Our dear husband and father, Albert, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2018, at the age of 90 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Marion Enslen of Medicine Hat; four daughters, Sharon (Matt Anthony) of Edmonton, Cindy (Blaine Kunz), Sheila (Mark Watts) and Bev (Hank Claussen) all of Medicine Hat; five grandchildren, Ellen, Rachel, Marena, Toni and Andi; three great grandchildren, Zayn, Mila and Edie; one sister Elma Yanke of Burdett as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Rosina and Edward Enslen, two brothers John and Jack; two sisters, Clara Yanke and Anna Binges. Dad was born in Eastern Europe on September 23, 1927, and immigrated to Canada as a toddler with his parents. The family settled in the Seven Persons area. After leaving the homestead, he worked at Redcliff Greenhouses and Medalta before working on the farm of his brother-in-law, Jack, in Tilley. It is in Tilley that he met Marion Krzych. They were married in 1959 in Tilley where they farmed until moving to Medicine Hat in 1965. Dad went to work for the City of Medicine Hat for twenty years, retiring in 1991. Albert and Marion were known for tending bar at the Moose Lodge for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing with his friend, Adam, his nephews and sons-in-law. Each year the family enjoyed the harvest from his garden which he tended to with care. Albert will be fondly remembered for his devotion to his family. A celebration of his life will be held in the future. Flowers are gratefully declined, in lieu, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Southern Alberta 340 A Maple Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7L5. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Albert Enslen.
We are so grateful to have had Albert as an uncle. He was always so thoughtful and kind to us. He made our trips to Medicine Hat more enjoyable with his great sense of humour and generous nature.
Albert’s love for you will be with you always, and all the good memories will keep him near.
Brenda and Doug
Message from Tanis (Felesky) and Pat Lockert July 10, 2018
Our deepest and sincerest sympathies for the loss of your husband and dad. Mr. Enslen was our neighbourhood staple. I have so many fond memories from his weiner soup to letting us camp in the back of the station wagon for summertime sleepovers to making wine and head cheese in the basement.
If we needed anything fixed, Mr. Enslen was the one we went to for help. I remember riding bikes down the back hill and I panicked and bailed before the bike went careening down into the coulee. It was Albert that hiked down the hill to retrieve the bike and didn’t say a word about the bent frame. He quietly straightened everything out and returned it to almost mint condition.
He silently put up with all the silly, girly, giggles. He must have felt so out numbered.
I can still see us running around barefoot in the once empty lot beside your house while Mr. Enslen tended his garden with loving care.
I truly understand how difficult this is for all of you. I pray sweet memories fill your hearts with peace and knowing that others share your sorrow offer you comfort. With much love always
Tanis (Felesky) and Pat Lockert
Message from Jan and bill dymond July 13, 2018
Uncle Albert always was a truly treasured member of our family. For the past thirty years Albert was a wonderful brother and best friend to his sister Clara Yanke ( our Mom who was widowed) He helped Mom get her vegetable garden planted every year and then come by to help maintain it. He'd buy the Calgary Sun on the weekend and stop at Mom's house to share the news and likely clear snow off the sidewalk if needed.
Albert had a good sense of humour and shared his fun fishing stories- his belly boat was great for helping to catch trout! However, one time while out in the water, his hearing aid accidentally dropped out of his shirt pocket and into the water....!
His raspberry "crop" was second to none and we all tried to be around in the summer to eat some of the sweetest berries ever!
Uncle Albert will always be remembered with tremendous affection and love. He was truly one of those "salt of the earth" people. We loved him ! Janet and Bill Dymond
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