Dennis Gilbert Rivard

January 31, 1946May 15, 2018

Dennis G. Rivard, 72 of Clinton Twp. passed away in the company of family. He is survived by his loving wife Karen, son Dennis (Tracy), son Jason (Nadine), daughter Wendy (Steve) and adoring dog Teddy.

He worked 30 years for Chrysler. Papa loved old cars and had a sharp sense of humor that he would share with anyone. He had an answer for anything. Dennis loved the outdoors, watching sports and sitting with Teddy enjoying his candy and ice cream. He loved bowling and visiting with family.

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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Michigan Humane Society.


  • He is survived by his loving wife Karen, son Dennis (Tracy), son Jason (Nadine), daughter Wendy (Steve) and adoring dog Teddy.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dennis Gilbert Rivard

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john buhrie

May 20, 2018

There are so many good memories to share about my life long friend Denny , a very kind , sweet , gentle man. Most kids in todays world will ever be able to experience the love and closeness of growing up poor , as we all did. We shared fun times that we'll remember like seeing how far we could walk on the ice on lake st. clair, or building our own go carts out of wood with ropes to steer and some one would have to push you . How about driving around with Frank Crockett in his 49-50 Ford using vise grips to steer and reaching down thru a hole in the floor to shift the transmission. Perhaps drinking a couple beers and just talking and laughing. My favorite going to the s.c.s. car cruise nite admiring cool cars. Denny had his own cool car a beautiful mopar that he loved dearly and loved to show it off . All of us grew up and went our seperate ways so we still shared stories when we did meet again and Denny will always be in my heart and memories. Were all about the same age now , looking to see you again ..john buhrie