Agnes Boutin

January 21, 1941August 29, 2021

Agnes passed away peacefully in Indian Head Hospital on August 29, 2021 at the age of 80 with family by her side. Agnes was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on January 21, 1941.

Agnes will be reunited with her loving husband of 53 years, John Boutin, her parents Thomas and Beatrice Blackwood, her brother Mervyn Blackwood, as well as her in-laws, Maurice and Armandine Boutin.

Agnes leaves to cherish her memory: her sister Lois Howorth, her children Dean (Tara), and Sean; seven grandchildren, Tahlia, Xander, and Victoria (their mother Cindy), Brooklyn and Jaxon (their mother Lisa), Rylee and Willa; great grandson Liam; and an abundance of family and friends that meant so much to her.

Agnes had a love for family, friends and community.

Agnes was very proud of her 52-year nursing career. It was her passion to care for others and she certainly made an impression on those she nursed over the years. As a Nurse she took her responsibilities seriously, but also knew the importance in giving care that made people laugh and feel comfortable. Agnes developed many special and lasting friendships during her time in nursing school and throughout her career.

Agnes loved to be in the company of friends and family. Hours of stories and laughter passed by over a cup (or 6) of coffee. She always had a one liner or joke to share and enjoyed reminiscing or bragging up her kids and grandkids. She loved to tease; people were drawn in by her trickery and kind heart. Agnes loved and was loved by all who knew her.

John and Agnes hosted trainees from around the world through their involvement with the International Agriculture Exchange Association. Agnes opened her home and heart to the trainees who then became an extension of their family. Many of whom will hold a special place in her heart forever.

Agnes loved to travel and had the opportunity to visit many of the trainees and their families in their home countries, numerous trips to Mexico and Arizona with close friends, and taking the family on trips. She was a respected nurse, wife, mother and character like no other; who said it like it was, knew how to make people laugh and loved unconditionally!

The funeral service was held in the Kipling Recreation Centre, Kipling, Saskatchewan on Friday, September 3, at 11:00 a.m. with Della Ferguson officiating. The funeral was livestreamed with the link that is posted below.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to Kipling and District Health Foundation, Box 989, Kipling, SK S0G 2S0.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 3, 2021



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Deanna Szakacs

September 9, 2021

Saddened to hear of Agnes’s passing; will fondly remember her friendship and sense of humour. Our friendship over the years from the time I can remember. ( our parents were friends) This is a remembrance from Jean (Carlson) Szakacs. Our family remembers the kind care Lynn Szakacs received whenever she was hospitalized. Jack and Dee Szakacs. 💕❤️

Brenda Eisler

September 7, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family.
I was a nursing classmate of Agnes and have many happy memories of her wonderful sense of humour- during our time in training and subsequent reunions. She will be sadly missed.
Rest In Peace

Adrien Dumonceaux

September 4, 2021

Dean and Sean,

My sympathy to you and your families, your mom will be missed by you all. I have lots of memories of visits back and forth with your mom and dad and mine, lots of stories as everyone had lots to say.

Once John, Sylvain and myself were in your yard and Agnes was getting in the car to go to Kipling, probably to work. John says "you check the oil in this car lately". Agnes's reply "hell no, that's your job". John put 3 quarts in before it showed on the dip stick.

Adrien & Maureen Dumonceaux

Jeanette Hewson

September 3, 2021

Sean and Dean and families,
What an amazing woman, nurse, mother so very much more she was. I credit your mom for my being a nurse today. If I could be half as good of nurse as she was I would be so very lucky. What a wonderful service for her today. Continuing to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marianne Farrell

September 3, 2021

Agnes, my Canadian mum. We are all going to miss your crazy sense of humour and larger than life personality. A one of a kind special person with a huge heart.

It has been such a privilege to be part of your extended “trainee” family and I am a better person for knowing you.
Love to Dean, Sean & families xx

Allie and Shirley Edwards

September 2, 2021

Dear Dean and Shawn and Families
Mothers are special dear people- you will have memories to last-
A tear and a smile in remembering.
Your Mom was such a fun loving girl . I always enjoyed our visits and her stories.. one of my favourites. Was when Agnes was taking her nurses training and got stopped on her way home for the weekend,the officer asked for her last name which she replied Blackwood he then asked where she was going,Agnes replied Whitewood . The officer thought she was messing with him and did not see the humour in it

Our condolences,your Mom will be missed
Allie and Shirley

Stella Bell

September 2, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to the family.
Always enjoyed Agnes’s sense of humour.
Cherish the precious memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stella Bell and Family.

Donald Dean

September 2, 2021

A beautiful and kind lady!

Diane Dartige

September 2, 2021

My sympathy goes out to Sean and Dean and Families at the passing of my dear friend and farm neighbor,Agnes. Both John and Agnes were lifelong neighbors and friends of both Fern and I. They were the first one's in the door of any neighbor that needed help--and had an open door to anyone stopping in for coffee,or a visit.
I also had great visits with her when she moved to Whitewood-- missed her when she had to move away! Rest easy,dear Friend!

Ross& Gail Jorgensen

September 1, 2021

What a shook to hear that Agnes is no longer here. Agnes was a first cousin to Ross and spent many Christmas and New Years together when growing up. Gail new Agnes from Caronport in 57-58 , then I later became her cousin in law. We had some great times in Saskatoon when we all lived there. We didn't see each other a lot after that but in 2015 we parked in Whitewood RV Park and contacted Agnes and if she wasn't living across the street. We had 2 great evening together it was the highlight of our camping trip and we were so thankful for that time we had and knew it was the hand of God to allow us such an awesome pleasure to be just across the street made it so convenient and special. We send our sympathy and love to Lois, Dean, Sean and all the family. We always loved visiting with Agnes and Johnny she will always have a special place in our heart.