1926 – 2015
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Helmuth Jorgensen. Born in Denmark on March 20th, 1926 and passed away in his home on Sunday, May 31st, 2015.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and Far Far.
He was predeceased by his parents Marius and Ingeborg, brother Preben and sister
Hella, and his loving wife Grethe and companion in later years
Family left to celebrate and honour his life – Children – Annie, Sussie (Roy), Ben (Ann); Grandchildren – Tyler (Claire), Bryan, Travis and Katelynn; Great Grandchildren – Riley, Brayden, and Eliza and extended family and family in Denmark.
Helmuth trained in Denmark under master craftsmen of the day and then answered the international call out for skilled tradesmen and chose to immigrate to Canada in May, 1957 where he and his wife Grethe made their home first in Port Alberni and then finally residing in Cumberland to raise their family.
He spent his life in the construction industry. As a young carpenter working on a new nursing home in Denmark his only major incident was falling 7 meters and sustaining a broken jaw. Considering the height of the fall he was very lucky it was not worse. His hands were involved in many projects around the Comox Valley and Campbell River including expansions to Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Helmuth was always willing to help out a neighbour and lend a hand where needed.
He enjoyed working in his garden and making beautiful stained glass. Time in the winter months was spent doing Danish crossword puzzles which were sent on a regular basis from family in Denmark. He was an avid reader, a great teller for historical events with many memories of World War 2 and how it affected him as a teenager.
In later years he found enjoyment with the computer, keeping up with family and news from abroad. As Mr. Blomgren stated he loved talking about Federal and Local Politics and the internet kept him thoroughly abreast of all the latest news giving him lots of fuel for discussion and opinions.
He always had a story to tell and could lighten any situation with his humour.
We would like to Thank Dr. Woldnik and all the Caring Persons from Home Support who helped to keep our promise for Dad to stay in his home. Your Caring and Loving Support is Very Much Appreciated. The family also wishes to thank all those that took time out of their busy days to stop by and visit with Dad, these visits always brightened his days. Family wishes to thank Piercy’s Funeral Home who are in charge of arrangements for all their help. Memorial donations may be made to Comox Valley Hospice Society or Canadian Cancer Society.
There is no service by request of Helmuth. “Don’t be sad and mopey, I lived a good life just tired now and ready to go.”
Remember Far Far “Fenders on a BMX Bike are not cool to a 5 year old”