Donat was born 19 Apr 1891 to Maurice Rivard and Josephine Lucia in Weedon Quebec. He married Mary Agnes Peete 28 Nov 1912 in Brattleboro, Vermont. His occupation at the time was Picker Tender. I have no idea what that was.
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JB27-WWG : 19 May 2014), Donat Rivard, 19 Apr 1891; Apr 1965; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960; Newport VT; 15 March 1910; 
"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VQ2-79X : 5 November 2017), Donat Rivard and Mary Agnes Peete, 28 Nov 1912, Marriage; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 2,051,176
son Leo Rivard born 9 May 1918 Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLKG-4HKP : 13 March 2018), Donat Rivard in entry for Leo Rivard, 1918.
"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V12L-LTR : 9 March 2018), Donat Joseph Rivard, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Year: 1930; Census Place: Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0047
Year: 1940; Census Place: Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll: m-t0627-01599; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 8-18
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