Posted: February 7th, 2018

ENS – John, age 83, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, SK.  John was born in Blumenhof on March 14, 1934 to Peter and Margaretha Ens.  He was a very talented man who was willing to put his hand to whatever was needed – mechanics, plumbing, electrical. Carpentry or his love for farming.  He has a very artistic eye so his projects were done and finished as perfectly as possible.  He was willing to help with anything although his mother-in-law soon found out that even for her, he refused to pluck chickens!  In 1960 he married Irene and they lived in Blumenhof until retirement.  They had three children, Mark, Steven and Carolyn.  He dearly loved his family and they were the number one priority in his life.  John was a very humble and kind man.  He was also a man of faith, never bold in speech but instilled in his children Christian values and served his Lord his own quiet way.  He is survived by his wife Irene, his son Mark, his daughter Carolyn and her husband Blair Nixon, his sisters Susie, Sarah (Pete) Friesen and Anne, his brothers Jake (Sylvia) and Jim.  John is also survived by his in-laws, Denis (Bev) Ginet, Lucille (Vern) Haroldson, Andre (Brenda) Ginet, Marcel Ginet and Rene Liboiron as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Margaretha Ens, his parent-in-laws Rene and Beatrice Ginet, his son Steven, his brothers Dave and Frank, his brothers in law Frank Zacharias and Abe Friesen as well as sister in law Irene.  He will be fondly remembered and missed by his bowling and coffee friends.  Always loved and remembered by his family.  Donations in memory of John can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation – 279 3rd Ave. N. Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H7 or to the Kidney Foundation – 2217 Hanselman Ct. Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A8.

10 Condolences to “ENS – JOHN”

  1. Glenn Daniels says:

    Irene and family
    John was always a pleasure to be around.
    He will be sadly missed by many.
    My thoughts are with you at this time.
    My deepest condolences to you.
    Glenn Daniels

  2. Frank and Lori Ward says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you all. Praying for the Lord’s comfort, grace and sustenance in the days to come.

  3. Shirley Banman says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
    Shirley Banman and Angela Regier (Banman)

  4. Rosalie and Floyd Combs says:

    Irene and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

  5. Don & Judy Empey says:

    so sorry to read about John’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Don & Judy Empey

  6. Randall and Faith Krahn says:

    Irene, Mark, and Carolyn,
    We are saddened by your loss. John was a kind and friendly person who made the world richer.
    Our prayers are with you for comfort during this time.
    Randall and Faith Krahn

  7. Rose Olfert says:

    Irene, Mark and Carolyn,
    I am so very sorry to hear of John’s departure. He was a cousin I admired and looked up to when we both lived in Blumenhof. . It was always a pleasure to meet him. He was a good man and will be missed, I’m sure. Lots of hugs and sympathy to all of you.

  8. Vic and Shirley Fehr says:

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. John was a great ball player.

  9. irene, Mark and Carolyn says:

    Our deepest condolence to you on John’s sudden passing.
    John was a very friendly positive person who will be missed.
    Sincerely Gilbert & Grace Braun

  10. kathy epp says:

    Dear Irene and family
    I am so sorry –I will miss his little chats and smile when you and him would walk by my house — don’t forget–I am just down the street if you need me
    love Kathy

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