Yvette Montplaisir

yvette montplaisir
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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  1. Janet, Peter, JoAnne, Marc, Jill, Carol and families,
    Our thoughts and prayers are will you all during this sad time. Your Mom was a very special aunt of ours and godmother to John. She will be missed and we will always remember her and are comforted that she is no longer suffering and is in a better place with Uncle Donald. Hugs and love, Joanne and John

  2. So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing–she and your Dad were our neighbors at the lake–she belonged to our Tuesday coffee group–she was a very special lady and will be missed–may she rest in peace.

  3. Wish I could be there with you at this time of sorrow…my thoughts and prayers go to you and all your family…

  4. I worked with your Mom at Small Business Administration in the 1980’s, and have so many fond memories of her. She was such a classy lady and I remember how she loved to shop and also how she loved to be the first to try the newest restaurant in Fargo. She was a fun lady and I still remember her cute giggle. May your precious memories bring you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. My sincere sympathy to all and God’s blessings, Sandy Woodward

  5. Even if miles away in Victoria, BC I share the Loss of your Dear Mother. As a sister to Yvette I will always remember her love of family and yes she did love shopping. I got a coffee cup from her long ago and on it was written”To a special Sister” along with a sweet poem. It was of good quality and this and many other loving memories will always be cherished.. May you find strength during this difficult time. God Bless You and Keep You Together.

  6. Dear Jill,
    I believe that we attended Moorhead State University at the same time while enrolled in the Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I hope that you find strength in your family and friends during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Beth Brokate-Germolus
    Hawley, MN

  7. Forever cherished in fond memories of days visiting Fargo while on the way to Mexico with mom & dad (Jeannette & Ferdinand Allard). All my sympathy to the Montplaisir Family.

  8. Was so sad to hear that tante Yvette has passed on. Have such great memories of visiting in Fargo and getting to taste her wonderful meals she prepared for the whole gang of us! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this trying time. Hope to get the chance to visit in the near future or if you are in Winnipeg, please let us know. (Fernand and Jeannette’s #14)

  9. Au revoir tante Yvette… Tu seras toujours dans nos coeurs et dans nos pensees.

  10. Hi Janet, my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings to all of you. Sounds like there are lots of wonderful memories to share from before your Mom got sick-may all those great memories be part of the celebration of your Mom’s life. Take Care!! Kathy

  11. So sorry to hearing of the passing of Yvette. I had the pleasure of working with Yvette in my early years at SBA. I always remember her as a caring thoughtful person who loved her family and was always looking to help people. I even remember a time when she offered to sew a button on my shirt that had fallen off during the workday. She actually had a small sewing kit in her desk and felt like she was treating me as she would one of her loving children. May she enjoy much deserved peace and eternal rest.

  12. Many warm and heartfelt thoughts are with you today. I worked with your mother at SBA for many years – she was such a pleasant woman – so very sorry for your loss.

  13. All my sympathies! Yvette and Don always welcomed our big family (her brother Fernand) with open arms and I will always cherish the wonderful memories of those trips to the U.S. and the opportunity to get to know our cousins!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow!

  14. My sympathy and prayers for Yvette’s family. I knew you when you were my neighbors, down around the corner. Yvette was such a lovely woman. I am not able to attend the funeral Mass, but know my thoughts are with you. May the good Lord give you comfort and strength. God bless.

  15. Yvette was a neighbor of mine for many years on Lake Maud. We enjoyed visits with each other and at coffee club gatherings each summer. I am happy to have had her friendship. My sympathies go to all her family…she is at peace.

  16. Beautiful Lady!
    We were neighbors back in the 70’s in North Fargo and I remember her laugh and her smile!
    All of you are in my prayers.
    God Bless and hold you close as you go through this difficult time.

  17. My sincere sympathy on the passing of Yvette. We were friends through Holy Spirit Church and the Catholic
    Schools. I remember some of you as classmates of my children. Yvette was such a kind caring beautiful person. I have missed her since she left Holy Spirit. Your Videos are great. May your many great memories keep her always alive in your hearts as she will be in mine. God bless you all. Doris Desautels

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