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ENS – June Gladys (nee Vanstrum)

June 17, 1929 – December 11, 2010

June Ens, 81, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2010. The youngest daughter of Earl and Kathleen Vanstrum, June was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She worked as an accountant in Prince Albert and Regina before marrying Edwin Ens in 1960 and settling in Calgary in 1964. In the mid-70’s, she began a new career in Micrographics with Dome Petroleum and Peace Pipeline, and served as chapter president of the Canadian Image and Information Management Society (CIIMS). After retiring at the age of 69, she remained actively involved with her condominium board and continued to handle their books until this past May.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Randy Cousins (Pat Fonstad), Kathleen de Silva (Lal), Millie Pantik, and Laura Walton (Peter); grandchildren Cara (Mike), Geneva (Dean), Kent, Evan, Garret, Ava, Carmen, Matthew, Lukas, Tomas, Aaron and Ian; great-grandchildren Connor and Myla; and sisters Aileen Shiells and Helen Middleton. She was predeceased by her brother David Cook, her former husband Edwin Ens and her granddaughter Faith.

June loved company and laughter. She was a Flames fan even when it was exasperating. She loved playing games of all types, especially cribbage and other card games and had the world’s longest run of beginner’s luck. She was a patient, supportive listener with a quick, sly sense of humour and was a cherished companion to all who knew her.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.  You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Special thanks to the Agape Hospice for their attentive and compassionate care.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers,  memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588, or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB  T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca

In living memory of June Ens, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. In the few times I got to spend with “Grandma June,” I learned what a loving, caring, and compassionate mother and grandmother she was. She was such a dear woman who loved her family and it showed. Her quick wit and great advice added to her fabulous character, and she will be greatly missed. She now rests in the arms of the Lord, and I pray peace that surpasses all understanding for her family. She leaves her legacy in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and will never be forgotten.

    With great love and sympathy,

    Melissa Hass

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  2. Millie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Ms June was a special lady and it only took being around her a very few minutes to realize that. Please know that you are all in my prayers. May God grant you peace and strength during this difficult time.
    Love you,
    Kathey

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  3. Gabriella Bottega :

    My sincere condolences to the family of June Ens. It has saddened me to learn of her passing. She was a dear friend, who although we did not see each other frequently was always on my mind. She will be missed by myself and many others.
    My prayers are with the family in this difficult time.
    Regards,
    Gabriella

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  4. Pat, Randy, Cara, Geneva and Kent,

    Our sincere condolences to you all during this time. We are thinking of you all very much.

    Much love,

    Karen & Dave

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