July 1, 1935 – August 2, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Helmut Fortkamp. Helmut passed away peacefully in the Campbell River Hospital at the age of 87 with the family by his side.
Helmut was born July 1, 1935 in Reitland Germany. He is predeceased by his Parents, three Sisters, one Brother and daughter in law Terry Fortkamp. Survived by his wife Irene of 66 years, children Jurgen, Eric (Andrea), grandchildren Brandon, Racheal, Jennifer with 5 great grandchildren.
Helmut and Irene immigrated to Canada in 1957. After working for Elk River Timber and Crown Zellerbach Pulp and Paper Mill, Helmut purchased a working farm in Black Creek in the 1970’s. Then in the early 1980’s Helmut ventured into the horse business and became a pillar in the horse community with notable Championships throughout Canada and United States. Most recognized accomplishment was with his stallion Dignified Touch winning 3rd at the renowned AQHA World Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Irene would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses at the Campbell River Hospital for the love and care given to Helmut.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Leukaemia / Lymphoma Society of Canada.
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