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Roger Fontaine:

Roger grew up on a farm in the Red River valley in southern Manitoba.

He

has

been

a

collector

of

sorts

most

of

his

life.

Collecting

family

relics,

history

and

the

great

outdoors

have

always

factored

strongly

in

life.

The

family

farm

features

the

family

home

and

Grand

Ma’s

house

across

the

yard.

It’s

at

Grand

Ma’s

house

that

Roger

had

an

antique

three

drawer

bureau

full

of

“Treasures”.

Skeleton

keys,

a

horse

shoe,

old

clothing

irons,

metal

tobacco

tins

and

of

course

the odd square nail or two.

Back

in

the

60’s,

living

on

a

farm

in

rural

Manitoba;

the

outdoors

was

your

playground.

No

Internet

then.

One

learns

to

identify

plants

and

insects

and

rocks

and

learns

to

read

the

weather

and

the

seasons.

These

were

formative

years.

Every day out was an adventure.

Adult

life

brought

a

33

year

career

with

CBSA

where

“detecting”

hidden

items

was

at

times,

the

order

of

the

day.

The

later

years

incorporated

a

12

year

stint

as

a

local

Postage

Stamp

Dealer.

You

may

have

known

him

as

Stampman9.

Stamps

and

history

are

strongly

intertwined

and

Roger

has

collected

stamps

since age 8.

Books

from

Scholastics

on

treasure

hunting

and

buried

treasure

made

for

fascinating

reading.

Many

will

remember

the

1965

Reader’s

Digest

on

Oak

Island.

Now

that

Roger

is

fully

retired,

time

can

be

spent

perusing

local

treasure

and

relics

with

his

new

Bounty

Treasure

Hunter

metal

detector.

Now

it’s

hours

of

fresh

air,

exercise

walking

and

digging,

and

reimagining

history.

You’ll

find

him

on

his

favorite

locations

of

old

homesteads

or

at

the

local

school

yards

and

bus

stops.

In

winter,

it’s

now

research

and

obtaining

Land

Owner Permissions to metal detect a property. It doesn’t get better than this!

Tess

Fontaine:

Tess

is

native

to

Winnipeg.

She

and

Roger

married

in

2006.

She

has

been

a

strong

supporter

and

a

source

of

encouragement

to

her

husband’s

new

hobby:

Metal

Detecting.

In

fact,

it’s

after

seeing

Roger

glued

to

the

tube

watching

“The

Curse

of

Oak

Island”

and

YouTube

videos

on

metal

detecting

that

she

surprised

her

“just”

retired

husband

with

a

brand

new

Metal

Detector. What a sweet heart eh!

This

was

in

April

of

2020.

The

first

wave

of

Covid-19

lock

down

was

on

and

just

how

much

YouTube

can

one

watch

anyways?

The

detector

was

a

nice

and

polite way of saying “Get the heck out of the house, yet remain safe”.

Although

Tess

herself

does

not

metal

detect

nor

does

she

go

out

on

detecting

adventures,

she

does

share

in

the

interest

of

the

treasures

that

Roger

brings

home. To this, I am gratefull.

M E T A L M A N 9
M E T A L M A N 9
Ph: 204-223-7809
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Ph: 204-223-7809
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