Maria Kehler Giesbrecht (1927-2020)

Maria Kehler Giesbrecht (1927-2020)
Maria Kehler Giesbrecht (1927-2020)

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)”

Lois Anne Kehler (1961-2019)

Lois Anne Hargreaves Kehler 1961-2019

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)”

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)”

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”

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

 

Celebration of Life for Elmer (Al) Reimer

Al Reimer (1927-2015)
Al Reimer (1927-2015)

Elmer ( Al ) E Reimer, passed away peacefully at home on December 22, 2015. He was 88. Al was predeceased by his wife Joan, son Mark, sisters Louise Olson and Nita Hogue, and parents Elizabeth and PJB Reimer. He is survived and dearly missed by his daughter Cynthia Eeson, son Curt, and brother Syd, sister Charlotte Wiens, and grandchildren Jennifer Eeson, Lindsay Eeson, Mallory Eeson, Jamie Reimer and Megan Reimer. Continue reading “Celebration of Life for Elmer (Al) Reimer”

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 here.

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 YouCaring.com 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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Second Annual Christmas at Chortitz

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce the second 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 by Willie & Lin Wiebe. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba.

Christmas at Chortitz 2015
Christmas at Chortitz 2015