Dear Classes of 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983 and 1987:
This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Yvette Montplaisir on Saturday, Feb. 6th.
Yvette was the mother of your classmates, Janet (Montplaisir) Olson* ('75), Peter Montplaisir, JoAnne (Montplaisir) Seeger ('78), Marc Montplaisir ('81), Jill (Montplaisir) Bryan ('83) and Carol (Montplaisir) Zinke* ('87).
Yvette Montplaisir, 83, Moorhead, died Saturday February 6, at Eventide Senior Living, Moorhead.
Yvette Marie was born January 29, 1933 to Raoul and Bertha (Moreau) Allard in St. Eustache, Manitoba, Canada. She grew up on a farm west of Winnipeg, Manitoba where she went to school. She taught for a short time in a one room school house in St. Norbert, Manitoba before moving to the U.S. after her marriage to Donald Montplaisir on December 29, 1955 in St. Eustache.
She later worked various jobs at St. John’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and Blue Cross/Blue Shield before spending the last years before retirement at the Small Business Administration. After retirement Yvette and Donald spent their winters in Mesa, AZ and later moved from Fargo to Lake Maud, MN in 1988. Following Donald’s death in 2007 she moved back to the Fargo Moorhead area. She eventually moved to Eventide Senior Living Campus in July 2015.
Yvette will be lovingly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who loved to play (and win) cards with her children and grandchildren. She loved to read, travel to new places, make sure you were always well fed and especially loved spending time with family and friends at the lake.
Yvette is survived by her children, Janet Olson, Fargo, Peter Montplaisir (Helen) Fargo, JoAnne Seeger (Nathan) Dent, MN, Marc Montplaisir (Stacey) Broomfiled, CO, Jill Bryan (Jon) Puyallup, WA, and Carol Zinke (Curtis ) Carlsbad, CA; nine grandchildren, Trevor Olson and Rachael Bodensteiner (Jake), Justin Montplaisir, Tyler (Miranda) and Jake Seeger, Blake Montplaisir, Sean Polson (Tamlyn), and Logan and Nicolas Bryan; two great-grandchildren, Tayven and Alec Polson; sisters, Lucille Montplaisir (Robert), Fargo, Jeannine Caron, Winnipeg, MB, Gertrude St. Amant (Denis) Winnipeg Beach, MB Anita Allard, Victoria, BC and Angela Allard, Nepean, ON; one brother, Andre Allard (Sylvia).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, her parents and her brothers, Roland, Ferdinand and Maurice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or the Eventide Senior Living Community.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. The Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with visitation one hour before the Funeral. Interment will be at Holy Cross North Cemetery Fargo.
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