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Timothy Lawrence Fontaine

05/20/1945 — 05/07/2024

From Richland, WA | Born in Fargo, ND

Rosary

Starts:
Mon, May 20, 2024, 10:00 am
Ends:
Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:00 am
Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
1111 Stevens Drive

Richland, WA US 99354

Funeral Mass

Starts:
Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:00 am
Ends:
Mon, May 20, 2024, 12:00 pm
Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
1111 Stevens Drive

Richland, WA US 99354

Graveside Inurnment

Starts:
Mon, May 20, 2024, 2:00 pm
Ends:
Mon, May 20, 2024, 3:00 pm
Location:
Sunset Gardens
915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352
Website:
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Timothy Lawrence Fontaine

Timothy Fontaine (Tim) was born in Fargo, ND to James Fontaine and Jane Spoor. He spent his early years in East Grand Fork, ND until his family moved to Yakima, WA in 1951. He graduated from Yakima Central High School in 1963, where he excelled in playing football.

After high school, Tim enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard in the “Buddy System” with Larry Huck; but after boot camp they were no longer stationed in the same place. Tim spent a year in Alaska on Cape Spencer Lighthouse Station and was in his glory living on the water and able to fish and hunt.

Tim loved his family and was a great dad and husband. He followed his kids and grandkids throughout their sports and even jogged with the girls to stay in shape. He enjoyed working on cars with Christopher, his grandson. He loved outdoors fishing and hunting; He hunted with his friend Roy Gotham and fished with Bob Garvin. Tim also enjoyed playing a round of golf with his classmates.

He thoroughly enjoyed attending our 60th class reunion last September and reminiscing “old” times, especially football with the guys.

He is survived there by his wife Maryalice of 55 years, three children Christina Sanger (Vancouver), Teresa Fontaine (Richland), and James Fontaine (Wenatchee), five grandchildren Christopher Sanger (Miranda), Breanna Sanger, Tiffany Hernandez (Victor), Baylee Espinoza (Alex) Payton, eight great grandchildren Carson, Tucker, Alexander, Aaron James (AJ), Adriana, Paxtyn, Piper, and Andres. His sisters Suzanne Davis, Marylynn Sauve, sister-in-law Jan Fontaine and brother-in-law Msgr. Perron Auvẻ and his pet, Molly. Both Tim’s parents and brother Michael preceded him in death.

He loved playing with all his grandkids, attending their sports and most recently watching Alexander play baseball.

Tim was a member of Christ the King in Richland and a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a past Navigator for the Fourth Degree and managed the Columbus Club for 10 years.

We want to take this time to thank Northcare Memory Care for the wonderful care they gave Tim during his stay and Heartlinks for his hospice care. Finally, to Tim’s long-time physician who was there for him 24/7, Thanks Dr. Julie Raekes.

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  • Tim and I are so sorry for your loss of such a great Coastie. Tim will be coming but I harlotte am unable to due to medical care for our roommate.
    Mary live we hope you call us for anything anytime you need something we can most definitely help. Tim was always a pleasant and peaceful person and you both complemented each other. We will always remember Tim as a gentle giant .
    Prayers from all of us.

    Charlotte Lenseigne
    May 19, 2024
    Federal Way
  • With love and great memories

    Josh and family
    May 19, 2024
  • So very sorry for your loss!! Thoughts and prays are with you and your family!!

    Sherry Sandvig
    May 17, 2024
    Kennewick
  • My thoughts are with you all. ❤️

    Genia Harmon
    May 17, 2024
    Kennewick
  • Tim was a good natured and forthright man. His love for MaryAlice and his family and grandchildren and great grandchildren was v immense . May he find himself in Christ’s arms 🙏❤️

    Mary Kay Shubat
    May 16, 2024
    La Puente
  • So sorry Maryalice and family for your loss. Tim was a very loving caring man. You all were his world. He will be sadly missed.
    With Love
    Marilyn Lofthouse
    Phoenix Az

    Marilyn lofthouse
    May 16, 2024
    Phoenix Arizona
  • So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father. Such a profound loss to this great family.
    Deepest condolences to the Fontaine family.

    Amy Davis
    May 16, 2024
    West Richland, WA
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