Ham, Patricia Ann "Pat"

Born in Fergus, Ontario on October 22, 1939, a daughter of the late Melvin and Annie (nee McDougall) Nixon, Pat passed away in Kingston on May 4, 2020 at the age of 80.

Pat was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald ‘Don’ Ham in 2008. She and Don were former longtime residents of Meaford where they were both active members of the community and served with both the Kinsmen and K-ette Clubs.  Pat will be recalled for her many years as the store manager of the local Stedmans store on the main street.  Following their retirement, she and Don moved to Fergus where they lived for some time and, following Don’s death, Pat relocated to Kingston to be with her daughter and family there.

Pat will be remembered as the much loved mother of her daughter Tracy and husband Roger Bedard of Kingston and as a devoted grandmother to Roger Jr. and his wife Melissa of London and their daughter Olivia.  She was predeceased by her son Jeffrey Ham and granddaughter Michelle.

Pat was a dear sister to Fred Nixon (deceased) of Windsor, Melvin Jr. (deceased) and his wife Sandra of Fergus, Mary Jane (deceased) and her husband Jim England of Mt. Forest, Dan and his wife Betty of Fergus, Susan and her husband Ron Stalhbaum of Alberta and Marg and her husband Bill Paisley also of Alberta. She will be fondly remembered by her several nieces and nephews and their families.

A private family funeral service, officiated by Rev. Cathy Miller of Christ Church Anglican, was conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Wednesday May 6, 2020 with a service of committal and interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

A further celebration of Pat’s life will be shared with family and friends in Fergus at a later date to be announced.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9  www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Service: Private Family Service at Ferguson Funeral Home. Public Life Celebration in Fergus to be announced

Donations: Kidney Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Mary Adams
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Dear Tracy & family: We were sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have many happy memories of her and your Dad and especially for Carl of your Dad at the family picnics many years ago. They were a great couple. Our very sincere condolences to you all. Carl & Mary

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  2. Janice Wilson
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Tracy and family….please accept my condolences on the passing of Pat. I remember the days that she and my mom, Iris, worked at Stedmans. May your memories comfort you at this very sad time.
    Sincerely
    Janice Shakell Wilson

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  3. Sherry Gallinger
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    My condolence to Pat’s Family. I remember Pat when they lived in the little brick house across from Meaford High School. Our dad, Ivan McCausland was Don’s 1st cousin. Thinking of the family at this difficult time.

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  4. Bonnie & Tom Bumstead
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Tracy and family. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a kind and wonderful person. Tom and I had many years of fun with your mom & dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers. xo

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  5. Dianne (Willis) McDonald
    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Tracy and family. So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing I have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad as we attended many parties and dances of Ormsby’s Toe Tappers together. My father (Alf Willis) played the banjo and sang with the band. Thinking of you at this time Dianne McDonald

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  6. Tracy Davison
    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Dear Tracy & family. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember both her and your Dad from our times at the garage when I was young.
    I am so glad I got to reconnect with both her and you at George Ryan’s funeral – even if it was only for a few minutes.
    You and your family are in my thoughts. Take care

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  7. Ruthann
    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Tracy and Roger. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Both of you have been wonderful care givers during the past few difficult years. Thinking of you.

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  8. Fran Austin
    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    To Tracy and family and friends I send my deepest sympathy to you all at this time of the passing of your mom and dad. I knew both your mom and dad very well

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  9. Marjorie Miller
    Friday, May 8, 2020

    Tracy and family.. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember lots of good times we had with both Pat and Don, when they lived in Meaford.

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  10. Rob and Donna Kearns
    Saturday, May 9, 2020

    Dear Tracy and family. We were sorry to learn of your Mom’s death. She was good to our family and provided excellent childcare to our children. May all the wonderful memories and love you shared help you heal your hearts.

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  11. Cathy Shakell
    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Tracy I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Pat. May she rest in peace.

    Cathy Shakell Seeley’s Bay, On

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  12. Wendy (MacFarlane) Stewart
    Sunday, May 17, 2020

    I Remember Pat as my manager when I worked at Steadman’s in Meaford in the mid 80’s. My condolences to the family.

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