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"Wet Crotch"

Dana Anderson
October 25, 1950 - January 23, 2017


"Pucker Up"

David James Hrabi
February 12, 1960 - May 26,2016

Pucker Up passed away on May 26, 2016 from a heart attack at the age of 56. Many of us knew him as the big quiet David he was.


"Shit Happens"

Robert James Harper
Sept. 21, 1957 - April 15, 2016

Our dear pal Shit Happens passed away peacefully this afternoon (April 15, 2016) with his parents by his side. Somewhere a lake is being formed by the rivers of tears from the people he touched. Thanks to all the friends and family that supported Rob during his final journey. Raise a Black Label and toast - On On Shit Happens Dipstick

I will always remember him so brave so sad. Glad he had good friends in Hash who has stood by him. Pecker Checker.

We are so very sorry. Rob and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. Squeeze Box and Krapper John.

Rob passed away after a battle with ALS. He is survived by his wife Jodi Orchard, his children, Christy (Beau), Bryce (Roxy) and their mother Debbie Harper; sister Tracy Martin, brother Scott; parents Pat & Jim Harper; and Cooper. Rob enjoyed the support of many good friends with the Hash House Harriers; and had fond memories of colourful characters he worked with at Edmonton Transit.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Rob to Norwood Capital Care, 10410-111 Ave NW, T5G 3A2


"Medusa"

Dr. Susan M. Belcher

March 27, 1948 - February 23, 2015

Dr. Susan Margaret Belcher El-Nahhas, 66, passed away on February 23, 2015 after a brave and tenacious battle with cancer. Born in London, England on March 27, 1948, Susan came to North America via New York sailing on the Georgic from Southampton, England on July 18, 1953. Susan graduated from Greenfield High School in Milwaukee and earned a BA from the University of Madison. While raising young children in Edmonton far from her family, Susan had the resolve and intelligence to earn a Master's degree and PhD from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and became a professor of sociology. Susan was passionate about social justice and very active in many causes, including building a community center for inner-city children, ending polygamy, and supporting student refugees. She loved traveling, languages, gardening, cooking, photography, swimming and The Beatles. She also loved joining outings in Egypt and Edmonton with The Hash House Harriers as "Medusa" in the adventurous spirit of her British ancestors. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Susan: never give up, fight for justice even if it is controversial, and take time to water your garden. Susan passed away surrounded by her loving family. She is reunited with her father and mother, the late Norman Belcher and Amy Ross. Her spirit is carried on by her husband (Yehia "John" El-Nahhas), daughters and sons-in-law (Amy Doublet & Chuck Doublet, and Jasmine Nahhas di Florio & Carlo di Florio) and grandchildren (Lila di Florio and Alexander di Florio).


"Kernal Knowledge"

Kenneth Charles Cobb

August 18, 1946 - December 29, 2012

Ken passed away unexpectedly at the age of 66 with Freckles, his "roommate", at his side.

He will be remembered by his loving family: son Jason (Alison) of Edmonton, daughter Cindy (Steven) of Fort McMurray and five grandchildren: Nicholas, Abigail, Chloe, Anthony and Wyatt. Ken is also remembered by his brother David (Theresa) and their children Katherine, James and Jessica, as well his Aunt Eva Cobb all of Winnipeg.

He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Jessie Cobb also of Winnipeg. Ken was an active member of many organizations in the community and will be missed by them all.

In memory of Ken, donations may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society (SPCA).

Click here for the Kernal's Obituary and Guest Book


"Bum Twister"

Kenneth Leslie George Lane

November 27, 1948 - October 30, 2012

It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the passing of Ken. He leaves special memories that will be cherished by his loving wife Robin, his beautiful dog Annie, and his daughters Melissa (Niall) and Heather. Carter and Sean will miss their Grampa. Ken leaves behind two brothers and five sisters in Australia along with numerous nieces and nephews. Robin's family and Ken's many friends will also mourn his loss. Ken will be fondly remembered for his outlandish sense of humor, never ending stories and his handyman skills. His greatest joy was seeing his friends and family living life to the fullest.

Ken was born in Melbourne Australia but spent most of his time in Edmonton. Ken's love for life and competitive spirit allowed him to travel the world, sail two oceans, run 30 marathons, complete two Ironman Triathlons and run the Canadian Death Race, solo! However, his true passion was sailing his beloved sailboat, Dancin Bear.

The Lane family would like to express a heartfelt thank-you to all the staff at the Palliative Care unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations on Ken's behalf may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society - 13620 163 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 0B2, or to the Palliative End of Life Care Institute - 416 Health Services Center, 1090 Youville Drive, Edmonton, AB, T6L 0A3.

Click here for Bum Twister's Obituary and Guest Book



"Omar is Gay"

Dr. James Neil McMullin B.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.

December 13, 1947 - December 6, 2011

Jim McMullin passed away with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his partner, Patricia; his sons, Liam, Brendan (Ashley), Neil (Krysalynne); their mother, Marg (Jeff); sisters, Carole (Gary) and Hazel; nephew, Owen along with numerous extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, 8440 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7.

ON ON Omar ! You will be missed...

Click here for Omar's Obituary and Guest Book


"Sir David C!#k"

Dr. David Cook

May 19, 1942 - September 13, 2009

Sir David C!%k, aka David Cook, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2009. A celebration of his colourful life was held at the Winspear Centre on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 6:30 pm.

Dildo Baggins had this to say:

"David was the one who brought me to the Hash 8 or 10 years back. He encouraged me to try out the Hash in spite of all my doubts and misgivings about joining any kind of running group. He used to be more or less a regular with the Hash whenever he was in town (which wasn‟t that often as he travelled a lot). He had already run with the Hash for quite a few years before he introduced me. He hasn't run much with the Hash for the last 2 or 3 years (nor have I, for that matter). I understand that he had recently starting running again and was looking forward to a return to the Hash soon."

"David was very active in Edmonton Opera (where he often gave wonderful pre-opera talks at the Jube) and Edmonton Symphony (where he also sometimes gave the preconcert talks at the Winspear). Although not himself a musician, he was a huge enthusiast and supporter of all things musical in Edmonton. He also nar-rated (MC'ed) many of the concerts of the Mill Creek Colliery Band. He was a wonderful speaker who always gave knowledgeable and interesting sometimes amusing presentations. He had a sharp wit and an infectious sense of humour. He was a very kind and generous fellow who knew how to entertain well. For a number of years he put on a dinner that was auctioned off at the Red Dress Run."

"I know much less of his professional career except that he was a Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Division of Studies in Medical Education at the University of Alberta. He was much in demand internationally for his lectures and courses on toxicology and treatment of drug addiction often travelling to various obscure corners of the Middle East and Asia (such as Oman and Kathmandu) not to mention from coast to coast in Canada and the USA." Our peripatetic friends Bum Deal and Horse‟s Arse, writing from Bangladesh, had this to say:

"Jodie and I were saddened to hear of the passing away of Sir David Cock. He was a fine hasher and a lovely man. His absence is a loss to all of us. As you know we are in Bangladesh and will not be at the Winspear Centre to offer our condolences to Sir David's family and friends nor to celebrate his life with our fellow hashers. Please pass on our deepest regrets."

Click here for Sir David's Obituary and Guest Book


Private "The Bulge" Dick

Gary Law Beard

July 10, 1955 - July 3, 2009

BEARD, Gary Law He WAS everything that was good and right in this world. With unbearable sadness in our hearts, Gary Law Beard left us without warning on July 3, 2009. He leaves behind countless people whom he loved and who loved him... His wife and soul mate, Shannon. Gary's proudest legacy, his beautiful sons, Justin and Dane; his heart, his mother, Anne; his best friend, his sister, Lisa; his brother, Dale; his 'adopted' brother, Ron; Lisa and Ron's children, Reid, Austin and Ty. Dale and Kathy's children; Paul, Paige and Sara. Shannon's sister, Sherri, her children, Adam, Kerry and Darian and Fred, his constant from the beginning. Gary loved hard and with intensity and everything he did was colored with that love. Gary always reminded us how "blessed" he was but actually it was all of us that were blessed. He lived his life with no regrets and always, always, told his family and friends that he loved them. He loved us and life with a vengeance and took nothing for granted. His lesson to us all. Gary was born to Anne Walker July 10, 1955 in Chester, England. He was a good son, brother, father, friend. He put his heart and soul into everything he did and all he touched was filled with love... the Hash Harriers, Keystone Music, the Edmonton Folk Fest, countless hours of volunteer time to numerous charities. There was never anything he could not or would not do to help. Carpe Diem my brother, I love you and miss you.

Click here for Gary's Obituary and Guest Book



Fly Trap

Gordon Wilinski

(1952-2009)

Gordon Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2009 at age 57 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Predeceased in 1999 by his sister Carol.

Fly Trap joined the EH3 for run #357 back in 1997 and ran with us for over 200 runs. He also walked with us many times in the Old Strathcona HHH. Even if he didn't join us, he'd sometimes drop in for a visit with Nookey and rest of us at the on-on after one of Nookey's many runs from The Senior's Lodge. Although I didn't really interact with him all that much, as the photographer with the OSH3, he'd often yell out to me to take the damned picture after we'd waited what he thought was an appropriate amount of time for the latecomers to arrive. And you know, I often thought he had a pretty good point.

One of his perhaps less proud achieve-ments was getting the Idiot of the Year award at AGPU for having missed the run because he fell off his roof and broke his ankles. Ass Teaser ended up carrying the heavy wooden trophy for many months before eventually handing it off to Fly Trap when he had gotten well enough to come out to the runs and carry it.

Something the Trash has only recently heard about (but was probably well known in other circles) is that Fly Trap liked to try to get to know the ladies in the Hash, especially the new ones. As Boobs Galore said, "My biggest memory of Flytrap was when he was hitting on two of my friends at the Red Dress Run. Almost simultaneously, the devil." I've heard elsewhere that this was not un-usual behaviour for him.

Blow Hole said this to say about Fly Trap:
Fly Trap was a good Ukrainian. He really loved his mother, he enjoyed dancing to polka music, and he was always looking for a good deal. He also had a hopeful perspec-tive on social situa-tions. He'd ALWAYS invite girls out to his dancing socials and when it came to Hash Events, he'd usually buy two tickets! However, he would usually end up selling his other ticket in the end. It'll be strange not to have Fly Trap around, even though he was on the quiet side and was rarely in the lime-light. I admired his sense of "calmness" in all situations, except for the time he yelled out to let everyone know that I was the last one at the Hash and therefore, deserved to be the scribe!

On On, FlyTrap. God bless you as you rest in peace, in the arms of your mother, waiting for you in heaven. May your pyrogies up in heaven always be warm with fresh sour cream! BlowHole

We'll miss Fly Trap's sardonic humour and his quiet presence. Many hashers took time out of their days to visit him while he was in hospital, even though in some cases they didn't really know him too well. As I was saying to someone earlier this evening on the web, Hashers are like family, and even though a family member may be an odd duck who you didn't really connect with, in a way they're still family, and you'll miss them. I know that I, and many others, will miss Fly Trap.

Click here for Fly Trap's Obituary and Guest Book


P.U.

Michael Richard Hawrylez

(1956-2009)

Mike was with EH3 for a couple of years from 1997-99. He was originally from Toronto, and when he moved to Edmonton, joining the Hash was one of the first things he did. Mike got his Hash name because of his off-the-wall sense of humor, often saying things like "let us eat the lettuce." Although Mike started out with the running hash, he gradually focused on the walking hash.

Mike was a great outdoor enthusiast who often went bird watching, hiking and canoeing. He paddled on many rivers and lakes in Alberta and B.C. Mike's truck was always stocked with canned food and other supplies he needed for camping trips, so he was always ready for a weekend campout within a day's drive of Edmonton. It was typical for Mike to be camping, hiking and canoeing on most weekends throughout the spring, summer and fall. Mike never married and perhaps one reason is that he never met someone who had a passion for the outdoors as much as him.

But there was more to Mike than just outdoor pursuits. He was very culturally rounded, and often attended museum exhibits, art galleries, theatrical plays, summer festivals and rock concerts. Mike worked at the Heritage Amphitheatre at Hawrelak Park for seven years, and he enjoyed being involved with many summer events such as the Edmonton Blues Festival. He was also a talented artist who painted with acrylic and drew hundreds of pen sketches while hiking or exploring cities. Mike's travels took him to places like Costa Rica, Mexico and San Francisco.

Michael Richard Hawrylez died from complications of stomach cancer at the age of 52 on February 17, 2009. He was in the palliative care unit of the Grey Nuns Hospital, and died after a month long struggle with the disease, although he had been diagnosed with cancer two years earlier.


Butt Thruster

Peter Hegholz

February 2, 1950 - January 9, 2008

On January 9, 2008, (Hans) Peter Hegholz of Sherwood Park, AB slipped away peacefully at the young age of 57 with his family by his side. He is survived lovingly by his wife of 38 years Madeleine and his two children Ryan and Sara, through which his vibrancy and passion for life will continue on forever. Peter was a loving brother to Joe (Dianne), Marianne (Ken), Inge (Manfred), Frank (Janet) and Gertie. He will also be remembered affectionately by sisters-in-law Faye (Bob), Paula (Bob), Karen (Jerry), Suzanne (Dwayne), brother-in-law Rollie (Trish) and dogs Sadie and Morgan. During Peter's last days, a constant vigil was held at the hospital by his numerous friends, colleagues and family. He touched countless lives, and as a result, many helped to make sure he was never alone. The entire family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses and the University of Alberta Hospital, especially the ICU and 5C3 staff, Dr. Tandon and Dr. Chaim who cared for Peter as if he were family. Your compassion will not be forgotten.

Click here for Butt Thruster's Obituary and Guest Book



Naked Bottoms

Gordon Ralph Charles

(1949-2006)

CHARLES, Gordon Ralph Gord Charles, age 57, passed away suddenly at his home on October 22, 2006. Gord was born in Greenfield Park, Quebec. He came to Edmonton in 1975 with his wife Mary Grant. They had two children Thomas Charles and Trisha Charles. He will be greatly missed by his children Tom and Trish; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to being a member of the Edmonton Hash House Harriers Gord was also active with The Edmonton Bicyle and Touring Club (EBTC). The following was extracted from their web site...

"Our volunteer of the year gets their name inscribed on the Gord Charles Trophy. Gord Charles was a long time member and volunteer (of the EBTC), Vice President at the time of his sudden death on Oct. 22, 2006. Here are two poems from the Nov. and Dec. 2006 issues of Spokes, a man described as a friend to all."

Gord's Way
by Jasmine Hohenstein

There are angels among us. Can I tell you about one?
Our special friend Gordon, so full of life, so full of fun!
His wings were well hidden, but I know they were there,
And his halo was tucked under his helmet with care.

His heart filled with passion to take a ride on his bike,
To spend time with his friends, that's what Gord liked.
He was never too busy, he always had nice things to say,
He was kind, he was thoughtful: that was Gord's way.

He made you feel special, like you were a star,
But we all knew that Gord outshone us by far.
Gord's laughter came easy and so did his smile.
He always was happy. That was Gord's style.

Gord loved to be planning bike trips here and there,
Whatever Gord did, he did with great care.
You could pick up the phone, call him up night or day.
He was never too busy, but that was Gord's way.

Bike rides and pizza, junk food at the park,
Gord loved to go cycling till it almost got dark.
He was always helping someone, but Gord never kept score.
He rarely complained when he was tired and sore.

He liked each one of you, and how do I know?
That's what Gord told me, just a short while ago.
I miss him already, so I've asked the dear Lord,
"Please teach me to be a lot more like Gord."

Happy Ending
In Memory of Gord Charles
By Gary Garrison

Some would pay big money to die your way:
quietly, asleep, dreaming the bike tour
of a lifetime, five weeks in Europe, your
buddy beside you each and very day
sharing the sights, the German countryside,
bratwurst, beer, history, castles, cathedral
bells telling the hours till your eyelids fall,
laughing with friends, celebrating the ride,
your mind full of next year's plan: excursion
through the Rockies, down the Pacific coast,
the wind in your hair, each heartbeat a boast,
every day a loving kiss from the sun.
No suffering, no pain, no long goodbyes,
not a single tear, except in our eyes.

Click here to see the E.B.T.C. page honouring Gord

Click here for Gord's Obituary and Guest Book


Hay Wire

Everett Joseph (Abe) Wolski

(1950-2006)

On July 29, 2006, Mr. Everett (Abe) Wolski of Edmonton passed away at the age of 56 years. He is survived by two brothers, Elmer (Sharon) Wolski of Lockport, Manitoba, Ernie (Leona) Wolski of Winnipeg, Manitoba; two nephews, Jeffrey and Michael; one great-niece, Jessica. A Private Family Service was held.

Tie-me-up shares these memories...

Haywire - He was one of the orginal hashers - probably came out thinking he'd get "high" though he loved to run. He also loved to bike and swim and hike and cross country ski and canoe and play tennis (in his bare feet or his sandles often). He had travelled far and wide. I think he was a teacher of English in Japan for a short while. Then he spent some months seeing most of Asia. He would take long leaves from his work just to enjoy the summer months spending his days just riding his 18 speed out to Miquelon lake and back to go for a swim. He didn't car it much. His bed was a mattress on the floor and he had a table with two chairs and a second hand couch with a TV. There usually would be some beer on hand. Though I don't think he drank much. I'd never seen him drunk or loud or raucous. Usually he just had that quiet smirk. He was a true excentric, one of of kind.

I'm not sure exactly how he got his name but I don't think he ever really combed his hair. Plus I'm sure his first hash T-shirt purchase lasted at least 1000 washings.

He was a carpenter and at times a surveyor. In fact one of his roles took him up in Fort McMurray where he joined Whack Off. The two of them would do long runs together on the highway's edge. He often mused how it was that Whack Off hadn't ended up as road kill because of his perpetual Hypoglycemia.

In the end, the only reason we found out he was gone was our original Hash editor noticed a familiar name in the obituaries and called to ask if that could be Haywire. I'd thought he'd just gone on one of his long road trips home to Winnipeg or elsewhere spontaneously as he was ought to. I was told he was found at home alone a sudden death and because he was private no one knew for some time. We miss his smile and infectious enthusiasm for life!

Click here for Hay Wire's Obituary and Guest Book


Jiggle-Oh

Duane Troy "Jiggle-Oh" Moore

(1971 - 2002)

Jiggle-Oh was tragically killed August 12th, 2002 while motorcycling with friends in Olympic National Park, Washington. Jiggle-Oh had recently moved to Vancouver with his new bride Andrea so that she could be closer her family, whose father was battling cancer. He had taken a leave from his teaching job at O�Leary High School in Edmonton, where he was a colleague of other hashers, Dame Edna, Half Cocked and Invisible Man. Jiggle-Oh ran occasionally with the pack from 1999 to 2002, haring several runs during that time. It was when haring the last Monday run of 2001 along with Dame Edna that he was named by Rubber Maid in recognition of the fabulous Jell-O shooters that were offered at the hash hold that evening.

Outside of hash life Jiggle-Oh was an avid motorcyclist and a member of the Air-Riders VW club in Edmonton along with Eunuch Psycho, another VW enthusiast. Jiggle-Oh had completely refurbished a 1970's VW Beetle, which was his pride and Joy, and was also contemplating a number of other VW projects at the time of his passing. The Air-Riders website was inundated with messages of tribute and condolence from friends in the club and students from O'Leary. Jiggle-Oh was a well respected and much loved teacher at O'Leary from 1998 to 2002. Testament to this were the number of his students, both past and present, who attended his memorial and spoke so highly of him; several who would credit their academic salvation to his dedication and guidance. Dame Edna stated that the staff of O'Leary, particularly those in the science department, would miss him dearly as a colleague and a friend.

This from the Edmonton Journal Obituary at the time: "Duane lived life to the fullest. His passion was Volkswagens and motorcycles. He will be so sorely missed by all who knew him. Duane had a unique gift of making everyone he met feel special, hence his multitude of very dear friends. He is so loved".

In the fall of 2007, a plaque was added to the Crash Test Memorial Bench in memory of Jiggle-Oh and a memorial run was conducted from the bench. Jiggle-Ohs' family were in attendance and were happy to see a group of fun-loving hashers dedicate the plaque in his honour. They could easily see how their Duane would have loved to associate with this group. According to Dame Edna, Jiggle-Oh was a hasher in the true spirit of the hash in the way that he approached life putting his enthusiasm into fun, good deeds and hard work.

"All men die, not all men truly live" (William Wallace)

On-On my friend.

Click here for Duane's Obituary

Click here for Duane's 2007 In Memoriam


Processed Meat

Pieter Japick van der Schoot

(1975-2002)

Click here for Processed Meat's Obituary


Crash Test Dummy

Norman Dennis Klaus

(1954-2000)



Chianti

( - c1998)

Tie-me-up shared these memories:

Originally from Malaysia she did run amongst us for some time. Two memories of her for me: Her "battle cry" of ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON, so distincive on trail. Then there was the time she tried to do so much good with an On-On at Hillcrest where Malaysian food was supplied. Unfortunately a multitude of hashers remember all too well because of the close relations with their "johns" that night!

Chianti died in a car accident on the way home after a hash run.

I'm not sure of the exact circumstances, but hopefully we can all learn from this. It's not worth taking a chance on driving home if you've had that "one" extra.

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