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.
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).
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)”
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”
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.
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.
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.
The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce “Christmas in Chortitz”. You are invited to attend this festive event in celebration of Christ’s birth. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba.