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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Thomas W. Ritter of Camas, passed away on February 2, 2005 at the age of 70. Tom was a veteran for the United States Army and was a sales agent where he owned and operated his own business with his wife Yan, T&Y International L.T.D. Limited.
A Portland, Oregon resident from 1970-1995, Tom was a ten year resident of Clark County where he lived in Camas with Yan and his daughter Camille. Throughout the years, Tom enjoyed numerous activities and joined many organizations.
Tom enjoyed writing his own poetry and painting pictures. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fly fishing, biking, traveling, and running in marathons. He was a tri-athlete and champion swimmer who belonged to the Lacamas Swim and Sport Athletic Club. Most of all, he enjoyed life and loved his family.
Tom is survived by his wife, Yan Ritter and daughter, Camille Ritter at home. He is also survived by his daughters; Kimberly Ritter of Portland, Oregon, Suzanne Hayden of Portland, Oregon, and Michelle Parkel of Portland, Oregon, and his mother; Alma Hawkyard Ritter of Vancouver, Washington. He is also blessed to leave behind six wonderful grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held on February 19, 2005 at 1:00 PM at Brown's Funeral Home in Camas, Washington. Tom and his family would like any memorials in his honor to be sent to UNICEF to help aid the Tsunami Relief:
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