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Helmut Burkhardt (December 2017)

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Helmut Burkhardt, President of WFMC’s Toronto Branch, passed away on December 18th.

In reacting to Helmut’s passing, WFMC President Walter Dorn said, “Helmut was a stalwart world federalist who tirelessly advocated for world government to end war and help solve humanity’s problems. He brought the Toronto branch out of its ashes and breathed new life into its membership. He was an inspiration to all of us, even as we debated whether democracy or federation came first. He was an old-school gentleman, a scholar-physicist, who expressed his views with deep conviction, scientific logic, infinite patience, great warmth and special kindness.”

WFMC Fergus Watt said that we “honour Helmut’s longstanding commitment to peace, his hard work on behalf of the World Federalists and his warm, good-natured, caring ways.”

Our thoughts are with Helmut’s wife Renate and all of his family and friends at this time.

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