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HEINZ LEONHARD HAUST, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Posted 2023 February 01


HEINZ LEONHARD HAUST, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus December 12, 1919 - January 15, 2023 At Christie Gardens, Toronto, suddenly and unexpectedly, just one year after the death of his beloved wife of 70 years, Dr. M. Daria Haust. Heinz leaves behind his sons, Bill (Judy) and Jan (Millie); grandsons, Andrew, Lee (Deborah), Marco and Julius; and great-grandchildren, Evers, Quinn, and Mabel. 

Even though he was 103, we felt our adored Vati/Opa would surely live forever. Despite significant sight and hearing impairments, his mind remained brilliant and his wit sharp. Although regularly grieving the loss of Daria over the past year, he never lost his zest for life as was evident by his on-going intellectual curiosity, passion for Baroque music (especially Bach), flair for foreign languages (taking a special delight in comparing idioms and proverbs in German, French, English, Spanish, and Italian), and his heart-warming smile and twinkle in his eye.