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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Lou Calnek, March 7, 1922-May 3, 2008, was the son of Hermann and Beatrice Calnek. He is survived by his wife, May (Edgecomb) Calnek, daughter Lotte Calnek, grandson Bennett Sterling, all of Manchester, and sister Patricia McLeod, Brooksby Village, MA.
Lou graduated from Manchesters Story High School in 1940, served in WWII in the Army Air Corps, South Pacific, educated at Massachusetts College of Art; and Pratt Institute, B.A. He and May spent 48 years in Manhattan and Croton-on-Hudson, New York, before returning to Manchester to be with their daughter and grandson. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in August.
Lou enjoyed a long, rewarding career as an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist in advertising and publishing. He had a keen wit and a wonderful sense of humor.
Lous greatest loves were his family, cartooning, watercolor painting, playing hockey, reading, tennis and bicycling.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday May 18th at the Legion Hall, Manchester, located behind Town Hall, from 3:30-5:00pm. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of The North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements by the Campbell Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
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