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Velma Rose Hauck or “Val" as she preferred to be called, was born in Carnduff, Saskatchewan on May 9, 1937 to Emilie and Gilbert Thompson. Growing up with her three brothers Charlie, Keith and Gary left her with many happy memories that she often recalled. She attended school in Carnduff and Caronport, Saskatchewan. As a child she loved being a caregiver to animals. Her father would often bring them home and she would nurture them with love. This passion continued throughout her life. On March 16, 1955 Val married the love of her life Eugene A. Hauck and was his supporting wife for 58 years. Gene and Val traveled to many areas of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan while working for Can-Tex Drilling and Exploration. In 1956, they welcome there first daughter Wendy followed by their second daughter Debra in 1958. Eighteen months later in 1960 they had their son Darren and finally 1971 they completed their family with their third daughter Jodi. In 1974, they purchased their farm west of Olds of which they took great pride in. Here they raised cattle and farmed the land. Many great family reunions and festivities were hosted there and the coffee pot was always on along with treats for anyone who stopped by. Val received a crash course in farming and quickly became the self proclaimed “cow boss”. Val was overjoyed with her 10 grandchildren; Sheri, Candice, Melanie, Trent, Kayley, Matthew, Travis, Devin, Tyson and Cassidy. She felt truly blessed to share a special bond with her 19 great-grandchildren Kendelle, Jesse, Brooke, Katelyn, Wyatt, Matrea, Allana, Logan, Denay, Vanessa, Amy, Chantal, Sayge, Tyler, Brianna, Sean, Carson, Lexie, and Bennett. She often told them how proud she was of them and how much they were loved. Val took an interest in sports such as hockey and football and loved to boast about her grandchildren's sporting accomplishments. She enjoyed playing games like the slots, cards, word games and bingo and often said this is the most fun you can have without laughing. Summer camping trips to Red Lodge Park with family was always a highlight for Val. Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs over the campfire along with storytelling made these trips memorable for all who are fortunate to attend. Val was predeceased by her father Gilbert Thompson, mother Emilie (Burkhard) Thompson, husband Eugene Hauck and brother Keith Thompson.
Quote by Leo Buscaglia; “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love even in death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint on our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love ❤