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 EssentialsNiagara.com
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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