Posted on Sep 29, 2019
It is with heavy hearts we learned the passing of Helge Nielsen, our Honorary member and Past Club President (1995-96) on September 21.  He battled with Parkinson's for 31 years but always maintained a positive attitude.
Helge was an avid Rotarian and an active member for 50 years. He received the Paul Harris Award for his dedication to Rotary and his many Rotarian friends. When a group of us visited him last year, he and his wife Joan told us what a joyful experience they had when they used to host International student exchange. 
Helge went to 2006 Rotary Convention in Copenhagen with us, he was born there, we toured Norway before the convention, I still remember his friends welcomed us to their home and we had such a good time. Rotary gives the opportunity to become lifelong friends, we sure miss such a great person.
For the past few years, we enjoyed our yearly meet up at the Parkinson Walk at Minoru Park.
Helge's service will be at the Richmond Golf Club, Friday October 4, 2:00 pm.