John William Lyle Enslow

April 22, 1931July 27, 2013

Enslow, John William Lyle-82, of Lawrencetown and formerly North Sydney, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on July 27 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Osborne, NS he was a son of the late Clarence and Sarah Enslow. John began his career early, first going to sea at the young age of 13. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a recipient of the United Nations service medal while serving with the Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada. The latter part of his career was spent working with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, and up until his 81st year he worked with the Canadian Corp of Commissionaires. John was also a long time member of the Armstrong Legion Branch #19, North Sydney. He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Frank) Brake, Merri-Sue (Rev. John) Hannem, Catherine (William) Dunn; grandchildren, Karen, Stacey, David, Alex, Denise, Mark and Kate; great grandchildren, Jonathan, Owen, Samuel, Benjamin, Matthew, Lukus and Rosemary. He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Catherine “Kaye” and second wife Grace; sons, John and Daniel; brother, James; parents-in-law, Cordella and Daniel Penticost; as well as several children in infancy. A graveside service will be held 2pm Saturday August 3 in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. A reception will follow in Calvary Baptist Church hall, 6 Beech Street, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the choir fund at Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 3, 2013

John William Lyle Enslow

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August 4, 2013

Hello, Linda, Cathy and Merrie-Sue, So sorry to hear about your dad passing. He was very lucky to be able to stay with Linda during his later years, it is good to have someone close as you age. Your mom and dad have always been nice to me and I remember crossing the rail tracks so many times to your house. I hope you will be all ok and give me a call sometime if you are out in the Porters Lake area. Theresa and Gerard Dugas

Roland Hannem

August 3, 2013

Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers. We will see you next week.
Love Rollie Beth and girls.

August 2, 2013

I am very sorry for your loss,your dad was like a dad to me as well as your mom was a mom to me also, i pretty well grew up in your home and always was treated like a pat of your family by all of you,i am so sorry i cannot be there, but my prayers and thoughts are with you , feel free to call at any time
love always, Richard Whalen