Erna ENS

Erna Ens

April 29, 1929 – Oct. 18, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Erna Ens who died on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Erna was born on April 29, 1929 in Nikolaipol, Borissovo, Ukraine to Johann P. & Maria (nee Schultz) Braun. Erna was the last surviving twin and the youngest of 7 children. In 1929 Erna’s parents packed up their children and headed for Canada. It took them 6 months to finally reach their new home. Her passion was spending time with family and friends on her farm in Abbotsford. Erna loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Predeceased by her husband Johnny (2008); sisters Manja, Hulda, Johanna, and Rita (twin), and brother John. She leaves to mourn her children Rita Botting, George (Sheryl) Ens and Kathy (Mike) Board; 7 grandchildren Gregory, Steven and Robert Botting, Leanne & Michelle Ens, and Mitchell & Zachary Board. She is also survived by her sister Kay Block and many nieces and nephews. Viewing for family and friends from 7-9 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford. Graveside service will be held on Monday, Oct. 25 at Maclure Rd Cemetery, anyone wishing to attend, please meet at Northview Community Church, 32040 Downes Rd Abbotsford by 11 am. A celebration of Erna’s life will follow at Northview Community Church at 1 pm, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mennonite Central Committee by mail: MCC Box 2038 Abbotsford BC V2T 3T8 Ph 604-850-6639. Condolences may be made to Erna’s family at

wwwlwoodlawnfh-abbotsford.com.

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643