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Harold passed away quietly on to his heavenly home on March 30, 2013 at the age of 78 years following a courageous and tenacious battle with cancer. Born in Hague, SK, he spent his childhood on the family farm in Hague area. He attended Heidelberg School and the Waldheim High School. Harold married Eva (Luschyk) Ens in 1959 and later had 3 children. He initially worked in the banking industry and then as a bookkeeper for the department of transport. Following this, he began his lifetime career as an AHC/ Manager. He achieved the designate of AHC (Architectural Hardware Consultant) in 1965, initiated his career at Hy-Grade Millwork, and then in 1974, began the Saskatoon branch of Allmar Distributors where he diligently worked as an AHC/Branch manager for 30 years. During these years he received 2 Rossi Awards, one of which was for 25 years as a Consultant Exam Grader – a rare feat. In addition to being a loving husband and father, Harold served his community and church. He was an avid softball first baseman, a curler with his church's curling team, a committed Boys Brigade leader, and a dedicated softball and hockey coach for years. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening as well as bowling in a city league and furthered his love of travel. Harold is survived by his 3 children, Lori (Wayne) Heaslip, Vancouver, Darryl Ens, Vancouver, and Darwin Ens, Calgary, his grandchildren, Paige Heaslip; sisters Lillian (Dick) Froese, Saskatoon, Edna (Laverne) Friesen, Waldheim; brothers Walter (Marlene) Lloydminster, Wilmer (Diane) Calgary. Harold also leaves Eva's extended family and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Hard was predeceased by his parents, Isaac and Mary (Fast) Ens, his wife Eva (Luschyk) Ens, his brother Elmer (Gladys) Ens, and his sister Erma (Ens) (Pete) Heppner. The Service of Celebration of Harold's Life will be held on Thursday April 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from Westgate Alliance Church, 3315 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon with Pastor Frank Jeske officiating. (Interment will be held in the Woodlawn Cemetery). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision, Box 1000 STN Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 9Z9 or Canadian Cancer Society, 438 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon, Sask, S7K 2C3. Arrangements are in care of DALMENY FUNERAL HOME 306-254-2022.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2013