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Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

3295 East Highland Road, Highland, MI

OBITUARY

Nicole Marie Rivard

July 3, 1969November 5, 2019
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Nicole Marie Rivard passed suddenly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. She was born in Royal Oak, Michigan at William Beaumont Hospital on July 3, 1969 to Jacqueline Carol (nee Trepanier) Rivard and Harper George Rivard.

Beautiful, vivacious, with an incredible sense of humor, Nicole charmed everyone she came in contact with. She was loved by so many and will be missed dearly, especially by her loving mother Jackie, beloved sister Julie (Kevin) Mechigian, “more-like-a-brother” and dearest nephews Nickolas and Drake Mechigian, the apples of her eye.

Nicole is preceded in death by her father Harper George Rivard. She was greeted with angel arms by many of her beloved friends and family.

Nicole was an accomplished swimmer as a child and teenager at The Potomac Club in West Bloomfield. Her love for water continued at Camp Mechigian on Duck Lake and Lobstering in the Keys with her extended Mechigian family. Her wishes were to continue her next chapter sparkling in the Ocean.

She graduated in 1987 from West Bloomfield High School then continued her studies at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Dominating in Retail Management for Major brands and in sales in the automotive industry, from Detroit to Philadelphia to Dallas.

Can not go without mentioning her love of animals and her giving nature.

Nicole was very close with her aunts, uncles and cousins. She had an endearing and adventurous love for her Mechigian family: Robert(deceased) Allyson, Hunter, Madeleine, Griffin, Mark, Leslie, Clara and Anna. Her memory will forever be in the hearts of Udell (Jim) Burke, Lisa Rivard, Laura (Richard) Zachary, Joe (Sharon) Spatifore, Joe (Traci) Sapatifore, Joshua Spatifore, Joe Spatifore, Tobin (Kimberly) Anselmi, Stephanie (Daniel) Levine, Zachary Anselmi and Daniel Anselmi.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nicole’s honor to the American Heart Association or Rottweiler Rescue Foundation.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Judy Thomas

November 10, 2019

All of us in Texas just learned of Nicole’s passing. We (Thomas’, Paine’s, Woods, Bartlett’s, Sanchez’s, and more) will miss our Angel.
We will see you again,
Judy Thomas & Family

Debbi Ringle

November 10, 2019

We had moments in time ,that I will always cherish. Those looks. The laughter. Celebrating a life that was lived with intentional breathing in of every experience,encounter and emotion. Your sparkle will never cease to shine, it remains on those whose lives you touched.

John (Muffin) Rimer

November 10, 2019

Let me start by saying I am only allowed 2000 Characters so there is no way I could ever say everything I would like to say.

Nikki, Nookie, My little Nookie monster, Oil can. I keep thinking that this is one of your jokes. You have saved me more than you will ever know. You have taken me in on Holidays and made me feel like a part of your family. When you moved to Texas I was heartbroken for a long time. But nothing compares to how I’m feeling right now. The one thing that you never knew, you left your big grey blanket here when you moved. I never said anything because it’s a part of you that was always with me. You would have said to keep it. But not having you here daily, the blanket was the closest I was going to get to having you here. I should have chained you up under the stairs like I used to threaten you with if you ever tried leaving me. I could write a book about you, but this thing only allows 2000 Length and I’m starting to get anxiety about hitting the limit in the middle of a story. I love you more then you will ever know. I always felt like you were the female version of me. You understood me like no one else. You didn’t judge me. You just made fun of me and laughed which is exactly what I would do to you. You always had my side. And my back. And I always had yours. I still only have 5 dining room chairs. I know you were leaning back on it when it broke and you ended up on the floor. You got out of it this time. But when I finally see you again, I would like a chair waiting for me, with you holding up a sign that says muffin. Now I’m getting paranoid I’ve typed too much for “their” rules. I love you! Thank you for everything you have ever done for me. Thank you for never giving up on me. And thank you for loving me no matter what. I’m going to miss you. I’ll always have your blanket. It will never compare, but it makes me feel safe. And it doesn’t talk back to me. I love you Nikki

Mary-Ann Urbanovich

November 8, 2019

Nicole was the person I sat with on 9/11 at Crane’s as we watched and tried to process what happened. We ate lunch together before leaving to check on others. Every year I think of not only what happened but the great friend I shared part of the day.

My condolences to Julie, Mrs. Rivard and the entire extended family.

Brittany Samsa

November 8, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family. Such an amazing person, gone way too soon. RIP Nic, you will be missed :( XOXO

Marc Petrone

November 8, 2019

Rest peacefully Nic. We love you very much.
Marc, Meg and Family

Bill / Cherie Boettger

November 8, 2019

Nikki we will always remember the beauty in your personality, the sparkle in your smile, your kindness to everyone around you. Nikki you were a beautiful person inside and out. Our hearts are broken our soles are sad. You were the bright light that shined day and night. Rest In Peace our friend in the arms of gods angels . Forever shine in heaven Nikki. 💕

Lori Fuchs

November 8, 2019

I was so blessed to be able to spend time with you recently. It had been a lot of years since you left TNG but that sense of humor, caring personality, and awesome sense of style will be something I will always remember. Heaven gained an angel, we lost a beautiful soul. Rest easy Nicole.

Justina Kammeraad

November 7, 2019

Nikki, I am so devastated. You were such a sweet, amazing human being. I aways looked forward to seeing you at all our events around town. You were beautiful inside and out and we will truly miss you. God gained an angel. Love you...💕

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Biography

Nicole Marie Rivard passed suddenly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. She was born in Royal Oak, Michigan at William Beaumont Hospital on July 3, 1969 to Jacqueline Carol (nee Trepanier) Rivard and Harper George Rivard.

Beautiful, vivacious, with an incredible sense of humor, Nicole charmed everyone she came in contact with. She was loved by so many and will be missed dearly, especially by her loving mother Jackie, beloved sister Julie (Kevin) Mechigian, “more-like-a-brother” and dearest nephews Nickolas and Drake Mechigian, the apples of her eye.

Nicole is preceded in death by her father Harper George Rivard. She was greeted with angel arms by many of her beloved friends and family.

Nicole was an accomplished swimmer as a child and teenager at The Potomac Club in West Bloomfield. Her love for water continued at Camp Mechigian on Duck Lake and Lobstering in the Keys with her extended Mechigian family. Her wishes were to continue her next chapter sparkling in the Ocean.

She graduated in 1987 from West Bloomfield High School then continued her studies at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Dominating in Retail Management for Major brands and in sales in the automotive industry, from Detroit to Philadelphia to Dallas.

Can not go without mentioning her love of animals and her giving nature.

Nicole was very close with her aunts, uncles and cousins. She had an endearing and adventurous love for her Mechigian family: Robert(deceased) Allyson, Hunter, Madeleine, Griffin, Mark, Leslie, Clara and Anna. Her memory will forever be in the hearts of Udell (Jim) Burke, Lisa Rivard, Laura (Richard) Zachary, Joe (Sharon) Spatifore, Joe (Traci) Sapatifore, Joshua Spatifore, Joe Spatifore, Tobin (Kimberly) Anselmi, Stephanie (Daniel) Levine, Zachary Anselmi and Daniel Anselmi.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nicole’s honor to the American Heart Association or Rottweiler Rescue Foundation.