Rivers (née Strachan), Mary Joyce

November 5th, 2018

Peacefully at Westmount Gardens, on Monday, November 5, 2018, Mary Joyce Rivers, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Keith Rivers. Mary will be missed by many family and friends. Mary was a long-term manager with the Bank of Montreal, and a faithful member of congregation at Westmount Presbyterian Church. A special thank you to the staff at Westmount Gardens; the companions from Helping Hands Plus, who gave Mary comfort and care in her final years; and her music and physio therapists who cared for her weekly. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 521 Village Green Avenue, London, on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with friends and family being received one hour prior. Interment of cremated remains at Maitland Cemetery (Goderich) at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary are asked to consider Westmount Presbyterian Church or Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. 

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Jim and Gene BaynhamGod bless you Mary J Rivers....good friend and mentor. You were "one of a kind"
Mary Kirkland We are thinking of you all in your time of sorrow
Helen FosterMary, what an awesome person you were. I started at London M.O on Nov. 7th 1966 because of you! And thanks to you I enjoyed a 43 yr career at BMO. You were admired by many & will be greatly missed. Sincere sympathy to your family. Rest In Peace Mary.
Beckie Pruder Mary will always hold a special place in my heart, she was one of my first Managers at BMO , her strong work ethic, love of customer service was taught to me , those strong traits have stayed with me for 43 years and still going strong . Rest In Peace, dear Mary ❤️
Mavis CurrieMary always made me smile. An absolute neat freak with the biggest more generous spirit you could find. She touched many people's lives and I remember her with great fondness.
Gillian CabreraSix years ago I had the pleasure of companionship with Mary. Over the years she became a very special lady in my life. We had spent some very special days together enjoying chatting, laughing, listening to her music, going for our daily walks, listening to the birds, feeling the sun shine on our shoulders, reading scripture, etc. She will always hold a very special place in my heart. RIP Mary with much love .
Mary Clayton Am so very sorry to hear this. Mary, will always be remembered as a very special lady. Well-known in the BMO family and admired, respected and loved by many. Rest in Peace, Mary
Chuck and Kathy Joynt You were one in a million Mary - always on the ball and always had a nice word for everybody.
Bob and RoseMarie HeiszMary, may you Rest In Peace.
Joan & Herb StockleyRest in Peace Mrs. Rivers.❤️
Sheila Sommers Mary was an exceptional woman, and manager. What stood out to me about Mary, was that she took the time and genuine interest in getting to know her staff, and learn about their families. A great person. With sympathy.
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