Gerald Enns, 99, of Virgil, ON passed away peacefully on January 6, 2023 in Pleasant Manor, Virgil, attended by his children
Celebration reception will be held at Redbrick Church (1775 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake) on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 from 4:00-8:00pm. A private family burial will take place on Thursday at Lakeshore Rd. Cemetery. Tallman Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Gerald was born in Landskrone, Molotschna Colony, South Russia to Katerina and Jakob Enns on June 19, 1923. He, along with his family, escaped Russia in 1930 to a refugee camp in Germany. In 1931 the family went to settle in Brazil and in 1947, Gerald along with parents and siblings came to Canada, settling in Virgil. He married Sinaida Janzen at Niagara United Mennonite Church on July 28, 1951
He had a long career as a tool and dye maker, employed by Tri-Sure Products. At the age of 67 he retired, being the last employee of the company as he completed last special projects for the International office. At this point he took on the role of chauffeur for his newborn grandson. Gerald is best known in the region for being a professional photographer who photographed countless weddings and family portraits
Gerald is survived by his son George, St.Catharines, daughters Ellen (Robert) Smith of NOTL, Christa (Ken) Wright of Virgil; sisters Ramona Crickmore and Kaethe Fieguth. He is preceded in death by his/ wife Sinaida, grandson Christopher Enns, brothers Herman Enns and John Enns
Memorial donations can be made to The Mennonite Committee The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the amazing and caring staff of Pleasant Manor and to Dr. Al-Jarrah for kind and considerate care