The passing of Donald Lassom Rattray of New Maryland, NB, husband of Rita (DeMerchant) Rattray occurred on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Saint John Regional Hospital, after a short battle with cancer. Born on November 3, 1940 in South Tilley, Victoria County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Etta (Adams) Rattray. Donald worked as Body Man Painter on Mack Trucks; his most recent job was on construction as a truck driver, retiring in 2000. Donald's family always came first. He also enjoyed cars and was very particular about his property and was passionate about motorcycles. In addition to his best friend and wife of 46 years, Rita, Donald is survived by his children, Stephanie Silver (Pat) of Paradise, NF and son, Derek Rattray (Jenny) of Fredericton, NB; six grandchildren, Jordan, Brandon, Nathan, Rachel, Jenna and Josie; sisters, Iola Kenny (Fred) of Hartland, NB, Zella Boyd of Charlottetown, PE and Muriel Parish (Milton) of Sharpsville, PA; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Louise, Hazel and Ella; brothers, Clayton, Earl, Basil, William and Sterling; in-laws, Borden and Phyllis DeMerchant.
Visitation will take place at Faith Baptist Church, New Maryland on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Service will take place at Faith Baptist Church on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 3 pm with Pastor Larry Matthews officiating and Pastor Joe Crummey assisting. Pallbearers for the service will be son, Derek, daughter, Stephanie, son-in-law, Pat and three grandsons, Jordan, Brandon and Nathan. Interment will take place in the church cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the IWK or the Faith Church Building Fund. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com