Dale Ensz

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Leoville Community Hall
3rd Avenue
Leoville, Saskatchewan, Canada

Obituary of Dale Ray Ensz

Dale Ray Ensz was born July 27, 1968 to Delbert & Marilyn Toews Ensz at Pincher Creek, Alberta. He was the oldest of 7 children. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on September 3, 2018.
Dale gave his heart to God and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite at Stettler, Alberta on March 7, 1982. He remained faithful to God until the end.
He spent his early childhood in Pincher Creek, Alberta, and started school there. In January of 1975, Dale's family moved to the Stettler, Alberta, area, where he attended Gadsby School and later Lakeview Christian School. When Dale was 18, his next younger brother, Donnie, was killed in a tragic farm accident. This was a very difficult time for the family. Dale wanted to give some time in service and went to serve in South Carolina to help with rebuilding after Hurricane Hugo. He enjoyed his time there.
On October 9, 1994, Dale married me, LeAnn Joy Toews. We enjoyed 24 years together. He was a devoted and caring husband. Three sons were born to us: Emery Paul, Dylan Jay, and Kelly Robert.
We ranched at Stettler for several years. In 2000, we moved to Leoville, Saskatchewan. Although Dale raised beef, he considered himself not so much of a cattleman, as a grass farmer. He took special interest in his boys' spiritual development, and also spent much time passing on to them his knowledge of farming and life in general. He loved planning and taking family trips. His friends were important to him. Highlights to him were family outings to nearby lakes, fishing, and being out in nature hearing the call of the loons.
We remember Dad for his conservative, practical ways. He had a very thorough way of explaining himself that lent itself to few misunderstandings. Through the busyness of farming life, he still made it clear that personal salvation was the most important part of life. He encouraged us boys to serve in voluntary service units.
This summer Dale wasn't feeling well, and in August was told he had cancer. He felt like his work here wasn't done, but was accepting of God's plan for him. In the last few months, and especially after his diagnosis, Dale really searched his life and cleared his way with different ones. He hoped he would live long enough to help others the way they had helped him. He wanted to do more for God, but accepted that God's plan was different than his. Anyone who visited with him in the last few weeks came away feeling inspired by his peace and calmness.
Dale is lovingly remembered by his wife, LeAnn & his boys, Emery, 20, Dylan, 19, & Kelly, 12; His father, Delbert & Melinda Ensz, Bow Island, Alberta; Siblings: Roger & Lanita Ensz, Ontario, Oregon; Jeanette & Russell Isaac, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan; Jeff & Michelle Ensz, Ridgecrest, Arkansas; Lois & Trent Loewen, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan; Wes & Karla Ensz, Bow Island, Alberta (serving in Ghana); one grandma, Lydia Toews; LeAnn's family: Robert & Brenda Toews, Enderby, British Columbia; Wanda & Ralph Wiebe, Stettler, Alberta; Ron & Pat Toews, Leoville, Saskatchewan; and Lorne & Marci Toews, Stettler, Alberta; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn, brother, Donnie, and his parents-in-law. 

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