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August 11, 1951 - June 22, 2020


On June 22, 2020, Mrs. Joanne Fontaine of St. Paul passed away at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Maurice; 2 daughters, Lise (James) Morton & Ginette Chopek (David Wiebe); son, Gerald (Janet) Fontaine; 10 grandchildren, Karla (Danny) Rice, Gregory (Natalie), Nevaeh, Annalise, Cassidy, Serena, Courtney, Grace, Jackson & Jillian; 4 great-grandchildren, Ella, Bria, Easton & Paisley; father, Yvon Strasbourg; 3 sisters & 3 brothers, Henriette (Tom) Warawa, Yvonne (Ed) Starosta, Gille (Mary) Strasbourg, Colette (Doug) Brodt, Real (Cyndi) Strasbourg & Dan Strasbourg; numerous nieces & nephews. Joanne was predeceased by her mother, Estelle Strasbourg. A Private Memorial Service will be held at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier will be officiating, with inurnment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Paul. Cremation has taken place. Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, a Memorial Mass will be held at the St. Paul Cathedral. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Lise Bussiere
Relation: Acquaintance and coworker

My deepest sympathies to you Maurice , your grown children , grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prayers for all . May your faith help you through .

From: George & Marie-Anne Mahe
Relation: Friends

Our sincere condolence Maurice & your entire family. Our prayers are with you in these difficult times.

From: Louise Richer
Relation: Cousin to husband Maurice .

Dear Maurice and family ,
We r so sorry to hear of Joannes passing ….may all the wonderful memories give you some peace at this time .

Gerry and Louise

From: Yvette Kachmarchyk
Relation: friend and coworker

condolences to your family may we meet again my friend will miss your smile and laugh

From: Ken and Linda Richter
Relation: Friends

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to all the family.

From: Jen Kurek and family
Relation: Friend of her children

Love and prayers for all your loved ones during this difficult time. I hope the memories comfort you❤️

From: Jim and Audrey Lee
Relation: friend

So sorry to hear of the passing of Joanne. Great person that will be dearly missed by all that knew her. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family.

From: Oliva & Linda Marcoux
Relation: Neighbors

Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your wife, mother & grandmother. She always had a smile no matter what life dealt her. May your memories of her last a life time and know that she is at peace now.

From: Louise and Ray Reidy
Relation: Worked with Joanne on second floor.

Our sincere condolences Maurice and to your family.

From: Michelle Blanchette
Relation: Colleague

Deepest sympathies to Maurice and all of the family. I have many fond memories of working with Joanne. She was always caring and a wonderful mentor. Take care.

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If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1.

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