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. Continue reading “Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)”
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.”
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.
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)”
Thanksgiving, as I remember while growing up at our place, that it was a very busy time of the year…
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”
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.