Obituary of Roy Nottingham
(October 22, 1915 - January 24, 2021)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of Roy Nottingham at the age of 105 after a grand life shared with beloved family and numerous friends. Roy was the cherished husband of the late Doris (Bray) for 62 years. He was the beloved father of Jack (Karel), Gary (Sabena), Ken (Barb), Ralph (Diane), Nancy (Roger), Paul (Patty), Rob (Donna). Proud and loving grandfather of Lisa, Lyn, John, Allen, Julie, Teresa, Sandy, Grant, Jeffery, Adam, Robert, Sarah, Aaron, J.R., Jerry and Cory. Roy was also blessed with 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Roy was predeceased by granddaughter Tina, daughter-in-law Margit, siblings Fergus Nottingham, Marie Knapp, Erie Squelch, Frank Nottingham, Stan Nottingham and Ken Keefe. Survived by niece Bea Downey, nephews John and Roger Keefe, sisters-in-law Ruth Gimblett and Donna Sandison and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
For 40 years, Roy and Doris farmed and raised their family in Raglan. Dad always loved farming, and after selling the Raglan farm, he continued to help his sons on their farms. Amazingly, he was able to drive tractors and combines until into his 90s. From toasters to tractors, Dad was our go-to person with anything mechanical in need of repair. He will also be remembered for his unique and varied carpentry skills along with his great fondness for gardening.
Upon retirement, Roy and Doris moved to their lakefront home in Caesarea, where Dad continued to reside in good health until his admission to Port Perry Hospital in December 2020.
Roy's family spent many happy occasions visiting their parents and grandparents at their home on Lake Scugog. In addition to several family road trips and overseas journeys, Roy and Doris spent 35 winters in Largo, Florida. As snowbirds, they made many friends and spent countless hours playing cards, shuffleboard and enjoying Happy Hour.
Roy was a 75-year member of Fidelity Lodge #428 and Past-Chairman of the School Board of the Township of East Whitby. Family and friends who associated with Roy were fortunate to be loved by such a generous, wise and kind-hearted soul. He was truly a unique human being. He always presented a positive, appreciative spirit along with a little smile and twinkle in his eye, right to the end. Roy possessed an amazing memory and a gift for telling fascinating stories about his many and varied experiences. He will continue to be loved, respected and deeply missed by all who knew him. A special thank you to the staff at Lakeridge Health Port Perry for their loving care and family support.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 a private service with family and friends will be held at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171). Interment Pine Grove Cemetery in Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.waggfuneralhome.com