James Rivard

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died August 28, 2011

James P. Rivard, age 78, of 2600 South Hill Road, passed away Sunday evening, August 28, 2011, at his home in Gladstone surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born February 22, 1933, in Escanaba, the son of Clement and Esther (Gauthier) Rivard. He was raised in Escanaba and was a 1952 graduate of the Escanaba Senior High School. On December 3, 1952, Jim enlisted in the United States Coast Guard serving until his enlistment in the United States Army where he served from April 9, 1953 until his honorable discharge in April of 1955. Following his enlistment, Jim returned home and went to work for Mead Paper. On August 22, 1959, Jim was united in marriage to the former Yvonne Lantagne, at the Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer, and together the couple made their home and began their family in Escanaba. Jim continued to work for Mead Paper until 1961, at which time, he and Yvonne moved to Colorado where Jim and his brother Clem owned and operated Aurora Ash and Trash garbage service. After 21 years in the

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    Yvonne and family, Please accept my sympathy and prayers.
    Barbara A Nelson
    Escanaba MI

    My prayer is with him and your family. I always remember of his smile and warm personality. May God be with him. Love you all..so much

    Courtney Gunville
    Washington, D.C.

    Dave and family – I am sorry to hear of your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Brady Nelson
    Escanaba MI

    Phil and Family,
    Our condolences with prayers of love and support to all of you during this sad time.

    Catherine & Steven Owens (WCI Corporate)
    Folsom CA

    Prayers and condolences to the Rivard family.
    May he rest in peace. Lee & Cathy Patrick

    Lee J. Patrick
    Annapolis MD

    Phil- My prayers are with you and your family. The quote below helped me and my family with the loss of a loved one, I thought I would share it. Take Care Amy

    “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” ~ Eskimo Legend

    Centennial CO

    Phil, your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I know it’s a difficult time, but I know God will get you through it. We adore you and we are always here for you. All our love…Thibodeaux Family

    Myra Thibodeaux
    Sacramento CA

    We were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was my lifeline while I was caring for my parents, Bob & Doris Anderson. He did all the shoveling and picking up of the mail and anything else we wanted done. Yvonne we are praying for you and your family.

    Sue (Anderson) Krumlauf
    St. Petersburg, FL

    The Southside Landfill wants to send its condolences to the Rivard Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Kim Pearce
    Pueblo CO

    Yvonne, “dear” friend,
    My sympathy to you and your family on your loss. Jim was such a good guy and I always considered him my “boy friend.” I’ll miss our good visits when I came to town and our drink together. You two were such “great” neighbors when we both lived in north Escanaba. I’ll see you when I come up. A card will follow. Love, your friend Elaine

    Elaine Burak
    Grand Rapids MI

    Dear Phil and The Rivard Family,
    You have our deepest sympathies on the recent passing of your Father! Although we didn’t know Mr. Rivard very well, knowing you Phil he was someone very special and who has left a legacy that he can be very proud of! We can only imagine how painful his passing has been and know that he will be missed greatly! So, we will continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers! With all of our love, Randy, Monica Baham and Family

    The Baham Family
    Centennial CO

    Phil, your Dad is your super hero and always will be! I know this by the way you spoke of him in a meeting a few years ago. Nothing can ever take that from you! Cherish forever your memories and never forget your Dad lives on through you and your children. I didn’t have the opportunity to meet your Dad but he must of been a great person because I know you and he passed on qualities that most people today don’t have. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

    Glen & Nicole Trumble Family
    Pueblo West CO

    The entire team at Waste Connections – Casper would like to express their deepest condolences for your loss. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Waste Connections – Casper
    Casper WY

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