Maureen May Hammerton
- Born: 17 May 1933, Sheffield, England
- Marriage: James Robert Morrison on 14 Oct 1961 in Montreal, Québec
- Died: 24 Apr 2015, Toronto, Ontario at age 81
It is with a heavy heart that the family of Maureen May Morrison announces her passing on Friday, April 24, 2015 after an eight month valiant struggle following a massive stroke, and a courageous few years of dealing with Alzheimer’s. Predeceased by her mother and father Cyril & Clarice Hammerton, she is survived by her loving daughters Heather (David O’Reilly) and Robbin (Rob Wheeler), her brother James Hammerton, her niece Marisia, nephew David, her many cousins in England, and her five cherished grandchildren – Ben, Emily, Alexandra, Grayson and Samantha.
Mo was born and raised in Sheffield, England where she later came to Montreal with her brother and parents. She married and settled there, then moved to Toronto to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren, making this her final home. Maureen was an exceptional person, developing countless friendships with all those she came into contact with. She was friends with people of all ages, and was never one to miss a good dinner party – especially if it meant having her daughters’ friends over. She was the epitome of all things good and true. She was a devoted animal lover and big supporter of many animal welfare causes. She loved feeding the birds on her balcony, and was a loyal cat owner for most of her life. She was a deeply devoted mother and grandmother “Nana Mo” – making each truly feel that they were equally special and equally loved by her.
Her family wishes to extend a big thank you to the staff at Toronto East General Hospital who helped ease any suffering in the last days of Mo’s life. We would also like to thank her many friends (both local and overseas) for being compassionate and supportive throughout her life, and also during that last eight months. We couldn’t have done it without you. Special thanks go out to Bella & Gigi, Mo’s caretakers and “angels” throughout the last several months. At her request, there will be no funeral, but a private ‘celebration of life’ will take place in May. A time and place have yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations to Zoocheck Canada, in her name, would be most appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com
“Dear sweet Mum – we will miss you forever and may you forever rest in peace. Until we are united again, take good care.”
Maureen married James Robert Morrison, son of James Eric Morrison and Winona Doris Sharpe, on 14 Oct 1961 in Montreal, Québec. (James Robert Morrison was born on 14 Jun 1934 in Montreal, Québec 1, christened on 25 Aug 1934 in Asbestos, Quebec,2 died on 2 Mar 1989 in Montreal, Québec and was buried in Massawippi, Quebec - Union Cemetery.)