Malcolm Manson Memorial Fund

Malcolm Manson

Malcolm Manson was a gentle person - understated in a way, who was deeply loved by his family, extended family, and friends. Malcolm was born on January 20, 1986 at Grace Hospital (as it was then known) in Vancouver. He attended OLPH Pre-school and Elementary School from 1989 until 1998. In June 1998 Malcolm’s mother, Patricia Manson, died after a long battle with lymphoma. Malcolm attended Point Grey Secondary School in Vancouver from 1998 to 2004.

Malcolm attended the University of Victoria from 2004 until 2009 and graduated (BCom) in May 2010. During his university studies, Malcolm had the good fortune to attend 对外经济贸易大学 (University of International Business and Economics or UIBE) in Beijing. He learned Mandarin quickly and could read hundreds of Chinese characters; this was a significant achievement. After the term at UIBE, Malcolm completed an internship in Beijing with a Chinese company. Malcolm’s time in China was among the happiest in his life. 

Malcolm was an intelligent and thoughtful individual. He spoke Mandarin well and some Japanese. He played soccer in the Dunbar league, backyard basketball, driving range golf and, recently, enjoyed squash – in an almost competitive way. He appreciated music (especially electric guitar) and had an engaging sense of humour. But Malcolm really enjoyed work in the securities industry with his uncle, Paul Manson. Having become an IA, Malcolm spent a great deal of his time studying for the CFA program (completing Level 1 in 2011).

Malcolm passed away in January 2012, a few days before his 26th birthday. His death was tragic and unexpected.

Malcolm’s Family wishes Malcolm Manson to be remembered by emphasizing a most interesting and happy time of his life – as a UVic student studying and working in China.

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