Ena Mangaree Balkaran passed away peacefully on October 10, 2021 at the age of 68. Originally from Trinidad, Ena relocated to Calgary which became her new home where she made many new and genuine relationships. She is the daughter of the late Ganesh and Thelma Maraj, and the wife of the late Calvin Balkaran. Ena will be remembered by her four children, Joanne, Randy, Ronald, and Rienzie; her two daughters-in-law, Reshanna and Cherisse; her five grandchildren, Jaidyn, Avni, Esa, Aayan and Zoë; as well as her siblings, Prabha, Kishan, Suneal and Myantie.
Ena was a fun-loving person who dedicated her life to her children and enjoying life to the fullest. She loved being around people, was a social butterfly and was known for saying, “the night is young and so are we.” She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm MST, (2:00 pm until 2:30 pm ET).
Funeral Ceremonies will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Country Hills Crematorium, 11995-16 Street, NE, Calgary, Alberta at 12:30 pm MST (US and Canada). Due to the city by-law all those attending in person must provide personal identification as well as either proof of vaccination, or proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or documentation of a medical exemption. Masks are also mandatory.
To view a live stream of Ena’s Funeral Ceremony, please follow this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89788003673 . Memorial donations in Ena’s name may be made directly to Alberta Cancer Foundation via https://www.albertacancer.ca/donate/ .