T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

223 Main Street, Cambridge, ON


Nora Mae Hammond

March 22, 1925December 28, 2019

Nora Mae Hammond was born on March 22, 1925. She passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Lisaard House in Cambridge in her 95th year.

Nora was predeceased by her beloved husband Bob of 42 years (1998) and her dear friend and companion from Fairview, Merle Steckly. She was the loving mother of daughters Lori (Tony Salverda) and Susan (Barry Mackay). She was a special grandma to Sara and Mike Byma, David and Brittney Salverda, Josh and Erin Salverda, Erin and Nigel Taylor, Bethany and Steve Metzger, and Leah and Jeremy Emberley. Nora was a proud great-grandmother to Mikaela, Carly, Jake, Joseph, Cherith, Peter, Abigail, Ellis, Levi, Gaby, Khamryn, Emerson, Isaac, Eli, and Noah. She loved her family and felt very blessed to be an active part of their lives.

Nora was predeceased by brothers Layton, John, Lloyd, and Elton, and sisters, Eileen and Alice as well as her many special in-laws. She is survived by her sister Martha Schaus.

Nora was an active member of First United Church for over 60 years. Music was her joy and a very important part of her life. She sang in many choirs and trios through the years. She also enjoyed playing in the Fairview Mennonite Home Harmonica band.

The family and friends of Nora are invited to celebrate her life at Fairview Mennonite Home’s Auditorium on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

The family would also like to give a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Fairview Mennonite Home, LHIN, Lisaard House, and Dr. Holling for their compassionate loving care.

As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to Lisaard House, the Mennonite Central Committee, Fairview Mennonite Home, or a charity of your choice.


25 January

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Fairview Mennonite Home

515 Langs Drive
Cambridge, ON N3H 5E4


Nora Mae Hammond

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Susie Gravelle

January 4, 2020

Susan and Lori - I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mom and Dad were such great friends with my parents - they had so many stories, laughs and parties over the years and they loved to reminisce. Unfortunately we both lost our Dads when they we’re relatively young, yet our Moms carried on their friendship. I’m so pleased to see how many great grandchildren Nora had - she must have enjoyed every minute as her family was everything to her.
My sincere condolences.
Susie Gravelle

Ann Lariviere

January 1, 2020

I sang many years with Nora in the Chancel Choir at First. Nora was always a lady full of grace and knew exactly what to say to me when she felt I needed a little lifting in the spirit. This past May I made a point to invite and pick up Nora and Jean to our springtime luncheon at CedarHill. It was so heartwarming to watch Nora enjoying herself. She will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to all her family. Ann

Deb Fraser

December 31, 2019

Susan and Lori,

Munro & I have so many years of memories of your wonderful Mum. We are both saddened to hear of her passing. Our prayers are with you. Take care. Deb Fraser

John and Kelly Schiedel

December 31, 2019

We have many fond memories of Nora as a singer and story teller at Schiedel Reunions over the years. Our sincere sympathy. John and Kelly Schiedel