Enns, Margaret nee Dyck

Margaret Enns (nee Dyck)

1929 – 2016

Margaret Enns 2 sqOn Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Margaret Enns of Morden, MB at the age of 87 years passed away.

Margaret (Marge) was born on January 21, 1929 to Jacob and Margaret Dyck (nee Neufeld) in the RM of Stanley south of Morden, Manitoba. She grew up on her parents’ farm south of Morden with her 2 brothers and 3 sisters where they all worked hard together helping on the farm. But they also found time to sing together while Margaret played guitar. On May 18, 1948 Margaret was baptized upon the confession of her faith in her Saviour, Jesus Christ. She met Jacob (Jake) Enns through neighbourhood friends. They married on July 16, 1950 and began their life together in the Mason district south of Morden. While living there their only child, a son Ronald, was born. They moved a couple of miles south where they raised beef cattle and later moved a half mile east where they lived all the rest of their lives. Here they had a dairy operation. Margaret worked hard helping out with the farm chores, doing field work, driving the tractor, milking cows, gardening, canning, hoeing beets and potatoes and picking and selling raspberries, and taking care of her family. Some hobbies included crocheting, quilting, and reading. Ron and his Mom worked hard together too but also enjoyed the occasional wrestling match. Ron says she packed a pretty good punch for such a little woman. She was happy when her family expanded to include 3 grandchildren and was always a willing babysitter. She was very proud of her 4 great grandchildren too, clipping and saving any bit of news items with their pictures. A favourite memory for the kids was the “Birdie” song she taught them. She loved her family and prayed for them regularly. Margaret always seemed to be full of energy and always worked hard. In early 2015 she became ill and was diagnosed with cancer. After surgery she recovered somewhat and was able to continue with a fairly normal routine. Time passed with reading and doing puzzles. She even managed to plant her own garden in the spring of 2016 saying she couldn’t just sit around and needed something to do. Up to two months ago Margaret still walked 2 miles every day but in September, 2016 it became obvious that she was weakening and was unable to keep food down or continue the walks. After toughing it out at home as long as she could she decided to be admitted to hospital. Though she hoped she might come home again that was not to be. Life was not always easy for Mom but she resolutely kept her focus on the goal which God had for her. She was so ready and eager to meet her Saviour, Jesus Christ. When asked what we could pray for her she said “You know I can be so impatient and this leaving is taking too long”. But tired out as she was she said a prayer for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that day. 

On Tuesday evening 10:30 pm, October 18, 2016 Jesus took her home to be with Him forever. She died peacefully with Ron and Sharon by her side. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Jake in 2012 and one brother, Jake Dyck. She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Ronald K. Enns and his wife, Sharon, three grandchildren; grandson, Cole and Sandi Enns, granddaughter, Heather and James Francis, granddaughter, Megan Chapman, four great grandchildren; Rowan, Zachary, Levi, and Gideon Francis, three sisters; Helen Schellenberg, Marie Bergen and Cathy Harder and one brother Peter Dyck.

Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday October 24, 2016 at the Glencross E.M.M.C. with interment at the Glencross Church Cemetery.

Thank you to Dr. Bob Menzies and all the wonderful staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre. Thank you too to Lawrence Klassen and Pastor Pete Redekopp for all your visits and encouragement to Mom and the help with the service arrangements. To the Glencross Mennonite Church members who were so willing to help her, thank you. Mom enjoyed her church family very much.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Glencross Mennonite Church.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements,



#1 Ruth Hiebert 2016-10-20 22:07
My sincere sympathies to Ron and Sharon and family.I have good memories of your mother.She seemed to always have a smile on her face.May God give you comfort, in knowing that the day will come when you can all be together again.
#2 Jan Wollmann 2016-10-21 08:03
Ron, it was such a nice surprise to meet you on the Boundary Trails Hospital parking lot as we were leaving the hospital after visiting Aunt Margie. I have always admired Auntie Margie for her strong spiritual relationship with Jesus and her ability to smile in the face of life storms. We were able to visit a bit with her and although I sensed a weariness with life as it was, she was still positive and pleasant and encouraging. I'm really going to miss Aunt Margie. We have been upholding you, Sharon and your family in prayer for a long while now. We will continue to do so.
Love you all, Jan & Levi
#3 Anne Schaefer 2016-10-25 17:07
Condolences to the family. She had a special impact on many.
~former neighbour
#4 Anne Schaefer 2016-10-25 17:10
Condolences to the family.
She was a special person in many ways, greatest was her continuing faith in God.

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