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Malcolm Ford’s 80th birthday

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Malcolm Ford blows out the candles on his 80th birthday cake. To his left his great grandson Jackson, daughter Heather and on his right son Keith cheer him on. Mickey Dumont/citizen photo

A come-and-go tea to celebrate Malcolm Ford’s 80th birthday was a testament to his long teaching career here – 46 years – his love of planes, trains and automobiles and being around long enough to get to know, well, a lot of people.

A veteran of education, Ford recalls his many years teaching at Hutterian schools. “The best kept secret in the Portage School Division,” Ford said just before cutting the cake. A former hobby shop owner with his wife June, the celebration was held at Lita’s Station amidst the great collection ofmodel trains.

Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo                                           

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