Fontaine has given of herself to many others
Last updated 12/27/2007 at Noon
Teri Fontaine has a lot of friends in Fallbrook.
This is not surprising since she has given much of herself in the twenty years that she has been a resident. She always has a smile on her face and a cheery word.
Fontaine is now ill with cancer and many of her friends and family members wanted her to know how much they have appreciated her life.
“She sacrificed materialistically for those she knew, and her passion is Jesus Christ,” said friend Debbie Budke. “She is a positive Christ-like influence.”
Fontaine has spent many years doing work for the North County Disabled Services and has a disabled son herself, so she understands the particular challenges involved with the lifestyle.
“She has touched many lives in Fallbrook,” said Budke.
When Budke’s family was under financial strain due to unpaid medical bills, Fontaine organized a fundraiser at the Cask ’n Cleaver that brought in several thousand dollars.
Fontaine has been quite active in her church, Calvary Chapel of Fallbrook, and supports four needy children through World Vision.
She did a wonderful job in raising her three children, Josana, Joe and Jim. Friends tell me that she always saw to it that her children came first.
“She worked very hard and gave up a lot for them,” said one friend.
Friends are sad that Fontaine, 53, is now so ill, though “she is handling it well,” one friend mentioned. “She is not afraid of Heaven.”