RIVAIT, Gladys (Grondin) 77 years, on December 20, 2004 at Royal Oak Long Term Care Centre of Kingsville, surrounded by her family. Devoted wife of the late Barnabe (1993). Loving mother of the late Helen (1948), Maurice and Debbie of Comber, Marcel and Judy of McGregor, Francis and Margaret of Belle River, Annabelle and John of Belle River, Denise and Al of Port Burwell. Daughter of the late Alfred (1988) and Emily (1979) Grondin. Predeceased by Brother Lawrence (1997) and wife Theresa (1985). Sister-in-law of Martha Goudreau and the late Oscar (2000), Donald Rivait and the late Agnes (1994), the late Gabriel (2001) and Josephine Rivait, Rosaire and Margaret Rivait, Cecile Levasseur and the late Paul (1973), the late Elmer (1968) and Delia Rivait, the late Wilfred (1967) and Bernice Rivait, the late Lucille (1971) and the late Ellwood McCallum (1998), Stella and the late Harold Hunter (1998), Louis and Diane Rivait, Henry and Annette Duplessie, Paul and Marge Rivait, Diane Dozois. Loving Grandmother to 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Member of the C.W.L., Good Neighbour Club and Essex Retirees. Visiting Wednesday, December 22 from 2-5 and 7-9. C.W.L. & Good Neighbour prayers Wednesday at 3 pm. Parish prayers Wednesday 8:30 p.m. Funeral procession leaves Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. from Melady Funeral Home, 572 Notre Dame, Belle River, 728-1500 to St. Simon & St. Jude Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Staples. If you so desire, donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Gladys Rivait in the Melady Heritage Forest. A dedication will be held Sept. 25, 2004. All are welcome. Published in the Windsor Star on 12/22/2004.