse Consulting and Stamps Lane, Inc., just to name a couple.

He was truly one of a kind and his passing will leave a void in all those who knew and loved him.

A private family service will be held. Due to the current situation, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House.


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Jeremy Paulus (Former Colleague)

Entered June 23, 2020

I remember Malcolm for his wit and strategic approach to work. I enjoyed our chats in the lunch room about leisure and simpler things in life. We pray for peaceful hearts for all those missing Malcolm.

Jeremy Paulus

Angelo Pesce (colleague and friend)

Entered June 23, 2020 from Toronto

we were colleagues at the Ontario Civil Service and we grew to respect each other and became good friends. He will be missed.

Marjory Smeaton (Sister)

Entered June 23, 2020 from St.John’s Newfoundland

Sending my love to the family, he was a special brother and will always be in my heart.

April Samson (Cousin)

Entered June 23, 2020 from Gander NL

I send my deepest condolences to Judy and all the Smeaton family

Karen Pashleigh (Former colleague)

Entered June 24, 2020 from Burlington

Dear Judy: my heart goes out to you. I have so many memories of Malcolm and he was truly a character I will never forget. Two of my favourite memories: when my son was a baby I brought him into work to show him off. He got cranky and Mac took him and cradled him on his big chest with such love that Curtis immediately fell asleep. And second, during the Social Contract my relationship with John was rocky because of all the time I was away working. Mac gave me the good counsel that family and love must always be the priority. He likely saved the relationship. Such a good man with such a big heart. And so much fun too: such crazy times. If anyone needs a wake, it’s Malcolm! Take good care of you and yours.


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