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  1. Nota Bene from Lise Théroux: I should say that Gilles Duceppe is the grand son of John Rowley, British by birth, Irish by descent, and a Home Child. Duceppe once joked about his British roots, saying, “I’m a bloke who turned Bloc”. I wish Malcolm could read this text…

  2. Un souvenir qui demeurera toujours dans mon souvenir, c’est le souper pris dans le Koala’s Refuge along with Malcolm and Helen, in 2008. It was part of a Road Trip along the Great Ocean Road. Malcolm began talking about the Australian and Canadian Politics. I told him that Gilles Duceppe, a Home British Child, was now head of le Bloc Québécois – a party with MPs solely representing Québec in Ottawa. In fact, his presence in the House of Commons was regularly shaking the English Canadian Provinces. At one point, he wondered aloud if there was an Australian State who could play that role of waking up the rest of Australian. After a few minutes, the answer came loud and clear: Tasmania. Helen and I, we really laughed it out along with Malcolm… A surprising man, indeed, Lise Théroux

  3. What an amazingly beautiful celebration and goodbye to Malcom. I’m so grateful to Helen to have been invited to join with you, and hear such rich memories and stories of Malcolm’s life. It was a huge honour and joy to have worked with Malcolm in Northern Ireland but even more to visit him over later years at Larks Edge when on holidays in Australia ( and latterly with my mum and uncle , fellow gardeners,) and to have the joy of those wonderful conversations and meals and walks round the garden and meeting Helen and Brigit..

    Our deepest sympathy and love to Helen and Brigit and all the Skilbeck family

    We can be . Be and be
    Better. For Malcolm existed

  4. What a remarkable man Malcolm was, and what a moving send-off for him: brimming with his family’s and friends’ love for him, and his for them. Love to Helen, Brigit and all the Skilbecks.

  5. From Sendai, Japan
    We watched the celebration of Malcolm’s remarkable life with emotion and send our sympathy to all the family.
    With love
    Bob and Yuko

  6. From Sendai, Japan
    We watched the celebration of Malcolm’s remarkable life with emotion and send our sympathy to all the family.
    With love
    Bob and Yuko Harris

  7. Dear Helen, Brigit, Lucy and family,
    Jean-Michel and I greatly appreciated sharing with you today, on line, in the celebration of Malcolm’s life.
    Despite the many miles which separate us, the bonds are very strong, such was the nature of the man! We cherish the memories of really lovely times spent in Malcolm’s company in Paris, Dublin and Lark Edge. Henry Scott Hollander’s poem ,‘The Next Room’,came to mind during this ceremony and the tears flowed as I sang along to ‘Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at ,remembering Malcolm. He was truly one of nature’s gentlemen and it was a privilege to have him as our friend.
    With our heartfelt sympathy, Anne and Jean-Michel.

  8. That was a beautiful service, a fitting tribute to Dad/Grandad and ran really smoothly online. We felt properly part of it.
    Lots of love to all,
    Lucy, Gordon, Conor, Lexie, Emily

  9. Thanks to the colleagues of Malcolm for sharing their experiences with him. The insights, anecdotes and accounts were entertaining and illuminating.

  10. Helen, mon amie, nous étions avec vous et sommes un peu réconfortés dans notre chagrin d’avoir pu partager ces moments d’amitié et d’émotion intense avec vous, avec Brigit qui demeure dans nos têtes notre petite chérie, avec cette merveilleuse famille et vos amis. Merci d’avoir permis grâce à la technique cette communion de pensée et de présence dans l’amour et l’amitié éternels

  11. Beautiful funeral for Malcolm. So glad I was able to watch it.
    Malcolm’s mother, Elsie, and my Nana, Vera, were sisters.
    I knew Auntie Elsie in her later years. .She was a lovely lady.
    I can see so much of her in Malcolm.

  12. Thank you so much Helen for the opportunity to see this wonderful tribute to Malcolm.
    With love,
    Cang Munro

  13. Thankyou Helen and Skilbecks. I feel very grateful to see your celebration and feel your very deep love for Malcolm. I am so grateful to have met Malcolm over the years including France and to sip on the famous Larks Edge wine. A great and inspiring man.

    Thankyou and Love to you all, Vanessa Bates xxx

  14. Malcolm was such a benign presence in my life as a teenager in Northern Ireland in the 1970’s, when I stayed at his home nearly every weekend. I loved our long chats! He was also a very good friend to my parents in both his university and personal lives.

    I’m honoured to be with you today at his memorial service

    With love and safekeeping to you all

    Flea xx

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