Ena Mangaree Balkaran

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/ .

39 Obituaries

  1. Larry Suecof

    Our heartfelt condolences to and your family

    Larry and Sherry Suecof

      1. The Balkaran Family

        Thank you

        • : Alberta
    • Joanne, Randy, Ronald and Rienzie

      Mom’s motto was the night is young and so are we. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest.


      • : AB
    • Devica Deonanan

      “The song has ended but the memory lingers on” Irving Berlin quote perfectly describes Ena, she’s no longer on earth physically, but will always be on earth spiritually with anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing her. Sleep well, rest peacefully cause the night is young and so are you.

      • : Calgary
      1. The Balkaran Family

        Thank you

        • : Airdrie

      A well respected NEIGHBOUR and now my Family member.
      May HER SOUL RIP

      1. The Balkaran Family

        Thank you

        • : Airdrie
    • Fran Rees

      I meet Ena through our widows group, she was a great inspiration to me no matter what was happening she always had a smile on her face and a glow of positive energy. She inspired me to always look on the bright side regards of how dark things were.
      Unfortunately I will not be able to attend or watch Ena’s service due to prior commitments.
      My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
      Fran Rees

      • : Airdrie Ab
      1. The Balkaran Family

        Thank you

        • : Alberta
    • Chandra Shultis

      I only met her twice. She was a great lady. Very kind and humble. Rest In Peace.

      • : Toronto, Ontario
    • Allison Bitu

      Dearest Renz,

      Your Beautiful Mother, a shining beacon for every person who was privileged to know her.
      I feel very privileged to have been in Ena’s presence for her energy and positivity. She always called me Darling and Love when she saw me and spoke to me, and it was a loving feeling that went straight to my heart.
      Forever Memories ❤️
      Allison ~

      • : Calgary
    • Ewa Przybylo-Komar

      It hurts so much when someone is taken from us too soon. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

      • : Sherwood Park
    • Prabha Madoo

      Prabha aka Lu, Kishan aka Breds, Nadia, Navin

      We’ll surely miss the fruit sponge cake and all the fun times when the family get together

      🎶 Navin way your mother gone, she gone parang 🎶

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      • : St. Joseph
    • Navin Madoo

      Prabha aka Lu, Kishan aka Breds, Nadia, Navin

      We’ll surely miss the good times when the family come together and the fruit sponge cake as well as Turkey

      🎶 Navin way your mother gone, she gone parang 🎶

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      • : Curepe
    • Laurie Jittoo

      Always smiling…always positive…rest in peace Aunty.

        1. The Balkaran Family

          Thank you

          • : Alberta
      • Ann

        I met Ena for the first time just a few short years ago when she immigrated to Canada and visited with Randy in Petawawa. We formed an immediate bond that lasted through the years even though she moved to Alberta and I remained in Ontario. More recently we were in constant contact and she never failed to cheer me up. She was a great source of optimism and support, just when I needed it most. I will forever remember her as my “sister from another mother”. She made such a great impact on my life and my daughter felt privileged to have met her on her most recent trip to my home. She always signed off our conversations with “I love you”. So my friend and sister, your journey on earth has ended. May Bhagavan accept you into His arms as the good person and His Devoted Servant that you were! I love you dearly!… Ann.

        • : Chalk River, Ontario
      • Winston and Sita Shangi

        We are sad at the loss of our dear friend Ena. A strong and determined person who fought to the very end for life. To Joanne, Randy, Ronald and Rienze you were dearly loved. Will miss you dear Ena at our birthday lunches, dinner get togethers and the many chats. May you rest in eternal peace and soar with the angels.
        Uncle Winston and Auntie Sita

        • : Calgary Alberta
      • Robert and Sarika Heeradhan and family

        Aunty Ena always had a smile on her face. She loved to make jokes, especially about her kids. She was always very kind and willing to help any way she could.
        We will miss you dearly but promise to carry on your zest and love for all things fun. We pray that you are happy and take comfort in and know that you are watching over your children and grandchildren.
        Keeping you all in our thoughts and sending you our love and strength.

        • : Pickering, ON
      • Indra Ramnath

        Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family

        • : Trincity. Trinidad
      • Sabita

        Our deepest condolences to you Joanne and your entire family. Your mom was a gem and she will be surely missed. May her soul RIP. With love from Sabita,Ramona and the entire family of Florida

        • : Florida
      • Justin Raffin

        Rienzie and family,
        Having had the honour of meeting your mom on a few occasions, I was always struck by the obvious balance of strength and love that she exuded, especially when it came to her family. I hope that the light and love that she lived her life with finds you, and guides you during this time and always.

        We are all so sorry for your loss. Lots of love to you and your entire family Rienzie.

        • : Calgary
      • Leah and Mark Bahris

        It was a real honour and joy to have Ena as a neighbour and friend. We will miss our chit chats, her beautiful smile and her radiant energy. Rest peacefully, Ena. Our deepest condolences to Rienzie and the rest of the family who we have come to know this past year. You are all a testament to how wonderful of a mother and a person Ena was. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time ❤

        • : Airdrie, Alberta
      • Liza Zia

        My mom and I met Ena briefly during a stay at the hospital. We were in awe of her uplifting spirit and the kindness she was showing to her stranger neighbours. Her bravery and love for her kids was immense. Thank you Ena, for teaching us to be positive and kind, no matter the situation, To her kids, you mother is in a peaceful, everlasting world now. Sending love and prayers ❤️

        • : Airdrie, AB
      • Mela

        Thank you for the wonderful memories and conversation. I will surely miss you and I know you will be having fun in heaven! Rest In Peace dear Ena. Love always Mela

        • : BC
      • Neela Bhagwandeen Toolsie

        Ena will surly miss by all , May Almighty God give her families the faith and strength to carry on. This is uncle sailor daughter (dolla)

        • : Trinidad
      • Brian Rosentreter

        I only met Ena a handful of times, but conversation with her was like I’d known her my whole life. Each time I saw her I was greeted with open arms and a hug. Incredibly warm and welcoming, even a brief interaction with her was enough to brighten my day. My thoughts are with her family through this difficult time.

        • : Calgary
      • Kastory Singh Daughter

        R I.P. my sister may God grant your family the strength to carry on god bless

        • : Trinidad
      • Shara Pathak

        “Today the heavens has welcomed a new angel”Aunty your zest for life and your beautiful smile will always be remembered. You will be missed by many. Keep dancing ❤️

        • : Orlando Florida
      • Liza Singh

        My deepest condolences to the family.
        Aunty Ena my dearest neighbor. I met her 23 years ago when I got married I came to live next door to her house. She always greeted me with so much love, kindness and warmth . She always had a beautiful smile on her face. I will miss the merriment when they all came to visit for the holidays. What a beautiful soul she had..
        May you rest eternally in peace aunty we all love you and miss you… From Liza, Robby and family.

        • : Curepe Trinidad
      • Shari Mohan

        May your beautiful soul have Eternal Peace and Salvation.
        We will all miss you Ena, your kind words & loving personality will always be remembered.

        • : New Windsor, NY
      • Indra Ramnath

        Heartfelt condolences to Joanne and rest of the family
        May her soul Rest In Peace
        Indra Ramnath
        Spring Village

        • : Trinidad
      • Bissondath

        Ram naam satya hai

        • Sandra Persad

          Sita Ram Good afternoon to all family and friends
          where ever you are 🙏

          • Myantee Maharaj

            Rest in peace Ena my friend. Will miss talking to you. One of the most positive and happy person I ever met. ❤ My prayers are with you all.

            • Sabita, Ramona,Aruna, Kenny, Mike , Mom and Dad

              Our heartfelt condolences to you Joanne and your entire family. It was a beautiful ceremony. May your mom RIP and fly high with the angels!

              • : FT Lauderdale, Florida
            • Jai and Lita Singh

              Ever since we first met Ena, approximately 11 years ago at Randy and Reshanna’s engagement ceremony, our relationship has always been a pleasure and very cordial. Ena lived a cheerful life and was very well respected. She loved all her children and their families dearly and wanted only the best for them all.

              Saying goodbye was emotionally painful and we are deeply saddened by her departure. Her memories, etched in our hearts, will certainly live on and we kindly ask God to please have mercy on Ena’s soul, and give us all the strength to endure this loss.

              Jai and Lita Singh and Family – Toronto

              • : Ontario
            • Jwaszko Cindy

              I feel so blessed to have known your mom and to have met your beautiful family. Please know that she will always have a special place in my heart.

              • : Calgary

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