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Born: Jun 08, 1951

Date of Passing: Jan 21, 2022

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearest and beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, Audrey Mary Fontaine, June 8, 1951 – January 21, 2022.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Tanya (Ola Lithman), Chanoa Genaille (Troye), Jean Baptiste JB (Fran), Ashley Ochoa (Eddy); her grandchildren, Nolan, Donovan, Keisha, Chaya, Ellen, Troye Jr., JB Jr, Jaiden, Jordan, Javier, Alejandro, Analiese and step-grandchildren, Kailey, Jensen, Jennessa, Jacob, Waldyn, Weylin and Wahbigon, her great-grandchildren, Brayden, Damien, Sykla, Noemi and Kashton; her siblings, Bert (Terry), Phil (Kathleen) and Thelma Thomas-Tootsie; her sisters-in-law, Janet Fontaine and Ruth Norton, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too many to mention; her dear and special friend Alma Lavadier.
She was predeceased by her husband Ron Linksi, daughter Lori-Ann, father Jean Baptiste, mother Agnes Mary, grandchild Edward Genaille, her siblings and their spouses, James (Mary), Walter (Verna), Elmer (Jessie), Marcel, Clem, Dennis (Frances), Melvin Hilaire and Baby Fontaine, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews.
Mom was born on June 8, 1951, in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised on the Sagkeeng First Nation. She was a Residential School Survivor, Sagkeeng First Nation Elder, and an expert Bingo player. She worked as a Nurse at the George M. Guimond Care Centre for many years and volunteered her time for numerous Liberal Candidates' Campaigns on the Provincial and Federal stage. She always was available to support her brother Phil's political campaigns. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and spoke of them often. She developed and forged deep relationships with many friends and families throughout her life. Her family knew that her door was always open and that she would never turn anyone away who needed help. She loved her siblings and extended family members very much. In Mom's last year on Mother earth, she was extremely saddened and lonely after her daughter Lori-Ann's passing and often spoke about wanting her own mother's support and guidance. She is now with her mom and daughter in heaven with all her beloved family who have gone before her.
Wake and funeral service will take place at Sagkeeng First Nation. Wake will be at the Anglican Church from Saturday, February 5 commencing at 3:00 p.m. Funeral will be held on Monday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m. at the Saint Alexander Roman Catholic with the interment to follow in the parish cemetery. Father Ezediniru Augustine will officiate.
The family wishes to thank Sagkeeng Chief and Council, individuals for their donations and support, and her cousin, Beverly Couchene for gifting her with a pair of beautiful moccasins,
Her pallbearers will be her nephews, Jerry Fontaine, Vincent Fontaine (Boogie), EJ Fontaine, Mike Fontaine, Hilaire Fontaine, and Marcel (Mickey) Thomas.
Her honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rock Fontaine Funeral Director
Winnipeg 204-223-2576 or
Toll Free 1-866-499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2022

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