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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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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WILLIAM M. FARLEY
January 26, 1932 - May 5, 2011
Bill passed away at home at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Muriel Farley; brother James; and sister Elinor. Bill is survived by his loving wife Lil; his beloved children, Rhonda, James and Lesley (Alex; his sons Simon and Jasper); and his twin sister Ina. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Olga and Herb Schmeling; nephew Donald Schmeling (Lenore; children Conrad, Michael (Laura) and Matthew); niece Leanne Morris (Dave; children Jessica, Michelle and Natalie) and other relatives and many friends who meant the world to him.
Prior to commencing a life devoted to farming, he attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, studied drafting at Balfour Technical School and attended the Mason City Auctioneering School in Iowa, U.S.A.
Bill had a strong belief in contributing to his community, church and the agricultural industry. He was active in numerous agricultural organizations. In recognition of his extensive involvement in the agricultural industry he received a number of awards. One award that he was very proud of was his induction into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1998. He was a member of the King Hiram Lodge #104, Scottish Rite and the WaWa Shriners.
Bill loved to read, travel and was an avid sports fan, especially the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the sport of curling. He attended 10 World Curling Championships with his daughter Rhonda, and in April was fortunate to be able to attend the Gold Medal game at the Men's World Curling Championship in Regina.
The Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. A private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those so wishing may make a donation in Bill's memory to a charity of their choice. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com
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