On Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, Regina slipped away peacefully at the age of 93. Regina was the best wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother anyone could ask for and was loved by many. While we got to spend many great years with her it is never easy to say good-bye and she will be missed terribly.
Regina was predeceased by her husband Joe (Joseph), her sisters, Elizabeth and Teresa, brothers Joe and Martin, and her son-in-law Duane Boutang.
She leaves to cherish her only child Wanda Boutang; three grandchildren Marisa (Keir) Savage, Dayna (Grant) Jongejan and Darren (Cheryl) Boutang; six great-grandchildren, and her dear sister Mary Weiss.
Regina was born in Sprague, MB., where she lived almost her entire life. Her working years began at the Sprague Hotel, then marrying the handsome Joe Emes she turned her hand to cooking at the logging camp, then running the general store and eventually serving the community at the Sprague Credit Union. Regina loved gardening, she made the sweetest jam and the best Texas brownies. She adored children and made her home welcoming to not only her own grandchildren but neighbors as well, her back door was always open, the cookie jar always full, just as her heart was.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Vita Personal Care Home for making her final days comfortable.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB., with interment to follow at the Sprague Cemetery.To join the family via livestream please click HERE shortly before the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sprague Museum or East Borderland Senior Housing Inc., Box 207, Sprague MB, R0A 1Z0.