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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: Geraldine Lynch
Relation: Worked on acute care with Joanne

I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Joanne on acute care. She was more than happy to share her knowledge with me, and I’ll always remember her for that. Sleep well Joanne…

From: Dianne Paquette
Relation: Long time family friend

Maurice and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

From: Terry Lynn Woytiuk
Relation: friend

Terribly sad to learn of Joanne’s passing. We had a lot of fun teaching CPR together. Our love to you all! Harv & Lynn

From: Sabrina Robinson
Relation: Co worker

I had the pleasure of working with Joanne at St. Therese Hospital since 2011. She was a wealth of knowledge to any new nurse such as myself. She usually had a smile and was a joy to work with. She will be dearly missed by myself and all my coworkers who knew her. Rest In Peace Joanne.

From: Len &Linda Kryzanowski
Relation: Friends

Our deepest sympathy Maurice and family. May she Rest In Peace. Keep all those wonderful memories close to your hearts. She was a very kind and caring LPN. Len & Linda Kryzanowski 🙏

From: Ellie Peters
Relation: Friend and former colleague

Maurice – to you and yours, my sincere condolences on Joanne’s passing. I worked with her for 30 years and she was always professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, positive and a pleasure to work alongside. She will be missed by so many. Cherish your many happy memories and take comfort in the knowledge that her battle is over and she is at peace.

“It is said, that when you see a butterfly, it’s someone you love in heaven reminding you of them and giving you a reason to remember all the beautiful memories you shared with them. Look for the butterflies and remember all the good times.” 🦋

From: Cliff and Esther Martin
Relation: Friends

Our deepest sympathy to Maurice,Lise and all of your family

From: Fern and Kathy Dubrule
Relation: Co-worker and friend

Sincere Condolences to Maurice and family, worked with Joanne for many years, may she rest in peace!

From: Claire and Real Joly
Relation: Joanne’ s cousin

With sincere sympathy to Maurice and family.She was truly a special cousin. Our memories of her will always have a place in our hearts ❤️ Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

From: Becky Lupul
Relation: Former colleague

I had the honour of working with Joanne many years ago, she was a compassionate , brilliant,LPN .
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.

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