Cabinet-maker, toy-maker, volunteer, letter writer… the list of passions goes on!
A man of endless ingenuity, fierce determination and resilience.
We are the lucky ones to have shared our lives with you. Ninety-three years of amassing life’s riches through your devotion to family and friends, your open door, open arms, generosity, humour, playfulness, tenacity, faith and your glass-half-full spirit. You were a magnet for so many people. Thank god you always insisted on photos – our treasure trove of memories. The conversations and connections will carry on. You showed us the way.
Unser Vater war ein Wandersmann
Du wast so ein lieber Papa. Immer in unseren Herzen. Your forever love (late Elfriede), children Kornelia (Tom), Marion (John), Gudrun (Rob) and Detlef (Joanne), grandchildren Jenna (Matt), Marita (Joshua), Alex (Charlotte), Eric (Elspeth), Madison (Cyrus), Evan (Megan) and Brooke (Zach), great-grandchildren Jasper, Lennox, Ziggy, Arlo, and Max, your close beloved friends Christine, Yvonne, and Rosemary, as well Rick, Andrew and your family in Germany, will always be with you.
The family will be accepting visitors at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd, on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. A service in the Chapel will be held at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Those that wish to attend via livestream, please CLICK HERE.
Donations in Helmut’s honor can be made to The University Hospital Kingston Foundation Cancer Research.