We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Redpath Funeral Home - Oxbow Location
Yvonne Marie (Bertholet) Desautels passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Moose Mountain Lodge, Carlyle at the age of 96.
Yvonne was born at home SW 29-5-33 W1, SK. on September 17, 1925.
She attended school in Cantal going there with horse and buggy in the summer and sleigh in the winter. She attended school in Cantal until Grade 8, then she worked in Storthoaks, Manor and Bellegarde as a housekeeper, then worked in Regina at the Hotel Saskatchewan as a chamber-maid.
Yvonne met Maurice Desautels at a dance in Alida and they were married in Cantal on November 22, 1948. They ran a mixed farming operation near Alida from 1948 until 1981 when they sold the farm and moved to Okanagan Falls, BC. They purchased the La Villa Motel and Campground and operated it until 1988.
In 1988 they retired and moved to Kenosee Lake where they built a lovely log house. Yvonne had a green thumb and always had beautiful flowers decorating inside and outside of her house. Yvonne's life centered around their children and grandchildren. The family gatherings at the lake were the highlight of her life.
Maurice and Yvonne did a lot of travelling during their 73 years of marriage seeing almost all of Canada, many parts of the United States and Mexico. They also travelled to Cuba, The Dominican and Europe. In their later years, their winters were spent in Yuma, Arizona where they enjoyed many adventures from January until spring.
Yvonne was an active member of the CWL all through her life. She was always active and participated in the communities where she resided.
In 2014, she was moved into the Moose Mountain Lodge due the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
She passed away peacefully at the Moose Mountain Lodge on May 14, 2022.
Yvonne was predeceased by her husband, Maurice and their daughter, Lisette Dubuc; her parents, Cyprien and Parmelia Bertholet; her sisters, Eliza, Emilienne, Yvette, Jeanne and Edna; her brothers, Camille, Aime and Louis.
She leaves to mourn her children, Gerry (Debbie), Gisele (Garry) Bartolf, David, Normand (Dorothy), Gilbert; her son-in-law, Darryl Dubuc; her sister, Claire Germain and sisters-in-law, Gertrude Mondor and Simone Desautels; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, Cantal, SK. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Father Ronald Andree as Celebrant. The interment followed at the St. Raphael's Parish Cemetery.
Donations can be directed to the Alzheimer Society of SK, 301-2550-12th Avenue, Regina, SK. S4P 3X1.
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