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Sara "Val" Fontaine

Jul 21, 1928 - Jun 13, 2022

Service

Monday, June 20, 2022
1:00 pm
Moms’ memorial service was held at St Matthew Catholic Church on Monday June 20th, 2022.

A grand old Irish Wake will be held at Shelley and Darcy’s next July long weekend. Mom loved music, dancing and lots of laughter so that's what she will get!

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For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in “Val’s" name, donations maybe made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta.

Obituary

Mom was born in Oxbow Saskatchewan, the second youngest of 8 kids. She married Romeo "Ron" Fontaine in 1953 and had 2 daughters, Debbie and Shelley. In 1972 the family moved to Calgary where the Stampede became a fun part of mom's life. She always dressed up with a cowboy hat and high heels and loved to dance downtown with her sister Rosina.

Mom was great at telling stories about her family and all the crazy things that happened when 8 kids lived in a little house. Rosina and mom would grab their little brother Wally by the legs and drag him around so the floor would get polished. The sisters were forever pushing furniture out of the way so they could have dances with their brothers (whether they wanted to or not!) Grandma raised turkeys that were bigger than mom and they were forever chasing her into the outhouse where she would have to yell for someone to rescue her. So many summers spent at Kenosee Lake, visits to her sister Doris in Winnipeg and wild card games at Bob and Helens. Mom loved to dance and to sing, tell crazy scary stories and give smoochy kisses to her grand babies and her great grand babies. Everything revolved around family, fun, music and togetherness. We will always remember how mom would put us to bed with a song and a dance and a few leg kicks as she danced her way out of the room.

She was a strong, loving woman who taught us to be strong and to never give up. Even at the end, when she was very weak she would always say" I love you darling" We love you too mom, you will always be in our hearts.

Moms’ memorial service was held at St Matthew Catholic Church on Monday June 20th, 2022.
A grand old Irish Wake will be held at Shelley and Darcy’s next July long weekend. Mom loved music, dancing and lots of laughter so that's what she will get!

For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in “Val’s" name, donations maybe made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta.
Condolences may be forwarded to: www.rockyfuneralhome.ca

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626

Condolences

Bette Richard :

Aunt Val was more than an Aunt to me. I considered her to be my second mother. I could talk to her about anything..and did. I have such wonderful memories of her and Mom and their antics. I shall miss her deeply. Thinking of all her loved ones at this time.

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