|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1851|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1934|
Death of John Ennis 1934
One of the oldest residents of Village Passes on Saturday
The sudden death occurred at his home here on Saturday of John Ennis, in his 83rd year.
Deceased had been around as usual in the morning and retired to his room at the noon hour.
Here he was found a short time later by his son, Wesley, in an unconscious condition, and he passed away in mid-afternoon without regaining consciousness.
Deceased had been a sufferer with asthma, since a lad of nine years, and it is thought the seizure was brought on from this cause.
Mr. Ennis was born at Sheffield and when a young man of thirty removed to the 6th concession of Blenheim, near Drumbo, where he engaged, in farming for many years.
He came to Ayr 39 years ago and took up residence on Swan Street.
Here he resided until the death of his wife 12 years ago, the home was broken up and Mr. Ennis, made his home, for the most part, with his son, Wesley.
He was a prominent member of the former Methodist Church, being a member of the Trustee Board for many years.
His activities in other fields were much curtailed owing to indifferent health, he having suffered with attacks of Pneumonia some 10 or 12 times during the course of his lifetime.
He was of a kindly and friendly disposition and was highly esteemed by everyone.
The family comprised 8 sons and 3 daughters.
Four sons enlisted for overseas services in the great war: Orwell, who was killed in action; Irvine, Pibrock, Alta; Cecil, Dewberry, Alta and Wesley, Ayre.
The other sons are: Arthur, Sovereign, Saskatchewan; John, Ayr; Robert, Forest, and Alfred, Oshawa.
A daughter, Mrs Seedhouse (Edna) of Toronto, died one year ago.
The remaining daughters are: Mrs David Dick, Winnipeg; and Mrs Ira Gillett, Oshawa.
Two brothers, Joseph Ennis of Toronto, and Wesley Ennis, Battleford, Sask., also survive, as well as a sister, Mrs. Walls of Caro, Michigan who is now in her 92nd year.
The funeral took place to the Ayr Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.
The services were conducted by Rev. JW Currie, pastor of Knox United Church, assisted by Rev. TF Whealen, rector of Christ church.
The pall-bearers were John Gourlay, James Woolsey, Roy Cassady, Robert Morton, William House and William Clarke.
John Ennis (1812 - 1893)
Catherine Meriam Ennis (1822 - 1904)
Margery Ann Pasmore Ennis (1858 - 1922)
Arthur Laverne Ennis (1882 - 1963)*
John Edgar Ennis (1883 - 1976)*
Lillian Ennis Gillette (1889 - ____)*
Orwell M. Ennis (1892 - 1916)*
Wesley Meriam Pasmore Ennis (1898 - 1964)*
Brice Meriam Ennis (1841 - 1917)*
John Ennis (1843 - 1944)*
Clarissa Ennis Walls (1845 - 1936)*
William Ennis (1847 - 1880)*
Mary Ann Ennis Crandall (1849 - 1876)*
John E. Ennis (1851 - 1934)
Sarah Ennis Pasmore (1853 - 1921)*
Elizabeth Jane Ennis (1855 - 1856)*
Catherine Miriam Ennis (1858 - 1921)*
Wesley Meriam Ennis (1863 - 1952)*
Charles Coe Irwin Ennis (1867 - 1883)*
Waterloo Regional Municipality
Plot: Con 7 lot 33
Created by: Scrappy
Record added: Jul 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28483007