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Memorable Manitobans: Agnes Fontaine (1912-1988)

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Born at Fort Alexander on 29 June 1912, she was an active member in the First Nations community, a cook and counselor at Camp Neecheewam and also a cook at the George M. Gutmond Personal Care Centre. In 1952, she was elected as a band counselor. The next year she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal for her work in the community. She also served as a board member of the Personal Care Centre, and as a mother, extended the refuge of her home beyond her family to friends and the wider community. She died at Pine Falls on 10 August 1988.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 August 1988, page 41.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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