Kehr, Edgar Maxwell “Max” , of Vulcan, beloved husband of Betty, passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on January 25, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Max was born in Vulcan on September 25, 1932 to Edgar and Jessie Kehr. Max took his schooling at Highland, Red Cross and Vulcan schools. In 1949-50, he attended Mount Royal College where he took Grade 11. He was also active in amateur wrestling and basketball as well as hockey and baseball. Max started playing hockey at the age of eleven which carried on well into his forties.

In the spring of 1951 Max rented a quarter section from his father and due to inclement weather, finally got the harvest completed in the spring of 1952. Max also worked for Norman Pettie at Wheat Centre Motors (where the old South Country Ford stands) until 1953. He also worked for Russel Lawrence, Roy Walker and Hank Hughes in the White Rose Service Station.

Max married Betty Train in Lethbridge on June 20, 1953. They raised a family of four children – Peggy, Deberah, Morgan and Malcolm. Both Max and Betty drove school bus for thirty two years.

Max and his family were very active in the community, participating in 4-H Light Horse and Vulcan Fish and Game Associations. There are many great memories of trail rides and gymkhanas as well as hockey and many other activities with the kids.

Max and Betty were Rebekah and Oddfellows committee members that helped spearhead the Walk-A-thon for the new Skating arena in Vulcan. The entire Kehr family walked and contributed to build the new arena and along with playing hockey and coaching, Max and Betty were caretakers of the arena from 1977 to 1979, picking up a second contract lasting for eight years After farming for 34 years, in the spring of 1987, Max and Betty worked at the Kananaskis Inn for a time. Max was the Groundskeeper at the Vulcan Golf Club for four years.

Besides a love of hockey, Max also loved camping, riding horses, farming, family and his community.

Besides his loving wife Betty, Max is survived by his four children, Peggy (Dave Jones)Bishop, Deberah (Graham) Beers, Morgan (Karry) and Malcolm (Dale) Kehr, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Edgar and Jessie Kehr, brother Stanley (Frances) Kehr, and his sister Marjorie Geddes.

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Vulcan Central Church of Christ (409-1 St. S), Pastor David Sarsons officiating. Private Family Inurnment Vulcan Cemetery Columbarium.

Tributes in Max’s memory can be made to the Vulcan Church of Christ (Box 484, Vulcan, AB) Or to the Vulcan Community Health Centre Long Term Care (Box 299).

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through

9 Condolences for “KEHR, Edgar Maxwell “Max” 1932 – 2017”


  • To dear friends Malcolm and Dale and the Kehr family I extend our most sincere condolences for the passing of your beloved Father and in recognition of a life well lived. From Don and Mary Ellen Walling and family.

  • Dear Betty,
    I don’t know the right words to say, but I want you to know that we continue to be here for you and are ready to support you however you need. Praying that God gives you comfort.
    Wanda Cookson & Nora Simmons

  • Prayers and condolences Betty and family on the passing of Max. He was a man of great integrity, respect, humour, compassion and love for his family and fellow man. We know he is watching out for all of you.

  • Rich Memories.
    When we were teaching in Vulcan we enjoyed Saturday morning breakfast at the Kehr farm. Then Don & Max would be off shooting clay pigeons. Then there were the hunting trips west of Nanton & hunting Pheasants in the Mossleigh area. All were highlights. Max knew how to enjoy the moment with a smile as he shared great stories & always made us feel welcome. We wish all the best to Betty and her family.
    Love you guys.
    Don & Anne Green.

  • My condolences to Malcolm, Dale and all of the Kerr Family.
    I pray that you have peace in your hearts as you bid farewell to a fine husband, father, grandfather. May you all have fond memories of a life well lived.
    Sue & Family.

  • Sorry We could not be with the family on your day of loss—We were out at Cremona at My Mom’s Celebration of Life, she passed away on Jan 23 @ the age of 94. Our thought are with all the family. Dave

  • To Betty &Family…..I was sorry to hear the sad news about Max. We are in Arizona and just heard. I have so many fond memories of Max,fly fishing,hunting birds,back to hockey days & the arena and of course the golf club. Sorry we couldn’t be there for the fourth. Ron & Virginia

  • Rick and I would like to send our condolences to the Kehr family. We have great memories of Max. Rick through hockey and I remember them at the rink. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Rick and Kathy

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