Peg Leippi who was co-owner of Peg’s Kitchen is being reported to have passed away on Friday night December 17. Leippi’s family made the announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page. A service for Leippi is being planned for the spring to allow for the large party she wishes it to be. The restaurant will be closed on Monday with the plan to reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
Peg Leippi GoFundMe
A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $63,000 as of Sunday, December 19. The crowdfunding page which was created by Alyssa Leippi reads,
“Peg & Vern Leippi have been staples in the Regina business community for 20+ years. A large portion of Saskatchewan relates holidays with the amazing food from Peg’s Kitchen.
On the morning of Saturday, December 11th Peg sustained a tragic fall. Her injuries include a broken clavicle, scapula, multiple fractured and broken vertebrae in her neck and back, bruised lungs, broken pelvis, and massive trauma to her lower back. Due to the traumas to her neck and back, we have been advised by doctors that it will likely result in paralysis from her chest down.
Peg went through emergency surgery on Saturday and has at least one more surgery ahead of her very soon, and she is currently in the Surgical ICU. She has a long road of recovery in front of her, including physical recovery, rehab, and the costly adaption to life in a wheelchair and new living arrangements.
This new life will come with many new costs and casts many unknowns about their life, and 20+ year business, which remains open.
Peg & Vern have given selflessly to so many communities and charities, and it is time for us to help them.
At 9:38 pm on Friday, December 17 heaven gained an angel.”
Peg Leippi Death & Cause
Peg Leippi died on Friday, December 17 after she sustained severe injuries from a fall. Peg’s Kitchen wrote in a Facebook post confirming her death;
“It is with deep sadness for us to announce that Peg, our fearless leader, friend, mother, and wife passed away last night.
Mom’s wish was to have her funeral be a really large party. In order to grant those wishes, we will be holding off having any service until spring of 2022.
Our restaurant will be closed on Monday to allow our staff and family some time to process however we will be back open Tuesday and business will continue as scheduled.”