It is with deep sadness that the family and friends of Dylan A.P. Fontaine announce that after a long battle with brain cancer, he passed away on Saturday July 4th, 2020 at the age of 36 years.
Dylan was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. From a young age he was drawn to computers and showed an aptitude for learning about them and software development. He worked as a teller for RBC for over ten years and developed many long lasting friendships during his time there. During his time at RBC, he attended the University of Winnipeg for two years to further his education. Later, Dylan left RBC to pursue post-secondary education at Red River College in Business Information Technology, and received his Diploma.
In 2016, he finally found his calling as an Educational Assistant at Red River College. He loved to help students realize their potential and understand the complex problems often put before them. He had never seemed so happy as he did with this job. Dylan loved his co-workers and students and built many long-lasting relationships as well.
In June 2018, his life was turned upside down with the symptoms leading up to the diagnosis of stage 4 diffuse midline glioma (brain cancer) in July of that year. After that, with the support of his friends Craig Comberbach and Leah Thompson, Cancer Care MB and Young Adult Cancer Canada he was able to beat his initial prognosis of only 14 to 18 months.
Dylan will be forever remembered by his parents, Ingrid Zacharias and Morris Fontaine; his siblings Storm Fontaine, Troy Fontaine; and Sister-in-law Catherine Cabak. Dylan also leaves to mourn his nephews Zachary and Atlas Cabak; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
As per Dylan’s requests, his remains have been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held to allow his family, friends, co-workers and students to share their stories, experiences and love.
The Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 20 at 1:00PM at Assiniboine Park. Everyone is welcome, however attendees must pre-register at https://dylan-fontaine-celebration-of-life.eventbrite.ca
In lieu of flowers, Dylan requested that donations be made to Young Adult Cancer Canada (https://www.youngadultcancer.ca/ ) so that they may continue their wonderful efforts to help those affected by cancer.
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