Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Helen L. Fitzpatrick, 97, of St. Johns died Saturday, Nov.
8,2008. Helen was born June 17,1911 in St. Johns the
daughter of Renze and Florence (Burley) DeVries.
Helen was a homemaker and taught school. She
married Glendon H. Fitzpatrick on Sept. 10, 1932 and he
preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1975. She is survived
by three sons, Bruce (Norma) Fitzpatrick, Stuart
(Sharon) Fitzpatrick and David (Sally) Fitzpatrick all of
St. Johns, MI
Daughter Shirley (Henry) Attwell of Potterville, MI, two
Daughter in laws, Diane Fitzpatrick of Ludington, and
Gail Kohlhase of Colorado, 20 grandchildren and 36
Also preceded in death by 2 sons, Dr. Roger Fitzpatrick
and Norman Fitzpatrick, two sisters, Lillian Orvis and
Ruth McMaster and two brothers, Burley DeVries and
Henry DeVries, and four great grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist
Church in St. Johns on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at
11:00 A.M. with Pastor Lori Sykes officiating. Burial will
follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Keck-Coleman Funeral
Home, 989-224-4422, Monday evening, 6-8 P.M. and
Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United
Methodist Church or her favorite charity, The American
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