Edward (Ed) Maurus Mallon

Born: Sun., Jul. 10, 1932
Died: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020


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Edward Maurus Mallon

At the Four Seasons Lodge, Deep River on Wednesday January 8, 2020. Ed Mallon at the age of 87 years. Dear brother of Peter Mallon and his wife Anna of Scotland, Gerard Mallon and his wife Celia of Nova Scotia.  Predeceased by a brother Frank (late wife Christina) and a sister Angela (late husband Denis). Also survived by nieces and nephews, and Dear and Close Friend of Tammy Beauchamp Roesner of Eganville and her children Kelly, Heidi, David, and the late Renée.
Maurus Edward (Ed) Mallon was born in 1932 in the Scottish seaport of Greenock, second of five children of Peter and Agnes Mallon . Gifted for languages, he took Double Honours in Moderns at the University of Glasgow in 1956. He spent the academic year 1953-54 in Bayonne, France. Following teacher training, he taught for one year in Scotland before he immigrated to Canada in 1958. In 1966 he graduated as Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. World travels inspired most of his 11 books. As a novelist, playwright, short story writer, essayist, poet, humorist and aphorist, this son of poor Scottish workers won a small but solid niche in the annals of English literature.
Respecting Ed’s wishes cremation has taken place. In memoriam donations to World Vision Canada would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.

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Dominic Mallon
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
Sad to receive news of Uncle Maurus’s passing. My father Frank was our strongest link to him, but pre-deceased him by more than 20 years, so we didn’t know him well but were conscious and proud of his achievements.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his great spirit (evident in the note he sent us at Frank’s passing) and with those who did know him well and will be grieving at his passing.
Dominic, Anne-Marie, Bill and Eva Mallon - Cottesloe Western Australia

Lee-an Baker
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
Ed , I will miss you!! I enjoyed our talks and bringing you in sweets. My granddaughter will also be sad ,because she enjoyed her visit with you. I tried to come in over the holidays, but I had a cold and didn't want to pass it onto you. I am honoured that we became friends and will miss you more than you will know. You will always have a place in my heart. Big hugs. I did love you! 😘
Lee-an xo

Claire Annabelle Mallon
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
My dear Uncle Maurus, such a talented man and a brother of whose achievements my father Frank Mallon was immensely proud. It is a great regret of mine that I didn’t know you better because we share so many interests and curiosity about the same things. Thank you for supporting my dreams with select books on publishing and writing. Give my love to Mum and Dad and dearest Auntie Angela. Wishing you a blessed and wondrous journey to the Other Side. Love your (Australian) niece, Claire xxx

Louis Cox
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020

Rest in Peace: Long Time Friend

Lou Cox

Deanna Formanek (nee Foote)
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
My mother (Claudia Foote, deceased 1990) typed many of Ed's novels on her old manual typewriter. I recall her bashing away at the kitchen table off and on throughout my child/teen years! She spoke fondly of Ed and always enjoyed his company and novels. My condolences to his family.

Mary Fehrenbach
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
My sincere condolence to Ed’s family.
I knew Ed first as a teacher in Deep River but it was only after he retired that I got to appreciate his sharp intelligence and wit.
Ed loved to walk. Each morning he would do the circuit of the town very early. I’m sure he was communing with the birds and I know the walk brought him joy. Even during his last few years in hospital, he would often go outside for a walk or walk the corridors.
May he Rest In Peace.



Kathy Arkles
   Posted Sat January 11, 2020
Well Ed you and Jim became close
friends with his many times in hospital we had some good chats and laughs and I picked up you and Jim your Timmies. You kept those high school students inline as I remember you when I was there. We all the best on your next journey which I am sure will be a great one.
Kathy and Jim Arkles ❤️

Bob Cox
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
I knew Ed as a colleague at Mackenzie HS,but I remember him best for his successful efforts to rescue a young Chilean poet and his wife from the dictatorship in that country. He brought them to Canada,and a new life. Well done,Ed.

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