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.

Kehler Weighs in on South Carolina Drinking Water

HaroldOnline.com

Never mind the cost. Is the water they’re drinking in York County completely safe? Sure, they’re upset about the price. But it’s the water itself residents from across York County say isn’t fit to drink or have piping through their homes.

“Quite frankly, I couldn’t believe what I saw,” said Lee Kehler, who moved into his Lake Wylie home 12 years ago.

Kehler said in testimony Tuesday night the water in his home exceeds the federal action standard for lead. Kehler said Carolina Water Service tested the water in his home and found its lead count at 19 parts per billion. Federal rules state a water supplier has to take steps to control corrosion within its system if 10 percent or more of its customer taps exceed 15 parts per billion. Kehler said his 1983 home has all copper and plastic pipes, so he doesn’t know why the lead count would be high. Continue reading “Kehler Weighs in on South Carolina Drinking Water”

2018 – a Kehler Family Reunion?

The Berliner Kehlers are considering a reunion of sort. At this point, we are gathering feedback as to interest. If there is significant interest, then we will pursue input from those interested in helping organize the event.

So, if you would be so kind, please send us an email (berliner@kehler.ca) , indicating:

  • your name and phone number
  • interest in attending?
  • helping organize?
  • be a communication point for your family
  • other

We will utilize the website, Kehler.ca, as well as the Facebook Page for further communication.

It’s possible we could pull this event off Summer 2018!

Let’s hear from you!

1940’s Recipe Booklet

Recently a Manitoba Hydro employee found a 17-page booklet, originally issued back in the early 1940’s by City of Winnipeg Hydro.  The booklet includes cooking instructions for everything from the main-course turkey to stuffing, relish, puddings, sauces, salads, pies, pastries, cookies and more.

Download a digital copy directly and/or read it here.

Kenneth George Kehler (1938-2017)

Kenneth (Ken) G Kehler (1938-2017)

Peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Concordia Hospital, Ken passed away at the age of 79 years.

Left to cherish his memory are sons, Ron (Carole), Brad (Lois), Rick (Jocelyn), daughter Charlene (Wes), grandchildren, Curtis (Jody), Michelle (Kevin), Brian (fiancée Paige), Stephanie, Vanessa, great grandchildren, Evan, Grant, Madeleine and Emma, brothers Glen (Kathy), Reuben (Tina), and Peter (Judy), and sister Joyce (Corny) as well as numerous family members. Continue reading “Kenneth George Kehler (1938-2017)”

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

Introduction.

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”