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Born: Jan 24, 1966

Date of Passing: May 19, 2022

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January 24, 1966 - May 19, 2022

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Jayne Elaine Bouskill (nee Penner) of Winnipeg on May 19, 2022 at the age of 56. Jayne had been dealing with depression for many years and the disease finally overcame her personal battle.
Jayne will be lovingly remembered by her children, Matthew Penner and Carly Bouskill, her partner Rob Depres and his son Bobby, mother Helen Wiebe, sisters, Jacquie (Kent) Wotherspoon (nieces, Kristyn and Janelle), Karen Bell (niece Gracie and nephew Kennedy), Michael (Erin) Penner (nieces, Kailey and Maya) as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Jayne was predeceased by her father Edwin Penner and stepfather Al Wiebe.
Jayne was born in Morden, Manitoba and lived for a brief time in Carmen before her family moved to Winnipeg. She was raised in the East Kildonan area attending a variety of schools including Munroe Junior High and graduating from Miles Macdonell Collegiate. She enjoyed athletics during those years excelling in gymnastics and volleyball.
Jayne's work life focused on sales and service in a variety of roles, primarily in retail. She was a natural people person that genuinely enjoyed helping her clients from her earlier employment with Grandma Lee's Bakery through to the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries in later years.
A daughter, sister, mother, and aunt, she relished the time she spent with her family. Always a people person, nothing made Jayne happier than spending time with family and friends. She loved her children unconditionally and was exceptionally proud of everything they did. Her nieces and nephews always brought her great joy.
Jayne's beautiful smile could light up a room and she loved to laugh. She was a compassionate individual and natural conversationalist. Jayne never hesitated to take the time to ensure a stranger was included in the discussion. More often than not, she was the first to volunteer to host a get together. She made every effort to ensure her guests were treated to tasty appetizers and a gourmet meal. There was never just one desert, she had to make two or three available to her guests in order for her to be happy. Never a pot, pan or dish was left untouched in the preparation of a Jayne dinner.
When she wasn't baking or cooking, her time was most often spent with her plants, both indoors and outdoors. A gifted gardener, her home was filled with houseplants while her yard was filled with beautiful perennials and annuals in gardens and planters. The time and effort she put into this hobby was second to none.
Jayne was passionate about her pets. From Boo, Tigger and Cruzer to Gus and Bella, it might be difficult to find another pet owner that doted more on her animal friends. She made it another hobby to supply her pets with an extensive variety of treats and toys.
Although we may never be able to understand the inner pain she endured, we will remember her for the beautiful person she was. We will cherish the memory of her life and the joy that she brought to us while we were fortunate to have her in our lives. You will be missed Jayne!
For those interested in making a donation to a cause close to Jayne's heart, please consider contributing to any mental health organization you may be familiar with.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, June 9, 2022 for family and friends at the E.J. Coutu Funeral Home, 680 Archibald Street.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 04, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jayne’s passing. She was a very wonderful sweet person. Jayne made my sister, brother and I feel welcome whenever we came to Winnipeg for a visit. Her and I kept in touch texting and emails I loved looking at her pictures of her flowers and plants and we would chat about gardening and cooking. Condolences to all her family Lynn - Posted by: Lynn Lund (Step sister ) on: Jul 15, 2022

  • I am so saddened to hear the news about Jayne passing away.. Jaynie and I grew up one block away from each other in East Kildonan, we were childhood friends and remained friends for many years ... she was always kind, friendly, beautiful , with a heart of gold. My husband and I met up with her and Rob in Palm Desert, It had been years since I saw her. She was still beautiful and sweet as ever. The world has lost a special person... . My sincere condolences go out to her mom, kids, Rob and Siblings. May beautiful Jaynie rest in peace... - Posted by: Pina Shaw (Friend) on: Jun 17, 2022

  • Oh Jayne, I know you fought so hard. Rest easy, my beautiful, blue-eyed friend. I’ll treasure the messages of support we sent to each other over the last few years, the chance encounter we had at the JP Hoe concert, and the fun we had at Munroe. A bright light gone much much too soon. - Posted by: Leigh Patterson (Friend) on: Jun 16, 2022

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to Helen and family. Jayne was a sweet loving person and she will be missed. Love. from Aunt Irene, and family. - Posted by: Irene Thiessen (aunt) on: Jun 06, 2022

  • I was so sorry to hear of Jayne's passing. Sending my condolences to her whole family. Jayne and I were good friends in junior high, sharing lots of laughter. I always held her close in my heart and thought of her often, thinking maybe we would reconnect one day, but it was not meant to be. Jayne, I will always be grateful for your friendship. Time to rest easy my friend. - Posted by: Lorrie Rogalka (nee Kendel) (School Friend ) on: Jun 04, 2022

  • I just wanted to take the time to thank who wrote this tribute for bringing mental health awareness to the forefront. What a beautiful obituary you have written. - Posted by: Rachel (Reader) on: Jun 04, 2022

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