Violet Anne Kehler Doerksen (1926-2016)

Violet Anne Doerksen (1926-2016)
Violet Anne Doerksen (1926-2016)

Violet Doerksen, age 89, of Steinbach, MB, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home, Woodhaven Manor.

She was predeceased by her husband, Peter H. Doerksen, in 1992, her oldest son, Edward in 1996, two sons-in-law, Musa & Lawrence, four brothers and one sister.
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Cody Derrick Kehler (2016)

With heavy hearts the family announce the passing of Cody Kehler on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the St. Boniface Hospital. He will be lovingly cherished by his parents Jordon Kehler and Rachel Jubinville, his brothers Justin and Luke, grandparents Deborah (Douglas) Epps, Blair Kehler, Diane (Lionel) Jubinville, and his aunties and uncles and their families. Even though you were here for a short time we feel very blessed to have shared you with our loving family. A private family gathering will be held at Glen Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at a later date.

John S Kehler and the Canadian Armed Forces, 1915

My father, John Schultz Kehler, was not a farmer, however he stayed on the Ebenfeld farm until the younger brothers took over.

Glen M. Kehler
Glen M. Kehler

Editor’s Note: The story that Glen shares below, commemorates the 100th anniversary year of the experience John S Kehler had.  Thanks Glen!

My father, John Schultz Kehler, was not a farmer, however he stayed on the Ebenfeld farm until the younger brothers took over. He traveled beyond the family farm to find work and went harvesting in Saskatchewan, where he had many Schultz uncles, aunts and cousins. From there, John went threshing in Alberta and ended up in Lethbridge, AB.

Johan S. Kehler, 1915, Canadian Armed Forces
Johan S. Kehler, 1915, Canadian Armed Forces

One day, as he was walking down the street he met two uniformed soldiers, who abruptly stop him and questioned why he was not in uniform. His reply was that being a Mennonite, he was exempt from the army Continue reading “John S Kehler and the Canadian Armed Forces, 1915”

Old St. Marys School Being Transformed Into Luxury Condos

 

Ray Doerksen
Ray Doerksen

Sean Irvine, of CTV News London, speaks to Ray Doerksen, one of the owners of the old St. Mary’s Ontario School. The former Central School is becoming a high-end condominium, and could set an example for repurposing other schools. Watch the video clip here.

 

Ray Doerksen, lives in the Town of St. Marys, Ontario. He is the son of Peter & Rose Doerksen, Winnipeg, MB and is the grandson of Violet Doerksen, Steinbach, MB.

The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, as I remember while growing up at our place, that it was a very busy time of the year…

Peter A Kehler
Peter A Kehler

Thanksgiving, as I remember while growing up at our place, that it was a very busy time of the year, and not affording us much time to admire this beautiful time of the year, when the leaves turn to such glorious shades and colors for our eyes to marvel at.

Our whole family would be in the midst of processing thousands of chickens and turkeys for the Thanksgiving and Christmas tables.  For our own dinners however, we seldom had turkey, but most times it was a roasted goose, stuffed with “bubbatt” dressing and all the trimmings that provided a great feast for our very large family who made it home for Thanksgiving. Continue reading “The Spirit of Thanksgiving”

Margaret (Marge) Kritschen Kehler (1941-2013)

With heavy hearts the family would like to announce the passing of Marge Kehler, beloved wife of Ken, at Concordia Hospital on January 21, 2013

Margaret “Marge” Kehler (1941-2013)
Margaret “Marge” Kehler
(1941-2013)

With heavy hearts the family would like to announce the passing of Marge Kehler, beloved wife of Ken, at Concordia Hospital on January 21, 2013 at the age of 71.

Marge was predeceased by her mother. She will be lovingly remembered by her loving husband Ken, four children Ron (Carole), Brad (Lois), Rick (Jocelyn) and their children Curtis (Jody), Michelle (Kevin), Brian and Stephanie, Charlene (Wes) and their children Rod (Leslie), Danny and Vanessa and great grandchild Ethan. Continue reading “Margaret (Marge) Kritschen Kehler (1941-2013)”

Ronald Benjamin Kehler (1942 – 2012)

Ronald Benjamin Kehler passed away peacefully, September 1, 2012, at Beacon Hill Lodge in Winnipeg. Ron leaves behind his beloved wife Helga; his daughter Joyce Kirsch, son-in-law Brad and grandchildren Tanner and Kaylee; his son Todd Kehler-Yokobori, his daughter-in-law Tomoko, and grandson Ren.

Ronald Benjamin Kehler
Ronald Benjamin Kehler

Ronald Benjamin Kehler passed away peacefully,  September 1, 2012, at Beacon Hill Lodge in Winnipeg. Ron leaves behind his beloved wife Helga; his daughter Joyce Kirsch, son-in-law Brad and grandchildren Tanner and Kaylee; his son Todd Kehler-Yokobori, his daughter-in-law Tomoko, and grandson Ren.

He also leaves his sisters Violet Doerksen, Joyce and Cornie Stoesz, brothers Glen and Kathie, Rueben and Tina, Ken and Marge, Peter and Judy of Calgary and sister in-law Joan Kehler of Vancouver BC. Continue reading “Ronald Benjamin Kehler (1942 – 2012)”

Stoesz Enjoys Role of Enforcer

Stoesz, a 24-year-old from Steinbach, Manitoba, is in his first full season as the Devils’ enforcer.

Devils’ left winger’s fight gets 4-game suspension

Myles Stoesz
Myles Stoesz

TimesUnion.com

TROY, NY — As he sat at his locker stall Tuesday at RPI’s Houston Field House, Myles Stoesz sported a badge of his role for the Albany Devils. The area around Stoesz’s left eye was discolored, and just above the cheekbone he sported a gash.

“This was from the (helmet) visor,” he said, pointing to the gash received in a fight with Toronto’s Kyle Neuber, “and this (left eye) is the one punch that hit me.”

Stoesz, a 24-year-old from Steinbach, Manitoba, is in his first full season as the Devils’ enforcer. Continue reading “Stoesz Enjoys Role of Enforcer”

Hit and Run on Roblin Boulevard

On April 30, 2011, at about 1:30am, Headingley RCMP were called to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Roblin Boulevard, about one kilometre west of the Perimeter.

 Manitoba RCMP News  – A man is in custody following a pedestrian getting struck by a westbound car on Roblin Boulevard.

On April 30, 2011, at about 1:30am, Headingley RCMP were called to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Roblin Boulevard, about one kilometre west of the Perimeter.

A 19-year-old male was found on the north shoulder of Roblin Boulevard that had been struck by a westbound car. Continue reading “Hit and Run on Roblin Boulevard”