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HAUCK, Roseann Philomena (nee Clarke)

October 25 , 1924 – Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
June 12, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Roseann Philomena Hauck (née Clarke) died peacefully in Calgary on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at age 94.

Phil -as she liked to be called – was born in County Cavan, Ireland, where she was one of eight children. From a young age she was passionate about and excelled at her education, earning her scholarships to pursue higher education. Phil graduated from UCD (Dublin), with honors, at a very young age (B.A. and B.Comm). Two of her classmates were even future Prime Minister’s of Ireland. After teaching English in Ireland awhile, in the 1950s she went on a “supposed” two year adventure, to teach English in Canada. Where she met and married Stanley Hauck, a recent U of A Chemical Engineering graduate. After briefly living in Edmonton and Two Hills, Alberta, they eventually settled in Calgary.

Phil had many positions throughout her career ranging from English teacher at Saint Francis High School, to school librarian and ultimately the director of the U of C Education and Materials Center. All while raising a family, obtaining her Masters Degree and Ph.D., and writing many books – ranging from Education to Famous Indian Chiefs.

Apart from her amazing intellect and breadth of knowledge, she always possessed a wry, sharp wit and approached most things with a keen sense of curiosity and humour. One could almost always say, after talking with her, they had learned something new – usually accompanied by a laugh or two. She was an amazing, engaging woman whose knowledge from everything from poetry to world history was always a source of wonder. Those qualities, paired with her ever-present poise and grace made her a very unique individual. As well, she was always enthusiastic and up for anything -from a day drive to Kananaskis -to a journey halfway around the world.

Phil was a proud Canadian but never forgot her Irish roots. Even towards life’s end, she could often be seen strolling down the Bow River embankment quietly reciting Irish poetry to herself. Her kindness, intelligence, and warm heart will be greatly missed. She was a great gift to those of us who loved her, knew her and spent time with her.

Phil is survived by her daughter, Maeve (Robb) Grant of Calgary; her son, Brian Hauck of San Francisco, California; her grand-daughters, Erin Grant, Claire (Kyle) Johnson and Shannon Grant; and one great-granddaughter, Lauren Johnson. She will also be lovingly remembered by her three siblings, Evelyn and Agnes of England and John of Chicago, Illinois; and by her two sisters-in-law, Jo-Ann Hauck of Calgary and Marjorie (David) Roseberry of Kelowna, B.C. as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Stan, in 1997.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Philomena Hauck, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Brian,

    I am truly sorry for your loss, I would like to offer my deepest and most sincere condolences.


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  2. Mary Clarke & sons Jack, Mike Fleming

    Dear Brian, Maeve and my Canadian cousins; I am thinking of you all. Aways, Aunt Phil will be remembered and loved. She was a great lady of our family, full of wisdom, fun with a pioneering spirit. I’ll smile every time I think of her! I know she’s smiling down on all of us.

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  3. Brian and Maeve – thinking of you. I know it has been years since we last met, but I remember Phil fondly and she was so kind to us when we were in Canada. I know she was always kind to our family and Mummy loved her lots. Teresa Downey

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  4. Maeve McConaghy (Downey)

    Very sad to hear of your loss Maeve and Brian. I have many fond memories of her visits to us when she came back to Ireland. Thinking of you at this sad time

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  5. Brian and Maeve – thinking of you both at this sad time. I have such good memories of Aunt Phil, her great personality and love of life. She was always so good to mummy and our family. She will be missed. Brid Noade (née Downey)

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  6. Brian and Maeve
    So sad to hear about Aunt Phil. We all have so many fond memories of her visits to Ireland and both mummy and daddy loved to see you all coming over. Thinking of you all at this sad time
    Una Mc Nulty and family

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