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Born: Jan 11, 1927

Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2019

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PETER ENNS January 11, 1927 - March 9, 2019 With heavy hearts, we announce that Peter Enns passed away on March 9, 2019, at Tuxedo Villa, with his family by his side. Peter is survived by his wife of 64 years and the love of his life, Thelma (nee Dyck), sons, James (Debbie) and Murray (Gale), and four granddaughters, Stephanie, Alexandra, Jessica and Laura. He is also survived by two sisters, Katherine Bergen and Susan Dueck, and a large extended family. Peter was born in Rosenheim in rural Southern Manitoba. He pursued his education at the University of Manitoba (B.Sc.) and the University of Saskatchewan (B.Ed. with great distinction). He taught grade school for several years and took great pride in the positive influence that he was able to have on his students. Peter also obtained a Certificate of Professional Training in Meteorology in Trenton, Ontario. He then served for 29 years in the Federal Public Service as a Meteorology Instructor, teaching weather to pilots and navigators in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Peter then retired with Thelma in Winnipeg. After their retirement, Peter and Thelma spent 24 happy winters in their retirement home in Mesa, Arizona. He enjoyed volunteering to assist other seniors in the neighbourhood who needed help. Peter was a very kind and supportive father. He had great enthusiasm for the hobbies and interests of his sons, and strongly supported their educational pursuits. One of the great sources of joy for Peter was his grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Although Peter chose an urban profession, he always maintained a great interest in farming and purchased farm land near Altona and St. Adolphe. He was always looking for investment opportunities and owned and rented apartments and condominiums in Altona, Winkler and Winnipeg. He had many interests and hobbies including computers, photography, bowling, and golfing. In retirement he also enjoyed shuffleboard, acquired several trophies with his shuffling team, and was the President of the Sunland Village Shuffleboard Club. Peter maintained a strong connection to the church and served for periods of time as an Elder of the Minto United Church in Moose Jaw, and as Secretary of the Charleswood Mennonite Church Council. The family extends a special thanks to the nursing staff on Unit 2 at Tuxedo Villa, who provided kind and compassionate care to him in his final months. A memorial service for Peter will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 at Charleswood Mennonite Church, 699 Haney Street, Winnipeg. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2019

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