Harry Voortman, dead at 89 - funeral on Thursday

Harry Voortman, a pillar in the community and a supporter of City Kids died at the age of 89.
He came to Canada around 1948 when the Russians were blockading Berlin.
He worked hard and he prospered.

The Gazette will be publishing an Appreciation later in the week.

CEO Andy Callahan said: “Harry was a true one-of-a-kind, and I know will be missed by many of our Voortman team members who knew him well over the years. Harry’s passion and presence, even though he had retired from managing the business day to day, was ever present in the stories of the Burlington team from the moment I first visited in October of 2019. Consistent was his passion for baking the highest quality products, delighting consumers with delicious, sweet treats, supporting the community and, above all, investing in and knowing the lives of the people who made the Voortman Baking Company so great.”

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2 comments to Harry Voortman, dead at 89 – funeral on Thursday

  • Luke McEachern

    Years ago when they were starting my father was the Shell Agent at a couple of stations in town, Canpbell’s Corner and Prospect at Guelph Line.
    The Voortman’s would regularly Fuel their trucks at Dad’s Station in Trade for Cookies, that were readily accepted and great treats for a family of nine and friends and relatives as well.
    Their cookies were well received and grew to be distributed throughout Canada and the US.
    God Bless you Harry.

  • Ed Quinn

    Thank you for all the jobs you created.