Margarete ENNS

ENNS; Margarete (October 9, 2013)

Born in 1950 in West Germany, Margarete lived most of her life in BC. After marriage to Arthur Enns in 1974, she raised three children; supported her husband in his careers in Vancouver, Vernon and Abbotsford (Menno Place); volunteered in church and the community; completed her academic studies at TWU; taught international students at Pacific Academy; and became a cherished friend and mentor to many. She was known for hospitality, love of music and Bible study, and a zest for life -as demonstrated by skydiving to celebrate her 60th birthday. In November 2012 Margarete was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. What followed was a journey of suffering and faith, with much support from family, church and friends. Despite the prognosis, Arthur and Margarete fulfilled a retirement dream by moving from Abbotsford to Vancouver’s West End, where they enjoyed many beautiful sunsets and walks on the seawall. On October 9, 2013, after a week in St. Paul’s Hospital, Margarete passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord, surrounded by family and friends. She was predeceased by her mother Margarete Martens, mother-in-law Annie Enns, and sister-in-law Margaret Born. Margarete leaves to mourn her husband Arthur; daughter Esther (Peter); son Jesse (Elizabeth); daughter Ruth (Kevin); eight grandchildren; Larissa, Ben, Dylan, Ethan, Micah, Asher, Julianna and Jack; father Jacob Martens; brother Jake (Elsie) and sister Ingrid (Keith); sister-in-law Esther (Norman); brothers-in-law David (Doreen) and Richard (Carol); former brother-in-law Walter (Jeanette); father-in-law Henry Enns; numerous nieces and nephews and untold friends. Following interment at Valley View Memorial Gardens, a celebration of Margarete’s life was held October 18, 2013 at People’s Church in Surrey. Online condolences to the family may be made to:

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