April 17, 1928 – November 18, 2019
Forever In Our Hearts
On November 18, 2019, at the age of 91, Henry Enns of Winnipeg, MB, passed away peacefully at Health Sciences Centre with family at his side.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Betty), of 67 years, and his sons, Henry (Susan) and Peter (Colleen), 5 grandchildren: Teresa Tataryn (Jeremy), Amy Harris (Phil), David (Jordan), Derrick (Alex) and Craig (Melisa), 3 great grandchildren: Emily, Audrey and Grace, and a large extended family.
Henry was born and raised in Neuendorf, Ukraine. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 at the end of WW2. He met Betty, the love of his life, at a German social function and married her on October 4, 1952.
Dad worked in the home building industry for his entire working life, starting as a truck drivers’ helper, moving up to purchasing, estimation, and running a lumber yard/distribution center. Employers included Redekopp Lumber, Metropolitan Construction, Quality Construction (Qualico), Engineered Homes, Olympic Building Systems, and in retirement consulting to Hilton Homes, Kensington Homes and Pedlar Building Services.
Mom and Dad lived a life for others, helping family and friends. Dad built numerous homes and cottages for both of his sons and various brother/sister in-laws. He was there to help renovate, paint, build fences, sheds, decks and gazebos for all; a man who could always be relied on to get things done.
Dad suffered his first heart attack at age 46, with his first bypass surgery shortly thereafter. Exercise became an integral part of his life and as a testament to his drive, he completed the full Manitoba Marathon in 1980. He was a founding member of the RehFit Center, jogging there on a regular basis for over 30 years. Dad had his second bypass surgery in 1992, followed by various other health issues, none of which slowed him down.
Dad was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and role model and will be dearly missed by all. A private family funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honour may be sent to Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The family would like to thank the staff of Health Sciences Centre Neurosurgery GA5 for their kind and caring support of dad on his final journey.
- Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Anne Scott-Herridge (Rogers)
November 30, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful grandpa with such a giving heart. I loved being invited over for lunch. I have such fond memories in that house. Love you all so much!