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After a battle with cancer, Ray passed away peacefully at home with his immediate family by his side.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Linda of 50 years, and daughters, Monique (Bob), Janine (Stephen), and son Clint (Christine); grandchildren, Jake, Victoria, Gaige, Orren, Georgia, Miles and Isabella, who were his pride and joy. Also Ray's mother Leona, sister Diane and brother Gary, sisters-in-law, Donna (Brian), Kim; and brother-in-law Gary, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ray was employed by MTS for 36 years, a job he truly enjoyed and made many forever friends.
He played hockey all of his life. He was a 'Rink Rat', played Old Time Hockey, coached minor hockey and attended as many hockey games as he could to watch the grandkids play.
At this time our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the fantastic CancerCare staff at Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Pitz, thank you for the three years we were able to spend with our Ray, Stonewall Hospital Staff, EMS, Home Care and Palliative Care - bless you.
A gravesite service will follow at a later date.
Flowers gratefully decline, donations may be made to CancerCare (brain tumor) or Rosewood Lodge Stonewall.

Think of him as living in the hearts of
those he touched . . .for nothing loved
is ever lost and he was loved so much.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Sincerest sympathies Felix, Gail, Craig & Justin Adolphe So sorry to here about Ray's passing - Posted by: Felix Adolphe (cousin) on: Oct 10, 2020

  • My sincerest condolences to Linda, Monique and Janine. I know how much they loved Ray, and I hope they are all consoled by their many wonderful memories of their lives with him. - Posted by: Shelly Lamm (Friend of the family ) on: Oct 05, 2020

  • As a young child, you don’t always appreciate your Aunts and Uncles until you are a little bit older. Over the last several years I’ve been able to spend more time with my Aunt Linda and Uncle Ray. Quarry days in Stonewall are now cherished memories. Even though Uncle Ray has not been well for the last few years, he was always making sure we had a cold beer in hand and that the pool was opened for my daughter. My husband Garett and I enjoyed Ray’s company and enthusiasm and love for his family, life, golf and hockey. My only regret is that I didn’t realize at a younger age how awesome my Uncle was. We love you and we will think about you every day until we meet again. - Posted by: Larysa Resler (Niece ) on: Sep 25, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to you Linda and your entire family at the loss of this wonderful man. He will be forever remembered for his exceptional dedication to his work, his family, hockey, golf,his friends, and his great sense of humour. He will be sadly misses by all his team mates in the current Stonewall old timers hockey that he was so in volved in as a player and builder. Please know we all share a portion of your great loss. With love and caring. Fred & Laura - Posted by: Fred & Laura Ross (Friends) on: Sep 22, 2020

  • Linda and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Ray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. A lot of fun times were had on the golf course with Ray. Cherish your memories. Sincerely, Dean and Donna Couvier - Posted by: Dean and Donna Couvier (Friends ) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Linda and the entire Fontaine Family. It is with sincere sadness I send this message. Ray is my hero. He and his wife have helped my sister for 40 plus years, after she became a widow. I have been told of his kindness, patience, and overall generosity, of time, numerous times. I'm sure he will live in many people's hearts. I'm sure he is Loved. Whenever I saw Ray he always had a smile. May the Angel's wrap their arms around him, tonight and forever -Lana - Posted by: Lana Adams (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • Deepest sympathies, Linda and family. You are all in our thoughts. - Posted by: Wendy & Marty Olson (Friends) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda and family. Ray will always hold a place in our hearts as many great laughs were shared, competitive games of hockey and golf, and a couple of beers in between! Ray's sense of loyalty to his family, friends and community were always admired. You never had to guess what Ray was thinking, because he would tell ya! Always a fair player, always there to play the game! Rays “can do” attitude in life was also admired, a man of many talents. We will miss his friendship to say the least. Rest In Peace Ray. - Posted by: Kelly & Shelley and famiky (Friends) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • My brother Dave Leochko and I have known Raymond since we were very young. We grew up with him on Midmar and have many good memories of him. Ray was always so quiet and polite. We have great respect for all the Fontaine family, Our condolences to the family and our thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Linda Sinclair (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • Sincerest sympathies Linda and family - Posted by: Kathy Nicholson (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

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