Stephen William Cartmel was born on July 8, 1982 in Nanaimo, British Columbia and passed away on July 23, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 39 years. He is survived by his mother Barbara. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dad was a true Renaissance man. He was a real romantic, but he was also a carpenter, inventor, writer, and most important to him, loving husband and patriarch.
Dad was born on August 21, 1933, the day before his oldest sister, Edna, passed away. He was the sixth of eleven children born to John and Annie Kehler. Dad loved his big family and regaled us all with many stories of his childhood including his brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and of course Felix the wonder dog. Continue reading “Glen Murray Kehler (1933-2021)”
A Lake County man has been dedicating his time and money to fix laptops and help families in need — all while he battles cancer.
Larry Kehler, better known as “Fox,” spends his days fixing laptops for people in his community. The project started several months ago when he reached out to a neighborhood Facebook group asking people in the area to give him their old laptops. Then, he fixed the computers and donated them. He had several families with children who were learning virtually reach out to him for help.
“We would like to homeschool, but we have one computer and it’s broken and we have three kids. Can you help?” Kehler said. Continue reading “Lake County man battling cancer fixes computers for families in need”
It is with deep sadness that we say farewell to our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Maria Giesbrecht (nee Kehler). Following a period of declining health, Maria passed away on December 5, 2020 at West Park Manor PCH in Winnipeg at the age of 93 years.
Maria was born June 20, 1927 on the family farm near Randolph (Chortitz), Manitoba, the first-born daughter of David S. Kehler and Helena Stoesz Kehler. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Isaac Giesbrecht (2010), six brothers and one sister. Continue reading “Maria Kehler Giesbrecht (1927-2020)”
Sunday, January 19, 2020 was an emotional night in Mitchell, MB when over 400 people braved the winter night to attend the official opening of the Mitchell Memorial Park. The park, built on the arena grounds between the outdoor hockey rink and tennis courts, consists of an outdoor pleasure skating area and in the center is an evergreen tree. Surrounding the rink is a path with several park benches along the perimeter. Park benches are sponsored by community families in remembrance of their loved ones.
The Kehler name is well known in the community of Mitchell, the area west of Steinbach, Manitoba. Early pioneer Jacob “Berliner” Kehler moved his growing family to farm here in 1891, where he began to build barns and buy livestock. The area was called Ebenfeld, modern-day Mitchell. After the death of Berliner Kehler, the family farm and land were sold to the Alfred Stahn family. Today there are fourth, fifth and sixth generations of Berliner Kehlers in Mitchell. Continue reading “Mitchell Memorial Park”
Carol Giesbrecht passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2020.
Public Graveside service will be held at the Westridge Memorial Gardens, Winkler, MB Sunday July 26 at 2PM.(please bring lawn chairs). Viewing will be from 1PM-8PM on Saturday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of their mother Helen Unger, on Monday February 17, 2020 at the Bethesda Place Personal Care Home.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Leonard in 2011. Her parents Reverend Peter S and Katharina Kehler, five brothers; Jacob (stillborn), Andy, Henry, Peter, and Willie, two sisters; Mary Isaac and Eva Schellenberg, brothers-in-law Aaron Isaac, Cornelius Peters, Jake Schellenberg, and sister-in-law Tina Kehler.
Continue reading “Helena Kehler Unger (1928-2020)”
One can’t celebrate New Year’s without portzelky!
Summary: Pronounced “par cel tche” – One can’t celebrate New Year’s without portzelky!
Peacefully on December 6, 2019, Lois left us to be with her mom Arlene Anne Roberts (2018). By her side was her devoted husband of 33 years, Brad (Bud) Kehler, her brother James Hargreaves (Kelly) and her best friend, Janet Hoskins (Gord).
Lois leaves behind countless aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will all miss her direct and honest approach to life. Continue reading “Lois Anne Kehler (1961-2019)”