Malloch, Peter Ralph 'Pete'

Peter Ralph Malloch, affectionately known as ‘Pete’, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Markdale Hospital at the age of 48.

He was a loving father, son, brother and friend, whose spirit and adventuresome nature touched the lives of many.

Pete is survived by his stepmother, Alice Cowan, and was predeceased by his loving parents’, Susie Akpalialuk and Bill Malloch.

He will be missed by his siblings, Patrick Akpalialuk (Anna), Jim Malloch, and Tina Akpalialuk (Robin Anawack).

Pete was a devoted father and cherished every moment spent with Abigail ‘Abby’ and Seth Malloch; he will be remembered fondly by their mother Angie Malloch (nee Rice) and her family, Ken and Linda Rice, Kim and Neil Kearns, Greg and Laura Rice and their families. He will also be remembered by the Ratcliffe family and extended Rice family, and will be missed by his nieces, nephews, and friends collected from coast to coast.

Pete was an accomplished individual, graduating from Canadore College with a degree in Aviation Mechanical Engineering and from Fanshawe College as an Electronic Technician.  He pursued a fulfilling career as a Helicopter Maintenance Engineer, working extensively across Canada, with occasional deployments to the United States and the Caribbean.  Pete also trained as a service provider for gas pump measurement and calibration.

An adventurer at heart, Pete had a deep passion for mountain biking, travelling, and music.  He was always up for an adventure and had a special fondness for the northern territories, where he enjoyed connecting with family, fishing and being in nature.  His dedication to mountain biking earned him numerous awards in competitive events.

One of Pete’s favourite sayings was “Time and Money”, a reminder of his belief in the importance of making the most of each moment.  He lived life to the fullest, always ready for the next adventure, and cherished the time spent with family and friends.

Peter Ralph ‘Pete’ Malloch’s spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.  His adventurous soul and warm-hearted nature will be remembered and celebrated by family and friends alike.

All are welcome to gather to celebrate Pete’s life on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg from 1 until 3 o’clock, with tributes shared at 1:30 p.m.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to a Trust Fund for Peter’s children – TD Bank, Thornbury (please contact the funeral home) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Celebration of Life - Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarkburg from 1 until 3 o’clock, with tributes shared at 1:30 p.m.

Make a donation in memory of Peter Ralph 'Pete' Malloch

Donations: Trust Fund for Peter’s children – TD Bank, Thornbury (please contact the funeral home) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Wayne and Jennifer Shortt-Button
    Monday, September 18, 2023

    Our Condolences go out to The Malloch and Rice Families, especially Jim. From Wayne and Jennifer Shortt-Button

  2. Marsha Cann
    Monday, September 18, 2023

    To Patrick, Jim, Angie and the whole family – my very deepest condolences for Petes passing way way too soon. He had a kind heart and a gentle soul and I will always remember when you first moved to town, and the awareness and stories of northern Canada that you brought with you. Thoughout public and high school Pete became a great friend to all. Thinking of all of you.

  3. Katherine
    Monday, September 18, 2023

    I am so sorry for your loss thinking of you and the kids sending love and Prayers to you during this difficult time

    Katherine Turmaine

  4. Meigen Anderson-Wonch
    Tuesday, September 19, 2023

    Dear Angie I’m keeping you and your children, Pat, Jim, the Rice, Malloch & Akpalialuk families in my prayers. I am incredibly sad for all of you and my heart weighs heavy upon hearing of Pete’s passing.

    Im so very sorry for your loss of Pete, I feel and understand that deep pain and emptiness that each of you have, I too have suffered terrible losses.

    Through much sorrow and pain try to search out and hold onto those wonderful very special memories and moments each of you had with Pete in life to help get you get through the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

    God bless each one of you and comfort you.

    Much love,

    Meigen Anderson

  5. Shelly Harrison
    Tuesday, September 19, 2023

    Angie and family
    So sorry to here of you loss are thoughts are with you.

    Shelly and Dan Harrison

  6. Susan Hoadley
    Tuesday, September 19, 2023

    Angie, Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your children. Our hearts send you a hug. Susan & Perry Hoadley

  7. Bea Tinney
    Tuesday, September 19, 2023

    Sorry for your loss Angie. Thinking of you

  8. Alana McDonald
    Tuesday, September 19, 2023

    My heart and thoughts go out to Pete’s family and friends. My sincere condolences.

  9. Julie Black
    Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    Angie, I’m sending you, your children, and all of Pete’s friends and family, my deepest condolences. May your memories be a blessing, as I know you will all hold Pete in your hearts, forever. I am just so incredibly sorry. Thinking of you, with love.

  10. Linda Teed
    Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    Angie and family
    Hold on to the memories and time spent together. He will live on in your children, and your friends and family are there to guide you along
    My thoughts are with you and sending you a big hug

  11. Kathy Uram
    Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    Dear Ang – I am so very sorry to learn of Pete’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and the kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Lisa Green
    Thursday, September 21, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy for all of Pete’s family and especially Angie and the kids. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Terry and Lisa Green

  13. Wayne Reekie
    Friday, September 22, 2023

    Angie and the kids and the wonderful Rice family:

    Sending you all of our best at this terrible time.

    Love Wayne and family

  14. Valerie Shaw
    Friday, September 22, 2023

    Angie, I am so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. My heart goes out to you, your children and both of your families. A beautiful soul gone too soon. Cherish the memories.

    Valerie Shaw

    Friday, September 22, 2023

    Angie and family,
    So sorry for your loss thinking of you and family, deepest condolences during this difficult time
    Linda Hutchinson

  16. Janette Scott
    Saturday, September 23, 2023

    Dear Angie:
    Sincere condolences to you, your children, all of the Rice families and to Pete Malloch’s family.

    Our thoughts are with you.
    Janette, Don, Allan and Marie Scott

  17. Shelley Gibbons
    Sunday, September 24, 2023

    Dear Angie, So very sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Ron & Shelley Gibbons

  18. Wayne & Trudy Treanor
    Friday, September 29, 2023

    Our sincere and deep condolences as we think about and remember Peter. May his life hold many wonderful & cherished memories in your hearts.
    Wayne & Trudy Treanor

  19. Ed Farrar
    Monday, October 23, 2023

    Angie and families: sorry to here of your family loss. Our thoughts are with you. Ed & Carol and Steve.


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