Hans Heltke

Obituary of Hans Heltke

<h1>Hans "HAJO" Heltke</h1> Hans died very unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Natalina; his loving son and daughter, Hans and his wife Sheila Heltke and their children Ronan and Elise of Fort McMurray AB and Yvonne and her husband Ron Harper of Puslinch. He will be fondly remembered by Natalina’s family; his mother and father-in-law Natalia and Bernardino Rosa of Breslau; sister-in-law Elizabeth and her husband Hamid Bakhtiyari of Mississauga and their children Sarah and Cyrus; brother-in-law Eric Rosa and Divina Ngo of Cambridge and Eric’s son Wesley and his fiancée Leigh Matthews. Hans will be remembered as a very dear friend to Doreen Paech and Chiarra of Germany; Barbara Abt, John and Jonathan English of Kitchener and Heere Devries of Tobermory. He was predeceased by his parents Hilda and Emil Heltke and brother Siegfried Heltke. Hans owned and operated H. Heltke Woodworking for 45 years which was located on Park Street in Kitchener in conjunction with Swanson’s Home Hardware. His loyal customers and the staff at Swanson’s were a very important part of his life. In addition to his work, Hans loved to spend time at the family cottage in Tobermory. Friends are invited to share memories of Hans with his family at the Erb &amp; Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service to remember his life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow. Following the service, friends and relatives are invited to the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. Condolences for the family or donations to Cardiac Fitness Association in Breslau would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445. In living memory of Hans, a donation to the Trees for Learning Program will be made by the funeral home.