The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce the second annual “Christmas at Chortitz”, an evening of German and English Christmas carols. You are invited to attend this festive event in celebration of Christ’s birth, with special music by Willie & Lin Wiebe. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba.
An 83-year-old Korean War veteran, Bert Wiebe, from Abbotsford who had his scooter stolen on Friday is back in the saddle thanks to a local company’s donation.
“I’d like to thank them very gratefully,” said Bert Wiebe. “I’m overwhelmed that the response came so quick.”
On Monday Abbotsford police said they had received five scooter offers in about two hours after they released information about the theft
The $5,000 scooter was Wiebe’s main mode of transportation, and his mobility was severely hampered without it.
“I didn’t think anybody would be as low as that. It’s my only way of getting around,” said Wiebe.
By Matt Rocheleau BostonGlobe.com
Normally, Larry Kehler and his wife, Cheryl, would be slicing pizzas and pouring beers for friends and tourists in their restaurant a couple of blocks from the shores of the scenic resort town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
“We’d just be running our bar and partying,” said Kehler, who goes by the moniker “Señor Fox.”
It is with sadness that we say farewell to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Betty Dueck (nee Kehler).
She slipped away peacefully on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 with her family at her side. She was born on Friday, February 13, 1931 in the R.M. of Hanover to David S. and Helen Kehler. She was pre-deceased by her husband Gustav, her father, mother, one grandson and six brothers.
Remaining to cherish Betty’s memory . Continue reading
From time to time, when meeting new people and an introduction is made, the first question that will pop up is “from which Kehler family are you?” After having answered their question of who my father and grandfather is, oft times, the next question asked is “any relation to ______? ”
That blank will sometimes be Jake from the Husky Station. Followed by, the age old question of “Is it true that Jake and Edgar (Edgar’s Diner) were brothers? Jake would always deny it, while Edgar claimed they were brothers!” Since both brothers have passed on, for the record, they are brothers! From there the conversation usually turns to the great food Edgar had, back in the day — and his famous Veal or, as Edgar pronounced it — ‘wheel’ Cutlettes.
Edgar’s wife, Helen, has continued to market Edgar’s Veal Cutlettes. If you are passing through Steinbach, pick up a box of frozen Veal Cutlettes , complete with sauce, at Main Bread & Butter, 253 Main Street, Steinbach, MB.
Taste the Kehler flavour, as you once knew it!
Editor’s Note: The story that Glen shares below, commemorates the 100th anniversary year of the experience John S Kehler had. Thanks Glen!
My father, John Schultz Kehler, was not a farmer, however he stayed on the Ebenfeld farm until the younger brothers took over. He traveled beyond the family farm to find work and went harvesting in Saskatchewan, where he had many Schultz uncles, aunts and cousins. From there, John went threshing in Alberta and ended up in Lethbridge, AB.
One day, as he was walking down the street he met two uniformed soldiers, who abruptly stop him and questioned why he was not in uniform. His reply was that being a Mennonite, he was exempt from the army Continue reading
Happy birthday to the fourth oldest living Berliner Kehler! Violet Anne Wieler Kehler Doerksen celebrated her special day with family today! View more photos here.
On Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the age of 63, Harold Enns of Steinbach, passed away at Bethesda Hospital.
Harold leaves to mourn his beloved wife Elinore of 41 years, daughter Melissa and her husband Hatem Kriema and their three children, Nadiya, Sarah, and Zachary; daughter Amanda and her husband Lauren Tougas and their three children, Haylee, Hayden and Harrison. He is also survived by three brothers, two sisters and their families, his parents-in-law Peter H. & Tina Neufeld, four sisters-in-law and their families, one brother-in-law and his family; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Nita Amy Rose Hogue (nee Reimer), 83, passed from this life Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home in the Carriage Inn in Huntsville, Texas, after a brief stay at Huntsville Municipal Hospital. Nita was born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada on October 15, 1931. She graduated from the Steinbach Academy in 1950 and attended college at Sayre Junior College in Sayre, Oklahoma. There she met and later married Guy W. Hogue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1953.
Her husband’s job took them to a number of different cities in the USA and Canada. Continue reading
The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee invites you to ‘Honour thy Father’ at ForeFathers Day at Chortitz, in Randolph, MB on June 20, 2015 at 7 PM. Free admission.
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