And the Young Transportation Professional Award goes to…

Garreth Rempel – 2017 Young Transportation Professional Award Winner

On September 25, 2017 at the Transportation Association of Canada’s Conference & Exhibition in St. John’s, NL, Garreth Rempel was awarded the 2017 Young Transportation Professional Award. Continue reading “And the Young Transportation Professional Award goes to…”

Rev. Peter S. Kehler

Preservings – No 17 – December 2000

by Katharina Kehler Bergen
Steinbach, MB.

Peter S Kehler


My father, Peter Schulz Kehler was born in Ebenfeld on January 1, 1896.

His father was Jacob K. (Berliner) Kehler (1863-1923), his mother was Elizabeth Schulz Kehler (1866-1943).

Peter was the eighth child in a family of 14 children. Two brothers and one sister predeceased him in infancy. His siblings were born between 1885 -1904. Growing to adulthood were Maria, Jacob, Gerhard, Aron, Johan, then Peter, Susanna, David, Heinrich, Elizabeth and Cornelius. Peter’s birth place was the farm located just north of the Mitchell ball park.

Peter was a small baby weighing a mere three and one-half pounds, so he was told. Incubators were unheard of but with intuition and ingenuity, bricks were warmed in the oven to surround him with warmth. He survived and grew to be a slim, dapper-looking man in his younger years. He was not very tall and later filled out to be robust in stature. Continue reading “Rev. Peter S. Kehler”

Christmas at Chortitz 2016

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce the third 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 & Friedensfürst.

Saturday, December 10, 2016at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba

Christmas at Chortitz 2016
Christmas at Chortitz 2016


Kaylee Peters sweeps up awards in Ste. Anne

The biggest graduating class in the history of Ste. Anne Collegiate accepted their diplomas on June 27, 2016.
Kaylee Peters, Grad 2016
Kaylee Peters, Grad 2016

Kaylee Peters was this year’s Valedictorian. As selected by school staff and her peers, Peters was an easy choice because of her involvement in the school community.

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Violet Anne Kehler Doerksen (1926-2016)

Violet Anne Doerksen (1926-2016)
Violet Anne Doerksen (1926-2016)

Violet Doerksen, age 89, of Steinbach, MB, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home, Woodhaven Manor.

She was predeceased by her husband, Peter H. Doerksen, in 1992, her oldest son, Edward in 1996, two sons-in-law, Musa & Lawrence, four brothers and one sister.
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Elmer (Al) Edgar Ernest Reimer (1927-2015)

Al Reimer (1927-2015)
Al Reimer (1927-2015)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend Dr. Elmer (Al) E. Reimer, 88, of Winnipeg, on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
Interment and a celebration of his life will be held in April 2016. More details will be posted, and a full obituary closer to that date.

Kerry “Sam” Donald Kehler (1963-2015)

Kerry (Sam) Kehler 1963-2015
Kerry (Sam) Kehler 1963-2015

Kerry “Sam” Kehler, passed away unexpectedly in Palmer, Alaska , during the early morning hours of December 5, 2015.

His wife, Roberta, was the love of his life. His sudden death has left her in total shock and with unexpected expenses. Through the memorial fund set up on we hope to share with her and Sam’s entire family how much he meant to us and help Roberta put the pieces of her life back together.

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