William Hauch

Obituary of William Kuyler Hauch

With sorrow we announce the passing of Wm. Kuyler 'Kuy' Hauch on March 16th, 2022 at The Dearness Home in London Ontario, just days shy of his 85th birthday.
Kuy was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. Predeceased by his loving wife and partner Janet Hauch (nee Slee). Survived by his loving wife and partner Linda Crossley-Hauch, his daughters Jodie Hauch and Alison Hauch, his stepdaughters Becky Calvert-Hamilton and Alycia Calvert, his grandchildren Mackenzie and Taite Hauch Krueger, Sarah, Duncan, Maggie and Isa Hauch Hillis, Nica Calvert and Avery Hamilton, his sons-in-law Alan Krueger and Mike Hamilton and his brother Jon Hauch.

Kuy was an energetic, fun loving man who was a lifelong athlete and artist. A career educator, Kuy mentored and connected with countless students in the London Board of Education, as well as overseas at the American Community School in Beirut, Lebanon, creating positive and enriching experiences while fostering a love and respect for athletics and health. He was well respected and is very fondly remembered by colleagues and students alike. As Camp Queen Elizabeth's 'oldest camper', Kuy helped build a legacy of leadership, commitment and skill in many campers and staff over his long tenure with CQE. As a respected athlete himself, Kuy was a proud member of the UWO football team and swim team, as well as a gymnast and the first male UWO cheerleader. He also swam for Canada at the 1954 British Empire Games.

As a father and grandfather, he was a source of love, fun and inspiration. He climbed trees to pick apples, taught us how to skip stones, sang along with every musical and reminded us that joy, play and happiness are not only for the very young but should be celebrated and fostered throughout a lifetime. Even when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he still smiled, danced and made it his goal to keep us laughing.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Carter and the staff at The Dearness Home for all their wonderful support and care over the years.

There will be a celebration of life for Kuy on April 22nd from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Remarks and a CQE style 'chapel' service will begin at 3:30 pm. It will be held at the YMCA's location at 165 Elmwood Ave E., London. It is the old 'Old Normal School' in Wortley Village. Please enter the doors at the big glass enclosure off of the south side parking lot. There is also parking on the surrounding side streets

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