Agnes passed away peacefully on December 16, 2016 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with family by her side. She was born August 6, 1926 in Batoche, Saskatchewan before moving to Trail in 1947.
She is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Euclide, her son Dennis, her granddaughter Collette, and her siblings Adrian Parenteau, Gilbert Parenteau, Martha Verreault, Jeanne Tessier and Susan McDougall.
She is survived by her children; Carol (Steve) Langlands, Anita (Phil) Shandrea, Morris (Dina) Regnier, Robert Regnier, Howard (Sheri) Regnier, and Donna (Rick) Bowie, her daughter in-law, Gail Regnier, her 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, her sister Ruby (Joe) Parenteau and many nieces and nephews.
Agnes was a loving and devoted wife and mother; her family was her life and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was always wise beyond her time and had a great sense of humour. Very compassionate and caring, words cannot describe how amazing she truly was; her kindheartedness was visible in her many acts of kindness, both known and unknown. Her kitchen was always full – of food, laughter and stories. She had time and love to share for everyone, and she became “mom” to many others outside of her immediate family. Heaven became better on December 16.
Her family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Poplar Ridge Pavilion for their exceptional care, as well as Dr. McCoid for her ongoing and compassionate care.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Local 480 Steelworkers Union Centre (910 Portland St. Trail, BC).
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Agnes’ name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Poplar Ridge Pavilion) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 3M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca. It was Agnes’ home for the final 9 years of her life.
“A loving mother so good and kind.
No friend on earth like her we find.
For each of us she did her best.
May God grant her eternal rest
Her life was full of kindly deeds
A helping hand to all in need
A pleasant smile, a heart of gold
No better mother this world could hold.”