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.

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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.

Harold Enns (1951-2015)

Harold Enns 1951-2015
Harold Enns 1951-2015

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the age of 63, Harold Enns of Steinbach, passed away at Bethesda Hospital.

Harold leaves to mourn his beloved wife Elinore of 41 years, daughter Melissa and her husband Hatem Kriema and their three children, Nadiya, Sarah, and Zachary; daughter Amanda and her husband Lauren Tougas and their three children, Haylee, Hayden and Harrison. He is also survived by three brothers, two sisters and their families, his parents-in-law Peter H. & Tina Neufeld, four sisters-in-law and their families, one brother-in-law and his family; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

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Taunte Marie

Maria S Kehler
Maria S Kehler

Although I am not much of an educated historian, it appears to me that today’s Berliner Kehler family does not have a great deal of information about Maria S Kehler (Taunte Marie).  Perhaps the greatest challenge lies in the fact that she died at an early age of 23, in childbirth of her twins, Jacob and Heinrich on February 21, 1909. Maria’s only daughter Anna Ethel Kehler Penner was one and a half years old upon her passing, and Tante Marie’s husband Abram (Abraham) Henry Penner remarried but passed away 10 years later, from Typhoid Fever on November 19, 1920 in Medicine Hat, AB. Continue reading “Taunte Marie”

Celebration of Life for Dennis L Kehler

Please join the family and friends of Dennis Kehler for a celebration of his life Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Dennis Leroy Kehler 1931-2013
Dennis Leroy Kehler 1931-2013

Please join the family and friends of Dennis Kehler for a celebration of his life as a loving husband, caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, decorated war veteran, and friend.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11 AM
Bethel Community Church
430 Lakewood Blvd, Winnipeg Manitoba

A light lunch will be provided following the service.

The Purpose of a Blessing

Chris Kehler, Administrative Pastor at the Portage Alliance Church (PAC) shares the message “The Purpose of a Blessing” with the church congregation.

Chris Kehler, Administrative Pastor at the Portage Alliance Church (PAC) shares the message “The Purpose of a Blessing” with the church congregation.

 

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Citizenship Award

The Seine River School Division recently awarded one of their students, Kaylee Hope Peters, with the coveted Middle Years Citizenship Award

Karin (Kehler) Peters, with daughter Kaylee.
Karin (Kehler) Peters, with daughter Kaylee.

The Seine River School Division recently awarded one of their students, Kaylee Hope Peters, with the coveted Middle Years Citizenship Award.  Kaylee has also been nominated as their only representative at the Manitoba Provincial Citizenship Award, which will be formally presented in April 2013. Continue reading “Citizenship Award”

Oh So Lovely

They call it Oh So Lovely, and isn’t it just that: this summer, Winnipeg friends Erin Thiessen and Stefanie Hiebert are rolling their button-cute vintage trailer around Manitoba. But this is no mere road-tripping. The trailer is actually a mobile vintage shop, and these ladies are on a mission: to make everything old become new again.

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Oh So Lovely
Olive, the 1956 camper trailer, a mobile vintage shop.

They call it Oh So Lovely, and isn’t it just that: this summer, Winnipeg friends Erin Thiessen and Stefanie Hiebert are rolling their button-cute vintage trailer around Manitoba. But this is no mere road-tripping. The trailer is actually a mobile vintage shop, and these ladies are on a mission: to make everything old become new again. Continue reading “Oh So Lovely”

Canada Day!

Today, July 1, 2011 Canada celebrates it’s 144th year since Confederation. While Canada Day celebrates the events that occurred on July 1, 1867, when the British North America (BNA) Act created the Canadian federal government, the Kehler Clan can celebrate this day for another reason.

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Today,  July 1, 2011 Canada celebrates it’s 144th year since Confederation. While Canada Day celebrates the events that occurred on this day in 1867, when the British North America (BNA) Act created the Canadian federal government, the Kehler Clan celebrates for another reason.

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Peter Stoesz Kehler (1926-2009)

Peter S.T. Kehler
Peter S.T. Kehler

Peter S.T. Kehler passed away peacefully July 24, 2009 at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach at the age of 83 years.

Dad will lovingly be remembered by his wife Eva (Toews) and his children Clifford (Bev), Jerry (Brenda), Peter, Darlene (Bill) Hiebert, Darryl (Jackie),  Sherry Pearl (Brad) Kallert, Jeff Funk, 15 grandchildren and their spouses plus two great-grandsons; as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Dad was predeceased by an infant daughter Pauline, parents David and Helen, brothers Dave (Katie), Jake (Helen), Henry, Edgar and brother-in-law Bill Hildebrandt. Continue reading “Peter Stoesz Kehler (1926-2009)”