July 10, 1964 – June 21, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Enns, on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the age of 58 years, after a courageous 3 and a half year long battle with cancer.

Doug is survived by his loving wife, Charmaine, with whom he shared the past 28 years, married for the last 22 of those years. Doug is survived by his mother, Deanna Enns, and predeceased by his father, Arnie Enns.

Doug will be lovingly remembered by his children, Jonelle Steele (Craig), Brandon (Emily), Ashley, and Alyssa; his grandchildren, Sadie, Charlie, and Jude; his sister, Cyndi Jenkins (Bill); nieces, great niece and great nephews, extended family, friends, and his beloved cat, Lucy.

Doug was a member of the RCMP for 21 years and retired last year in St. Albert, Alberta. Being a police officer was what he loved and excelled at. He was well known as a great mentor, with a wisdom and a calmness that inspired those he worked with. He always took pride in being there for his members. While working in Ponoka, AB, Doug wrote the police blotter for the local newspaper that garnered many fans and rave reviews for its hilarious depictions of the escapades of Ponoka RCMP.

Doug will be remembered for his quick wit and dry sense of humor, which endeared him to everyone and persevered even to his last days. He loved Star Wars, Monty Python, spaghetti westerns, sport motorcycle racing, and camo shorts.

Special thanks to Dr. Sawyer, the nurses, and staff at the Cross Cancer Institute; and Dr. Aronyk and his staff at the Gamma Knife Unit at the U of A Hospital. Special thanks also to our family doctor, Dr. Newnham, and the nurses, chaplain, and staff at Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert, for the exceptional support and care given to Doug and our family.

Memorial Donations

Memorial donations may be made to
Dr. Keith Aronyk Fund, c/o University Hospital Foundation
8440 – 112 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2B7
Phone 780-407-7007


the Cross Cancer Institute, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation
11560 University Ave
Edmonton, AB
T6G 1Z2
Phone 780-432-8500.

Celebration of Doug’s Life

Friday, July 7, 2023
at 1:00pm
The Father’s House Church
55521 Rge Rd 254
Sturgeon County, AB
(close to Hwy 642 & Hwy 2 Morinville overpass).