Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Monday, April 9, 2012, David George Rivers passed away at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Jill (Stokes).  Loving father of Melissa Rivers.  Dear brother of Steve (Mary) Rivers and brother-in-law of Greg (Jean) Stokes, Rod (Ann Marie) Stokes and Mary Margaret Horner.  Will be missed by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William and Reatha Rivers, sister Ann and her husband David Huggon, sister-in-law Kim Smith and brother-in-law Doug Horner. David was a 3rd generation owner of Rivers Shoes in Sarnia.  He was an avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Lambton Bow Hunters and loved to go fishing. A special thank you to Dr. Maddison, Dr. Hsia from London, and the nurses of the Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health.  Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of David’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Thameswood Lodge (London) or the Canadian Red Cross (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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