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ENNS, Margaretha (Margreth)

Mrs. Margaretha (Klippenstein) Enns of Marshall Road, Abbotsford died February 5, 1977 at Menno Hospital in Abbotsford. She was born in Alexanderwohl, Molotschna, Russia on April 19, 1888, the seventh of nine children born to Johann and Helena (Wall) Klippenstein.

Margaretha married Heinrich Enns on February 14, 1908 in Donskoye, Russia.

She completed her midwifery degree in Riga, Latvia and worked at the large Muntau Hospital as a midwife before coming to Canada in 1926.

The Enns family moved to Yarrow, BC in February 1929 where they bought 10 acres of land on Stewart Road.

Until the 1940's, Mrs. Enns delivered many babies in Yarrow as well as in Greendale. She was well known to the Chilliwack doctors and regularly consulted them.

She is survived by five sons: John and Jake of Abbotsford, Dr. George Enns of Chilliwack; Peter of Fresno, California and Henry of Kelowna four daughters: Mrs. Margaret (Henry) Neufeldt, Mrs. Helen (Peter) Neufeldt and Mrs. Sadie (Jake) Martens all of Clearbrook and Mrs. Ann (Jake) Loewen, Zambia, 36 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Tina Wittenberg of Vancouver.

Pastor Abe Klassen and Rev. P. D. Loewen will officiate at the funeral service Thursday. The service will be held at 2 p.m. in Yarrow Mennonite Brethren Church. Pallbearers will be George Enns. John Enns, Jake Enns, Peter Enns, Jake Martens and Henry Neufeldt.

Interment will follow at Yarrow Cemetery. Woodlawn Abbotsford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mennonite Rundschau and the Herald

Our dear mother, Margreth Enns, was born on April 19, 1888 in the village of Alexanderwohl, South Russia.

Her parents were Johann and Helena Klippenstein. Her childhood and youth were spent in the village of Lukowsk, Samara.

In 1905 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized upon the confession of her faith, and received into the Mennonite Brethren Church.

On February 14, 1908 she was united in marriage to our late father, Heinrich Abraham Enns. Soon after, they relocated their home to the new settlement in Siberia, Russia. The Lord gave them 11 children, six sons and five daughters. One son, one daughter, and one son-in-law predeceased her.

Eleven months ago we carried our father to his final rest.

In 1926 our parents left Russia and immigrated to Canada. Several years before they left, our mother took took a course in midwifery .In this capacity she rendered tireless service, first in Russia and then during the first years in Canada, especially during the period when the help of doctors was not readily available.

In 1929 our parents relocated their home from Zeneta, SK to Yarrow, BC. Here they responded to the call of the church to serve in the diaconate, in which capacity they served the church and the Lord faithfully until old age led to their withdrawl.

Eventually requiring more medical care, our parents entered the Menno Home. Mother's health declined and on February 5, 1977 she entered her eternal rest, a mere 11 months after the homegoing of our dear father.

She leaves behind her children John, Jake, Sara (Mrs. Jake Martens), Helen (Mrs. Peter Neufeldt), and Margaret (Mrs. Henry Neufeldt), all of Clearbrook, BC; Henry of Kelowna, BC; Pete of California; George of Chilliwack, BC; and Anne (Mrs. Jake Loewen). Also surviving are one sister (Mrs. Tina Wittenberg) of Vancouver, two sisters-in-law (Mrs. Helen Isaak and Mrs. Tina Klippenstein of California) ; 36 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildrn.

She attained an age of 88 years, 10 months, and 13 days.

We feel the pain of the parting, bu rejoice in the knowledge that our mother went home victorious in her faith.

The Bereaved family.


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