Maltman, John Duncan

It is with great sadness that the family of John Duncan Maltman announces his passing at the age of 92 years. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Meaford, Ontario on July 10th, 2020.

His passing was the result of kidney cancer that had quickly metastasized. John, known to many as “Jack”, was born in Port Colborne, Ontario in January 1928 to parents Joseph Duncan Maltman and Alwilda Brown-Maltman.  He is predeceased by wife Dolly Marie Maltman and 5 brothers and 2 sisters.  John is survived by 6 children:  Jackie Playter (Norman), Susan Howard (John), Deborah Maltman, Joanne Maltman (Shawn), John Maltman Jr. (Rose) and Jodi Maltman (Jay).

John was grandfather to 11  grandchildren and great-grandfather to 10 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends as well as his faithful dog “Sam”.

A private funeral service celebrating John’s life will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford, Ontario.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, memorial donations in memory of John can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Ferguson Funeral Home to whom arrangements were entrusted.


Service: Private Family Service to be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford

Donations: Canadian Cancer Society
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Tom Philp
    Sunday, July 19, 2020

    I just read John’s obituary. It saddens me to know he’s gone, but Jack led a long, productive life. He was a major influence in my life, having been my first Detachment Commander, in Meaford, when I joined the OPP in the early 1970s. Not only was he my boss, but Jack was a mentor, a friend, and an all-round great guy. To the Maltman family … you really had a gem there. Take good care.

  2. Shirley Gillen
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Hi! Jackie. Just saw where your father had passed away recently. Condolences to you and your family. Sending prayers and hugs.

  3. John Dickson
    Friday, July 24, 2020

    My sincere condolences to the Maltman family and in particular to Jackie, Susan, and Deborah, remembered from high school in Markdale, and from time to time during the five decades since then. Please know my thoughts are with you at this time…..


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