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Gerhard (Gary) Enns

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Gary was a devout Christian, a light to those around him. His faith was evident. He was a deacon, youth and adult Sunday school teacher, and committee member. He and Selma spent hours at hospitals and homes, caring for the needs of people in their church and community. Shortly after his arrival in Canada, he was among the youth who helped build Kitchener MB Church. As a high school geography teacher, Gary had a heart for helping students of all abilities succeed and understand current affairs. Whether during his Mennonite Central Committee service in Kafue, Zambia, or in the classrooms of Norwell District Secondary School, Gary demonstrated servant leadership. Gary’s passion for nature led his family across North America with their hardtop camper. Time in nature helped him unwind as he planted, weeded, and harvested his fruit and vegetable garden in Elmira, Ont.

  • Birth: December 11, 1931
  • Birthplace:
    Kolodiazne, Ukraine
  • Death: January 8, 2019
  • Parents:
    Nikolai & Maria (Huebert) Enns
  • Married:
    Selma Franz, Aug. 28, 1965
  • Family:
    Selma; sons Philip (Lori Kroh), Albert (Melinda Hecht) Hecht-Enns, Brian (Verena Ens); 9 grandchildren; 1 sister
  • Church:
    Glencairn MB, Kitchener, Ont.