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Lydia Enns

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Deaths-Lyndia-EWhen Lydia was 2, her family moved to Texas for a better life but, fearing conscription for the boys, after 3 years, the family returned to Canada. Lydia and Ben met in high school and married after graduation. Lydia was a wonderful teacher of household skills to her daughters and Sunday school to generations of children. She raised four children on the farm. “Retiring” to Winkler, Man., enabled Lydia to engage in church and community: as church secretary, with music groups, in oil painting classes, and as organizer for the local music festival. She made and donated innumerable items to MCC. She mourned son Murray in 2002, and 9 months later, Ben, with grace and inner strength. Curiosity and a great love of nature led her to travel around the globe. Lydia’s family and everyone at Salem Home, Winkler, are thankful for her long, productive life.


  • Birth: April 8, 1913
  • Birthplace:
    Winkler, Man.
  • Death: March 27, 2013
  • Parents:
    Isaac & Elizabeth (Hooge) Dyck
  • Married:
    Bernard David Enns, Nov. 26, 1933 [deceased Mar. 25, 2003]
  • Family:
    children June (Henry Friesen), Hazel (Robert Reimer), Murray [deceased] (Linda), Mabel (Hans Kikat); 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren
  • Baptism:
    Kronsgart (Man.) MB, Aug. 1934