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Date of Passing: Feb 16, 2021

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With deep sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Georges Douglas Pierre Fontaine, at home with his family on February 16, 2021, after living the last 22 months with an aggressive cancer.
He is survived by his beloved wife and soul mate of over 47 years, Bunny, and their three children and families: Ryan (Karlene) Parker and Paige in Winnipeg, Kathy (Pek) Oscar and Jane in Western Australia, and Rhonda (Rob) Brennan and Brooke in Red Deer.
He leaves to mourn his brother Jean (Karen), sister Nan (Gerry) Bingham, and sister-in-law Annette Fontaine; brothers-in-law Rick (Pat), David (Karen), and Michael (Ali) San Filippo, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many very dear friends.
Georges was predeceased by his mother Mary (2021), his father Georges (2001), and his brother Rob (2011).
Devoted to his wife and family, life's challenges were faced with optimism and humour. He was always very proud of his children and grandchildren, and their accomplishments. He helped us when needed, no task too big or small, forever positive about everything.
His work career spanned over 40 years in the trades and service industry, where he was very well respected by all.
Special people make special memories and we have a lifetime to sustain us. Even during the past several months, his strength of character, patience, endurance and love for others shone through in the midst of his discomfort. He still made me laugh every day!
And so, Dear Georges, in your memory, we will remember "to laugh all the way to the goal line." Your time on earth has ended and you are home. You have touched many lives with those gorgeous eyes, your beautiful smile, and sincere kindness, which will never be forgotten.

Until we are together again, we will
always remember, "It's all good."

A closed family service will be held by E. J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors. Interment will take place at a later date when immediate family can be together.
Family invite friends to sign the online book of condolences at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • This profoundly sad news literally took my breath away. My deepest condolences to you Bunny and to your family. Georges always had that wonderful smile whenever we crossed paths. I am deeply sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Diane Crowe (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to Bunny and Family on the passing of Georges. We cherish and fondly remember the fishing stories and lake experiences Georges shared with us...a true fisherman with beautiful blue eyes, a huge smile, and warm heart. Rest in peace, Georges. Bev and Al Rich Kelowna, BC - Posted by: Bev and Al Rich Kelowna,BC (Friends) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • We first met Georges in the late 80's . He and I assisted in coaching his son Ryan and my son Ger at baseball and hockey . Many great moments and fun were experienced during that time and will never be forgotten . We extend our sincerest condolences to Bunny and family Gerry and Julia Berube - Posted by: gerry berube (friend) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Good man gone too soon. Best youth hockey coach out there. Condolences to Ryan, Bunny and family. - Posted by: Jeff Morin (Family Frienda) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • We are sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our thought & prayers are with your family at this time. Cherish all the beautiful memories. 🙏🏼❤️ - Posted by: Lorraine & Paul Farrell (Family friends) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • I have been friends with Georges' son Ryan for 20+ years. I have had the pleasure of spending time with Georges on a number of occasions because of this friendship. He was a great man who loved his family, was always welcoming and had a great sense of humour. I will share a quick my younger days I was golfing with Ryan and some of our teammates in Pinawa. We were all having a good time and at the end of the round I did something stupid and ended up hitting a car with my golf cart and causing damage. No one was hurt...just my pride and the car. In the end it resulted in me having to cut a large check to MPI and when Georges heard the story the next time I saw him his response was "Would have been cheaper to get a membership at Pinawa!" He made me laugh about a situation that had me angry. In my opinion "good people" raise "good people". Ryan is one of the best people I know, which in my opinion says a lot about the person Georges was. My condolences to Bunny, Ryan and the rest of the family. - Posted by: Stephen Brown (Family Friend) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Dear Bunny and family , We were so lucky to have Georges in our lives. He showed us the true meaning of living, laughing and loving! We will miss him dearly . He always had smile much love to you all. - Posted by: Chris Dobbs and Lang Watson (Good friends) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Our condolences to Georges wife and children and to his sister and brother and families. I would also like to offer my sympathies to you all on the passing of your mother/grandmother Mary. May they both Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Rena Parker (Cousin of Georges father) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • Sad to hear. Georges was a good and kind person who excelled at pretty much everything that he took on. Sincere condolences to Bunny and family and all of the extended family. - Posted by: Bill Duthoit (Friend ) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • Bunny, we are so sorry to hear of Georges passing. I have many great memories of working with Georges at Shaw. He was a great leader and had such a positive impact on everyone he worked with. Diane and I will always remember the good times with both you and Georges at work functions and especially out at your cabin. Take care. Darryl and Diane - Posted by: Darryl and Diane Schmidt (Friends) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss. Worked with Georges for many years, he was a great boss and friend. Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Pam Pearch (Co worker from Shaw) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • We are very saddened to learn of Georges' passing. Heartfelt condolences to Bunny, Ryan, Kathy, Rhonda and their families. The world has lost a true gentleman. Susan and Don Found - Posted by: Susan Found (Friend) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • We will miss your friendly smile and laugh. Rest in peace - Posted by: Ray&Lorraine Betzold (Friends) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Oh Bunny, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. You two are the kindest people I know. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Jacquelyn Landry (Friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Sincerest condolences Bunny and family. I remember when pickleball first came to Pinawa several years back and you and Georges joined our group. Georges was a naturally gifted player and a lot of fun to be on the court with. I miss those days. - Posted by: Blair Heaps (friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Our Deepest Sympathy Bunny and Family.He was lucky to have such a loving and caring family as you were to have him. We will always smile when we think of him. God Bless. - Posted by: Maxine and Denis Gaudet (Friends) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bunny and your family. We remember George as a friendly, kind and gentle man with a great smile. Thinking of you. Sincerely Ray & Deb Berube - Posted by: Raymond and Debbie Berube (Friends) on: Feb 20, 2021

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