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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DAVIES, John Eric - professor, pragmatist, and extreme angler, has died at age 58. Born on May 22, 1952 in Cardiff, Wales, John was second of four children born to Glyn Davies, the esteemed Welsh economist and his Danish wife, Grethe. After a childhood spent exploring the fishing holes and forests of industrial South Wales, John graduated from the University of Aberystwyth with a double honours BSc. Degree in Economics and Geography. In 1973 John joined the Voluntary Service Overseas and worked for three years as a development economist in the Fiji Islands. In 1976, he returned to the UK with his Fijian wife, Manuqalo Komaitai, to pursue a masters degree in Management and Technology, this time at Cardiff University. The University invited him to stay on and pursue a PhD in economics, which he completed in 1980. John took a position at Acadia University in 1981and retired in January 2011 as Department Head. He was named Professor Emeritus this spring. John was a devoted angler and spent years fishing Nova Scotia's lakes and streams and hiking her beautiful countryside. In July 2010, John landed a big one in the Minas Basin and holds the unofficial world record for the largest spiny dogfish ever caught. He died on April 13, surrounded by his family after a six-month battle with small cell prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife, Manu, his children, Eleanor Beaton, Talica Davies and Glyn Davies, his grandsons, Noah and Tobias Beaton, and his siblings Roy, Kenneth and Linda Wise. A memorial service will be held on Thursday April 21 at 11 a.m. at the Acadia University Chapel with Rev. Bruce Matthews presiding: a reception to follow.
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