Frederick Roy Maltby Maltby
Roy Maltby of 16 Franklyn St., Amherst, NS, passed away suddenly and unexpectantly at home Tuesday October 15, 2013.
Roy, born in Amherst on April 8, 1936, was the son of the late Frederick William Maltby and Pearl Gwendolyn (Brown) Maltby. Roy was a proud resident of Amherst for all of his life and is survived by his wife of 57 years Evelyn (Crossman), son Stephen (Kathy) of Amherst and daughter Shauna Maltby- Doane (Rick) of Truro. Roy is also survived by grandsons Christopher and Mitchell Maltby of Halifax and granddaughter Lauren Doane of Truro. Roy is also survived by his brother Walter (Beverly) Maltby of Amherst and several nieces and nephews.In addition he is survived by a special cousin Pearl Briggs Melanson(Lonnie)of Amherst who was brought up by his mother and family on Park Street. Roy was predeceased by his parents, his son David Maltby in 1980, his granddaughter Marlee Maltby in 1992 brother Edward Maltby in 2012 and a half brother Frederick of Quebec in the sixties.
Roy was an active in his community throughout his life. A member of the First Baptist Church he was active in all boards and committees of the Church. Currently he was active in the Reconstruction Committee. In his earlier years he was also a Sunday School teacher at the Highland Baptist Church.
Growing up in the West Highlands area on Park St. with his brothers and next to the Bailey arena, Roy was an active hockey player in his younger years. His passion for the game switched to a life long dedication to the sport and with his brother Walter worked in minor and junior hockey starting in 1956 to the present day. Roy worked as a president, executive member, coach, referee and manager for over 50 years. He was a long time president of the Amherst Minor Hockey Association, President of the Amherst Ramblers Hockey Club from 1973-1977. He was first president of the Fundy Junior C Hockey League in 1977. He was also a founding and executive member of the Central Midget Hockey League, and past chairman of the annual Bluenose tournament. Roy was a founding member of the Fundy Hockey School, assisted in running that school for the past thirty years and was also president and executive member of the Metro Valley Junior Hockey League and the Maritime Junior Hockey League.
He was active in his volunteer work with the United Appeal, Amherst Y's Men and the local Public Service Alliance.
Roy worked for over 38 years as a design draftsman, first starting with Marshlands Maritime Resource Management Services and the Geomatic Centre and also spent five years at Enheat during his working career as well. Roy retired from normal employment in 1993. He ran and was successful in obtaining a Town Council seat in 1994 and served for three terms. A very popular politician, Roy devoted a lot of his time while on council to development of the North Tyndal Well Field, community planning, capital projects and waste management. His election campaigns were simple and non-assuming, he had already been campaigning for 40 years.
Roy received numerous recognitions and awards during his lifetime. He received the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association award of Distinction, the Rotarian Paul Harris Fellowship in 2004 and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. One of his most precious recognitions was the banners of he and his brother Walter that hang in their honor at the Amherst Stadium .
Roy enjoyed his summer cottage at Jackson's Point with Evelyn and family for the past 52 years. He enjoyed watching and supporting first his children and then his grandchildren participate in sports, band and other events, travelling and spending time with his Evelyn and his family and friends. Throughout his life he was a great supporter of Evelyn’s kindergarten operation and her busy community involvements, raising a family and always being there.
“We will miss the smiles, dedication, kindness and quiet determination he displayed throughout his life. We will remember him for his most for his sincerity, when he spoke with you it was always about you or the cause, rather then about himself.”
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Friday October 18, 2013 at the Furlong Jones Funeral Home in Amherst. Funeral Service will be held at 11 am Saturday October 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Amherst with a reception immediately following the service. Burial will be at the Amherst Cemetery following the reception. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Roy's memory to the David Maltby Memorial Society or to the First Baptist Church Restoration Project.