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Raymond Elgin Maltby

January 14, 1924 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Raymond Maltby Obituary

Raymond Elgin Maltby died peacefully in his sleep on February 1, 2024. Raymond had just celebrated his 100th Birthday! Raymond was the second son of four children of the late Ida Frances and Herbert Stanley Maltby. Raymond is predeceased by his siblings, (Herbert) Bruce Maltby, Olive Frances Carrick, and (Edgar) Ted Kenneth Maltby; his wife Muriel Eleanor Maltby (nee Wallace); his son, Brian Kenneth Maltby and grandson, Aiden Maltby. He is survived by his half-brother, David Maltby and half-sister, Debbie Cleland; his children, George (Muriel) Maltby and Muriel (Roy) Baxter and daughter-in-law, Cathy (Brian) Maltby; his grandchildren Joey, Rhonda (Jon), Amanda (Brett) and great grandchildren Kaleb, Jakob, Emily, Jax, Luna and Atlas. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Raymond grew up on his parents’ chicken farm on Gore Road in Peel Township. He attended Ebenezer School and on Sundays attended Ebenezer United Church. Raymond was responsible for tending the big garden. He was an excellent gardener. His sister Olive was always envious of his garden. Growing up, Raymond was a member of Junior Farmers and often attended their dances. Ray enjoyed dancing and later went square dancing with his wife, Eleanor, two or three times a week. When the time came to start earning a living, Raymond followed in the footsteps of his father and older brother and became a farmer. Ray didn’t follow in his father’s choice of farming as he decided to be a dairy farmer like his brother Bruce. Raymond married (Muriel) Eleanor Wallace on March 20th, 1948. Together, they had three children, George, Brian and Muriel. Raymond purchased a dairy farm in the area to raise his family, then sold it and moved to a farm just north of Thornton. When the work became too much for him, Raymond sold his herd and went to work part time for the dairy board testing milk. Ray was very active in his Church, Thornton United and served as an “elder” of the Church for many years. Raymond enjoyed many things, reading, square dancing, horseshoes, playing cards (especially bid euchre). Travelling was another thing that Raymond enjoyed. He had many trips with Eleanor until her death in October 1992. He continued to travel later with his sister, Olive.

Raymond was a quiet man who didn’t talk for the sake of talking. He had a dry sense of humour that came through when it was least expected. He was well liked and will be missed.

The Family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (Donation Link Below) or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are being handled by the Paul F. Kent Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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