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Born: Jun 15, 1940

Date of Passing: Sep 29, 2016

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ALBERT DOUGLAS KELNER June 15, 1940 - September 29, 2016 He leaves to mourn, his wife Elsie (nee Miller); son Grant (Tricia): grandchildren, Natalya and Anna; daughter Karen (Dennis): grandchildren, Jay, Max and Cassidy; great- grandchildren, Rachel and Reggie; brother Bryan (Candice); and sister Carole Lavallee (Alfred), along with numerous relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Eriksdale Recreation Centre. Service will conclude at the hall with a lunch to follow. Thank you to all the friends and relatives for the visits and kind deeds throughout Al's illness. Special thanks to Keith, Les, Dwayne, Doreen and Victor, John and Karen Gray, Dr. Soliman and the nurses and care workers for being so kind, considerate and giving such great care to Al and his family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital Guild, in care of Irene Sigurdson, P.O. Box 474, Eriksdale, MB R0C 0W0. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1-204-768-2072 1-866-323-3593

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 04, 2016

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Elsie, Karen, Grant, Carol, Bryan and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Albert. I have many fond childhood memories of our summer visits--thank you so much. You are in our thoughts. - Posted by: Sandie Drzewiecki (Family friend) on: Nov 09, 2016

  • Sending my condolences to Mrs. Kelner and the rest of the family. Al was truly a one of a kind teacher and community member. One of my favorite school memories is of the live action/puppet play combo that Mr. Kelner directed, and our Grade 6 class performed, for the Festival of the Arts. "Nothing to do today, nothing to do today... all my friends have gone away..." My fellow classmates will also have this opening phrase burnt into their memories, I'm sure. From making our puppets with Mrs. Kelner in art class, to countless hours practising - everyone had a role. Whether it be sound and lights, puppet plays, live action "actors" - we were all involved and it was so much fun! That puppet theatre was the heart of our class. When we weren't using it for it's original purpose, it could also be used to hide behind when we didn't want to go outside at lunch time. Mr. Kelner was on to us though, and would start blasting "The Fiddler on Roof" and that would usually get us to come out. "If I were a rich man"... he would start singing along and we would eventually head outside. So many great memories of that year, the Berens River stories, weiner roasts in the winter out behind the school - good times! I feel fortunate to have had Al as a teacher, and to have known him in later years as a very involved community member. Al's sense of humour and laugh will certainly be missed. - Posted by: Nicole Jeffers (Former student) on: Oct 06, 2016

  • My deepest condolences to Mr. Kelner's family and friends. Mr. Kelner was my absolute favourite teacher and I have so many great memories of him, and being in his classroom. He was a masterful reader, and encouraged every child to strive to be their best. A community treasure. Rest peacefully, Mr. Kelner xo - Posted by: Tara Ginter (Former student) on: Oct 05, 2016

  • The kindest of men. Loved him dearly & will miss him daily. Like a brother. So many laughs. Our condolences to all of the family. May God hold you in the palm of His hands Al as you so deserve it. Love You always, Johnny & Linda - Posted by: John & Linda Skoog (close friends) on: Oct 04, 2016

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