Rose Mary Boutin passed away at Clover House on March 16, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Bill Boutin, 3 sons; Cory, Bret (Megan) and Rainn, Britany Rudge (Steve) and daughter-in-law Sandy Boutin; Peter (Dawn), Emily (Konrad) and Owen; Joey (Kimberly) Danah, Audrey, and Justine; one daughter; Connie Rayner (Bruce) Todd Bymoen (Mandi) Carson and Boaz; Marina Wright (Duane) Nadia and Samuel, and Liam Rayner; 2 Sisters, Joy Wallis and Lois Bangle (Stuart); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her Parents, Pete and Emily Lloyd, Mother and Father in-law, Remy and Dora Boutin; Brother-in-law, Herbert Wallis; Brothers and Sisters in-law, Roy Boutin; Helen and Garth Warrener; Ivan and Eva Boutin; Donald and Blanche Boutin; Wilfred and Patricia Boutin; Roger and Shirley Cote. Mom was born Rose Mary Lloyd on June 27, 1942, the third daughter to Truman (Pete) and Emily Lloyd. She attended school in numerous locations, Antelope, Blucher, Snowden. Then she spent her grade 6 year with her sister Joy, in Leitchville School. Aunt Joy was just starting her teaching career and for Mom to stay with her they had to list her as the custodian. Her first paying job! She finished out her schooling in Admiral, where Grandpa and Grandma managed the Co-op store. After high school she went to Regina to Robinson's Secretarial School. After that she went to work for the Unemployment Insurance Commission on April 7, 1960, where she earned a wage of $1.00 an hour. During this time she took classes and graduated from the Joan Wadsworth School of Charm and Modelling. Mom married the love of her life on August 3, 1960, and they started their life together in Regina. Dad soon got a job with Sask Power which began their many moves and lasting friendships throughout the province. Cory was born on August 5, 1961, followed by Connie on October 22, 1962, Peter on March 4, 1966, and Joey on October 11, 1970. She met many women through all of her home-based businesses, Avon, Tupperware and Weekender Clothing. Mom was a wife, mother, and home maker first, and she did all 3 with love, grace and hard work. In 1978 Dad and Mom bought the City Centre Motel which they operated for 4 years. It was a couple years after they sold the Motel that Mom went into treatment for alcohol addiction and joined Alcoholics Anonymous. We are so proud of her for her 36 years of sobriety. AA saved her life and gave us back our loving mother, wife and friend. It was at this time, when Joey was older and didn't need her so much, that she went back into the work force for Home Care in Swift Current. She worked and took courses at the same time and eventually got a Certificate from Kelsey Institute in the Home Care Service Program. She liked the job but especially loved her clients and spoke fondly of them to her family. She remained there until Dad retired in 1996 when they turned into Snowbirds. They began spending 3-4 months every winter in Needles California, then later moved to Cross Roads RV park in Bullhead City, Arizona until March 2019. They made many lasting friendships over these years and were giddy to get going after Christmas every year to see everyone again. All of us kids spent time with them in Bullhead City and soon learned why they enjoyed it so much, the fun never stopped and neither did the laughter. Mom loved to laugh! In September 2019 they sold their house and moved into Riverview where Mom enjoyed going down to listen to music and dance. She also loved to play Bingo with her friends each week there. Mom was a member of the Royal Purple in Unity and in Swift Current. She was a ball player in her youth and continued into adulthood cheering on her Toronto Blue Jays. Her Dad was inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of fame in 2016 along with his 8 brothers, who formed their own family baseball team. She was a runner and won many ribbons in her school years. She loved to cook and taught herself from an early age, as her sisters were older and once they were gone it fell on her to cook the meals while Grandma worked full time at the store. We loved to go to Mom's for a meal, her favorites for us all were her fried chicken, spaghetti, chili and casseroles - especially her home-made bread and buns! She was a passionate crafter as well. We all still enjoy her Swedish weavings, flower bowls, knitting and crocheted dish cloths. As a child she took Highland Dancing and learned to old time dance on her dad's feet. She found the perfect match in our father, people always commented at how well they danced together and how they loved to watch them jive! Mom always had a smile on her face when dancing. She also learned to curl in her youth and won the Maple Creek Ladies Bonspiel in 1963 then the Unity Ladies in 1973. She continued to curl until they started heading south for the winter. She loved spending time with all her family, her 2 sisters and their families, her Aunts and Uncles and their families. Dad's family all adored her and there was always so much laughter when we were all gathered. Our holidays were spent with one family or another enjoying time together, all great memories. Thank you so much to the staff at the hospital and Clover House for your thoughtful care of our beloved Mom, Rosie. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her!
There will be a Memorial Service for Rosie, Rose Mary, Mom, Grandma... on Friday March 25th at 3:00pm at Christ the Redeemer Parish. Officiated by Father Christopher Juchacz. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
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