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Rev William David Bauer
Male 1924 - 1988


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  • Prefix  Rev 
    Birth  2 Nov 1924  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1971  Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-119500 
    Died  9 Nov 1988  Goderich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I119500  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2018 

  • Notes 
    • BAUER, Rev. David William, CSB, OC, BA. - At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital in Goderich,on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1988, aged 64 years after an illness of five months.

      Father Bauer was born November 2, 1924, a son of the late Sir Edgar J. Bauer, KCSS and Bertha Hayes Bauer. He Attended St. Louis School in Waterloo, St. Jerome's College in Kitchener, St. Michael's College in Toronto and the University of Toronto.

      Father Bauer was ordained into the priesthood at St. Basil's RC Church in Toronto on June 29, 1953. He was the founder of The Carmel of St. Joseph Monastery, now located in St. Agatha; in 1964, 1968 and 1980 he coached and managed three Canadian Olympic Hockey Teams; was awarded the Order of Canada in 1967; was a member of the Waterloo County Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Most recently, Father Bauer was honoured by the Calgary Olympic Committee when the named the hockey arena for the 1988 Olympics after him.

      Father Bauer taught at St. Michael's College, Toronto, from 1953 to 1961. In September, 1961, he was transferred to St. Mark's College, University of British Columbia, where he remained until his recent illness. He served in various capacities, including during his long stay in Vancouver.

      Dear brother of Raymond A. J. Bauer and his wife Patricia of Waterloo, Mary Freiburger and her husband Edward and Rita Huck and her Husband James, all of Kitchener; Alice Schmalz and her husband Cecil of Cambridge; Therese Dillon and her husband Thomas of Larchmont N. Y.; Margaret Laudenbach and her husband of Burlington. He is also fondly remembered by three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Barbara Bauer-Lehman and Mrs. Harriet Bauer both of Waterloo; Mrs. Sally Bauer of Kitchener; 58 nieces and nephews and many Great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by four brothers, Frank, Eugene, Robert and Jerome and four nieces and nephews.

      Visiting was held at St. Basil's Seminary Chapel, St. Joseph Street, Toronto, on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed a Catholic wake service, Thursday evening. Visitation will continue at St. Basil's Seminary Chapel, Friday (today) from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Friday), when a concelebrated mass will be held at St. Basil's RC Church, with Father Eugene Hanrahan, CSB, as the Eulogist. Visiting will be held at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Allen Street East, Waterloo, on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m., with Father Bauer's family in attendance from 2-4 on Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. A family prayer service will be held at St. Louis RC Church on Monday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's RC Church in Kitchener on Monday at 11:30 a.m. with Father Brian P. Higgins as the Eulogist. Burial will take place in the Bauer family plot at Mount Hope Cemetery.

      The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Friday November 11, 1988

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      Father David Bauer, a native of Kitchener, made a tremendous contribution to Canadian youth, as a teacher and in the capacity of player, manager and coach in the world of sports.

      Following graduation from the University of Toronto, he was ordained a Basilican priest and taught at St. Michael's College and St. Mark's College in Vancouver, where he became Superior. He founded a monastery at St. Agatha, operated by the Carmel of St. Joseph nuns.

      Father Bauer promoted the use of Canadian university students in international hockey competitions. He was Canada's Olympic coach for the 1964 games in Austria. He was awarded a gold medal for sportsmanship by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

      From 1964-69 he was an advisor to Canada's national hockey teams. A director of Hockey Canada, he also served Canada's National Health and Fitness Council and was a coaching counsellor in Japan.

      In 1968 he was awarded the Order of Merit of Canada and in 1973 was named to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame


      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), 11 Nov 1988 - Obituary of William David Bauer.

    2. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), 25 Nov 1971 - Obituary of Alice Bertha Hayes.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Nov 1924 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1971 - Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1988 - Goderich, Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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