Peg Leippi Biography – Peg Leippi Wiki
Peg Leippi was the co-owner of Peg’s Kitchen, a restaurant in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Vern and Peg Leippi founded Peg’s Kitchen, formerly Peg’s Legs, and they started selling turkey legs on a small scale. Their first location started out with 2025 sq feet, housing a store front and plant for rolling cabbage rolls in addition to making and smoking sausages and turkey legs.
In 2005, Peg’s Legs was awarded a plum contract to produce cabbage rolls for the food service market including hotels, restaurants and institutions. 2006 marked a milestone change for Peg’s Legs. In April, the company’s name was changed to Peg’s Kitchen.
Peg Leippi Death
“At 9:38pm on Friday, December 17 heaven gained an angel. 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 (Dec. 21) and business will continue as scheduled.”
On Dec. 11 Leippi suffered serious and life-changing injuries in a tragic fall, which her daughter-in-law Alyssa told the Leader-Post resulted from an attempt to take her own life.
Alyssa had said at the time the family wanted to speak out about mental illness after Leippi’s experience in the hopes of raising awareness and helping others.
“She is so well-known in this community that I really want people to understand how far mental illness can go but also allow the community to help the family heal,” Alyssa said, noting Leippi had struggled with mental health for many years.
“This is really about bringing attention to mental health and how it can affect someone like my mother-in-law. No matter who saw her, she was always the happiest and was always spreading cheer. But everyone can struggle with this.”
Leippi’s injuries included multiple fractures and broken vertebrae in her neck and back, which Alyssa had said would likely cause paralysis from the chest down. Alyssa had also set up a GoFundMe page to support Leippi’s recovery. The GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $63,000 as of Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.
Peg Leippi Husband
She was married to her husband Vern Leippi. The pair married in 1973.