Your tributes to Mick Ennis

Tributes have poured in for beloved teacher Mick Ennis
Tributes have poured in for beloved teacher Mick Ennis

Mick Ennis was a man who touched so many lives in so many different ways, inspiring those he met to be the very best they could.

His death this week has hit many people hard, near and far, friends and family, colleagues and students.

Click here to leave your tribute to the man who was fondly known as ‘Mennis’.

Your tributes

I’ve known Mr Ennis from year seven until year 10 as he was a part of my form. He would always go on about the war and how we were in year seven would make us how we are until year 11 and we’d ‘set in concrete’.

At the time we found it funny, but now we miss it.

We have so many memories with him, but they’ll live on with the many generations he touched and inspired.

R.I.P Sir. ❤

Olivia Fisher

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Rip mr ennis what a lovely teacher il remeber you for.

Jermaine Dand

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Taught with Mick 92-97. Absolutely gutted. RIP ‘Menace’ - your influence on others was amazing. God bless your family and much love, Dave.

David Smyth

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You were a great teacher, and a great man. It was an honour to have known and to have been taught by you from 2003-2008. Always remember having a laugh with you whether it was talking about the Burnley vs Wolves games ranging through English class homework. I could always relate to you and were one of few teachers I could ever feel I could talk to. Although I moved away from Burnley some years ago, I’ve always felt your advice and guidance has got me to where I am today.

Rest in peace Sir, You will always be remembered as the great man you were who had such a positive impact on so many lives.

Mark Z

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One of the things we used to love about Mick was his ability to tell a brilliant story. He had a bit of a gift for it.

When we were in our teens and too lazy to really engage with the work he’d tell us a story about a cricket match, a rugby game or a famous cup final. They were his own stories and they taught us about life. About what it meant to be good and well mannered men, to be competitive and brave. Honoured to have been taught by him. What a brilliant man.

Richard Cunningham

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A true legend and superstar in every respect - we will miss you so much. Close friends for 40 years - there are so many good memories. Rest in peace. God bless x

Nell

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No words can express how we are all going to miss “mennis “ who we all knew and loved . A good friend to all who knew him , would help anyone. A good man gone to soon

Jill Egan

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I knew Mick for almost 40 years, inspirational and fun at all times, nothing was too much trouble for him. I will miss our meals together, I will miss our holidays together. I have lost a precious and irreplaceable friend. You will remain in my thoughts forever Mick.

Andy W

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James Barnes and Simon Holgate gave Dog a two-goal advantage at half-time.

The locals stepped things up in the second half, with Holgate netting his second, and captain and man of the match Nick Lord fired home a fourth from the penalty spot, before Aiden Thomas scored his first Dog goal. Jordy Timmins lashed home a superb sixth, before an unfortunate own goal from Marsden.

Dog are due to visit Church at King George’s on Sunday.

Scott Wood

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All the comments on here say everything that needs to be said, don’t they. I love that little story below about the ‘Singing Ringing Tree’ made me laugh out loud. RIP Mick.

Michael Collins

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I knew him when I went to Blessed Trinity R.C College till year 9 and he was my favourite teacher. I am actually really sad to see him pass away to cancer but I am really thankful for all he did for me in those years. R.I.P Mr Ennis. :’)

Abigale Stevenson

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Mr. Ennis has been such a big part of our school. He will be truly missed by his blessed trinity family. He will always be in our heart and memory’s. He brought joy from the day he stepped into the school doors and from the day he stepped. Anonymous

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Rest in peace Mick “legend “is bandied around very freely these days but the word doesn’t do you justice..the hours you gave freely helping ,teaching and inspiring others were a lesson to others in a self obsessed world..an example to us all ..our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.

Ged

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Top teacher and top bloke. Always looked forward to his PE lessons at St Ted’s. RIP.

Kevin

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You were always a happy man. I really miss you loads I didn’t want you to go but now your in a safe and happy place up in heaven. thank you for everything you did for me, 10T and BLESSED TRINITY RC COLLEGE love you. everyday I go down to the school chapel and pray for you and every night I pray for you as well. please keep my granddad Derek entertained because everyday you were in school and when you told them stories I never got bored of them. I cry about you and I will never let this go. goodbye :(

Chloe Mawdsley

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Mennis, even though I knew you was ill I was still truly shocked when I heard you had passed away, you was the one that gave me my chance at Belvedere CC and also gave me the chance to captain and organise a great group of lads, you will be missed by many and I’m sure I speak for many when I say you will always be a special part of Belvedere CC and never forgotten, thoughts and prayers to your family at this sad sad time. RIP

Ben Webster

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Didn’t know him, but knew of him, the worlds a sadder place without him.

But his memory will live on through the people who knew him and the children He taught. Rest in peace.

Peter Murray

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RIP Mr Ennis, looking back you were probably the most stand out teacher I had, for all the right reasons. Lessons were like an education in life.

Martin Lewis

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It was a pleasure to have played cricket with you Mennis. Rest in peace fella

Sean Bulcock

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I was a pupil at Blessed Trinity/S.t Ted’s and had the pleasure of having you as my teacher will miss listening to your stories you made school fun!! Thanks for the memories sir!! R.I.P

Tom

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R.i.p

Dave Schofield

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Absolute top bloke, will be sadly missed, brought me to tears when i heard the news, i will never forget you mate , you taught me so much in life, i will never forget when i was at school and you knew i struggled in some of the lessons and you used to come and get me when i had these to go on trips like shopping for sports equipment, historic sights etc and once we once we went to the singing tree and you turned to me and said “ive never been here before and now i know why, it does jack s**t” haha , love you mate, will be never forgotten xx

Scott Threlfall

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R.I.P sir for helping me when no one eles would thoughts with ur family you will be truly missed

Shane Woinson

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Very sadly missed. Sorry for any torture I gave you first as pupil then as your centre half partner!

You always told me to play to my strengths and it was great advice in football and in life. Thank you.

Wardrobe Redrose.

God Bless Mick.

Anthony Rutherford

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Thank you for everything you did, you won’t be forgotten. True legend.

Ryan

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RIP Mick - a lovely man from a lovely family - thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.

The Bond Family xx

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Always loved your lessons, great advice and a damn good coach.

RIP sir.

Kie

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God bless Mick, we will always remember you’re goalscoring days with KSC.happy memories xx

Graham Cottam

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Rest in peace

Chloe Coley

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An inspirational man with an inspirational legacy.

Lucy

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Tragic news such a great teacher and great man RIP Mr Ennis

Dan Jones

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So sad to hear the news.....great memories of mennis as a pupil, colleague and fellow rugby regular up at belvedere!!! He was a true gent and a legend to many. Last time i saw mick he was so proud to have become a grandad. He will be sadly missed. Love to all his family at this sad time xxx

Sarah Angelone

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Sad day R I P Mick

Rab

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r.i.p mr ennis... true gentlemen... you will you be missed by many.. gone but never forgotten!<3<3<3

Kira Flynn

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He was my year 9 form tutor back in 1993.. I remember that he always called people by their nicknames and made people feel at ease. His RE lessons were lessons in life which I will always remember. Thank you. RIP Mr Ennis

Christian Allanson

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I did not know Mick personally but like everyone else in Burnley I knew of him. He was well respected by those who knew him and those who knew of him alike. Must have been a wonderful man. R.I.P. Local Legend.

Jack Windle

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He taught my dad my brother and me and my sister i just can not believe a legend and amazing teacher like mr Ennis is dead the school has lost so much from this tragedy and my prayers are with his family at this devastating time .

Bethany Hutchinson

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RIP Mick you were a top man and well liked, my thought and prays at this time.

Chris McCormack

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So sorry to hear, Mick always a top chap.

Sandygate ABC

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A truly inspirational man. You touched so many young lives Mick. You will be sadly missed God Bless xx

Sheila Horsfall

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Mick Ennis, former colleague at St Theodore’s and a friend to many in schools’ football.. A sad loss to schools’football in Burnley and in Lancashire. So many boys benefited from his support and advice on and off the field.

Mick Duffy - Lancashire Schools FA.

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Rest in peace Mr Ennis. You were a top man who will be sadly missed by every pupil and person lucky enough to have met you. God bless sir

Adam Lee

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RIP Mr Ennis. You will be missed by everyone at Blessed Trinity and those close to you.

You were a much loved teacher to all the students and we’re all going to miss you. The world just lost a very good man.

Jack

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Rest in peace & paradise Mr Ennis! You are now reunited with your old friend Mr D. You both were and always will be inspirations to every single student at blessed trinity and I can truly say it will not be the same without you both! You two were the ones who put ‘blessed’ in blessed trinity and myself as a student speaking on behalf of everyone at school, feel very blessed to have known you both! Bet you both have so much to catch up on, so for now, goodnight and god bless.

Lucy

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The single most inspiring man I have met. I had the pleasure of being taught by him for 5 years, played and watched cricket alongside him. I just hope to be half the man he was, as he was everything that a man should be. Rest in peace sir, thank you for everything.

Paddy Martin

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I remember mick when i was at st teds from 2001-2007 and i always thought he was the best teacher i ever had, such a shame he has passed away but his legacy will be forever remembered, R.I.P Mick

Ashley Walne

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I’m so honoured to have known you and played in the same team as you.....sorry for the run out at Salesbury....Why oh Why does it happen to the good guys ,,,,rest in peace Mennis,,,, a true inspiration

Karl Herbert

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Rip sleep tight Mr Ennis you was a great teacher. Thankyou

Joel Kenyon

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Mick, you were my teacher, woke me up in English when I fell asleep. football team player and was the one that developed my goal keeping skills. You will be sadly missed. By all....

RIP sir........

Alex O’Neill

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Such a nice man, he will be sadly missed, rest in peace x

Andrew

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Nice Fella. Enough said.

Adam Howarth

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Thankyou for being a brill teacher, rest in peace, god bless

Tom’s Dad

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I’ve known you my whole life, such a lovely and thoughtful man! Never forgotten x

Sam Nuttall

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Mr Ennis has been part of teaching my 3 children and they have said the same as everyone else, that he was the best teacher you could have had, he always had time for his pupils, I’m sure he will be missed around the school aswell by his family and friends thoughts go out especially to his family, heaven gained another angel RIP Mr Ennis

Amanda

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All my four boys went through St. Theodore’s. So sorry to hear of Mick’s death. His family are in our prayers.RIP Mick.

Barbara Hargreaves

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