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Catherine Grandbois

July 15, 1923 - October 06, 2017

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Catherine T. Grandbois, 94, West Fargo passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Sheyenne Crossing Care Center, West Fargo.

Catherine was born July 15, 1923 in Fargo, ND to Gideon and Cecilia (Trottier) Sauvageau.

She grew up in Hickson, ND and attended school at St. Benedict Catholic School. She grew up on a farm with her family. She married David Grandbois on September 12, 1944 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Wild Rice.

They made their home in South Fargo and she was an active member of Nativity Catholic Church where she was involved with the church Guild. She enjoyed spending time with her Grand-Children and Great-Grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing her harmonica, the accordion, traveling, baking, gardening and growing her beautiful flowers.

She always had some of her great baked goods ready for whoever came over for coffee. She was a devoted mother and wife, and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Catherine is survived by her eight children; Margie (Butch) Boll, West Fargo, ND, Allen Grandbois, Fargo, ND, Judie Greenwell, West Fargo, ND, Elaine (David) Neubauer, Las Vegas, NV, Michael Grandbois, Fargo, ND, Donna Grandbois, West Fargo, ND, Tom (Lora) Grandbois, Chapala Lakes, Mexico, Sandy (Randy) Stugelmeyer, Chapala Lakes, Mexico; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and brother, David, Mesa, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David, parents, infant son, Terry, infant daughter, Linda, daughter-in-law, Laura Grandbois, son-in-law, Ron Greenwell, brothers; Maurice, Alcid, Patrick, Edward, Clement, sisters; Lillian Rheault, Leona Prosby, Marcella Markey and Clarice Grandbois-Eken.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass: 2:30 P.M. Friday, October 13, 2017 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Burial: St. Benedict Catholic Church Cemetery, Wild Rice, ND.

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11 responses to “Catherine T. Grandbois”

  1. Fr. Tim Bushy says:

    Dear Grandbois family, May your mother have eternal peace and joy with our loving God. You all created a beautiful video memorial legacy to celebrate your Mom, I remember well the 50th Wedding Anniversary of your parents at Nativity. I even saw a couple of pictures of myself in the video. Your parents and all of you are very special people I have many fond memories. Your Mom now shares the promise of our faith, eternal joy, May memories console you and your Mom’s blessed legacy live on in all of you. Fr. Tim Bushy

  2. Gary & Claudette Grandbois says:

    Beautiful, graceful matriarch. Great memories of your mother and all of the David and Catherine Grandbois family.
    From Green Valley Az
    Gary and Claudette Grandbois

  3. Angie and Charlie Knapp says:

    Al, Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your mother. May God’s peace be with you.

  4. Kirra and Kathy Grandbois says:

    Sending all my love and regards as does my mother Kathy, and I, Kirra Grandbois. We moved away many years ago now, but my grandma grandbois is always in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. Heaven received a beautiful new angel this fall of 2017 and my prayers and condolences go out to the whole Grandbois family. Nativity church is where we attended with her and my granpa David for years , So there couldn’t be a more beautiful place to have her service. She was always in her garden with her flowers, and she thrived in the holiday times as I remember as a child growing up. What a beutiful soul that heaven received and my prayers go out to the rest of the whole family at this time.

  5. Vicki Hanson/Evanson says:

    To Catherine’s family
    Sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom as a kind and gentle lady. Also I remember her baking was phenomenal !

  6. Mary Kay Willits says:

    Dear Grandbois family, I loved your mom. It was an honor to take her Holy Communion every Sunday. We had great visits and of course treats. I so enjoyed the video of your mom it brought tears. Her smile warmed my heart. I will remember you all in my prayers.

  7. arnold critelli says:

    Our condolences go out to all of the grandbois family, She was well loved by everyone, may she rest in piece, a very fine lady.
    Love you all arnie and shirley

  8. Linda Kasowski says:

    Rip Aunty Catherine. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful Lady.

  9. Michelle Herb says:

    Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family,

  10. Paul McConville, Class of 65 says:

    Dear Allen and family,
    Very sad to hear about your mother. What a remarkable life. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace and God bless all of you.

  11. Fern Grandbois says:

    So sad to hear about Catherine’s passing. My prayers are with all you kids. Your mother was a very sweet and special person.

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