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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Peter D. Kehler on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at the Golden Door Care Home in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Peter was born on April 19th, 1923 in Hanover Munc., Manitoba. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Maria Kehler, brother Ed, brother John , brother Henry, and sister Mary.

Along with his loving wife Regina, he is survived by his son Wayne (Anne), his grandson Bradley Kehler (Amanda), granddaughter Sara Trovatore (Chris), grandson Mitchell Kehler (Gina), 7 great grandchildren, Zoey Kehler, Samantha Kehler, Kiara Trovetore, Adalyn Trovetore, Zane Trovetore, Reagan Kehler, and Riley Kehler. He is also survived by his two brothers and one sister, Niel (Iris), Herman (Lorraine), and Hilda.

We were blessed to have Peter and Regina spend last Christmas, as they did for many previous years, in Indiana, surrounded by their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After retiring from a career as a wood craftsman, putting his skills into making custom cabinets and furniture, he was content to be a general mister fixit. One of his passions was marksmanship and gunsmithing. As far back as 1964 he was a Manitoba Hunter and Firearm Safety Training Instructor. Over 4 decades he conducted classes and awarded certificates to thousands of deserving graduates. One of his more annoying traits was being a prankster at heart.

In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the E.J. Coutu Funeral Home, 680 Archibald Street.



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  • Donald R. & Rochelle M. Chiddister Posted January 8, 2019 9:58 am

    We are sorry for and saddened by the loss Wayne’s father, Peter Kehler.

  • Bryan Wiebe Posted January 9, 2019 11:30 am

    I am now 52 years old but remeber quite clearly as a young boy the kindness and expert teaching knowledge that Mr . Kehler displayed. He taught me hunter safety and spent many hours helping me hone my shooting skills back in the basement of the Wpg Firestation on St. Mary’s and Worthington. He was a good man.

  • Barry McPherson Posted January 11, 2019 7:34 pm

    During my lifetime I spent a significant amount of time with Pete. He completed a goodly number of cabinetry projects for our house and for my hobby. He always said “I’m not charging you enough, but I have to maintain my dignity.” We talked guns; we talked hunter safety, and everything else including the state of the universe. He loved his wife and his son. He enjoyed his frequent trips to Indiana, both to stay with family and to revel in Wayne’s latest aircraft acquisitions, Although my friend is gone, I will always cherish the memories of our shared interests. I am 81 now and I must admit that I revel in memories. Bless one and all.

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