Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message 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, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities 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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Rensselaer-Leslie R. Barnard Jr. age 84 of Mountainview Avenue passed into spirit Friday March 28, 2003 at Albany Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in Rensselaer and was a lifelong resident of the city. Mr. Barnard was employed as a railroad engineer for New York Central and Amtrak for 41 years. He was a US Army veteran of WW II serving with the 65th General Hospital. Les was a member of the Fort Crailo American Legion Post #471 in Rensselaer, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and was an Honorary Life Member Rensselaer Council #267 KofC. He enjoyed and was an avid fisherman, camper and his time spent working on the railroad. Husband of Jeanne M. Hannon Barnard of Rensselaer; father of Wayne R. Barnard and Leslie R. Barnard III both of Rensselaer. Grandfather of Wayne R. Barnard Jr. and Brett Barnard. Brother of the late Richard Barnard and Florence Lindhagen. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer Monday evening at 7:00 p.m., all are invited to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Monday prior to the service from 4-7 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Hudson-Mohawk Humane Society Oakland Avenue Menands NY 12204 or to Whiskers Animal Benevolent League P.O. Box 11190 Albany NY 12211.
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