Richard "Rick" Hauth

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Richard "Rick" Hauth

Passed away peacefully at his home on July 3 rd , 2020 at the age of 69. Loving husband of Mariana (née Nedescu), proud father to Adam (Lauren) and caring grandfather to Emily, Christopher and William, as well as older brother to Ron (Julia), brother-in-law to Nicholas (Ana) and son-in-law to Florica.

Rick will be missed and remembered as a great father, grandfather, friend, good listener and neighbour. In recent years he found great enjoyment tending to his backyard and hosting friends and family. He had a passion for music, loving to sing and play the drums. Rick was an avid philatelist, well known to the stamp collecting community. He had a great sense of humour and was compassionate and caring.

Rick was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Jessie, and father, Tony.

Visitation will be held at the Millbrook Christian Assembley, 71 King Street West, Millbrook on Tuesday, July 7th from 1:00 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. 

Please note masks are mandatory. The number of visitors allowed into the MCA will be restricted in accordance to the safe social distancing guidelines set out by the Province of Ontario. There will be no gathering in the parking lot or church grounds.  

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My sincerest sympathies and wishing you memories to hold forever in your heart

Pam Fraser

Rick was my original inspiration to learn to drum when he was one of my teachers at Burnham in 1970. A warm, wonderful, kind man. My deepest condolences to all the family on his loss...he was amazing. God bless.

Karim McDaniels

Our sincere condolences. We remember him well from growing up just down the road.

Barry and Chris Kaye (nee Pegg)

Mr. Hauth was an amazing music teacher during my years at Burnham PS. He fostered an ever lasting love of music. And he put on some great assemblies!

Kevan Churchman

Our condolences to Mariana and family. We will never forget Ricks many acts of kindness and his humour. We will miss him dearly

Larry Reece

Condolences to all the family.

Julia Drake

Rick, as our family at McCrackens Landing knew him was our neighbour and friend. Our Adam(s) we’re close childhood friends in the early years. Rick had a passion for fundraising for Siuro-Dummer fire department and neighbours contributed by participating in the annual fishing tournaments that Rick hosted at the marina. So very sorry for your loss

Sandra OBrien

I was so sorry to have heard of Rick's passing. I have such fond memories of Rick from when I was a teen and a young man. I always found him compassionate, helpful and empowering and envied him and his work at Carveth's Marina. My thoughts are with all of his family and friends in their time of grief. RIP

Nick Edwards

I will always remember Rick as an amazing boss and a kind-hearted man who excelled in customer service. He gave me my first job at the marina when I was 15. Myself, John Redner, Deb Tregale and Steve Marshall had the summer of a lifetime. Long morning coffee sessions on the dock before the real work began was a daily habit. I would go on to work many more Summers with Rick and the crazy crew that would come and go. Rick would always anoint me with massive amounts of responsibility. Late night water taxi drives with too many people and too much food, delivering 100 pound propane tanks by yourself to an island cottage and drilling holes through the transom of a $50,000 boat to mount a motor….just to name a few Always encouraged by Rick yelling "just give 'er dagnabbit" As though I was fully prepared to take on the responsibility without a moment's hesitation. He graciously navigated all the incredibly varied personalities of the cottagers and attended to all their concerns and issues as though they were the only person that mattered, (which often they felt they were) Thank you Rick…. for your infectious personality and your positive will power. Thank you for putting trust in me as an employee and all those great summers at Carveth’s….and Stony.


Brenda joins me in extending our sincere condolences to Rick's family on his passing. Rick taught across the hall at Burnham School in Cobourg and the hall would frequently echo with his musical talents. His invention of his "Music Machine" revealed an amazing talent. His students gained so much during his teaching and he'll be forever missed.

Brenda and Gary Weekes

Condolences to the family. Many memories of Rick at Stoney Lake. Every time I hit a rock as a teenage/young adult, the marina would get the prop, lower unit or whatever back in shape!! I am glad to hear that Rick and Ron reconnected in past years.

Krista McKerracher

Our sincere condolences to Mariana and family - Rick was a wonderful neighbor who always offered a helping hand - he will be greatly missed.

Mary and David Preston

Mariana, Adam and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of teaching with Rick, the Music Man, at Burnham P.S., Cobourg. We discovered that we both came from Willowdale and attended the same high school, Northview Heights. His grandmother lived on my street. What a small world! Rick was lots of fun. Everyone, students and his peers, enjoyed his company. He made "music" and teaching so much fun.

Pat Murphy

Condolences to Rick’s family for their loss... Mr. Hauth was a terrific music teacher! We learned the drums, ukulele and great songs of our times back in the 70’s. He was an inspiration to me and I play guitar today because of him.

Val Arrington

Virginia and I have many wonderful memories of Rick on the lake and at the marina. He was always helpful and gracious to us and our guests. I recall once his insisting, late one spring evening, on taking us to the upper parking area in his golf cart and picking mushrooms for us which we cooked up that night for a late dinner. There are many wonderful stories of Rick but I particularly appreciate how kind and helpful he was to my parents as they aged and struggled with the boat and parking etc. He displayed a kind of community spirit and Stony Lake friendship that will be greatly missed. Condolences to all the family.

Robin Brooks Hill

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Hauth family. Rick lived with us on High Street in Peterborough for the year he went to Teachers College. Great memories of the Hauths stopping at Mom and Dads (Janet and Arnold Brown) farm in Cavan 4th Line when they would be on route to the cottage. Sorry for your loss. RIP dear cousin.

Bernie and Lynda McFadden

We are saddened to learn about Rick's death. A wonderful man with a fine sense of humour even in recent weeks. Stay well, Mariana, during this difficult time.

Rosemary & Don

My sincere condolence to all Rick’s family. I have many fond memories of teaching with Rick at Burnham School, bombing down the 401 to Belleville to take a course from Queens University, getting together for reunions and just keeping in touch. Rick was a special person. I hope your memories of happy times together give you comfort.

Fay Farmer

Deepest condolences, Mariana, Ron, Adam and family. Rick was the most amazing and charismatic man! Full of life, stories and jokes!! I will always remember all the wonderful things he did for our family over the years at Stony Lake. I am honoured to have been able to call Rick and Mariana my friends.

Mary Hamilton

I was saddend to hear about Rick's death. Many years ago as a friend he was present for myself during a difficult time. A generous spirit. One does not forget those moments. A long history on knowing the family Like all of us he had his struggles but what one remembers is his friendship Geoff Howson

Geoffrey Howson

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Hauth. He was a fantastic music and science teacher. He taught us to play ukulele, and directed our school choir along with Mr. Watts. So very many fond memories of his teaching days at Burnham Public School. My condolences to the family.

Lisa Chatten