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HAUK – Mora Louise

September 14, 1945 – August 15, 2010

Mora Louise Hauk passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre from complication after a long illness on Sunday, August 15, 2010.

Mora was born in Prelate, SK. and her love of singing manifested itself early. She pursued an education at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Calgary with the hope of becoming an opera singer. Multiple Sclerosis ended her performing career early in her married life but she continued as a voice teacher… without missing a beat!

Mora leaves to mourn her loving husband Jamie Beckstead, whose love showed true during their years together. The love and care provided by Jamie to Mora through the years is surpassed by none and words fail the rest of the family as to his devotion. Mora is also survived by her daughter Kathleen (Stephanie) Thain of Langley, BC; parents, Phil and Helen Hauk of Calgary; aunt Terry Engel of Victoria, BC; uncle Tony Hauk of Sceptre, SK; brother Jerome of St. Albert, AB; sisters, Marguerite Denis, Marilyn McCulloch, and Michaelle Fikowski all of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Mora’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca or to the University of Calgary –GPTR –Department of Music Awards, 2500 University Drive N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1N4. Mora has been a resident of the Bethany Care Centre since 2000; sincere thanks to all those who treated Mora with kindness and consideration while there.

In living memory of Mora Hauk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Marilyn Potts :

    I was so sorry to read about Mora. I went to University with Mora and Jerome. Mora was a charming, beautiful, woman and it was my blessing to have known her.
    Please accept my condolences.

    Marilyn Potts

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  2. Hilde and Vince Beckie :

    Our sympathy to all of Mora’s family. Mora indeed was a very special woman. She suffered for many years with grace and dignity. Jaimie and all the Hauk family were certainly loving support throughout her 30 years of struggle with MS. We only met Moira once at her sister’s home, in Regina, and like all the Hauk family she demonstrated a woman of much charm!
    May she rest in peace
    Hilde and Vince Beckie

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  3. Bill Holmes Sr. :

    Dear Jamie,
    I was so sorry to learn of Mora’s death last month. I’m sure it must bring you relief to know that her suffering is over, but I’m equally sure that her passing has left a painfully empty place in your heart that only time can hope to fill. My sincere condolences are with you and your loved ones at this time.
    With all respect and fraternal love,
    Bill

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