Mr. Rivest Obit
In Loving Memory of

Claude Charles Rivest

1943 - 2021

Obituary of Claude Charles Rivest

Claude C. Rivest passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021 with his family by his side. His battle with Myasthenia Gravis in recent years showed his courage in facing life's challenges with a smile. Despite the pain and loss of dignity that the disease robbed him of, Claude stayed strong until the very end. Claude will be dearly missed by his only daughter Tara Rivest (Rohan) and his two beautiful grand-daughters, Chloe and Lily who he adored more than life itself. He just loved being their "Papa" and tolerated them commandeering his T.V, endless sessions of dress-up and make-up application and even enjoyed helping them with their French homework. He was extremely grateful to his ex-wife and lifelong friend Ruth Johnson (John) for her constant presence by his side during his time of need. Claude is predeceased by his brother Roger "Andy" Rivest (Jan) and is survived by his six sisters; Claire Laz, Andrée Whylie (Torrance), Louise Charlebois (Gaétan), France Custeau (Raymond), Alice Hamill (Bill) and Jeannine Wigle (Jim), as well as his many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Pastor Reid Cooke of Redeemer Bible church for his many visits during Claude's illness as well his constant spiritual and emotional support. If desired, donations in memory of Claude can be made to Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada.

In keeping with Claude's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905) 354 2133. A private family gathering honouring Claude will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be shared on Claude's tribute page found at

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Nadine Champis (Webster)
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I feel like we are all still in 8th grade, and our parents are still young! Hug your girls tight.

Franca and Ron Brett
2 years ago

So sad to hear of Claude’s passing, we worked together for years and he taught me so much, we went to work functions together, then bowled together along with my husband, Ron. I will remember that infectious smile he always had. Tara our deepest condolences to you and the entire family may all your memories keep you strong and your dad close.
Rest In Peace Claudie

Guy Rizzo
2 years ago

Sad to hear of Claude’s passing. We went to many functions together, hockey games with my boys and he treated them as if they were his. He always had a smile on his face. A true gentleman. Tara, my deepest condolences to you, Ruth and the family

Kim and Brian Edwards
2 years ago

Brian and I were deeply saddened to hear of Claude’s passing. We had so many good times and definitely a lot of laughs with you Ruth and Tara when you were our neighbours . It sounds like time didn’t change Claude’s great loving attitude and we are sure he will be dearly missed by all.

Paul Rivest & Kim Hiscott
2 years ago

Please accept our sincere condolences. Very fond memories of Claude and i and my Dad, working on our boat many years ago. Good times.

Patricia and George Holmes
2 years ago

Our sympathy to all of Claude’s family. We will remember Claude’s friendly smile and pleasant company during our days in a local golf league. We are very sorry for your loss.

Shannon Edwards
2 years ago

Tara and family, I was so sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. I have a fond memories of your family living next door to us in Orleans, and visiting you in Niagara Falls when I was young. Sending you my deepest condolences and prayers. RIP ❤️

Luciano, Carol, Alessia Chieca
2 years ago

I had the honour of meeting Claude a few times through his beautiful daughter and grandchildren, at the kids dance studio. I will forever remember Claude with his big smile and warm greetings everytime we saw him.
May you rest in peace, you have definitely earned your Angel Wings!!🙏

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Pete Morrone
2 years ago

Once again Tara so sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers to you and your family

Cheryl Kohoko
2 years ago

Hugs to ever Tara. Sorry for your loss.


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