Although I am not much of an educated historian, it appears to me that today’s Berliner Kehler family does not have a great deal of information about Maria S Kehler (Taunte Marie). Perhaps the greatest challenge lies in the fact that she died at an early age of 23, in childbirth of her twins, Jacob and Heinrich on February 21, 1909. Maria’s only daughter Anna Ethel Kehler Penner was one and a half years old upon her passing, and Tante Marie’s husband Abram (Abraham) Henry Penner remarried but passed away 10 years later, from Typhoid Fever on November 19, 1920 in Medicine Hat, AB. Continue reading
A fascinating look at the personal and public life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian. As the son of one of the original 18 Steinbach pioneering families, PJB Reimer became a pioneer, helping the Mennonites of southern Manitoba adapt their lives to a rapidly changing world, while always honouring the past.
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It is with great sorrow that we announce on Friday, May 30th, 2014, at the age of 74, Walter slipped away peacefully into his Saviour’s arms, with family by his side.
Walter was born in Battleford, Sask. and grew up in Vancouver, B.C. He had a successful, 42 year career working in retail as a manager and district manager for Kresge’s, Kmart and later as a District Manager for Saan Stores. Continue reading
Sean Irvine, of CTV News London, speaks to Ray Doerksen, one of the owners of the old St. Mary’s Ontario School. The former Central School is becoming a high-end condominium, and could set an example for repurposing other schools. Watch the video clip here.
Ray Doerksen, lives in the Town of St. Marys, Ontario. He is the son of Peter & Rose Doerksen, Winnipeg, MB and is the grandson of Violet Doerksen, Steinbach, MB.
Recently in watching their latest movie, Muppets Most Wanted, I chuckled as I heard the line, “Ich bin ein Berliner”. Who’s line is this anyway? The Muppets, President John F Kennedy, or Jacob Kehler? It prompted a deeper thought, what does it really mean to be a Berliner (Kehler)? Continue reading
Each year, parents and children, both young and old make a sacrifice to purchase Christmas gifts for the ones they love. These gifts are wrapped in beautiful packages and laid underneath the tree. Excitement builds as Christmas Day approaches, and those who have made sacrifices are anxious to watch as loved ones and friends open Christmas presents. Continue reading
What’s a Kehler Christmas in the eyes of this child?
As long as I can remember, Christmas was a special time of year. The smell of baking often jogs my memory of a child’s meaning of Christmas. Grandma Kehler was always in the kitchen, when you came to visit the Kehler grandparents, for Christmas. The smells of cookies, plumi moos, Borscht and freshly baked buns were ever present. Since food was such an important part of my Mennonite heritage, the variety was endless. You were never sure what you would indulge in, as the food tables at some of these Kehler gatherings were endless. Who would notice how many cookies we ate? Continue reading
It is with heavy hearts, love and sadness that we announce the passing of Beverly Kehler, 52, on November 16, 2013 after a courageous, but private, battle with cancer.
She will be dearly missed by her entire family: her devoted husband of 34 years Cliff; daughters Tiffany and Trista (fiancée Sonny); grandchildren Stetson & Maveryk; Continue reading
Jon Hendricks, of CKY News speaks to Conrad Dueck as Manitoba film companies expected to meet or exceed $130 million in revenue brought in to Manitoba last year. Watch the video clip here.
Conrad Dueck, Vice President at OpusVFX, resides in Winnipeg with his wife and two beautiful children. He is the youngest son of Gustav & Betty (Kehler) Dueck, Steinbach, MB.