Donny was born to Ann and Albert LaFontaine on Wednesday, January 21, 1959, in The Pas, Manitoba.
Donny’s journey began from his home in Wanless, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the age of 60 years.
Donny was the youngest of 3 children. He did his schooling in The Pas and worked at odd jobs including masonry work. Donny often reflected on his very first job, shoe shining outside The Pas hotels as a young boy.
Eventually, Donny attended Red River College in Winnipeg taking masonry training to formalize his education around his trade. After a period of time working in various communities performing masonry work, Donny returned to The Pas where he began working at the Pulp and Paper Mill.
An unexpected motorcycle accident change Donny’s work path in which he was unable to return to the Mill.
It was at that time he decided to go to Minnedosa to attend a Classic Rock concert where he met Chandralin. Donny knew after 3 days he wanted to know Chandralin more, so he began asking friends how to contact her. He would visit periodically watching her cooking, canning and baking. On his next trip back to the city, he wanted to surprise her with something more than flowers and chocolates, so Donny loaded up his truck with vegetables, fruits, fish, moose meat and jugs of fresh spring water from friends in the valley and in Wanless. He then set out to see Chandralin. Over the next few months Donny would come and go from The Pas to Winnipeg, visiting, until they, together, decided to begin their relationship. After about a year and a half, Donny invited her to relocate and live with him in The Pas. Later purchasing a home together and residing in Wanless.
After 9 years, Donny asked Chandralin to make it official and they were married September 22, 2007.
Later after a period of time of treatments and therapies he began to work at Murray Dunn Motors as a Car Detailer. Donny really enjoyed being able to get back into the workforce. After several years due to medical reasons, Donny retired from work.
Donny loved to hunt and fish, but his real passion was his motorcycles. Over the years he participated in many bike rallies and poker derbies. Together Donny and Chandralin also hosted many poker derbies from their home.
Donny loved visiting with family and friends, sharing stories and having lots of laughs.
Donny is survived by his wife Chandralin; son Jeffrey; daughter Michelle; stepchildren Alicia, Maegan and Chase; brother Dennis; sister Shirley; and numerous relatives and many friends.
My Donny will always be missed and we will talk about him often, he will never be forgotten.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Wanless Community Hall, Wanless, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, donations to
The Pas and Area Animal Shelter Incorporated,
Box 4079, The Pas, Manitoba, R9A 1S2 or
The Pas Health Complex Foundation, Inc.,
Memorial Fund, Dialysis Unit,
Box 541, The Pas, Manitoba, R9A 1K6,
would be appreciated by Donny’s family.
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The Pas & Area Animal Shelter Incorporated
Box 4079, The Pas MB R9A 1S2
The Pas Health Complex Foundation Inc., Memorial Fund
Box 541, The Pas MB R9A 1K6