Malcolm William Brydon passed away peacefully August 27, 2021 at the age of 92, from natural causes. Father, husband, brother, son, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, Vietnam Veteran, 23-year Air Force career, owner of St. Croix Hotel, owner/operator of St. Croix Bus Service, avid camper/canoer, outdoorsman, world traveler and many other titles, but probably best known for the many family stories his antics generated. Everyone that knew him had a Grandpa/Malcolm/or Uncle Malcolm story to share.
His Air Force career (retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant) took him all around the country and world, with stations in England twice, Missouri, Texas, and Massachusetts. The family was well traveled and were exposed to many adventures, most of them related to the outdoors and his ownership of the Hotel. From the vantagepoints of these military locations, Malcolm and the family were very well traveled. These trips and adventures became the stuff of family legend with the various experiences that came along with his desire to see what was around the bend and reconnoiter.
Malcolm was fully retired when his beloved wife Mary passed away in 1989. Continuing his relentless wanderlust, he traveled extensively, visiting his son Ian and family in Germany, “popping in” to visit cousins, nieces, and nephews in PEI and Nova Scotia, and taking trips to England, Scotland, Spain, Dominican Republic, Africa and others.
Malcolm was predeceased by his first wife Mary Brydon (MacPherson) and subsequent wife Judy Brydon (Jestings) and brother Neil Brydon of PEI. He is survived by his three sons Scott Brydon (and Peggy Wallace) of Gorham Maine, Neil Brydon (and Stephanie Williams) of Gorham Maine, and Ian Brydon (and Marion Brydon) of Gollheim Germany. He is survived also by his sister Christine Gallagher of Duxbury. He had five grandsons, Shawn and Dennis Brydon of Gollheim German, Stuart (and Sarah Brydon), Alec Brydon (and Britta Brydon) of Portland Maine, and Brian Brydon of New York City. He had four great grandchildren, Wren and Esja Brydon of Portland Maine and Chloe and Damien Brydon of Portland Maine. He is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews, Carl, Brenda, and Peter Brydon of PEI, Beth Gallagher Nelson of Duxbury, Mass, Katie Wood of Plymouth, Mass, and David Gallagher of Boston.
To say Malcolm was a character is an understatement. He will be missed by the entire clan as well as many that crossed his path in town, or in the hotel, on his bus, or during his many travels. He wasn’t shy about living life the way he wanted to, something few can claim. Rest easy Malcolm.
Due to community health concerns and restrictions, there will not be any immediate service. The family will plan a private celebration of life at a future date as conditions allow. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.