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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Chris Murphy passed away peacefully Monday evening, June 20, 2011 at the Hillcrest Extendicare in Calgary. Born January 5, 1921 in Williamstown, Ireland, Chris moved to Birmingham, England during World War II. She met and married Patrick (“Paddy”) Murphy there in 1948. In 1951, she bore them a son, Kevin Anthony Murphy. Chris was predeceased by her husband, Paddy in 1995. After his death, Chris immigrated to Canada to be closer to her son and his family. She was predeceased by all her brothers in Ireland and England. She leaves to mourn, her son, Kevin and his spouse Dan (Moulton), their children: Kristen (and Jordan Tronsgard), Heather (and Matt Brillinger); her special friend and niece in England, Beatrice Horne, numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, as well as all her friends that she made upon her move to Canada – particularly those at Dana Village and St. Michael’s Catholic Community. Chris’ family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Extendicare, who so lovingly cared for her since last July (especially Donna and Anna on the second floor), her loyal friends from St. Michael’s parish (especially Yvonne and Art Beaubien), and her friends Willy Hallam and Sara Cross-Moulton who faithfully visited her and helped look after her style and clothing. Chris loved looking good, dressing well, and presenting herself at her best. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Community (800 - 85th St SW) on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Chris’ family through www.evanjstrong.com. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199
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