GAO Mourns the Loss of Past President Malcolm McNeil

June 11, 2013

The Golf Association of Ontario is saddened by the loss of Ontario Golf Association (OGA) Past President Malcolm McNeil at the age of 92.

Malcolm immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Scotland, initially settling in Brantford, Ontario where he worked with Massey-Ferguson. He became Chief Metallurgist in the Toronto office until 1967 when he joined Van Camp Chemicals as a Vice-President.

Malcolm was an avid golfer with six holes-in-one to his credit and he also ‘shot his age’ twice – once in his sixties and again in his seventies. He was club champion at Kilbirnie Golf Course in Scotland, then Trafalgar Golf and Country Club in Mississauga and, for the last 32 years, Malcolm was a member at Toronto Golf Club. He served as President of the Ontario Golf Association in 1980, and was also a Governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association. He earned the Ontario Senior Men’s Better Ball title in 1985 with partner Nick Weslock, and also represented Canada as a member of the Triangular Matches team in England in 1983.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive, Burlington, Ontario (905.527.0405). No Flowers, please. Donations may be made in his name to the Salvation Army.

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