Arthur Eldon Enns was born January 13 1952 in Carrot River, SK to parents Jake and Helen Enns, he was the second of four children. Art was raised on a farm four miles south of Carrot River. He attended school in Carrot River from grade one through to grade ten and then went onto Rosthern Junior College for grades 11 and 12.
As a child he had a few passions. One of which was horses and when he was 14 he got his own horse, Echo. After high school Art spent 2 ½ months travelling and working in Europe with a high school friend. He worked for two winters in Saskatoon at an Esso service station and would come home to help on the farm spring through fall. He was frustrated with working in the city and not being able to save any money. The next winter, Art met an individual that mentioned there was better money to be made working on the pipeline in northern Ontario. Sounding like a good idea and a bit of an adventure, Art loaded up his 64 galaxy 500 XL convertible, and headed east to Hearst, Ontario. This was where shortly after arriving in town, he met the love of his life, Ghislaine Gosselin. Art brought his new love home to Carrot River in April to meet the family and they were married on July 14th of that summer, 1973 back in Hearst.
Art began grain farming in 1974 with his father Jake who he had a very close relationship with and great respect for. During that same time he began a cattle operation which was another one of his passions. For entertainment Art played fastball for a few summers and he and Ghislaine enjoyed curling for many winters. He also enjoyed going back to the cabin at Wildcat Hill with his hunting buddies for moose, telling a few stories, and having a little fun. A couple times he even took his horse Sonny back to the cabin for hunting.
In the spring of 1977 they had their first child, son Marcel, and in 1979 they were blessed with their second child, daughter Angella. Art continued farming with his father while continuing to build his cattle operation until his dad’s retirement in 1987, at which time his younger brother Ken came home to farm. Ken and Art became partners and in 1988 the decision was made to sell off the cattle herd and head in a different direction. Custom hauling of grain and fertilizer, this was the beginning of A&K Enns Trucking Ltd.
Another dream Art had that he was able to make come true was to get his pilot's licence. He accomplished this and went on to have two different airplanes and had a lot of fun over the twenty years he had a plane. He would fly to his cabin at Namew during the summer, all over northern Saskatchewan in the winter to fish, flying to Ontario to see family, Wilcox to see Marcel or Calgary to visit Angella and Wade.
Art’s son Marcel joined the farming partnership in 1996. Art gave up his interest in the trucking company in early 2003 and then decided to retire from farming in 2005 at the age of 53. Just prior to retiring, Art was involved with both a fishing camp and a bear hunting camp in northern Saskatchewan. He also dabbled into a few other ventures such as selling Warthog knife sharpeners. Though “retired” Art continued to play an active role in the farm, looking after all the swathing, harrowing, ditching and overseeing many of the small important details that may otherwise have been overlooked. He enjoyed and spent a large amount of time looking at and monitoring the crop progress. His work continued even through this spring when in May he put in over 50 hours doing fieldwork to help get the crop in. This was only two months before he passed. Art lost his battle with melanoma cancer on July 26, 2022.
Art was predeceased by his mother Helen Enns and his father in law Adrian Gosselin and brother in law Irene Gosselin. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 49 years Ghislaine Enns; son Marcel (Charlene) Enns and their children, Steven, Taylor, Megan, and Ashley; daughter Angella (Wade) Maynard and their children, Adrian, Jorja, and Kendall; father Jake Enns; siblings Alvin Enns, Marylou (Frank) Bond, Ken (Lori) Enns; in laws Claude (Joane) Gosselin, Huguette (Rejean) Laurin, Gilles Gosselin (Mayen Rotvik); as well as many nieces and nephews.