Mary Gertrude Ham

December 1, 1929January 27, 2013
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HAM, Mary Gertrude Norene (nee Moriarty)

Passed away peacefully at McKenzie Health Care Centre on January 27, 2013 in her 84th year. Loving and devoted wife of the late Charles “BUD” Ham. Beloved mother and mother In Law of Phil and Diana, Don and Elke, Marianne and James and Budd and Donna. Proud grandmother of Ben, Ryan, Jeremy, Chris, Maureen and Melissa. Daughter of the late Gertrude and Norbert Moriarty. Loved sister of late Bill (late Lena) Moriarty, late Marie (late Gordon) Bantam, Lou (Grace) Moriarty, late Connie (Don) McLean and Margret (late Bill) Patton. Loved and cherished by many nieces and nephews.Mary was an avid animal and nature lover who always enjoyed her visits at the cabin up north. Friends may call at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Pkwy, S., Aurora on Thursday January 31 from 5-8pm. Funeral service at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church - 14485 Jane Street, King City on February 1 at 11:00am followed by interment at King City cemetery. If desired, donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Mackenzie Health Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 1, 2013

Mary Gertrude Ham

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Susan Hill Mueller

February 13, 2013

I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. She had the best smiling eyes. Keep your memories close to your heart. The photos are precious.

February 3, 2013

I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. I remember all the good times we had as kids playing. Thank you for sharing the beautifull photographs. Sincerely Lynn Hill

Martin Beaupré

February 1, 2013

My sincere condolences go out to all the Ham family. My first recollection of Mary and Bud was in the fall of 1956 when we moved in next door. I can't imagine what Bud and Mary's thoughts were when my dad and our mother drove up in my dad's dump truck; with mom holding our infant sister Mary, and bustling, under a huge brown tarp; the five hellions, and the first load of our belongings. It must have looked like a scene right out of The Beverly Hillbillies! Anyway; Bud, Mary and the entire family were ALWAYS very gracious; and GREAT neighbors! God Bless you all.

Andrew Hightower

January 31, 2013

Sending warm hugs and cool beverages to Norbert and the rest of the Ham family. She will be missed as much as she was cherished. I will specifically miss the outbreaks of group belly-laughter that followed the quick quips she shot from the couch or a fire-side folding chair. Big hugs all around. Hightower

January 30, 2013

I only met her a couple of times, but from what I remember she was a Euchre champion! Celebrate her life as I know only the Ham family can! May she rest in peace - Matt Molnar and the Molnar family.

January 29, 2013

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Her smile and laughter will be missed.
Joanne and Peter Duggan and family