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Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

615 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

OBITUARY

George Rattray

December 25, 1921November 18, 2019

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of George Rattray. Pre-deceased by his loving wife Lorraine (2005), his son Donald (2010). Father to John (Sharon), Bob (Glenna), George (Brenda), Gerry (Bonnie), Bill (Karen), Jackie Bellenie (John), Tom, and daughter-in-law Judy. George was a wonderful Grandfather to 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren and many step grandchildren. Dad was like a father to Joe and Lynne Arnott and family and will be missed by his special friend Lynn Hollis. George had a passion for fishing, horseshoes and won many awards and prizes. He also enjoyed his summers at Roth Park with family and friends. He was a retiree of Stelco 12-10 Mill. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at the Meadows Long Term Care, Ancaster, Fieldcote Wing for their excellent care of Dad. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Paul Maslovskis

November 26, 2019

My sincere condolences.

Michelle (Rattray) Jackson

November 22, 2019

Michelle (Rattray)Jackson

November 22, 2019

Papa, there's so many memories to share. You were an amazing grandfather and an amazing role model. I loved having you over for dinners and watching you save room for duff. I loved watching you watch your great grandchildren and great great children opening up gifts. I loved that my dogs just wanted to lay beside you all the time (not just for the food!). Each day will bring sadness and memories that create happiness. Kiss all our loved ones and keep watching over us. Love you forever and a day. DITTO

Diane Green

November 21, 2019

This wonderful man was my friend and father in law for many years and I adored him. He was kind, generous and so much fun to be around. Even though I haven’t seen him in quite sometime, I have always had wonderful memories of him. My condolences go out to all who knew and loved him. Fly high George

Lisa and Mike Doyle

November 20, 2019

RIP George....I know how much your family will miss you. Roth Park isn’t the same without you...we’ll always have that great day at horseshoe tourney when you and Mike won! We have the trophy! You were a great friend to my Grandparents and you were always there when I used to whip around that corner in front of your trailer on my bike..very sad you can’t be there anymore. Well never forget you!

Bob & Mary Law

November 20, 2019

George you will be greatly missed by many. Bob and I have so many memories with you and your family. R. I.P our dear friend.

Brian Reed

November 20, 2019

There are so many words, yet so few. For 40 plus years we shared New Years Eve with you. It was amazing. The union and re-union of family and friends. New Years Day at the club. The music at Mid Night going around the block on Tragina. Well outwardly common to us, it was magical inside our soles and for others as well. Admired you from a distance George. I always wanted the dad u were to your family. You are missed very much no doubt. We shall raise our glasses at midnight on New Years eve and share stories from now til the end of time. Love Brian and Lori and family.

Doug Baughan (Bond)

November 20, 2019

My first inclusion in the anual new year parade around his neighbourhood block got me the broom stick lightly across my chest followed by the command "l am the leader".
I got a little ahead of him in the parade.
I just loved that man. I loved going to The Meadows and doing my Elvis show. George was always there.
I'm sure going to miss him.

Doug and Judy Sutherland

November 19, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of George's passing. He was always so much fun to be around. Loved his stories of past memories of Roth Park. A very kind, happy man who loved his family and friends. He will be missed. RIP George .

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY