Jean Monette & Andre Monette

Jean Monette & Andre MonetteJean Monette & Andre Monette

Decendants of Fortunat Monette, Returning Officer for the organization of and namesake of the R.M. of Monet No. 257, arrived in Elrose on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Jean Monette on the left(grandson) and Andre Monette on the right (great-grandson).  In the picture on the left they are standing on the homestead of Fortunat at SW 01-27-13-3.  Jean and Andre (father/son) travelled here all the way from New Brunswick where the Monette family has lived since they left our area.  When Fortunat completed the Returning Officer's Statement on October 4, 1909 he shortended his name to Fort Monet.  On this Statement he reported that on September 1, 1909: 36 people voted for the organization of the proposed R.M. of Monet and none voted against the Municipality.