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ELIZABETH ANN FONTAINE (nee MORRISSEAU) It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Monday, August 28, 2000 at the Pine Falls Hospital, at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Eliza Jane Morrisseau; her husband William George Fontaine (1961) mother-in-law Mary Houston; brothers, Peter Morrisseau (1980), John George Morrisseau (1998) daughter Lisa Wilson (2000) infant son William Nelson (1956) grandson Aaron Girard and great-great-grandson Tristan Nolan Bruyere (2000). Left to cherish her memory are her children, Martin Fontaine (Grace), Clarence Fontaine, Lawrence Fontaine, Florence Fontaine, Lena Guimond (Francois), Julie Paul (Cecil), Matthew Fontaine (Emma), Myrtle Fontaine (Ron), Ernie Fontaine, Nelson Fontaine (Rose) and Keith Fontaine (Cynthia). She will be missed greatly by all her nieces and nephews who reside in Calgary and Winnipeg, as well as her relatives and many friends including many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all loved her dearly. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Niemand and the entire staff of the Pine Falls Hospital for the care, compassion and dedication. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Anita Vincent for caring so tenderly for our mother. Wakes services will be held beginning Tuesday evening at her residence, North Shore, Ft. Alexander, MB. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, September 1 at 2:00 p.m. from the St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church, Ft. Alexander, with Fr. Laval Cloutier officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be her oldest grandsons, Cyril Fontaine, Claude Guimond, John Paul, Derrick Fontaine, Chris Fontaine and Vernon Fontaine. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Fontaine and Carl Fontaine. A reception will follow in the St. Alexander Church Hall. Elizabeth Our Mother, Our Grandmother She was a strong loving mother. She raised all of her children alone in a time when life was tough. She dedicated her life to her family and friends. Whatever she had, she would give it freely. She showed her love by acts of kindness, like the good old fashioned food she prepared or the warm cozy mitts and socks she knitted with her gentle hands. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always managed to give a simple gift to every one of them at Christmas time. They all loved and adored her. She passed down to us love and caring and every one of us that she left behind will rise up and call her blessed. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor, yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children and her childrens children arise up, and call her blessed." "Lord Jesus, give her the fruit of her hands." AMEN "RUSSELL FUNERAL HOMES LTD. & CREMATORIUM of Beausejour in care of arrangements; 1-204-268-2263.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 31, 2000