OBITUARY

Mary Ennis

September 5, 1921May 6, 2022
Obituary of Mary Ennis
Passed peacefully away at Carefree Lodge in Toronto, Ontario on May 6, 2022. Mary Ennis (nee Martin) was born at home at 50 Barter’s Hill in St. John's Newfoundland on September 5 1921 and named for her paternal and maternal aunts. She attended Sisters of Mercy Convent School. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 67 years Bill Ennis, her eldest son Paul, grandson Ryan, parents George Martin and Rebecca Kennedy; siblings Jim (Mary), Stanley, twins William and George, Austin (Wilma), Kevin, John (Magdalene), Rita, Cyril (Elizabeth), Ed (Doreen), George (Sadie), Barbara, and Joan and her son-in-law Michael Prete. Leaving to mourn with loving memories her children Bill (Susan), Brian (Christine), George (Bradley), Mary Prete, Fabian (Kathleen), Barbara, her daughter-in-law Mary, her sister Theresa and her brothers Mike and Les (Irene) plus 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by many nephews and nieces. Mary helped raise her brothers and sisters. During World War II, she worked and volunteered with the United Service Organizations (USO), in support of American troops stationed in Newfoundland. Determined to be married as Newfoundlanders, she and Bill married on February 23, 1949 at the Oratory of the Convent of Mercy in St. John's. Bill and Mary moved to Montreal in 1959 and then onto Toronto in 1960. Mary’s love of Bill took her camping and traveling to many places in the United States, Israel, Europe and countries in South America and the Caribbean. In time she acquired a love if not of camping and traveling; of warm climes in contrast to cold Canadian winters. The photo with this writing was taken by her then fiancé Bill. Overcoming many obstacles in her life together with Bill she was able to create a loving home for her large family. Mary’s life often mirrored the irish comedy play, Patrick Casey in which as a young woman she acted and recalled fondly. Irish comedy juxtapositions tragedy and comedy and the struggle to maintain a balance which Mary did throughout her life. The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Carefree Lodge for providing Mary with exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choosing.

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Monday, May 09, 2022

Visitation

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Visitation

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Reception

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Graveside Service