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Date of Passing: Jun 09, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Preston Joseph Buboire, age 57, on June 9, 2021 at the St. Boniface Hospital. Son of Florence and Joseph Buboire.
Preston will be lovingly missed by his wife and best friend, Christine; children, Monica, Valerie, Cassie, Xavin, Amber and special daughter Nev; siblings, Ferlin (Wanda), Faron (Ruby), Ernest Jr. (Jan), Carol (Oral), Pat, Cheryl, Harold, Stan, Leslie, Mike, Nancy, Evelyn, and Elsie; grandchildren, Jenna, Deanna, Bentley, and Sylvi; great-grandchildren, Kyree, and Kylie; aunts, Margaret, Eva and Cecile; father-in-law Ernest Sr., and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
Predeceased by his grandparents, Matthew and Agnes, and Frances and John; mother-in-law Jackie, sister Carol; brothers, Earl and Darrell; uncles, Fred, Melvin Sr., David, and William; aunts, Lillian, Harriet, Marie, Mary, Frances, and Norma; granddaughter Nova Lee, and nephew Isaiah.
Preston was a welder by trade and a medical transportation driver for 14 years for Black River First Nation. He enjoyed pulp cutting, hunting, boating, fishing, gardening and playing baseball. He loved to be surrounded by his family and friends and always made sure they knew how much he loved them. He was a loving husband and best friend for 28 years, not a day went by where he forgot to tell his wife he loved her. Preston always made people feel greeted and welcomed when they came to visit, he enjoyed his company.
We would like to thank the St. Boniface Hospital and it's staff for their care for Preston, Pine Falls Hospital and their staff for their compassionate care during his times there while sick.
Pallbearers will be Kelvin Sinclair, Oral Johnston, Dawson Courchene, Josh Alexander, Faron Buboire and Marvin Peters. Honorary pallbearers are Cassie Wesley, Xavin Wesley, and Monica Wesley.
Wake services will be held at his residence, house 100 Black River First Nation and began on Friday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. and at Sagkeeng First Nation June 13, 2021 beginning 5:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday June 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Christ Anglican Church, Sagkeeng First Nation. Officiating the service will be Nancy and Richard Bruyere.

Arrangement Entrusted to:
Rock Fontaine, Funeral Director
Honour - Respect - Dignity
(204) 223-2576 Toll Free (866) 499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I knew Preston through baseball as well as all my years working in the public. He would always greet you with a big "Hi, how are you?" He was always soft spoken and kind to everyone no matter who they were. Preston your presence physically will be missed but your kindness and loving support towards family and friends will continue on in all our hearts. Christine and family I am truly sorry for your loss of a great man. I would like to send our condolences on behave of the staff at Anderson Family Vision Care in Pine Falls, Preston was a great man. - Posted by: Barb (Friend) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. I appreciated reading about Mr. Buboire’s life and legacy, and know he will be missed dearly. - Posted by: Phil Cavey (Friend of family ) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to my Friend Christine and Family. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. May God Bless you and your Family and give you strength during this very difficult time. - Posted by: Allana Simard Simard (Friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • I knew Preston since I was a young kid. He was E.A. in grade 5/6. He never yelled at us kids and was very helpful in class. I then got to be coworker with him when I was medical transportation coordinator. He was a medical driver then. And one of the good ones too. He was such a good driver and he always kept his vehicle clean. I'd get to see him everyday while I worked there and it was honor to have worked with him. I also loved that when he talked of his beautiful wife. He always said my girl with light in his eyes. He talked of her often and always he said how much he loves his girl Christine. I always admired that and would always look forward to our conversations. Some of our conversations were about life and death and the loss of our loved ones. He knew my Gran and he hurt for her too. I always thanked him and would say see you later Pres! He was a good friend also. I am grateful for the time that I spent with Preston. He is one of the kindest and most respectful people I've met. Sending my condolences to Christine and his children, grand kids and his greats and all that loved him and called him friend. He will be missed and he will be remembered 🙏🏼❤️💓 - Posted by: Sarah Louise Bird (Former coworker and community member ) on: Jun 12, 2021

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