Harold “Harry” Enns fought hard to stay as long as possible, and when his time was up he went to sleep peacefully and no amount of medical intervention could wake him.
For the 69 years he was given, Harry lived life fully. He didn’t just live in his community; he was part of it. He was also a part of his brothers’ and sisters’ lives (including their children), his church family, and his own family. He will be missed by many.
Harry was born November 8, 1937 in Alberta, one of nine children (though he was predeceased by his brother Nicholas). On January 7, 1960, he married Norma Routley in Chilliwack, and they soon moved to the Cariboo. Their son Terry Enns was born November 30, 1962, and their daughter Barbara Enns was born January 31, 1964. Tammy Enns joined the family by adoption in 1974, though sadly she passed away in 1987. Foster children Evan and Elayne Nolan were with the family for several years beginning in 1978.
Harry became a father-in-law when Barb married Gerald Wasstrom on February 24, 1985. Terry married Carol Nelson on February 12, 1989, and Elayne married Dale Robinson on July 1, 1989. Morgan Enns, Bryce Robinson, and Brandon Robinson completed Harry’s family, giving him the title of “Grampa.”
In 1976 Harry became a Christian. Many times life brought him to his knees, and each time, he knew his heavenly Father would see him through. He praised God when times were good and he praised God through his tears. His last few years of life were a challenge for a man who believed in working hard.
He met the challenge the best he was able to for as long as he could. He rests now with his daughter Tammy awaiting the call of the Lord.
Rest Well Dad. We miss you.