Kenneth Warren Ense

“Skawbewis” (Helper)
Nigig Dodem (Otter Clan)

In loving memory of Ken Ense, a resident of M’Chigeeng First Nation, who started his Journey to the Spirit World at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the age of 50 years. He was born in Mindemoya, son of the late Harold and Beatrice (Debassige) Ense. Ken had worked as a substitute teacher, working with special needs students at Lakeview School, and also was Audio Visual Technician at O.C.F. Ken was a passionate artist, having many of his works of art enjoyed in numerous locations around the world. He loved the outdoors and spending time in the bush, learning about and observing nature. He loved having fires, and was well known for his enjoyment of fireworks! A student of traditional medicines, Ken was very knowledgeable of not only medicines, but also of his traditional and cultural ways and teachings. However, Ken’s greatest pride was his kids and grandson Ethan. Ken will be sadly missed by son Jeffrey of Sudbury and daughter Celina (Steve) of M’Chigeeng. Extremely proud grandfather of Ethan. Loved and loving brother of Martin (Justeen), Sadie (Eldridge), Gerald (Debbie), Geraldine (Bill), Abby, Norma (Gary), Elsie (Patrick), Jay (Missy) and daughter-in-law Janette. Predeceased by brothers Floyd and Ron. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews Elvis, Kyle, Beatrice, Nancy, Randy, Martha, Jeremy, Ramona, Robin, Darryl, Whitney, Floyd, Pheonix, Daphne, Darren Jr., Gerard, Shane and Jared. Also survived by many great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends called at the home of Gerald and Debbie Ense, 716 Cross Hill Road, M’Chigeeng after 10 am on Sunday, November 17, 2013. The funeral mass to celebrate Ken’s life was conducted at Immaculate Conception Church, M’Chigeeng on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11 am with Fr. Jim Kelly as celebrant. Interment of cremated remains in M’Chigeeng Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Diabetic Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be left at