It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Helmut Tonn of the City of Edmonton. He was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada from Germany at the age of three.
Helmut is survived by his sisters Erika Williams and Monica Neilson (Mark), who were with him at his last breath after a battle with brain cancer. Helmut also leaves behind niece Angela Dolanz (Dallas), nephews Chris Williams, Danny Williams (Tara), their children Nicholas and Mia, Brandon Neilson and Kyle Neilson.
Helmut was predeceased by infant brother Udo, mother Ida Jager, father Arnold Tonn, step father Sigi Jager, and brother in law Wayne Williams.
Helmut tried many jobs and careers but most enjoyed driving for Co-op Cabs. He enjoyed working on vehicles and tinkering in the garage, gardening, riding his bike and motorbike, taking some long trips on both.
Helmut was easygoing and friendly and went out of his way to assist people who needed a helping hand. He took care of his mother and step dad in their home when their health was failing. He was generous with his time and liked a long chat with friends and family. He is missed already.
A small memorial will be held with family and friends.