Coming Back Stronger: Life Stories by Syd Reimer

With encouragement from his children, Sydney R.C. Reimer has published another book. This book includes writings about Syd by several other people.

Syd Reimer - Coming Back Stronger
Syd Reimer – Coming Back Stronger

In his latest book, Coming Back Stronger, Syd Reimer highlights 14 years of working in the Rosenort Lumber Yard, 14 years with the Manitoba Disaster Service Board, and 11 years as an owner of GK Braun Insurance. A financial advisor for 45 years, 14 of which were with Investors Syndicate. Syd Reimer was involved with the Mennonite Disaster Service for 30 years, over 20 in leadership. 45 years as a pilot gives for many interesting stories that he shared in a previous book, My Flying Journey.

Syd Reimer was twelve years old when his mother, Elizabeth (nee Kehler) Reimer died. Five months later his father married Marie Brandt, a woman from Rosenort, MB. A troubled, hurting boy that was very lonely, soon afterwards spent two years working for MCC in Mexico. His father put him in a boarding school at Steinbach Bible School for grade nine. As the years passed, Syd found peace with God, and true love when he met and married Helen. Together they have had much joy, faced hardships, natural disasters, and several times, great tragedy. Each time, they have found strength in their relationship with God and rebuilt their lives, Coming Back Stronger.

Book:
The price for the book, Coming Back Stronger, is $20 plus shipping. To avoid shipping charges, local pick up locations in Steinbach and Winnipeg are available. To pick up your reserved copy, or to purchase a book, contact us, by sending an email to berliner@kehler.ca.

Upholding the old, Embracing the new!

The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian.

The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian (2014)
The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian (2014)

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.

The Life of PJB Reimer book is hot off the press! You may find the book in the following book stores:

Derksen Printers 
Hull’s Family Bookstore 
McNally Robinson
Mennonite Heritage Village

The book can also be ordered online, at McNallyRobinson.com.

Call Syd Reimer, 204-254-6015 or Contact Us to arrange for shipping. Continue reading “Upholding the old, Embracing the new!”

It’s Here! The Kehler Pictorial Book

The new Berliner Kehler Book (2013) is fresh off the press!

Berliner Kehler Clan Pictorial
Berliner Kehler Clan Pictorial

Kehler Pictorial Book (2013)

The new Berliner Kehler Book (2013) is fresh off the press!

The price for each book is $58, plus shipping. Local pick up locations in Steinbach and Winnipeg, are available.  To pick up your reserved copy, or to purchase a book, contact us.

Stocking Stuffer Christmas Gift Idea – The Berliner Kehler Clan Book

Want to give a gift that is educational, historical, takes up little space, requires no batteries and that a loved one will have for years?

The Berliner Kehler Clan
The Berliner Kehler Clan

Here’s an idea to help fill those stockings!

Want to give a gift that is educational, historical, takes up little space, requires no batteries and that a loved one will have for years?

Give a copy of the book,  The Berliner Kehler Clan ~ A History in Portraits!

There are limited copies available.

For more information, and to obtain this book in time for Christmas, contact us!

The Berliner Kehler Clan

Printed 2009

My Flying Journey

Sydney R.C. Reimer began flying in 1965 as a recreational activity. His first plane was a two-seater with a small engine. Later, when planes became bigger and faster, they also became more useful to Syd.


Sydney R.C. Reimer began flying in 1965 as a recreational activity. His first plane was a two-seater with a small engine. Later, when planes became bigger and faster, they also became more useful to Syd.  He found he could carry more people and fly faster to meetings in other provinces and states. Syd transported ministers, missionaries and evangelists to their meetings, MDS workers to their job sites, and took government officials on flights to survey flood and tornado damage. What had started as a recreational hobby, soon turned into a useful means of transportation.

After about 45 years of flying, having carried well over 2000 passengers, with 2144 hours in his log book and crossing over 300 000 miles, Syd logged his last flight on June 6, 2009.

Continue reading “My Flying Journey”

A Treasure Chest of Joy

Brothers Syd Reimer and Al Reimer recently composed a biography of their sister, a Berliner Kehler, Louise Reimer Olson. “A Treasure Chest of Joy” portaits some of the many struggles Louise faced, how she kept her integrity and passion for life. The book was released in March 2011.

A Treasure Chest of Joy

Brothers Sydney Reimer and Al Reimer recently composed a biography of their sister, a remarkable Berliner Kehler, Louise Reimer Olson.

A Treasure Chest of Joy– The Life of Louise Reimer Olson, portraits some of the many struggles Louise faced, how she kept her integrity and passion for life. Louise was incredibly loyal and loving. She worked extremely hard to support her family and left a remarkable legacy. Louise passed away peacefully on February 19, 2011. The book was released in March 2011.

If you are interested in obtaining this book, a limited supply, contact Syd Reimer for details.

Camille: A Woman’s Devotional Companion

A little germ of an idea from one of the big themes in our Advent book can actually be traced back to you, my Kehler clan, through a Kehler funeral I attended in 2006.

Camille: A Woman’s Devotional Companion
Camille: A Woman’s Devotional Companion

by Karla Hildebrandt Kroeker

Growing up, a deep love for Christ and His Church was instilled and nurtured in me, and growing up in the family I did, a true passion for reading, ideas, and conversation was sparked and developed.  Over the years, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have had many opportunities to combine these loves in a variety of ways, both through teaching High School English for about 10 years, and through my work as Minister of Worship in my church for the past 6 years.

Continue reading “Camille: A Woman’s Devotional Companion”

A History in Portraits – The Berliner Kehler Clan (2009)

The Berliner Kehler Clan Book – A History in Portraits was officially launched at a most memorable event & homecoming for family and friends of the Berliner Kehlers on July 26, 2009, at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba

The Berliner Kehler Clan (2009)
The Berliner Kehler Clan (2009)

The Berliner Kehler Clan 2009
 

The Berliner Kehler Clan Book – A History in Portraits (published in 2009), was officially launched at a most memorable event & homecoming for family and friends of the Berliner Kehlers on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba. View the Program here.

More About the Authors.

Sales of the book The Berliner Kehler Clan (2009) – A History in Portraits were brisk and the first printing was sold out. However, a second printing soon followed and is now available for purchase. To do so,  Contact Us!

The Berliner Kehler Clan (2009) printed by Rosetta Projects.

The Berliner Kehler Clan Released

­The Berliner Kehler Clan chronicles the lives of Jacob “Berliner” and Elizabeth Kehler and their eleven children, a pioneering Mennonite family in Ebenfeld, near Steinbach, Manitoba.

The Berliner Kehler Clan
Jacob and Elisabeth (Schultz) Kehler and oldest granddaughter, Annie Penner ( 1913)

­The Kehlers living in the wider Steinbach region are a truly remarkable clan. Not only are they as numerous as chokecherries in August, but like chokecherries they grow in dense family clusters in close proximity to each other. ­ There the comparison breaks down.  Chokecherries are silent, waiting to be picked. ­ The Kehlers are never silent and anything but passive. They are active, spirited and vocal – if not downright gabby. ­They never stop talking and when they have nothing more to say they go on talking for the sheer pleasure of it. When Kehlers get together the air turns into a whirlwind of words and laughter. As the Kehlers themselves like to say: ‘Never bury a Kehler until you’ve made sure his mouth is dead too.’ Continue reading “The Berliner Kehler Clan Released”