Former deputy mayor, minor hockey supporter dies suddenly
Roy Maltby, who helped create the Fundy Hockey School 30 years ago, died suddenly at home early Tuesday.
Roy Maltby (right) shown accepting his Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal last year from Mayor Robert Small, died suddenly at home early Tuesday.
AMHERST – Amherst is mourning the passing of its former deputy mayor and a longtime supporter of junior and minor hockey.
Roy Maltby died suddenly at home early Tuesday. He was 77.
A longtime employee at the former LRIS (land registry) office, Maltby was first elected to town council in 1994 and served several terms as deputy mayor. He often polled at or near the top in every election he ran in.
Maltby retired from municipal politics in 2004 after suffering a heart attack.
In more than 50 years experience in hockey, he helped create the former Central Midget Hockey League and was active with the Amherst Ramblers and the former Metro Valley Junior Hockey League that later became the Maritime Junior Hockey League.
He was very active in minor hockey, holding numerous executive positions.
Maltby also played a prominent role in the success of the Fundy Hockey School that earlier this year celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Both he and his brother, Walter, were honoured by the Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association in 2010 for their years of service to minor hockey and their banners hang at the west end of the Amherst Stadium.
Several years ago he was honoured with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his years of service to his community and was presented with an Amherst Rotary Club Community Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Furlong-Jones Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church.
Donations in his memory can be made to the David Maltby Memorial Society.