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Rick Kehler

December 11, 1950 - September 10, 2019


It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Rick Kehler on September 10, 2019 at the age of 68 years.

Rick had talents for music and the written word, which in his younger years he shared with the world as a singer-songwriter and children's entertainer.  He was known as “Ricky Dee”, and, as a letter carrier with Canada Post, the “singing mailman”.  His friends and family also knew him to be a poet and philosopher at heart, with an abiding interest in spiritual wisdom. He is remembered as much for his satirical wit as his benevolence, and for being both solitary and gregarious - as Rick himself has said “it seems I am ambidextrous in this area for I am comfortable in either mode”.

Predeceased by his mother and father, Marie [Honey] and Ed Kehler, his brother Chris Kehler, his sister Michelle Girardin, his foster brother John Woodhouse and his birth father George Girardin, Rick will be remembered by his wife, Devan Towers, his sons, Bryan Kehler and Denim Pascucci, his brothers Robin Kehler and Mark Kehler, with a special place reserved in the hearts of all family and friends.

A service will be held for Rick 11:00 AM on September 30, 2019 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road, with a private reception to follow.

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