Ena Margaret-Rose Pickard

Feb 28, 1934 - Jan 29, 2011


Ena Margaret Rose Pickard
1934 – 2011
Who Lived, Laughed, and Loved.
And will always be remembered!

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Simon Pickard says:

    I love you, Mum!

  • Simon Pickard says:

    I love you, Mum!

  • Pat van Gass Nel says:

    Ena My dear, dear friend for over 56 years. How many thousands of letters have passed between us? All those years ago in London when we first met and the laughs we shared at M.O.S. having to cope with the dragon of a Supervisor! The Christmas parties when we all got ‘tiddly’ (very tame today). The Saturday morning’s we met in London for coffee and many (now forbidden) cigarettes! where we put the world to rights. Your wedding to Tony, Antony’s birth and then you and Tony off to the U.S.A. and me to South Africa. We could not have been farther away from each other but our letters kept us in touch as though we were just around the corner. I will always remember your 8 page Christmas letters written in green ink in that wonderful script handwriting together with pics. of the children as they grew up. I could go on and on but I feel too sad.

  • Pat van Gass Nel says:

    Dearest Ena, although we have only had the priviledge of physically meeting each other twice since those days, I shall always remember you as my most generous, loving, very humerous and amazingly articulate friend. Rest in peace dear Ena – my thoughts will always be there with you. Pat xxx

  • Carrie DePeralta says:

    Dear Ena, You are so loved and so missed. Your many emails over the past 2 years gave me such comfort. I will miss your wonderful smile and your laugh and your beautiful voice. You were a blessing to us all. May you shine down from heaven on those you love and who love you. love, Carrie

  • Jean Perez says:

    Dear Ena Will miss your yearly Christmas Cards that you would send me and keep me up to date about your family. You were always one of my special friends and you saw my girls grow up as I did your boys. Will miss you dearly, but you are now in heaven with the angels. Love Jean & Al

  • Robert Green says:

    Very sad and shocked to hear the news of your death I will miss our emails where you kept me in touch with your family and we tried to set the world to rights

  • Gloria & Terry Foley says:

    Dear Ena: Our family gatherings will never be the same without you. We will always miss your warm heart and wonderful smile. It was an honor to know you.

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  • Pam Doble says:

    I’ll always remember singing happy birthday to you over the phone. You were always warm and wonderful to me. You are missed and remembered by me and many others.

  • Rose Minniear says:

    I love you, dear friend. You were my greatest “cheerleader” and life will not be the same without you. I am so thankful for the happy memories and all that you have been to me. My heart and prayers are with your family whom I know you loved so completely ….may they find comfort and peace.

  • Margaret Trainer says:

    Tony and family… So upset to hear of your Mums passing…..Your loss must be so devastating to all the family… I’m blessed I had a few word with Ena recently..Our thoughts are with you at this sad time… ‘Whatever’s written in your heart thats all that matters’ Margaret and Bob xx

  • Sara and Bob Leinkram says:

    Dear Tony and Family, We will always remember Ena for her warm gracious hospitality and enjoyed keeping in touch through our E Mails. We will miss her….. Sara and Bob Leinkram

  • Lola Silvestr says:

    Tony We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your Family at this difficult time. I read the Guest Book and what a wonderful wife you and your family were so lucky to have. Lola and Larry Silvestri

  • Ron Brewer says:

    I always enjoyed talking with Ena when-ever I called for Tony. She was always so pleasant and upbeat to talk to. It was a joy to talk with her.

  • Laura says:

    Ena, you were cherished by all who knew you. You showered family and friends, the new and the old, with steadfast affection, faith, and devotion. Love of such purity and strength will never be forgotten. The gifts you gave will endure, and will be repeated in the world through all the generations that will follow. You will be remembered, and honored. You have written your best letters on the hearts of your family and friends, and, those pages are indelible. To the entire Pickard family: please accept my condolences for your loss.

  • Jim Pope says:

    Dear Ena.From the day I first met you.when we about 15 or 16 years of age & you started coourting Tony,I have always known you were a lovely lovely person.We (you,Rita Tony & I)always seemed to be together.But the icing on the for me was being best man at your wedding,then Tony was best man at Pat & my wedding but you couldn’t come as you were pregnant.You then moved to America but that didn’t break our friendship,we kept in touch with your novel length letters.Pat & I still think of you as a lovelly lovely lady & although we are so far apart we miss you terribly. Ena. It was so good to know you. GOD BLESS

  • Jill Angel says:

    Dear Tony and Family, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife/mother. We remember fun times and enjoyable evenings spent with the two of you. I remember her contageious smile, warm, fun personality and that she was always a lovely lady. Savor all the wonderful memoires you shared. Our hearts go out to you in sympathy at this most difficult time in your lives. Jill and Dick Angel

  • Iris Church says:

    To Cousin Tony and the Family: My deepest sympathy to you and your family on this sad loss. Though Ena and I never met, we exchanged e-mails, along with Cousins Jennifer (England) and Sheila (New Zealand). In her letters she came across as a very lively, friendly person. Perhaps one day we might have got together, but now I will remember her through our e-mails. My daughter Susan and sons Christoper and Bruce join me in extending our condolences and deep sympathy to you and all the family. With love, Iris.

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  • Floyd & Joyce Smiley says:

    Tony & Family We were so saddened to hear of your loss of Ena. Please know how very sorry we are.

  • Diana Cadalbert says:

    Dearest Auntie Ena, Such a warm and loving woman. You will be greatly missed. I can’t imagine the sadness for your boys. You meant the world to my Nana. You are certainly an outstanding example to me of how to be a wonderful sister and an incredible friend. I am so grateful for our time during Ruth’s wedding. I still cherish your kind words to me. Your legacy of kindness will continue with our family. Diana

  • Vera says:

    My very dear sister Ena Margaret Rose Loving you forever. You are now at peace and free from pain. Vera

  • pauline storey says:

    Tony, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of our families together. My heart aches for you,Rita and the boys.

  • Bryan Malone says:

    I loved spending time with Mrs. Pickard in particular around the holidays. Coming over to the house on Pima Street and exchanging gifts (in particular the block of cheddar cheese I would give to Mr. Pickard which was always good for a laugh), those wonderful New Year’s parties with the Scots, the trifle, sausage rolls and dancing all night. We are all very lucky that we had someone as wonderful as Mrs. Pickard in our lives. But since we loved her so much, it makes us ache with her passing. It is a struggle to move on, we know we must and I am sure that is what she would want us to do. When I think of her, it’s of one who loved family, friends and life. I can think of no better example of how to live one’s life than how Mrs Pickard lived hers. She will always be in our thoughts and we will always have those wonderful memories which we will cherish always.

  • Marsha Stark says:

    Dearest Ena I am sad to hear you are gone, but I can’t help but smile when I think of you. It has been a long time since we worked together at Laguna Creek and I will never forget the good times we had. You always put joy in the day. When we were short handed, I would think of you first…”Call Ena, see if she can come in.” Thanks for sharing her, Tony. And thank you, Ena, for sharing your love for life with me. Love you! XO Marsha

  • penny parker says:

    I am so sad and will miss you so much. Although we didn’t see each other a lot these past few years, I always knew you were just a phone call away. So many memories and great times we had together. You will be missed. I love you sweet Ena Pickard. Watch after my girl for me, she’s the one with the big smile. I will be watching for the pennies from HEAVEN… your good friend alway, Penny

  • Gam Thai says:

    Ena- I will miss your smile and laughter. You will be missed so much.

  • Neil Jacques says:

    Over the years Auntie Ena and I exchanged a letter. We both preferred to write. The last letter I received one year ago (Feb. 26, 2010) and ended this way. except to show that, no matter what, I hope to always be straight with you ~ Loving Auntie Ena to Precious Nephew. THAT bond, we can share, at least ~ despite our differing views. The loving words in your letter, prove that the bond remains unbroken. I love that ~ and I hope and pray this will always be so. YES IT WILL Love your nephew Neil

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