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Henry John (Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education) Kaluza

May 5, 2013

Passed away on Sunday, May 5th, 2013, in London, Ontario.  Beloved husband of Joan for 58 years.  Loving father of Karen (Rob) Wong of Georgetown, Ontario; Donald (Darcey) Kaluza of Nanaimo, B.C.; and David (Tika) Kaluza of Cambridge, Ontario.  Loved brother of Helen Soderquest (Peter) of Hamilton, and dear brother-in-law of Agnes Couse of Toronto, Freida Groleau of Hamilton, Peggy Kershaw of Toronto, Jack (Jean) Mitchell of Burlington, and Jim (Gayle) of Huntsville.  Dear grandfather of Adrian, Brendan, Trevor, Christopher, Amanda, Scott, Heather, Glenn and Nika.  Will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Henry taught at Secondary Schools in St. Catharines and, in Hamilton, became Head of Business and Assistant Supervisor of Evening School.  In 1965 he joined the Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, as an associate professor in the Department of Business and Computer Studies.  He was promoted to full professor in 1975 and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1987.  Between 1969 and 1987, he assisted in the preparation of high school teachers of business at Dalhousie, McGill, and the Universities of Manitoba, Regina and British Columbia.  He was a Member of the European Federation of Accountants and American Accounting Association taking his travels throughout the world.  During his teaching profession, Henry would travel throughout Canada teaching summer school from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.  Henry was also a highly-recognized author for accounting, economics text books and journals for McGraw-Hill during the 70’s and 80’s for which he was awarded the Silver Books Award for Elements of Accounting: A System Approach. In addition to his professional writing Henry wrote, co-wrote personal family books for The Kaluza Martin & Victoria Family Story, John (Jock) Mitchell Family Story, Mervyn Couse (D.F.C.) R.A.F. Tour of Operations, Coro the Nabatu (Doug Gray), Margaret McCallum McCallum Bailey and Her Family, The Hutton Years Ernest Alexander Hutton Autobiography.  A memorial service will be conducted at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment at a later date at Oakland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Henry are asked to consider AutismOntario London. 

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I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Kaluza just once over lunch with his wife, Karen and Dave and I was very impressed with his kind gestures toward me and affirmed the work I do in Haiti. You all have a great man for a father and the list of his accomplihment just blows my mind. As you celebrate his life, I offer my condolance and pray that the God of Peace will occupy you hearts and mind with eternal peace. Blessings!

~ Sam Otum

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~ Phyllis Gray & Family

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~ Jake & May Lyle

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~ Taba Reza & Ryan

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~ Michele Cormack

Joan, we are very sorry for your loss. I know Hank hasn't been well for sometime and now he is at peace. We pray for comfort for you and your family.

~ Bob and Nancy Martin & family

Joan, I was so sorry to hear of your husband's passing and wanted to express our condolences on behalf of myself, Scott and our families. I know that Mom and Dad cherished their friendship with both of you, and would also be wishing you peace and comfort in the difficult days to come.

~ Jodi Edwards Wright

Hank's gentle humour, quiet wisdom and rock solid faithfulness were a sort of standard in the family. I miss his unique chuckle, and way of giving a broader picture to events around us. May the music of the spheres lull, protect and carry you on the next stage of your life voyage, Hank---you are missed. ---neice Bev.Couse

~ Bev.Couse

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

~ Kehyar and Ghodsi Merrikh

May you find peace in knowing that the memories of your father will live on forever in all those who knew and/or loved him. Our deepest sympathy. Hugs, Jake & May - friends of Karen & Rob and family.

~ Jake & May

Henry was my advisor for my Master of Business Administration final project. Without his guidance, I would be lost. He kept me focused and encouraged throughout the project. We are so sad to hear that our dear Henry is no longer with us. Christmas will not be the same without him. His love and positive energy filled the room with peace and comfort. I wish I could see him once more before the farewell. Maybe it is another reminder to us to not take time for granted. We can't reverse time... Please accept our condolences! We share this sorrow with you, He has a big place in our hearts <3 Taba, Reza and Ryan

~ Taba Reza & Ryan

Uncle Hank is remembered for his gentle, quiet and serious nature. He took the time and was truly interested in the education and the lives of his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His advice was respected. He was a great intellectual companion for Merv (my dad). Hank liked to stay on top of technology and demonstrated this through the production of several books. His frequent emails kept in touch with family whether they were humorous or serious in nature. His intellectual contributions to the world of business and finance was well respected. Hank will be missed. He has been faithful and will be rewarded in his new home. Heartfelt condolences to Joan and family, Niece Barb ( Brad, Ryan, Greg)

~ Barbara Tucker (nee Couse)

When I think of my Uncle Hank, I think of a very intelligent well spoken gentleman. I am also very grateful for the guidance he gave me on choosing the right career path. You will be missed. I am sure you and dad (Merv) have alot to catch up on. Thinking of all the family Aunt Joan at this time. My deepest sympathy. Love Cuz Brenda, Peter, Jeffrey and Sara.

~ Brenda Lobraico (nee Couse)

Dear Joan I know you and your family will miss Henry very much. I will be thinking and praying for you all as you say goodbye to a dear husband and father. I am sorry to not be able to be with you on Saturday.

~ Liz Benn

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. ( Friends of Dave and Tika)

~ Banash & Vahid Tabaei

I, John, knew Henry as a colleague and friend when we were at Althouse College...from the beginning. Henry was always happily friendly and had a ready smile and up-beat attitude. We hope that his goodness and successes will help sustain you at this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ John & Gayle Smallbridge

Karen, David, Donald and Joan May I take this opportunity to express my sincere sympathy in the recent death of Henry. For the short time thast we had the priviledge of providing care for Mr. Kaluza he touched the lives of his caregivers as well as the staff at Home Instead and we thank you for the opportunity to share in his life. May it help in some small way to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Lynda McNabb - Office Manager Home Instead Senior Care

~ Lynda McNabb

Our parents are never far away - they return to us in our memories and linger in our hearts. My thoughts are with you all. Mary Ann Dunlop (friend of Karen).

~ Mary Ann Dunlop

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