In loving memory of Malcolm Slater who passed away peacefully at home on 20th January.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday 16th February at St Mary with St Alban Church in Teddington, followed by a private cremation at Mortlake Crematorium. A memorial is planned for a later date at St Clement’s Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
Sadly, due to current restrictions, capacity at the funeral service was limited, however the service was webcast live and a recording is shared below.
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Malcolm Bruce Slater was a wonderful character, possessing great energy, enthusiasm and a penchant for life. He lived the way that many of us wish for – great family, great friends and a desire to enjoy each day to the fullest. He was a wordsmith with a fine command of language and the ability to deliver. His voice, with a tremendous Scottish lilt, delivered his significant array of songs and poetry that flowed magnificently with great passion.
Time spent with Malcolm was always enjoyable and to be relished whether in the Highlands of Scotland or the City of London.
Goodbye Malcolm, you will never be forgotten.
Malcom was an incredibly warm and friendly man who was welcoming to young people in a way that was not common at the time. He was young at heart, generous and great company. I’ll remember the beers, the songs, the legendary New Year’s Day parties and the ever-present mischievous sparkle in the eye. Also, the fact that he made me and Sandy clean Mrs Brock’s car twice for just 60p!
Goodbye, Malcolm. You will be missed.
Malcolm,nothing can erase the memories of those evenings spent having a drink with you at The Conservative Club in Leigh on Sea. Your sense of humour was infectious, treating us to your wonderful Scottish accent. Your memory of poems, one liners and jokes were legendary.
Rest in peace, my friend. you made the world a happy place.
Remembering you with the fondest of memories, such a happy go lucky bonny gentleman with a fabulous sense of humour, a zest for life and a party!! We’re deeply sorry we aren’t and weren’t able to say goodbye in person but lucky that we can remember you as the happy, active and humorous man you were.
Rest In Peace and sending love and strength to the family.
With Love Your family in New Zealand
Malcom was a great party giver. On many occasion Stuart and I had the good luck to attend them. Malcolm singing his Scottish ballads and telling his stories. We had been friends for a long time and alcom is missed. May God bless you Malcom and now rest in peace.
Malcolm has touched our lives in so many ways, hasn’t he? Whether it was with his down-to-earth attitude to life, his love of the unusual, or his passion to share drink and song, Malcolm was without a doubt an authentic man, champion of the underdog, and a true gem from the glen. Malcolm was always the heart of the party with his incredible anecdotes; it’s true to say he could fill the room with his gentle and hearty Scottish tones. But Malcolm was more than all this. I observed a deeply spiritual man who was kind to his bones. I’ve seen his acts of kindness to those he’d never met, to me, to Tim and to my own children. So it is with the heaviest of hearts that I bid my dearest uncle Malcolm the fondest of farewells. “Soraidh” uncle Malcolm, now get your loaf down and enjoy your heavenly retirement.
As I was growing up as a teenager in Buckie in the late 1960s, Malcolm had already gained legendary status by swapping the green and white hoops of Buckie Thistle for the green and white hoops of Celtic.
Malcolm’s fame was extended further when playing for Leyton Orient v Swindon and the match featured as a backdrop to the movie, Robbery, starring Stanley Baker.
This Buckie “loon” will forever be in our hearts. xx
I knew Malcolm from the early days of his playing career with Southend United and we became friendly through the common demoniator of sport in general.
He was a true sportsman in the traditional sense of the word and a total gentleman.
Our conversations were always genuine, heart-felt and earnest. A lovely guy.