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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: Sharon Boorse
Relation: Through 4-H

I am thinking about you today. My prayers are with you

From: Glenn & Lorette Andersen
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with Maurice and family.

From: Deanna Krankowsky
Relation: Friend and coworker.

I am so sorry for your loss. Joanne was a friend and coworker for many years. May you find comfort in your memories. She will be missed.

From: Yvette Mandin-Kelly

So very sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. To all of her family my sincerest condolences and wishes that memories cradle you with warmth and love as you grieve her loss.

From: Robert & Jeanne Jean
Relation: Friends

So sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with the whole family.

From: Donald and Carol Holmgren
Relation: neighbor

Our sincere condolences

From: Bea Ewart
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. It was a pleasure to have her as a neighbor for so many years. I also have memories of how well she cared for Fran during her battle with cancer. Condolences to the entire family from us.

From: Ray Makowecki
Relation: Friend

Deepest sympathies to Maurice and the family.
Good memories from 4-H days. God Bless the family and may Joanne rest in peace.
Ray Makowecki Family

From: Rick and Rita St. Jean
Relation: Wife's Cousin

We are thinking of you Maurice. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

From: Annette Yopyk
Relation: Friend since childhood, coworker for 45 + years

My sincere sympathies to Maurice, his family and the Strasbourg family.
Joanne was a beautiful person inside and out. Take comfort in the fond memories of a special person. She will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

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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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