Yolande M. Tardif, 84, of Biddeford, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born July 4, 1933 in Biddeford a daughter of William and Gabrielle (Beauregard) Beaudoin. Yolande was educated locally, graduating from St. Joseph’s High school in 1951 and Rivier College in Nashua, NH in 1955.
On May 18, 1957 she married Renald Tardif in St. Joseph’s Church.
As a young woman she had worked as a dietician at Maine Medical Center, leaving there to be a full-time mother. A member of St. Joseph’s Church, she volunteered in the library of St. Joseph’s School and was active in the SPRED (Special Religious Education) Program. Her faith in Jesus Christ was exemplified in how she lived her life
She loved spending time with her large family at her Fortunes Rocks beach house and could often be found in her wetsuit, boogie boarding with her children and grandchildren. She was also a talented and creative seamstress who always sought new projects. Yolande lived a full and happy life.
Yolande is survived by:
Renald Tardif, her husband of 60 years of Biddeford
1 son: Peter Tardif and his wife Elizabeth of Portsmouth, RI
3 daughters: Michelle Shekarchi and her husband John of Bethesda, MD
Celeste Guay and her husband Steve of Biddeford
Judy LaFlamme of Biddeford
One sister, Jocelyn Blanchette of Biddeford
One brother, Bernard Beaudoin of Biddeford
14 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews
Visiting Hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Yolande’s memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc., 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. http//www.cancer.org/. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com
Charitable donations may be made to:
American Cancer Society, New England Division
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham ME 04086