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Tributes paid to farming stalwart Maurice Revis
2:45pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Malton man who was well-known in the local farming community.
Maurice Revis, who was 92, enjoyed a 40-year career in farming at Roughborough Farm, Huttons Ambo, before retiring and moving to Malton with his late wife, Thelma.
Mr Revis joined Ralph Yates and Sons in Railway Street as their driver, delivering farm machinery to farms across Ryedale.
He later became the main salesman for the mobile Yates Farm Shop, selling agricultural tools and sundries at Ruswarp and Seamer market and the many local agricultural shows.
Mr Revis retired from Yates when he was 75 and spent a lot of time at his caravan at Saltwick Bay, near Whitby. He was well-known in local musical circles as a keen organist.
Andrew Monks, a friend and former colleague at Yates, said: “Anybody who knew Maurice would say he was a good fella and will be sorely missed.”
Mr Revis’s funeral will be held at St Michael’s Church, Malton, tomorrow (Thursday) at 1pm.
He leaves a son, Noel, daughter-in-law, Judy, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.