Glen Murray Kehler (1933-2021)

Glen Murray Kehler (1933-2021)
Glen Murray Kehler (1933-2021)

Dad was a true Renaissance man.  He was a real romantic, but he was also a carpenter, inventor, writer, and most important to him, loving husband and patriarch.

Dad was born on August 21, 1933, the day before his oldest sister, Edna, passed away.  He was the sixth of eleven children born to John and Annie Kehler.  Dad loved his big family and regaled us all with many stories of his childhood including his brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and of course Felix the wonder dog. Continue reading “Glen Murray Kehler (1933-2021)”

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)”

Violet Anne Kehler Doerksen (1926-2016)

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

Violet Anne 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

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)

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

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)”