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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: Stephen & Elizabeth Kohl
Relation: Friend

We are so sorry to hear about Joanne’s death, Our condolences to you and your family.

From: Walter and Mary Smyl
Relation: I worked with Maurice through Motor Vehicles in St Paul

So very very sorry Maurice to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

From: Diane Laflamme Smereka

My condolences to Lise and the family. My thoughts are with you

From: Proulx Claudette
Relation: She was my cousin.

Dear members of Joanne’s family ,it is with great sorrow that we acknowledge that
our dear Joanne has gone .Our sincerest condolences to Maurice, and the family.Condolences to the sisters and brothers also.We grieve with you. Mon oncle Yvon ,comme vous nous sommes tres triste .Joanne c’etait une perle dans pour tous.
Nous offrons nos prieres .J’espere que nous pourrons se rencontrer en son honneur quand le temps conviendra.
Claudette et famille.

From: Michael and Giselle Boucher

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God help you through it all.

From: Gladys and Paul Boisvert
Relation: Long-time acquaintance...

Maurice and all of Joanne’s family, Mere words do not suffice to express our most sincere condolences at the passing of Joanne. We pray that in the midst of your sorrow you will find comfort in knowing that Joanne is loved by many. Eternal life exists because you hold and cherish so many memories as family and friends.

From: Cheryl Wowk
Relation: Acquaintance

So sorry to read about Joanne. She was an amazing woman and a great nurse. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you during this time. Keep all her memories close to your heart to ease your pain.

From: Louise and Gerry Kievits

Our thought and prayers go out to the family

From: Luke and Marie Audette
Relation: Friend

Our deepest condolences to Maurice and family on your loss. R I P Joanne you earned your wings.

From: Elizabeth&Francois Hebert
Relation: Former coworker

Our sympathies and prayers to the family. Enjoyed working with her. Always had great talks.

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