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FONTEYNE, Gladys Joan

January 21, 1939 – February 3, 2010

Our loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.

Joni is survived by her devoted husband Darol Fonteyne of Calgary. She was the proud mother of Graham Fonteyne (her favourite) and wife Laura of Medicine Hat, their children Shanelle, Jeremy, and Lissy; Cara Fonteyne (her favourite), her children Matthew and Christopher of California, and Colin Fonteyne (her favourite) and son, Easton of Manitoba. She is also survived by her sisters Mary Ohrn of Edmonton, and Ruth Gibson of Kapaa, Hawaii; and brother Bruce Arthur of Toronto as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She dedicated many years of her life to nursing and being an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. Joni loved to make others happy with her gifts of baking, quilting, and gardening. She was an avid hiker, Scrabble player, traveler, and a truly gracious hostess for varieties of birthdays and holiday occasions.

Joni your grace, wit charm, and compassion will be missed forever.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W.), on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, www.parkinsons-society.org . or to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca .

In living memory of Joan Fonteyne, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. To Darol and family –

    My deepest sympathy to you and prayers ongoing as you grieve. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of our God.

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  2. Tim and Charlene Morrison :

    Dear Darol and Family,
    It is with our deepest reget that we heard of the passing of Joan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Respectfully
    Tim and Charlene

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  3. Glen & Yvette Loffree :

    Dear Darol & family,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss and offer our sincere condolences. We will treasure our many happy memories of times with you and Joan. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Glen & Yvette

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  4. Don and Doreen Darby :

    Dear Darol and family
    What a privilege it has been to have Joan in our lives –she was truly a good friend, always caring, always really listening. She was a childhood friend, my bridesmaid, travelling companion, quilting friend and so much more. Joan was so courageous right to the end–an inspiration for all of us. She will be deeply missed. love, Don and Doreen

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  5. Mildred Williams :

    Darol…
    Noticed Joan’s obit in the paper this morning. I’m sure these past few years have been challenging for both you & Joan.

    Bless your heart for being there, caring, & supporting her. And I’m sure you did it with love & grace.

    My heartfelt sypmathy goes out to you & your family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. Trust you can celebrate Joan’s life by remembering the many happy memories of your life together. Know that she will live on in the hearts of her family & friends forever.

    I’ll always remember what a dedicated & wonderful volunteer you were. Can you believe it’s CSRS’s 15th anniversary this June? Take care Darol.

    Sincerely, Mildred

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  6. Lorna Sewell McColman :

    Dear Darol and family,

    Such a lovely woman will surely be missed beyond what words can express! It’s been such a rough time for Joan and now she can rest. God bless you with His peace and comfort.

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  7. Pat Greenaway :

    Darol,
    My sincere sympathy to you as well as to Graham, Cara and Colin on the death of Joan.
    Though we hadn’t kept in touch thro’ the years, I was very saddened to hear of her passing. At Bishop Carroll, I worked with her in the English department and really appreciated her friendship.
    Very sincerely,
    Pat Greenaway

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  8. Delores & Edward Gherasim :

    Dear Darol & Family,
    As long as we have known each other over the years we always considered you and Joan best friends.We are here to support you in any way as friends always do.
    Sincerely Ed & Dee.

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  9. Georgina Rebaudengo :

    Darol, my sincere sympathy to you and your family in the loss of a dear wife, mother and grandmother. Having been there in the loss of Mario, I know what your loss is. God bless and help you through this tring time.

    Sincerely,
    Georgina Rebaudengo

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  10. Mona M.Cox-Foley :

    Darol…I was saddened to learn via the published obituary in the Edmonton Journal of the loss of your beloved life partner and extend to you my deepest sympathy. I trust she did not have to battle a major health challenge during her lifetime.

    I share your sadness having been widowed twice myself…the year of the firsts ( anniversaries, birthdays, etc.) is the most difficult to experience but eventually the memories of a happy shared life ease the pain of the heart. I trust it will be so for you and yours.

    As a voice from the past, I offer my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family and my prayers join yours. Godspeed!

    Mona

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  11. JOhn and Marie Lentsch :

    Dear Darol and Family,

    Sorry we can’t be with you to pay tribute to Joan and celebrate her life. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. With our sincere sympathy,

    John and Marie Lentsch

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  12. Michèle and Louis Laflamme :

    Sorry I cannot be with your family Darol, but we have great memories of the years we saw more of you, and I will always remember Joan’smile…Our sincere condolences.

    Michèle L.

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  13. Gordon&Liz Herman :

    Dear Darol & Family – our deepest sympathy to you and your family, our prayers are with you. Joan was a beautiful lady; I know you will have an angel watching over you. Sorry we could not be there as our grandaughter was in the Rockyview having her gall bladder removed and we have been quite concerned. Take care, Gord & Liz Herman

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