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Peter Kehler

February 18, 1955 - September 7, 2016


Peter Eric Kehler passed away, into the presence of his Lord, suddenly in Royal Columbian Hospital on September 8, at 11:48 pm as a result of a brain bleed which took his life, over a 5 day period of illness.  He was predeceased by his father Peter, and his father-in-law, also named Peter.  He leaves to mourn his loving wifeJoyce, and his children Lisa (Erik) Warkentin, Jaime (Dave) Kennedy and David (Rachel) Kehler and his foster daughter Angela Mitchell Giesbrecht.  His devastated grandchildren, Isabel, Marin, Finn, Millicent, Dominik, Harris and Ronan, as well as his pseudo-granchildren of the heart, Codie and Shayne Watkins, Rohan and Cairis Boychuk, Jon Hunter, Sophia, Max and Ariana Landis.  He also leaves his mother Tina Kehler, and his siblings Fred,(Shirley) Paul,(Karen) Carla, Ernie,(Christina) Edward and Linda, as well as his mother-in-law Susie Harms, and his siblings in law, Fritz (Rich) Peters and Peter(Joanne) Harms, as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and hunting and fishing companions.  

He was born in Abbotsford, on February the 18th, 1955, the second child of Peter and Tina Kehler, graduated from MEI, and went on to be a licensed auto mechanic, specializing in VW's, and then began his own welding business, Mount Lehman Ornamental Iron.  However, it was his magical relationships with his children and grandchildren and friends, which were his true strength,  Children were drawn to him like a magnet and he spent hours with them, quadding, fishing, boating and hunting and teasing.  How we will all miss him!

     Peter's viewing will be on Thursday, September 22 at 7-8 pm at Highland Community Church on the corner of McMillan and High Street, and the memorial will be held on Friday, September 23 at 1:00 pm at Bakerview Church on Clearbrook Rd with reception to follow. In view of the fact that Peter wore a suit, reluctantly, three times in his life; feel free to wear hunting camouflage to honour his free spirit, but also to wear anything else that makes you feel comfortable.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MCC, (Mennonite Central Committee), Ducks Unlimited or a charity of your choice.  We have been overwhelmed by the prayers, love and support of friends, relatives, and co-workers.  May God Bless you all.   



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From: Janet Trout
Relation: via his wife Joyce

Joyce, So very sorry to read of Peters death–I wish there was something helpful that I could say. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
May all of your good memories sustain you through the weeks and months ahead.
sincere sympathy,
Janet T.

From: Scott & Karen Smith (Martens)
Relation: childhood neighbour and business

Scott knew Peter thru business. We are the owners of S&B Automaster on Mercantile Way in Clearbrook and Peter had just popped by our shop a few months ago and had a chat with Scott. Also, my maiden name is Martens and I went to school with the Kehler kids at Godson Elementary and lived on Jackson Road. Carla and Paul were in my grade thru elementary school. My parents are Jake & Nettie. Sorry we couldn’t make the funeral as it would have been great to see all the Kehler’s and your Mom – Tina. Anyway, we were both so shocked to hear of the sudden loss of Peter. Our sincerest condolences.

From: Nettie and Jake Martens
Relation: Our children grew up together and we were neighbors.

We could not make the service,but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please give our best regards to your mom(Tina)and the rest of the family.Jake and Nettie

From: Ralph and Heather Grabowski
Relation: Met at Highland Community Church.

We are sorry that we could not attend Peter’s service yesterday. We send our condolences to Joyce and the rest of the family. Our prayers are with you.

From: George & Shelley
Relation: Good friend

Our conlences to you Joyce and the family as well. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

From: Roger & Gail Siemens
Relation: Neighbour, Met in 1979 through work

Joyce and family, So sorry to hear the news of Peter. What a gentle, kind, and fun guy he was. He would stop by the shop from time to time and we always had a great visit. We’ll pray for you and the family, what a big hole he is going to leave in all your lives but take comfort that we know it is only temporary. May the Lord comfort all of you. Roger and Gail Siemens

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 23, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Bakerview MB Church
2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2285 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada


Date & Time:
September 22, 2016
Beginning at 7:00pm

Highland Community Church
3130 McMillan Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

3130 McMillan Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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