Sunday, January 19, 2020 was an emotional night in Mitchell, MB when over 400 people braved the winter night to attend the official opening of the Mitchell Memorial Park. The park, built on the arena grounds between the outdoor hockey rink and tennis courts, consists of an outdoor pleasure skating area and in the center is an evergreen tree. Surrounding the rink is a path with several park benches along the perimeter. Park benches are sponsored by community families in remembrance of their loved ones.
The Kehler name is well known in the community of Mitchell, the area west of Steinbach, Manitoba. Early pioneer Jacob “Berliner” Kehler moved his growing family to farm here in 1891, where he began to build barns and buy livestock. The area was called Ebenfeld, modern-day Mitchell. After the death of Berliner Kehler, the family farm and land were sold to the Alfred Stahn family. Today there are fourth, fifth and sixth generations of Berliner Kehlers in Mitchell. Continue reading “Mitchell Memorial Park”
A casual “Time of Remembrance” for family and friends of Alesha Henley, 39, of Davis will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church in Davis. A private committal service at Green Hill Cemetery is planned for Thursday, Sept. 25.
Mrs. Henley was born Nov. 11, 1973, in Warner Robins, Ga., to Richard and Sharon (Ratzlaff) Chadwick and died after a two-year battle with cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Ardmore. She and Grant Henley were married April 1, 1996, at Sulphur. Continue reading “Alesha Denise Chadwick Henley (1973-2013)”
It’s been two years since we lost Bill Aitken, our father, and husband of Marlene Aitken (nee Kehler). As a child, I thought my father would always be with me. He was a symbol of wisdom, authority, security and constancy. In many ways, that feeling never changed. But time waits for no one and my father’s time ended on September 29, 2010, in his own bedroom, surround by those that deeply loved him. Our sense of loss continues till this day. Continue reading “In Memory of Bill Aitken”
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.
Eva (Letkeman) Kehler recently turned 75 on September 4, 2011. Her family hosted a surprise birthday party for family and friends on August 27th. View the pictures, that granddaughter Kristin (Kehler) Villanueva submitted, by following this link.
Happy Birthday, and best wishes for a wonderful year, Eva!
Americans love to grill out at all times of the year.In fact, according to the 2010 Weber GrillWatch Survey, almost half (49 percent) of all 2010 study respondents cited they grill or smoke-cook year-round, including 37 percent at or below freezing temperatures. But, when it comes to cleaning the grill, there’s no love.
A local father and his son say they have a created a solution that takes the scrubbing out of cleaning the grill. The Grill Blaster doesn’t require brushing, though it does come with a steel brush “just to get rid of the ash.”
On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family, Bill passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Marlene (Kehler), his children Barbara Bezeau (Guy), Cheryl Posten (Denis) and Neil Aitken (Barbara), his nine adored grandchildren, his precious great-grandson and namesake, and his sister Roslyn Lecuyer. Continue reading “William Gerald Miller Aitken (1932-2010)”