John Malott

Obituary of John J Malott

MALOTT, John J - John J Malott died on December 7, 2022 after a short stay in hospital which followed a long struggle with progressive dementia. He was 96 years old.

He was born in Kingsville, Ontario on November 20, 1926 to John J Malott and Edna Fern (Bruner) Malott.

John's wife of nearly 73 years, Mavis Agnes (Brown) Malott, predeceased him by only ten days. He is also predeceased by his sister Lillian Jane (Malott) Baltzer and by his cat, Shadow.

John is survived by his four sons Richard (Joanna), David (Trixie), Michael (Tina) and Scott (Rebecca), as well as by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Niece Janet (Baltzer) Holmes, nephew Gary Baltzer and several cousins also survive him.

As with Mavis, John's remains have been cremated. As well, there will be no funeral; rather, a gathering in memory of both John and Mavis will be arranged and announced at a later date.

John's family wishes to thank the nursing, medical and PSW staff at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - Chatham Campus, where he received exceptional palliative care.

The family also wishes to thank the Bayshore PSW staff who made it possible for John and Mavis to remain in their home of more than sixty-two years. In particular, we express our deep gratitude to Amy, Bernadette, Katrina and Nicole for their dedicated, kind and gentle attention to John's needs over the past four years.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinlay Funeral Home, Chatham.

Condolences, tributes and anecdotes can be shared at

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040

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