[Updated 13 May 2018]
Ann Fontaine’s Memorial Service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria, Oregon on 12 May 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Lance Peeler will be the celebrant and the Rev. Kay Flores will preach. A reception in the parish hall will follow the service.
Grace Episcopal Church is a small, historic church built in the 1860’s. Ann served the church as both interim and supply over the years.
The sanctuary seats 120 and we have arranged with the church to set up overflow seating for an additional 100 people in the parish hall with a television to relay the service.
There will be reserved seating for family in the sanctuary. Ushers will seat other attendees in the sanctuary first then in the overflow seating. Ann had a lot of friends, this is a public service, and there is a chance the building will reach capacity. Please respect the ushers if they can’t fit you in.
There is limited street parking, so carpooling is encouraged. I personally would ask that if you are able-bodied, you leave the street parking near the church open for use by guests with limited mobility. There are two parking lots near the church that can be used: the Masonic Hall across the street and Performing Arts Center at 16th and Franklin.
Seating will start at 1:30 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church
1545 Franklin Avenue
Astoria, Oregon 97103
The reception will be held immediately after the service in the parish hall.
Thank you for all of your love and support at this time.
The service bulletin is available. Click the Download Service Bulletin button to open it.
We are going to attempt to live stream the service from the church. Click the Watch Service Online button to watch it live on 12 May 2018 at 2pm PDT. We can’t guarantee that the live stream will work but my brother John has done a lot of set up and prep for it so we are hopeful.
Options for celebrating Ann’s life :
Since we know the church is too small to hold all of her friends in person we are looking for ways for people to be able to celebrate her life without being physically present at the memorial service.
Current ideas include:
–gathering with other local friends of Ann
–offering prayers at your church or house of worship
–donating to one of her favorite causes
In addition, we would invite her friends to send postcards to us that we will display at the memorial service reception. We hope this will allow people to share the day with us without having to travel.
The address to send postcards is:
P.O. Box 1354
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
If you know of a local gathering or memorial you would like to invite fellow friends of Ann to attend, please post the date, time, location, and contact info by clicking on the Add Your Local Memorial Information button to add a comment to this post. We will publish event details on the main page of this site.
Links to Published Memorials
Many people have written memorials to Ann. Here is a list of the ones we know about:
Speaking to the Soul: Come, Thou by her daughter, Kristin Fontaine
Speaking to the Soul: Continuing to Remember Ann+ by Linda Ryan
My Best Friend by Linda McMillan
Water for Temple Plants by Gene Breshears
Here is an earlier article about Ann from 2013: Ann Fontaine Finds New Life In Ministry, Spirituality In Cannon Beach
Many friends wish to honor Ann's memory with a local memorial service or gathering. Please add the location and time to the post comments using this button.
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