Delbert Edwin Enns was born July 12, 1927 the eldest son of Peter and Helena (Rempel) Enns. He was predeceased by his parents and younger brother Robert (Bob) Alvin Enns, his wife Evelyn (Saunders) and son Bradley Enns, sister in law Olga Enns and son in law Ron Oliver. He is survived by daughters Brenda (Dale) McCracken, Wanda Oliver, Penny (Bob) Michalenko, and Carol (Rob) Cooper. Grandchildren Jen McCracken (Chad Lafontaine), Cam (Crystal) McCracken, Lathan (Ashley) Oliver, Sheena Smith, Oarrie Oliver, Brent Michalenko, Ashley ( Mike) Brown, Lexie Cooper, Jax Cooper and great grandchildren Caitlynn Haughian, Brielle McCracken, Aubrey Brown. Liam, Sinead and Aeden Smith.
He attended the King George School until Grade 8. In the winters 46 and 47 he attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and farmed with his father during the summer. Delbert and Evelyn married on October 18, 1950, in Borden, SK, moved to the farm and lived and worked together for 54 years. Delbert was an avid Simmental breeder and was one of the first breeders in Canada, his membership number was 936. Through this breed he met many people from across Canada, United States and Europe, where they travelled several times. His favorite places to be were on the farm or at the pasture by the North Saskatchewan River where many wiener roasts were held. Family and friends made special memories there. Summer was for camping with the grandchildren. Fall was cattle shows and sales in Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina and Edmonton. Community was important to him and served on many boards such as History Book, Anglican Church, 4-H, RM Council, Borden Care Home, and Saskatoon Fall Fair. He knew how to take care of things and had the fashion sense to look good too. Although his machinery wasn’t the newest he took care of it and loved being a farmer. The cattle herd was all sold by 2001 and they moved from the farm to live in Borden. A farm auction was held in June 2005 and farm rented out and eventually sold. Evelyn passed away in 2009 and Delbert continued to live in his own home until October 2012. He then moved into Borden Housing, sold the house in February 2013 and moved to Borden Care Home January 2014. He had lived his entire life in the Borden area except for the last 3 weeks when his health determined a move to the Langham Senior Citizen’s Home where he passed away on April 9, 2017.
He believed religion was an important part of life and that we should live a life of treating others how we would want to be treated and love others as we would like to be loved. Although we are saddened by his death, the family is very grateful for all the years we shared and the love and support he gave to all of us. The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at the Borden Care Home and the Langham Senior Citizen’s Home. A Celebration of Delbert’s life will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the St. John’s Anglican Church in Borden, SK. Following the interment the family invites you to join them for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Borden Community Centre. Donations may be given to the Saskatchewan 4-H Foundation in memory of Delbert Enns, 3830 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7R 1A5 or St John’s Anglican Church, Box 130 Borden, SK S0K 0N0. Arrangements entrusted to DALMENY FUNERAL HOME (306-254-2022).