Viviane Rose French

Age 90, of Grand Blanc, passed away on June 28, 2024. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Viviane’s Tribute Wall at

Viviane Rose French was born on April 13, 1934, in Espanola, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo and Ivy (Burnell) Girard. Viviane loved to play all sorts of card games, avid golfer, and bowling. She was a proud homemaker and loved her children dearly. Anything that was a social event, she was up for. Viviane recorded 3 “holes in one” while golfing. She was a long time member at the Flint Elks GC and Malone CC in Malone NY. She was an incredible card player, particularly in Bridge and Cribbage. She was brave and tough. She traveled the world, covid never slowed her down from activities. She continued to go out and dine and do the things she enjoyed. She loved the water, and loved to go fishing. She survived lung cancer 20 years ago and always had a positive attitude. She was a nice person, a giver always and laughed a lot. She grew with the times, enjoyed a daily Martini, dirty with blue cheese stuffed olives. She was proud of her Catholic faith, being an American citizen, charitable and unselfish. She’s a rare breed in today’s society and will be missed dearly by her family and the many friends she made over the years. Viviane resided at Tranquility Estates for the last three years and enjoyed life with the friends she made there. She played lots of games with them, claiming she was “beating them and enjoying it”. She was very happy her last few years surrounded by family and new friends. She was married to the love of her life, Ron, for almost 60 years.

Surviving Viviane is her two sons; Randal (Donna) French, and Mark French, her two daughters; Kim (CJ Short) French, and Tracy (Louis) Kedovary, her five grandchildren; Vivian French, Ronald (Johnny) Dukarski-French, Nicole (Ryan) French-Scramlin, Nicholas Kedovary, and Kyle Kedovary, as well as two great-grandchildren; Esme French-Scramlin and Stella Kedovary.

Viviane is preceded in death by her husband; Ronald John French, her daughter; Gale French, and her parents; Lorenzo & Ivy Girard.

Viviane’s obituary was written by her loving family.


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9 Condolences

  1. Mark and Sandy Brooks on July 3, 2024 at 9:51 am

    Such a special person, we will miss her but cherish the memories.

  2. Christine Anderson on July 3, 2024 at 9:57 am

    My most heartfelt sympathies. In the few years it was my privilege to know Vivi, her spark never waivered and her shine never dimmed. Her bright-eyed enthusiasm for every event and activity was a daily encouragement to me. She will be deeply missed.

  3. Scott Dunbar on July 3, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Your mother was always gracious to any stray friends her kids brought by. She always made me feel welcome in her home, and I enjoyed her company a great deal. We were all blessed to have her in our lives.

  4. Alan Rabinowitz on July 3, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    Vivian was always happy to see Mark’s friends. I believe she taught me how to play cribbage prior to me beating Mark on a regular basis. I’m grateful for that, and for making me feel like family during my college days. She is truly a celebration.

  5. Toula on July 3, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    I miss seen viv every morning delivering breakfast to her . She was the most amazing caring person I know .And hearing her voice when she come back from visit with her family when she calls and says I’m back .

  6. Maureen Roy Carriere on July 3, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    My utmost sincere condolences to the family! ❤️
    I loved Viviane, she was so much fun to be around, loved to laugh and have a good time, and I have only fond memories of my dear cousin, especially at the CanUsa games! ❤️
    Maureen Roy Carriere

  7. Sheila Brown on July 4, 2024 at 12:45 am

    Sincere condolences to the entire family may God hold you all in His comforting peace.

  8. Keith Fleetwood on July 5, 2024 at 4:43 am

    The mother of my lifelong friend, Viviane was so friendly and supportive, and I’m so sorry for her family’s loss.

  9. Sylvia Villeneuve on July 13, 2024 at 1:11 pm

    Many fond memories come to mind when I remember Vivianne. Sincere sympathies to all her family and thoughts and prayers for all during this most difficult time.

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