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Born: Feb 15, 1935

Date of Passing: Jan 07, 2020

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February 15, 1935 - January 7, 2020

Peacefully with his family by his side, our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Gilbert Fontaine, passed away on January 7, 2020, at the Emerson Health Centre, at the age 84 years.
He is survived by his wife Louise (nee Trudeau); three sons: Roger (Tess), Gaetan (Roxanne), Michel (Diane); three stepsons: Robert (Rachelle), Denis (Patsy), Michel; one daughter-in-law (Aase), six sisters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Gaspard and Marcelline Fontaine; first wife Yvette (Marion); one sister Gaetane; and one stepson Marc.
Dad was born in Letellier, Manitoba in 1935, was raised on a farm and farmed all his life. Dad was a hard worker. He was involved in numerous local committees such as Equipment Manager for the Letellier Blues hockey team in his younger days, Paroisse St-Pie de Letellier, Knights of Columbus Council #5413, Caisse Populaire de Letellier and served on both the local and provincial boards of the Manitoba Sugar Beet Producers Association. One of Gilbert's favourite hobbies was searching for and restoring military vehicles such as Jeeps and Half-Tracks. He became an active member of the Ghost Squadron taking part in parades and Remembrance Day ceremonies. Dad had a zest for life, a great sense of humour and enjoyed travelling.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., at the St. Jean-Baptiste Roman Catholic Church. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Letellier Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the Emerson Health Centre staff for their wonderful care of our dad over the past four and one half years.
Donations may be made to the Emerson Health Centre in memory of Gilbert Fontaine.

Arrangements Entrusted to:
Morris Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 14, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Mes condoleances les plus sincere Louise pour toi et ta famille ,bon courage , CLaire Sabourin - Posted by: Claire Sabourin (friend ) on: Jan 28, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to you and your family at the loss of your dear Gilbert. He will be missed. Our love and prayers are with you at this sad time. - Posted by: Ken & Val (Friend of Louise & family) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • Nos sincères condoléances à Gaëtan et Roxanne, Gabriel et Réanne. Nos pensées sont avec tous les membres de la famille à ton père, Gilbert - qui a bien connue mon père...Denis. Câlins à vous tous! Prenez-soins! Muriel et Jeff & famille 💕 - Posted by: Muriel St.Amant Nielsen (Friend of son & daughter-in-law ) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • goodbye, Gilbert!! please reserve a big spot for all of us down on earth..~~ - Posted by: Agnes M Chouinard (friend ..) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your father. I first met Gilbert in 1986 when I worked in Letellier Gilbert loved farming and we had many discussions and strategy sessions about farming. Gilbert had a great sense of humour and also enjoyed showing you his military vehicles especially his half track and we also discussed those vehicles. He will be missed by all who knew him may he rest in peace - Posted by: Barry Mankewich (Friend) on: Jan 14, 2020

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