Mensch, Helga Elizabeth Marionia

Born: Jan 03, 1937
Died: Sep 08, 2019


Mensch, Helga (Kuhnle)
Passed away peacefully at St. Marys General Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born 82 years ago in Germany.
Helga is reunited with her husband Reimund who predeceased her February 21, 2014. Dear mother of Hans & Bonnie Mensch of Wellesley, Rosi Kropf & Brant Grozelle of Mannheim, Tom & Tracey Mensch of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Taylor (Taylor), Matthew (Katie), Justine and Veronica and by her great-grandchild Kylie. Remembered by her brother in law Otto Mensch, sister-in-law Anna Mensch and her 3 sisters in Germany; Evelene, Renate and Waltraut. Helga was predeceased by her brother Olaf Kuhnle, brother-in-law Ernst Mensch and sister-in-law Alice Mensch.
Cremation has taken place. A family memorial service will take place at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the KW Humane Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home.
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Riverside Cemetery
Bleams Road
New Hamburg
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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society
250 Riverbend Drive
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 2E9

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario (Waterloo Region)
2-1373 Victoria Street North
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 3R6


Condolence from Waltrud (Schuster) and John Mueller sent on September 12, 2019

Great memories from the families getting together years ago. ALways enjoyed chatting with your mom , will miss seeing her.
So sorry for your loss to the whole family.

Condolence from Barry & Tonia Taves sent on September 11, 2019

Sorry to hear . I have a lot of childhood memories of you Mim and Grandma. Thinking of you all❤️

Condolence from Rock & Cara sent on September 11, 2019

Our condolences, so sorry to hear of Helga’s passing.

Condolence from Shyanne (Faessler) John Ashton and Skyler Stockie sent on September 11, 2019

Dear Hansi, Rosi, Tom and families;
We were shocked and saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing.
As a child I have many great memories as does John of coming to
the Mensch’s with my parents and grandparents.Helga always
ensured we had lots to eat and drink and made us so welcome…always. A very special person we will never forget. We
will have more memories to share of Helga at the Lake once time heals some of the pain you feel of her loss.
Hold on to one another tight! All of our love to you all
Shyanne John Ashton and Skyler Stockie

Condolence from Shirley Koehle sent on September 11, 2019

Sincere condolences to the Mensch family. Helga, her smile, her continuous ambition to keep a tidy home, and het welcoming caring nature will be so missed by many.

Condolence from Laurie and Rose sent on September 11, 2019

Tom and Tracy, sorry to hear about your mom. Our deepest condolences

Condolence from Jim and Laurie Arkell and family sent on September 11, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your Mom always made us feel a bit lazy as she was always so busy and worked so hard around the house. We would offer her a ride to Sobey’s and she would refuse and say that she needed the exercise! Her smile will be missed as we waved almost everyday.

Condolence from Laurie McQuaid sent on September 11, 2019

Tom I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I admire the way your mom lived her life and the light she brought to others. Your mom was a very special woman.

Love Laurie

Condolence from Anita McQuaid sent on September 11, 2019

Today you say goodbye and celebrate the life of an amazing woman. Your mom was always smiling, happy and always welcomed me with open arms. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult kit time .

Love Anita

Condolence from Diane and Miro Seperic sent on September 11, 2019

Dearest Friends, Rosie and Brant…we are so sad to hear about your mom’s sudden passing, Rosie.
We are so sad for you both, and your dear family.
We send our love and sorrow.
Diane and Miro

Condolence from Elaine and John Mohr sent on September 11, 2019

Dear Hans, Rosi and Tom, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We have so many fond memories of her from when we were next door neighbours on Huron Street. I also enjoyed chatting with her when we met at the grocery store. She will be missed!

Condolence from Judie Bowlby sent on September 10, 2019

To the Mensch Family: sending my sincere sympathy upon hearing of your mother,s death!! A big surprise as I met her at the doctor,s office a few weeks ago and she was so chipper and talkative as always. My in laws Don and Betty Bowlby were friends of your parents and the odd time Doug and I visited them along with them, and yes, Reimund poured a memorable drink!! Helga was generous in allowing her husband to have a dance with me on occasion! Hugs to all, Doug,s wife Judie.

Condolence from Heritage Design family sent on September 10, 2019

Matt & Katie & Kylie & the whole family,

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Oma, Helga. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

The HD family

Condolence from Karen and Rick Haffner sent on September 10, 2019

Our neighbourhood joy, our neighbourhood smile! Always a friendly wave and hello or a short visit in Helga’s neat and well organized garage! “Would you like a big beeah or a little beeah” she’d ask! We are genuinely saddened and will miss, miss, miss Helga greatly. RIP sweet gal…

Condolence from David Fitzpatrick sent on September 10, 2019

Our thoughts are with you and all your family members during this time of loss. From your friends and colleagues at Economical, please accept our most heartfelt sympathy.

Condolence from Irene and Brian Booth sent on September 10, 2019

Tracey, we are very saddened to hear of your loss and our heart goes out to you and your family.

Condolence from Gordon Food Service sent on September 10, 2019

Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. You are in our thoughts. GFS Family

Condolence from Tracey, Tom, Veronica and Family sent on September 10, 2019

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved family member.

Tanya and Wendall Sullivan

Condolence from Ginette Leslie-GFS sent on September 10, 2019

Tracey, Tom, Veronica and Family;

My deepest condolences to yourself and Famliy.

Ginette & Bruce Leslie

Condolence from Earl & Joyce Wettlaufer sent on September 10, 2019

To the Mensch family, your have our deepest sympathy. Helga & I worked together at Klassen Bronze for many years & she was always a great joy at work.
You have great memories of your Mom & your Dad. we knew them both.

Condolence from Melodie (Mensch) Fitzpatrick sent on September 9, 2019

Hans, Rosi and Tom,
You couldn’t drive by the house without wanting to stop. There was alway an open door and a big smile from both your Mom and Dad …there was also a drink (whether you wanted it or not) I am forever indebted to Oma for the love and care she gave to Veronica from the minute she laid eyes on her. I still remember Oma asking me if it was
Veronica “mit C or mit K?” I am so pleased she had the opportunity to grow up with them and be such a big part of their lives – I know they are a big part of who she is today.
Not everyone is so lucky to have a Mom/ Oma like Helga Mensch. She will be missed.

Condolence from Joanne Snyder sent on September 9, 2019

The Mensch Family….so sorry to hear of Helga’s passing….I worked with Helga many years ago at Klassen Bronze where we shared lots of laughs on a daily basis, she had a great sense of humour and made the work days pass by a little quicker….she was great lady to have known….my deepest sympathies.

Condolence from Marcia Good (Rosemarie Faessler-Deceased) sent on September 9, 2019

Rosemarie and I shared many, many laughs while visiting with your parents, together with Albert and Elsa Faessler. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. I pray in a short while, your joyful memories will replace today’s pain.
Marcia Good

Condolence from Cyndy Dodds sent on September 9, 2019

Hans & Bonnie – so sorry to hear about your mom. I will miss chatting with her on Huron Street