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JACOB (J. H.) ENNS (JAKE)

Born: Dec 13, 1943

Date of Passing: Nov 10, 2021

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JACOB (J.H.) ENNS
1943 - 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of J.H. Enns. Beloved husband, father and grandfather, who passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Jake was born on the family farm in Southern Manitoba, on December 13, 1943.
He spent 31 years of his career in various branches of the Emergency Services. In 1985, he was appointed to the position of Director of Emergency Medical Services, for the City of Winnipeg. It was on his watch that many of the Advanced Programs for the delivery of Emergency Medical Services, were developed and implemented.
He was formally recognized for his contributions in 1995, when he was presented with the EMS Exemplary Services Medal by the Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife Florence, two sons: Kenneth and Robert; his daughters-in-law: Ingrid and Delcine; as well as three grandchildren: Kennedy, Damon and Layla.
Jake loved sports and in his earlier years was actively involved as a player, coach and manager. This included minor league baseball, senior men's fastball and hockey.
He was an avid golfer, who worked tirelessly on his handicap during his retirement years and spent countless hours on the course with his golfing buddies, John and Doug.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those that attended to his care prior to his passing.
As per his wishes cremation has taken place and no formal funeral service will be held.
The family will celebrate his life and his passing in private.

Till we meet again,
The Family.
Weep not for me though I am gone;
into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will but not for long,
upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest.
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was blessed;
for all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
the fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts.
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath;
remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
but celebrate my life.
~ Constance Jenkins

Arrangements by:
BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL CO-OP
1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • My condolences to you Aunt Florence and family. Praying for God’s peace to give you much comfort during this time of loss. Although I hadn’t seen you for many years I have fond memories of of Uncle Jake and am very proud of his accomplishments. - Posted by: Rosella Moshansky (Niece) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • It is with great sadness I read the passing of "Jake" or better know to me as Chief! It was Jake who gave me my first promotion and under his tutalege I was able to have a rewarding career in EMS. He always felt that being part of the solution. Was better than being part of the problem. Thank you Jake for all the mentoring and help. - Posted by: Stan Stone (Co worker) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • I knew Jake when we worked with Manitoba Sheriff Services. Rest in peace, Friend! - Posted by: Ryan Johnston (Friend/co worker) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • Dear Florence and family. So sorry to hear about Jake's passing. The first time we met Jake was in Morden when we were both with the Morden Police Service back in the early 70s. We had some good times back then. Our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Koos and Kathy Mensies (Friends) on: Nov 13, 2021

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