memories

Ann Fontaine – Mentor, Justice Maker, Communicator, Innovator

Many of you are aware that the Rev. Ann Fontaine, formerly resident in the State of Wyoming, is under hospice care at her home in Cannon Beach, Oregon, where she and husband Jim had returned following Jim’s retirement from medicine in 2012. eSpirit felt that it would be appropriate to do a feature story on…

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The Rev. Ann Kristin (Haldors) Fontaine Obituary

The Rev. Ann Kristin (Haldors) Fontaine, age 76, died in her home in Cannon Beach, Oregon on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in the presence of her loving family and the prayers of those whose lives she touched around the world. A kind and caring mother and grandmother, Ann spent her life fighting for justice and…

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Continuing to Remember Ann+

by Linda Ryan Along with Education for Ministry (EfM), Episcopal Café, and most of the Episcopal Church as a whole, I am mourning the loss of a mentor, co-mentor, editor, friend, and incredible resource and example, namely Ann Fontaine. So many words have been written about her since her passing this past week that anything…

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Come, Thou

by Kristin Fontaine As most readers already know my mom, Ann Fontaine, passed away earlier this week. To say I will miss her greatly is an enormous understatement. I don’t think I even realize how much I will miss her. I know from the many cards, emails, texts, and social media contacts that I am…

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Remembering Ann from the SttS Contributors

Although I never got to meet her in person, Ann Fontaine has been walking alongside me almost as long as I’ve been an Episcopalian. We first met when I was new to the church, around 2006, via the blogosphere. She later coerced me (in that won’t-take-no-for-an-answer way of hers) to do online EfM in one…

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She spoke to the soul

by Andrew Gerns It is seems strange to me, but I am grieving the death of a friend whom I have never seen in real life, at the same time we have “spoken” to as many as a dozen times a day as we worked together on the Episcopal Café over the past decade. Over…

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