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 will be posted, and a full obituary closer to that date.

Nita Amy Hogue (1931-2015)

Nita Amy Hogue (nee Reimer), 83 of Huntsville, Texas; passed from this life Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Huntsville, Texas.

Nita Amy Rose Reimer Hogue 1931-2015
Nita Amy Rose Reimer Hogue 1931-2015

Nita Amy Rose Hogue (nee Reimer), 83, passed from this life Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home in the Carriage Inn in Huntsville, Texas, after a brief stay at Huntsville Municipal Hospital. Nita was born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada on October 15, 1931. She graduated from the Steinbach Academy in 1950 and attended college at Sayre Junior College in Sayre, Oklahoma. There she met and later married Guy W. Hogue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1953.

Her husband’s job took them to a number of different cities in the USA and Canada. Continue reading “Nita Amy Hogue (1931-2015)”

Upholding the old, Embracing the new!

The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian.

The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian (2014)
The Life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian (2014)

A fascinating look at the personal and public life of PJB Reimer, Teacher, Minister, and Mennonite Historian.  As the son of one of the original 18 Steinbach pioneering families, PJB Reimer became a pioneer, helping the Mennonites of southern Manitoba adapt their lives to a rapidly changing world, while always honouring the past.

The Life of PJB Reimer book is hot off the press! You may find the book in the following book stores:

Derksen Printers 
Hull’s Family Bookstore 
McNally Robinson
Mennonite Heritage Village

The book can also be ordered online, at McNallyRobinson.com.

Call Syd Reimer, 204-254-6015 or Contact Us to arrange for shipping. Continue reading “Upholding the old, Embracing the new!”

In Memoriam Louise Olson

Louise Olson
Louise Olson

Today we remember and honour one of the finest souls ever born, a beautiful diamond with a golden heart and soul strong like steel: Louise Olson.

On February 19th one year ago Heaven gained a faithful follower of Jesus Christ into the eternal kingdom of peace.  The funeral was bitter and sweet.  Bitter for two reasons: a great woman laid cold in her coffin and also the fact that it was February, which means we were cold as well.  Sweet for two reasons: this woman lived a full life and experienced many blessings and also the funeral lunch had a plethora of brownies and date squares. Continue reading “In Memoriam Louise Olson”

It’s a “Berliner” Boy, New Birth Centre’s First Delivery!

The first baby born at a new stand-alone birth centre in Winnipeg, a 5th generation “Berliner” Kehler, has black eyes and a head full of dark curls.

Jack Stephen Chilufya, with dad Anthony Chilufya and mom Sara Heinrichs
Jack Stephen Chilufya, with mom Sara Heinrichs and dad Anthony Chilufya

The first baby born at a new stand-alone birth centre in Winnipeg, a 5th generation “Berliner” Kehler, has black eyes and a head full of dark curls. Continue reading “It’s a “Berliner” Boy, New Birth Centre’s First Delivery!”

Kehler Construction

After World War II, Peter H. Kehler and his brother John formed Kehler Construction.

After World War II,  upon his return from serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery,  Peter H. Kehler and his brother John formed Kehler Construction. During their 40 years together they constructed a variety of buildings, many of which can still be seen throughout southern Manitoba. In 1952, together with their father Aron S. Kehler, a house was constructed for their uncle, the Rev. Peter J. B. Reimer in Rosenort, Manitoba. Continue reading “Kehler Construction”

My Flying Journey

Sydney R.C. Reimer began flying in 1965 as a recreational activity. His first plane was a two-seater with a small engine. Later, when planes became bigger and faster, they also became more useful to Syd.


Sydney R.C. Reimer began flying in 1965 as a recreational activity. His first plane was a two-seater with a small engine. Later, when planes became bigger and faster, they also became more useful to Syd.  He found he could carry more people and fly faster to meetings in other provinces and states. Syd transported ministers, missionaries and evangelists to their meetings, MDS workers to their job sites, and took government officials on flights to survey flood and tornado damage. What had started as a recreational hobby, soon turned into a useful means of transportation.

After about 45 years of flying, having carried well over 2000 passengers, with 2144 hours in his log book and crossing over 300 000 miles, Syd logged his last flight on June 6, 2009.

Continue reading “My Flying Journey”

A Treasure Chest of Joy

Brothers Syd Reimer and Al Reimer recently composed a biography of their sister, a Berliner Kehler, Louise Reimer Olson. “A Treasure Chest of Joy” portaits some of the many struggles Louise faced, how she kept her integrity and passion for life. The book was released in March 2011.

A Treasure Chest of Joy

Brothers Sydney Reimer and Al Reimer recently composed a biography of their sister, a remarkable Berliner Kehler, Louise Reimer Olson.

A Treasure Chest of Joy– The Life of Louise Reimer Olson, portraits some of the many struggles Louise faced, how she kept her integrity and passion for life. Louise was incredibly loyal and loving. She worked extremely hard to support her family and left a remarkable legacy. Louise passed away peacefully on February 19, 2011. The book was released in March 2011.

If you are interested in obtaining this book, a limited supply, contact Syd Reimer for details.