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Date of Passing: Jun 14, 2012

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ALEXANDER DAVID KEHLER On June 14, 2012, the Winnipeg Jets lost their most fervent fan, when Alexander David Kehler lost his battle with pneumonia. David leaves to grieve his passing, his beloved wife, Pamela Moore; mother and father, Alexis and Barry Anderson; sister, Lyla Anderson; niece, Alarra; stepsister, Valdine and her husband, Ian and family, and stepbrother, Douglas; close friend of the family, Marilyn Hall; Pamela's parents, Loraine and Steve Lenaghan; her sister, Roberta and brother Edwin and their families, as well as numerous friends and acquaintances from all over the world. He was predeceased by grandparents, Alex and Catherine Kehler. David was an avid sports fan of both the Jets and the Bombers, and a computer genius who was always ready to troubleshoot anyone's technical difficulties when asked. He attended Ellen Douglas School, Lord Roberts and Grant Park High School. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and also obtained a certificate in LAN Management. David's lifelong love of computers and his knowledge of them provided him with not only employment, but a window on the world, through which he made many online friendships. This enabled him to participate in many activities that he enjoyed such as online hockey leagues, Texas Hold-em Poker tournaments (with success!) and just general surfing the web and chatting with friends all over the world. David enjoyed a career that showcased his extensive computer knowledge, including working for various disability organizations, serving on several boards and consulting on the disability issues about which he felt so strongly. Most recently David enjoyed a career as a court transcriber and together with his wife, Pamela, had a successful home-based business, providing transcripts for the legal community. In his spare time, David enjoyed movies, music, chatting and spending time on his computer. He enjoyed travelling to Las Vegas with his friends and family, going to sporting events, concerts and walking with his wife and their dogs, exploring the Exchange District where they lived. David loved his wife and pets and their life together, but his first and longest love was for the Jets. After petitioning for their return he realized his dream of once again having an NHL team in Winnipeg to cheer for. He was thrilled beyond belief to get to see the inaugural comeback season and now leaves those he loved, his wife, his family and friends to cheer for them on his behalf. A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery). NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE (204) 949-2200
Publish Date: Jun 18, 2012

ALEXANDER DAVID KEHLER Suddenly, on Thursday, June 14, 2012, after hard struggle, David, was called home at the age of 43 years. A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery) Longer obituary to follow. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE (204) 949-2200
Publish Date: Jun 18, 2012

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 18, 2012

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • I was fortunate to share in many celebrations as David graduated from Grant Park High, turned 18, the big 21, obtained his university degree, and most special to me - his marriage to Pam. David, you had so much love in you - for Pam, for your pets - the ferrets,cats and your dog, for your family and friends as well for your beloved Jets. You reached for the stars in every effort of your too brief life. I just know you and Grandpa Kehler will cheer your team from above. To Pam, Alexis and Barry as well as the rest of your family and friends, you have my deepest sympathy. The world became a better place because of you and your determined spirit. With love, Janie Marshall - Posted by: Janie Marshall (Family friend) on: Jun 25, 2012

  • Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Alexis. - Posted by: Barbara Wells (previous co-worker of Alexis) on: Jun 20, 2012

  • I played for many years with David online in The World Amateur Poker Tour and APAT. I will miss our battles and chats and the world has lost one of its finest human beings. Sleep well my friend and save a place for me at the final table xxx - Posted by: Geoff Keddy (Online fellow Poker Player and friend) on: Jun 19, 2012

  • Pamela, may the love and support of family and friends help you through this most difficult time. Uncle Bill and Aunty Joyce send their sincerest condolences as well. Hugs Judith - Posted by: Judith Reibin (cousin) on: Jun 19, 2012

  • Our deepest condolences to David's family and friends. He was a wonderful person and will be missed. His contribution to the early work of CCDS is valued and appreciated. - Posted by: Canadian Centre on Disability Studies Board of Directors and Staff () on: Jun 19, 2012

  • Dave was one of those posters, where you knew he would have excellent and well thought out posts. Very sad to see this RIP Go Jets Go - Posted by: Cassidy (Fellow JetsOwner Alum) on: Jun 19, 2012

  • I knew Dave when he sat on the board of ILRC. He was a wonderful man and will truly be missed. My condolences to his loved ones. - Posted by: Darlene Marcoux (friend) on: Jun 18, 2012

  • I didn't have the opportunity to meet David personally however when I spoke to him on the phone I immediately sensed that he was very caring, passionate and special individual. My condolences are extended to the entire family. FRANCO CIANFLONE FCCT INTERNATIONAL INC. - Posted by: FRANCO CIANFLONE (BUSINESS ASSOCIATE) on: Jun 18, 2012

  • My sincere condolences to the families, friends and wife, Pam. I traveled w/David on many rides throughout the city. I will miss his energy, laughter and stories the most. Rest in peace my friend and thanks for the memories. - Posted by: Stefphany (Friend) on: Jun 18, 2012

  • I played in an online hockey league (Bill Corfield's CCHL) against Dave for about 4-5 seasons, including our most recent. I was always impressed with Dave's candor and professionalism despite our league being for fun. In fact, Dave Kehler was a model participant who I wish I had had even more interaction with. He will be sorely missed, but I am very happy to know that he was able to see the return (and attend a game) of his beloved Winnipeg Jets! I'm very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Chris Wolter (Online Hockey Foe) on: Jun 17, 2012

  • I knew David from an internet BBS that we both frequented for almost a decade now. I have some difficult medical issues, and David was very supportive and encouraging to me during some dark times. He has been very much an inspiration for me and a source of a lot of wisdom and humor. He loved life and took so much joy from it and his family and friends. He knew what was important in life and gave of himself selflessly. I am going to miss him and his sensible advice so much. My condolences to all his family and friends..just know he touched hearts all over the world and his absence will be felt far and wide. - Posted by: Tracie Shorette (Internet Friend) on: Jun 17, 2012

  • David was a relentless believer in the return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg and tremendous supporter of His passion was admired and his loyalty never forgotten. I am glad I finally got to meet David on June 3rd, 2011...the day all of us "believers" got to celebrate the return of our home town hockey team. There's an extra seat in MTS Centre now for you David. Best seats in the house. You'll be with all of us at each and every game. Peace. - Posted by: Darren Ford (Fellow Jets Fan) on: Jun 17, 2012

  • On behalf of the CCHL Hockey League and the entire APBA community, we send along our heartfelt condolences to Dave's wife Pam and the rest of his family. Dave and I were friends and I will miss his intelligence, his humor and his passion for a sport we both love hockey. Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace... - Posted by: Bill Corfield (Friend) on: Jun 16, 2012

  • Pam, please accept our heartfelt condolences on your sudden loss. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. Dave brought so many gifts to our life. He will always be remembered for his true kindness and generosity. If there's anything you need, anything at all, we're here for you Pam. Just hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much you are loved and cared about. Hugs, Marlon & Mai - Posted by: Marlon & Mai Rana (Friends) on: Jun 16, 2012

  • I met David in 2008 and in the time I was privileged to spend with him and his family, I relished having their presence in my life. We had terrific conversations about Blue Bombers Football, Jets Hockey, computer hardware and software, console gaming, Sci-Fi, movies, and even cooking. It was David and his wife Pamela's intervention one day that resulted in me learning how to make what has become my "famous" chilli (really Pam should get all the credit). I enjoyed many a time accompanying David and Pam walking their dog Moxie in their neighbourhood in the exchange, and watching Bombers games and movies at their place. I am already missing David enormously, though I am blessed with the memories of the wonderful times we spent together, online and offline. - Posted by: RP Singh (Friend) on: Jun 16, 2012

  • You, Brennan and myself. We have seen a lot together, gotten each other through some rough times and enjoyed some of the best times together. You are an important part of who I am today and I love you for being my friend. - Posted by: Crystal Balser (Friend) on: Jun 16, 2012

  • Hi Pam, Thinking about you at this time. Just keep hold of all your beautiful memories of your life together. Do e-mail me when you have a minute - Love Aunt Betty - Posted by: Betty Hunt (Aunt) on: Jun 16, 2012

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