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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: Helene Mailloux
Relation: Cousin

Maurice and family
Deepest saddest on the death of Joanne. Her death will leave a emptiness in our broken heart 💔. She was a beautiful warm person always making a loving connection with those she met.

From: Carmen & Denis Gouin
Relation: Cousin to Maurice

Our Sincere Sympathies for the loss of your life time partner, Mother, Grandmother and the Strasbourg family. Optimistic Joanne, lived life to the fullest. Forever in our hearts

From: Gisele and Steve Yaceyko

Maurice and family our sincere condolences.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

From: Lilliane and Olee Wowk
Relation: Cousin

Our deepest sympathy to Maurice and family,her father and siblings

From: Janice and Kevin Voltner
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all. Your mom was a true gem, someone who shone with her own light.

From: Terri Yaceyko
Relation: Worked with Joanne on second floor.

It breaks my heart to hear that Joanne passed away. May the lord wrap his arms around her a take her home to be with all the other nurse angels. May she suffer no more.

From: Brian & Denise Paquette
Relation: Friends

Lise and Ginette, and all the family, we are so sorry to just recently learn of your mom’s passing. Our prayers are with you.

From: Gisele Genereux MacLellan
Relation: A childhood neighbour and friend and co-worker.

So very sorry to hear about Joanne’s passing. My deepest condolences to Henriette, Yvonne and Colette, her father Yvon Strasbourg and also her husband Maurice and her children and grandchildren.

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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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