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Born: Nov 13, 1927

Date of Passing: Jul 12, 2021

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November 13, 1927 - July 12, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thérèse Balamatowski (nee Fontaine) on Monday, July 12, 2021, at Foyer Valade, at the age of 93.
Thérèse was predeceased by her loving husband, Boris, her precious daughter Susan, her parents, Edmour and Yvonne Fontaine, her sisters, Lucille and Sr. Alma, her brothers, Joseph, Henri, Yvon, and Maurice, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Thérèse will be lovingly remembered by her siblings: Aline, Gilles, Simone, Jacqueline, as well as numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces and friends.
Thérèse was born in Sainte-Agathe on November 13, 1927 and grew up as the second child from a large family. She learned to knit at the early age of four and became an avid knitter. Thérèse shared her talent by knitting many treasured sweaters, mittens and blankets for family, friends and people in need.
Thérèse was a very active member of the community and always kept herself busy. She worked for many years at the St. Boniface Hospital where she put her organizational skills to use by being supervisor of various departments while still volunteering at Foyer Valade on the weekends. Thérèse also volunteered countless hours at the St. Boniface Hospital.
In retirement, Thérèse and Boris were able to visit many parts of the globe. Among the highlights were trips to Yukon, England, Hawaii and Las Vegas. She and Boris also enjoyed memorable summers at the cottage where they welcomed many family members and friends.
Thérèse was blessed with her second family at the Résidence Despins where she resided for many years. The family would like to thank their personnel, staff and residents. Thérèse truly enjoyed the care and camaraderie that she received from each and every one of them.
The family would also like to thank all the staff at Misericordia Health Centre and Foyer Valade for their care and compassion.
Donations in Thérèse's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
Due to Covid restrictions, a private service will be held. You are invited to join us virtually at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21 by accessing the livestream at

Funeral Home & Cemetery
Highway #1 East at Navin Road,
Winnipeg, MB, (204) 222 3241
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My Deepest Sympathy to the Family. Terry was a good friend as she lived in the Condo at 232 Goulet St. After she left I was in contact with her taking her for lunches & rides. She was a wonderful lady. Terry is now with Boris & Susan Will miss you Terry Love Nadia - Posted by: Nadia Lind (Friend) on: Jul 28, 2021

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Theresa's connection to them goes back to 1963.....such special and wonderful people to me. - Posted by: Diane (Pidskalny) Hrychuk (long time family friend of Jackie and Simone) on: Jul 23, 2021

  • Our Sympathies Aunt Terry. RIP, till we meet again. - Posted by: Denis Lecuyer (Nephew ) on: Jul 17, 2021

  • My sincerest sympathy to Terry's family. I am so sorry for your loss. My late husband Casey and I would see Terry and Boris most often at family weddings etc. Always a fun time. Eleanore (cousin) - Posted by: Eleanore Chopp (cousin to Boris) on: Jul 17, 2021

  • Terry and my Mom Betty worked together at St Boniface Hospital. My parents and Terry and Boris shared many great times together. She was such a wonderful and kind woman. My sympathies to her family. - Posted by: Monique Watson (nee Jeanson) (Friend) on: Jul 17, 2021

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