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Date of Passing: May 10, 2021

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Knowledge keeper, Elder, Former Chief, Author, Educator and public speaker, left us for the spirit world on Monday, May 10, 2021.
All our relations will remember Theodore (Ted) as a residential school victor, strong and determined First Nations leader, and a truly good man who gave his whole niizhota (double heart) to his lifelong work, love for family and community, and traditional spirituality guided by sacred teachings.
A longer obituary will follow Saturday.

Expressions of condolence may be made at

Richard Rosin
Funeral Director Ltd.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I met Theodore a few times over my many years with "Indian Affairs" and respected him. My sincere condolences to Morgan and his family. - Posted by: Michael Kirkpatrick (professional) on: May 15, 2021

  • I had the pleasure of knowing Ted for many years. He always called my Lindanse made me feel special Condolences to Morgan and family. A great loss - Posted by: Linda Reimer (Friend, co worker) on: May 14, 2021

  • A beautiful soul. Without knowing it, his kindness reminded me of my father and filled a hole in my heart. He will be missed so much. - Posted by: Faye Tardiff (Friend) on: May 13, 2021

  • Ted, a man who truly earned respect and admiration for his fearless determination to bring justice to his people as a result of the traumatic residential school experience he and countless others who experienced similar circumstances. We both knew Ted for several years, and we were glad we got to know him as a friend, associate, elder, father, grandfather and a friend to many people who he met during his life here on earth. Ted your work is done here on earth, but your legacy and your impact will be with us and others for generations yet to come. Rest in peace friend. Our Creator God's blessings to the family and Fontaine clan. - Posted by: Marshall and Thelma Murdock (Friend) on: May 13, 2021

  • I had the honour and privilege of hearing Theodore speak and review his book “Broken Circle” at my book club. A kind and gentle person who definitely left his mark on the world. My condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Karen Flaming (Acquaintance) on: May 13, 2021

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