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KONDRING, Helmut Anton

September 19, 1932– March 18, 2012

Helmut Anton Kondring passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the age of 79 years.

Helmut was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and immigrated to Montreal in 1958. He had a wonderful and adventurous childhood, good teenage years and an exciting life thereafter. He lived in Montreal for twenty-two years and later moved to the west where he lived in Saskatoon, Richmond, Abbottsford and finally Calgary. He was an entrepreneur and successful businessman where he really made a name for himself in Saskatoon and established Midwest Sportswear and later Glacier Skiwear. He designed, manufactured and dressed people for over forty years!

Helmut will be remembered for his faith in God, the love he showed his family, his strong work ethic, his kindness to his friends and people he met and worked with, his love of the outdoors, travelling, the arts, classical music and the fine taste of wine. Those who knew him best, know how well dressed he always was.

Helmut will be missed by his sons Dave and Mike Kondring and Marc Pilon; daughter-in-law Michelle; his grandchildren Blake and Braden Pilon; as well as all who knew and loved him well.

We have faith that God has called his son, Helmut and we invite friends and family to celebrate Mass on Friday March 23, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.). Forward condolences through

In living memory of Helmut Kondring, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. On behalf of +55 Connections membership (which Helmut was a member) I offer our deepest condolences. We will remember Helmut’s wonderful smile and great sence of humor.
    Anne Szabo
    +55 Connections

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  2. Roberta Higgins

    I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to your families, in the passing of your very dear loved one Helmut, on March 18, 2012. May God bless his Soul.

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  3. Dear Marc, Michelle, Lucie, Blake and Braden,
    Please know we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this time. I so hope Helmut realized how truly blessed he was to be surrounded by a wonderful and loving family. We are sincerely sorry for your loss.
    Mike, Sylvie, Sam, Connor, and Trevor

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  4. To the Kondring Family,
    My condolences to all of the family. Helmut was my friend, here in the Tower, and we got together every so often to chat and solve the problems of the world over refreshments. I admired his unique insights, stoic sense of humour, and his courage. I will miss him, but remember him with great fondness and respect. He is in a better place now, and I am proud to have known him.
    I will celebrate his life.
    Dahl Caldwell

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  5. Gorge Claricia

    My condolences…I didn’t know until today. I’m so sorry and sad to lose a friend. Thank you for your kindness Helmut. You’re in my prayers. Goodbye my friend.

    Security (Front Desk)
    Riverside Tower One

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  6. Mike and Dave, sorry for your loss, mike please contact me at

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