A donation as generous as it is unexpected. The city of Ploubezre (Côtes-d'Armor) was designated in Daniel Ollivier's will as his sole legatee. And the bequest, which includes all of his real estate and bank assets, amounts to... EUR 800 000.
The information was revealed this Friday during the municipal council by Brigitte Gourhant, mayor of this town of 3500 inhabitants, according to our colleagues from Ouest-France. Daniel Ollivier, the discreet benefactor, died on June 12 at the age of 57.
Professor of Higher Education
He was a man "very discreet, from the agricultural world", and who "had a strong value work", according to the mayor, relayed by the local daily. After studies and a few odd jobs, the man who was considered by his relatives as someone "discreet, cheerful and hardworking" became a professor of higher education. Daniel Olivier lived in Ploubezre but worked in Chartres (Eure-et-Loir). Between school hours, he also taught in a prison.
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In recent years, several municipalities have benefited from similar donations. Having become "millionaires", they were able to finance housing, libraries or football stadiums. In Ploubezre, elected officials, who have accepted the legacy, can now reflect on the forms that their investments could take.