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.

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 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”