Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)

Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)
Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the age of 83, Eva Jean passed away peacefully, with her family by her side.

Eva was born to Margaret and John Letkeman and was one of nine siblings. Eva was predeceased by her husband Ernie, both her parents, siblings, Esther, Alice, Johnny and Ronnie, and her great-grandson Callum.

Eva was a devoted wife to her husband Ernie, and they shared four beautiful children, Ted, Brenda (Cully), Darryl (Hollie) and Pamela; who blessed them with 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Eva’s family was her pride and joy and the love for them was always evident; in fact she spent most of her years at home raising her family and caring for her children and grandchildren.
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Kehler In Puerto Vallarta, waiting for the big storm

By Matt Rocheleau BostonGlobe.com

The beach was deserted as the storm steamed toward shore. Larry Kehler was hoping it would only sideswipe the pleasant resort town.
The beach was deserted as the storm steamed toward shore. Larry Kehler was hoping it would only sideswipe the pleasant resort town.

Normally, Larry Kehler and his wife, Cheryl, would be slicing pizzas and pouring beers for friends and tourists in their restaurant a couple of blocks from the shores of the scenic resort town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

“We’d just be running our bar and partying,” said Kehler, who goes by the moniker “Señor Fox.”

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Betty Kehler Dueck (1931-2015)

Betty (Kehler) Dueck 1931-2015
Betty (Kehler) Dueck 1931-2015

It is with sadness that we say farewell to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Betty Dueck (nee Kehler).

She slipped away peacefully on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 with her family at her side. She was born on Friday, February 13, 1931 in the R.M. of Hanover to David S. and Helen Kehler. She was pre-deceased by her husband Gustav, her father, mother, one grandson and six brothers.

Gustav B. Dueck (1924-2014)

Gustav B. Dueck (1924-2014)
Gustav B. Dueck (1924-2014)

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, peacefully and with great courage Gustav gained freedom from his battle with cancer at the age of 89, at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach. He was born on December 23, 1924, in the RM of Hanover to Peter F. and Aganetha Dueck as the 4th eldest of ten children. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.

Remaining to cherish Gustav’s memory are his loving wife and soul mate of 63 years, Betty (nee Kehler), two sisters, Anne and Mary (Bill Toews), and one brother, Henry (Dorothy), his children Deborah and Brian Schwark, Theresa and Bill Dyck, Lucille and Bob Rempel, Conrad and Kristine Dueck, his grandchildren, Cory Dyck, Nathan and Sara Dyck with Jagger and Sebastian, Garreth and Giancarla Rempel with Jackson and Charlotte, Jenessa Robinson with Isaiah, Jahel, and Darnell, Dana and Jon Warkentin, Ava Dueck and Nikola Dueck. Continue reading “Gustav B. Dueck (1924-2014)”

Manitoba film companies thriving

Conrad Dueck
Conrad Dueck

Jon Hendricks, of CKY News speaks to Conrad Dueck as Manitoba film companies expected to meet or exceed $130 million in revenue brought in to Manitoba last year. Watch the video clip here.

 

 

Conrad Dueck, Vice President at OpusVFX, resides in Winnipeg with his wife and two beautiful children. He is the youngest son of Gustav & Betty (Kehler) Dueck,  Steinbach, MB.

 

Ernest Stoesz Kehler (1946-2013)

Ernest (Ernie) Stoesz Kehler (1946-2013)
Ernest (Ernie) Stoesz Kehler (1946-2013)

Ernest (Ernie) Stoesz Kehler, 67, passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC on Sunday, October 13, 2013, after a battle with cancer.

He is survived by one daughter, one son, three grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers. He was predeceased by his parents David S. and Helen Kehler and five brothers.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2pm, at the Pat Porter Active Living Centre (Steinbach 55Plus), 10 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach, MB. A private family interment will be held prior to the service at the Steinbach Memorial Cemetery. Continue reading “Ernest Stoesz Kehler (1946-2013)”

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”

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.

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Tyler Jordan Dyck (1985 – 2009)

Tyler Jordan Dyck
Tyler Jordan Dyck

It is with great sadness that the family of Tyler Jordan Dyck, age 24, of Steinbach, Manitoba announces his sudden passing at their home in Steinbach, on Sunday October 4, 2009.

Besides his parents Jake and Dianne Dyck, he is survived by his sister Kassandra and her friend Nathan Klassen. He is also survived by his very special friend Sabrina Amador.

He is further survived by his paternal grandfather Jacob A. Dyck and by his maternal grandparents Bill and Tina Kehler, all of Steinbach; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Continue reading “Tyler Jordan Dyck (1985 – 2009)”