And the Young Transportation Professional Award goes to…

Garreth Rempel – 2017 Young Transportation Professional Award Winner

On September 25, 2017 at the Transportation Association of Canada’s Conference & Exhibition in St. John’s, NL, Garreth Rempel was awarded the 2017 Young Transportation Professional Award. Continue reading “And the Young Transportation Professional Award goes to…”

Barron Kent Ratzlaff (1957-2015)

Barron Kent Ratzlaff (1957-2015)

Barron Kent Ratzlaff, age 57, of Wylie, Texas, passed away September 21, 2015 in Richardson, Texas. He was born October 15, 1957 in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Kent was preceded in death by his father, Ray Ratzlaff.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie; two sons, Kris and Kevin; two daughters, Tamara and Kristi; four grandchildren; his mother, Beverly McFarland; sister, Sharon Chadwick and her husband, Richard; mother in-law, Martha Singleton; and numerous other family members and friends.

Visitation
Thursday September 24, 2015, 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

Graveside Service
Friday September 25, 2015, 10:30 A.M. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Alesha Denise Chadwick Henley (1973-2013)

Alesha Denise Chadwick Henley (1973-2013)
Alesha Denise Chadwick Henley (1973-2013)

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)”

In Memory of Bill Aitken

It’s been two years since we lost Bill Aitken, our father, and husband of Marlene Aitken (nee Kehler).

Bill Aitken (1932-2010)
Bill Aitken (1932-2010)

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 (1942 – 2012)

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.

Ronald Benjamin Kehler
Ronald Benjamin Kehler

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.

He also leaves his sisters Violet Doerksen, Joyce and Cornie Stoesz, brothers Glen and Kathie, Rueben and Tina, Ken and Marge, Peter and Judy of Calgary and sister in-law Joan Kehler of Vancouver BC. Continue reading “Ronald Benjamin Kehler (1942 – 2012)”

Happy 75th Eva!

Eva (Letkeman) Kehler recently turned 75 on September 4, 2011.

Eva Letkeman Kehler 75th Birthday!

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!

Kehler Family Turns Household Chore Into Breeze

A local father and his son say they have a created a solution that takes the scrubbing out of cleaning the grill.

Lee Kehler, left, of Lake Wylie and his son Chris Kehler show their solution to not having to scrub the grill, their Grill Blaster.

Lake Wylie Pilot

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.”

“The simplicity is the key,” said son Chris Kehler. Continue reading “Kehler Family Turns Household Chore Into Breeze”

William Gerald Miller Aitken (1932-2010)

On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family, Bill passed away peacefully after a brief illness.

William Aitken
William Aitken

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)”

Jacob W. Schellenberg (1933-2008)

Jacob W. Schellenberg of Steinbach, MB passed away at the Bethesda Hospital on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Eva (nee Kehler), four daughters, one son and their families as well as one sister and her family.

Jacob W. Schellenberg
Jacob W. Schellenberg

Jacob W. Schellenberg of Steinbach, MB passed away at the Bethesda Hospital on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Eva (nee Kehler), four daughters, one son and their families as well as one sister and her family.

Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. Continue reading “Jacob W. Schellenberg (1933-2008)”

Manitoba Highway Deaths Bring Cries for Safety, Industry Reform

The deaths of three Manitoba teenagers, killed when their pick-up truck slammed head-on into a protruding combine header, have prompted calls for a review of the province’s highway legislation and industry safety standards.

The Western Producer

The deaths of three Manitoba teenagers, killed when their pick-up truck slammed head-on into a protruding combine header, have prompted calls for a review of the province’s highway legislation and industry safety standards.   The combine was traveling Highway 422 south of Winnipeg after dark. It was equipped with lights, but the 24-foot header attached to the front of the combine was not. The header jutted across the highway into the path of oncoming traffic, said Morris RCMP Cpl. Neil Griffith. Continue reading “Manitoba Highway Deaths Bring Cries for Safety, Industry Reform”