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ERNEST OSCAR TURE ENQUIST (published on June 24, 2010)



ERNEST OSCAR TURE ENQUIST 1929 - 2010 It is with great sorrow and relief that the family announces the passing of Ernie, on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, after a lengthy battle with dementia that ended at Golden Links Lodge. Ernie is gone from our sight to be with loved ones who will have their arms open for his arrival. His final moments on this earth were thankfully brief and those he cared about rushed to be at his side. His memory will forever be cherished by his dear wife, Anna, his children: daughters, Denise (Randy), Carol (Mark) and Ed (Alice), Irene (Bob) and Marcel (Doris). He enjoyed every minute he spent with his 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is survived by sister, Henny Hagborg; brother Clifford (Evelyn) and sister-in-law Mary. He was born to Swedish immigrants, Albin and Hilma Enquist on October 13, 1929 and grew up learning to farm near Chatfield, MB. He was predeceased by both his parents, his brothers, Enar, Harry and Eric and sisters, Astrid Gustafson and Ida Crozier. Ernie was a kind-hearted soul, the kind you read about. His rewards in life were reaped from the joy he got by giving to others. Never too busy to lend a hand and those hands could fix practically anything. You didn't need owner's manuals with Ernie around. In his spare time, he enjoyed picking berries (and could smell out the best patches), fishing, boating, playing cards (particularly Canasta), gardening and dancing into the wee hours. He even kept pace at the waterslides at age 67 and waterskiied at 68! He felt blessed and always looked at his cup as being more than half full. The jobs he really enjoyed were those where he served others. He had many positive sayings and lines that he would use to bolster one's spirit at any time. You just couldn't be unhappy for long if you were around Ernie. He always looked at the good side of things and could regularly be heard saying, It just doesn't get any better than this! In the end, he couldn't beat or fix this disease that took hold of his mind. God must have a special purpose for Ernie, to take this caring man to be with Him. In his short stay at Golden Links, he touched many hearts of the caregivers and we truly thank them for the tremendous care they returned. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer Society, 10-120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9, in the hopes that someday people afflicted with forms of dementia, don't have to suffer in silence. Viewing will be at 10:30 a.m., with Funeral Mass in celebration of Ernie's life at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Holy Cross Parish, 252 Dubuc Street and interment will follow at the St. Boniface Cemetery. Desjardins 233-4949 1-888-233-4949


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