Michael Joseph Ennis
1941 - 2021
Michael Joseph Ennis
Visitation Information
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Visitation Time
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, November 22, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
Holy Rosary Church, Freshwater
Requested Charity
Charity of One's Choice
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Michael Joseph Ennis

July 17, 1941 – November 18, 2021

With deep sadness the family of Michael Joseph Ennis announce his peaceful passing at home in Freshwater on November 18, 2021. He was 80 years old.

Mike was predeceased by his parents Michael and Eliza Ennis; his children William, Randy, and Ross Hutchings; and his beautiful granddaughter, his "Hersey", Chelsea Legge.

Left with fond and precious memories are his loving and faithful companion Leona Hutchings; his one and only daughter Karen Hutchings; Grandchildren Alannah (Connor), David (Kelsey), Eric, Melissa, and Tyrin; Great-Grandchildren, the joy of his life, Adam and Brielle; and Daughters-in-law Lucy and Barbara.

Remembering their brother are George (Doreen), Lawrence, Ronald, Lucy, Gertrude (Alexander) and Maryanne. He will be missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews, and the members of Leona’s family.

Mike will also be remembered by his Godchild McKayle and close friends Donna and Jerome Lambe, Maureen Murphy, Lorraine and Ferg Manning, Winnie McFatridge and Tom and Kathleen Maher.

Mike shared a special relationship with his neighbours across the road, the Power’s - Wayne, Sandra, and Wayne Jr. The family wish to thank them from the bottom of their hearts for their care and support. Thank you to special family friend, Wendy McFatridge, who was always there to help. Thank you as well to Dr. Hiba and the staff of Placentia Health Centre, including the Lions Manor Nursing Home for their continued care and compassion.

Mike was born and raised on Merasheen Island in Placentia Bay in 1941, later resettling with his family to Freshwater. It was here that he met and fell in love with his soul mate Leona, a love that has lasted for fifty years. Their special relationship also brought Leona’s children into his life and together they became a loving family.

Mike and Leona enjoyed the company of family and friends and welcomed any opportunity to socialize, especially if there was music and dancing. He was an award-winning dart player and enjoyed a game of cards, TV Bingo and watching his favourite sports teams. His work life led him to many places and experiences before beginning a career in the Federal Public Service with Parks Canada that spanned 35 years. He enjoyed his work at the National Parks and Historic Sites in the Province, including his beloved Castle Hill. Mike was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 33 Placentia, and the Golden Club of Senior Citizens in Freshwater.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Maher’s Funeral Home, Placentia. The family will receive visitors from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday, November 21, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Rosary Church, Freshwater at 10:30 am on Monday, November 22, 2021. Those wishing to attend the mass are asked to contact Wayne Power Jr. at 227-4913 to register. Public Health Guidelines will be in place for the visitation and mass.

As an expression of sympathy flowers will be gratefully accepted or donations can be made in his memory to a charity of choice.

Michael Joseph Ennis