Edna was born on July 30, 1933 in Nipawin. Her parents were Earl and Eva Campbell. She was the third of four children. Her older brother was Raymond, her older sister was Emily and her younger sister is Elaine. She and her siblings grew up on the family farm a few miles north of Carrot River. She learned how to work hard doing chores and enjoyed telling stories about walking the two miles to the old Causeway School every school day.
As she became older she didn’t have to search far and wide for a husband, finding Corny just down the road from the farm. She often said, “I got the best looking Ens!” They were married on November 14, 1952 and just celebrated their 70th anniversary this past November.
Cheryl Lynn was born in 1953 and Rod in 1956. After Lynn was born they moved to BC where Corny found work. They moved back to Saskatchewan around 1958-59 and bought the farm where they lived most of their life.
One of my fondest memories of Mom was when I would get home from school, open the door and the smell of fresh made sugar doughnuts would hit me; but I could only have two before supper!
In the mid to late sixties Mom and Dad were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mom loved the promise that Jehovah makes in the Bible of the earth being transformed back into a paradise as it was first meant to be. Mom and Dad spent a lot of time calling on their neighbors, sharing this wonderful hope. She also loved the promise of a resurrection of the dead back to life right here on the earth. As a family, we know she is in Jehovah’s memory and she will be resurrected into an earthy paradise.
Mom is survived by her husband, Cornelius who is in Pineview Lodge, her son, Rod (Marilyn) Ens, her grandchildren: Bobbi (Wayne) Johanson, Cory Erickson, Evan (Holly) Ens, Stephanie Leray (Ashley), great grandchildren, Emilie Sass and Aeson Johanson. She is also survived by her sister Elaine Parcher (Barry), her sisters-in-law: Margaret Bazar, Jean Ens and Melba Campbell and many other relatives.