Sister Regina’s beautiful life is immortalized in the best way


The life and spirit of the late Sister Regina Brunelle will live on at Good Shepherd. The “Grandmother” of Angela’s Place and the Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre, who passed away late last year, is being celebrated by changing the name of Angela’s Place to Regina’s Place.

Renaming the home is a fitting tribute to a mentor, friend, teacher and advocate for hundreds of young moms and their children. Their lives – and the lives of Sister Regina’s co-workers – are far better for having been in her presence.

Brother Justin Howson, Provincial Superior of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God – Province of the Good Shepherd in North America, made the announcement at the Youth Services graduation ceremony in June. This year, 11 young mothers successfully completed their high school studies and received their graduation diploma.

The honour was preceded by the dedication of the Sister Regina Centre for Education, an alternative education setting at the Jeanne Scott Centre, located adjacent to Regina’s Place. The classroom dedication was led by Loretta Hill-Finamore, director of Good Shepherd Youth Services, and honoured all that Sister Regina gave to her community. Good Shepherd co-workers, along with the young people she touched along the way, shared memories and poetry at the memorial service. A plaque in Sister Regina’s honour now hangs on the classroom wall.