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.

Dad was predeceased by his parents, six siblings and our mom, Marge.

Dad was born and raised in Steinbach. He moved to Winnipeg as a young man where he met the love of his life (mein liebchen), Marge. Soon after they married, they started a family, moving to Transcona where they stayed for 41 years. Dad worked for Safeway as a meat manager/butcher for his entire career, retiring at the age of 61 years. He and Mom realized their retirement dream and moved to Patricia Beach where they spent the next 7 years until health issues forced them back to the city. After Mom’s passing in 2013, Dad was well taken care of by Charlene and her family until his passing. As Dad lived out his final years, he continued to look forward to the family gatherings with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A celebration of Dad’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB. Interment will follow in Glen Eden Cemetery.

Our family wishes to thank the staff of Concordia Hospital 3E for their care during Dad’s brief stay, as well as Pastor Keith Thompson of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dad’s memory to MB Lung Association.

4 thoughts on “Kenneth George Kehler (1938-2017)”

  1. My sincere condolences to Rick and family. Losing a loved one is so difficult but hope there are happy memories and photos to cherish forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. The loss of one’s father marks one of the most profound rites of passage in our life. Please know your CANEX family has you and yours in our thoughts. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you Rick, Jocelyn and family.

  3. Ken, myself, together with cousins Stan & Edgar, were like 4 peas in a pod. To be close would be an understatement. We had such a good time all the time during our young years. Sometimes mischievous in raiding watermelon patches, or fruit trees. Climbing the highest buildings in Steinbach, namely the white flour mill, The Tabernacle, and more. Growing up, moving to Winnipeg, Ken and I bought houses in Transcona, a stones-throw apart. Both worked at butchering for the rest of our careers till retirement and staying close. Will miss him!

    1. I was shocked to hear of Ken’s passing. The memories of growing up together, the fun times Doris and I had at uncle John and Auntie Ann’s home, and spending time with Ken and Reuben. Although the years have passed, after leaving Winnipeg in the 60’s. the memories and friendships never were forgotten.

      Our prayers are with the immediate and extended family.

      Cousin Don

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