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Abe Ens

Died: Tue., May 17, 2011

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sat., May 21, 2011
Location: Christian Fellowship Church

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Abraham Ens, age 82, of Swift Current, SK and formally of Wymark and Neville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Cypress Regional Hospital with Mary, his wife of 53 years, and his daughters, Gail and Winona, at his side.
Dad was born on September 1, 1928, to Bernhard & Helena Ens, at Schoenfeld, SK. He attended Elementary School at Maharg. Dad married mom, Maria Friesen, April 20, 1958, at the General Conference Church in Schoenfeld. He began farming with his sister, Tiena in Neville and in 1973, and bought his own farm near Chortitz. While farming, he supplemented the family income as an employee at the Co-op Agro Centre.
Abe is survived by his wife, Mary (Friesen); his children, Cheryl (Mark) Cardinal, Gail (Scott) Nelson, Winona (Steve) Laughlin, Howard (Sheryl) Ens, Erwin (Judy) Ens; his grandchildren, Stefan, Ethan and Theoran Cardinal, Maclean and Allegra Nelson, Harrison Ens; step-grandchildren, Carly Laughlin and Tristan Gillis; a brother, John (Kathy) Ens; sisters, Agnes Ens, Tiena Murray, Mary (Jim) Friesen, Elizabeth (Martin) Krahn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his firstborn son, Arthur Earl; his parents, Bernhard & Helena Ens; a sister, Helen (John) Rempel; brothers, Bernhard “Ben” Ens and Cornelius “Cornie” (Mary) Ens; sisters-in-law, Helen Ens (nee Kehler), Susie Ens (nee Warkentin); brothers-in-law, Harold Noble, Burleigh Warren and Cecil Murray. Abe is remembered for his quiet gentle manner, with the gift of helps. Our loss of a true “gentle” man, is heaven’s gain. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm at the Christian Fellowship Church in Rhineland, SK with Pastor Alvin Buhler officiating. Pianist was Leona Knelsen with special music brought by Arnold Ens, Frank, Calvin and Sandra Rempel. Ushers were Harry Friessen and John Hildebrandt. Pallbearers were Stefan Cardinal, Ethan Cardinal, Theoran Cardinal, Maclean Nelson, Russell Noble, and Douglas Noble, with Allegra Nelson and Harrison Ens serving as Honorary Pallbearers. The Interment Service was held at Rhineland Cemetery. Donations to Back to the Bible would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made in Abe's memory to the following organization:

Back to the Bible
Box 700, Chattam, Ontario, N7M 5K8
Tel: 1-800-663-2425

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Gerald and Edna Shaw
   Posted Thu May 19, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of Abe,s passing.
I enjoyed many years of working with Abe at the Co-op.

Jennifer Newburgh Batdorf
   Posted Fri May 20, 2011
I am sorry to hear the news of Mr Ens'''' passing. He was a true inspiration to me whenever I would meet him. I really enjoyed working with him for a summer of grain bin building. I will be praying for you during this hard time God is love and He is always with you


Brad & Virginia Nelson
   Posted Sat May 21, 2011
Our condolences to you on hearing the passing of Abe. Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. God bless you and may the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen.
Brad & Virginia Nelson and Family.

Rod and Allyson Grose
   Posted Mon May 23, 2011
Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
Knocked my socks off with knowledge!

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