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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SPRUCE HEAD - Bernard E. Rackliff, 97, a lifelong resident here, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Knox Center for Long Term Care, Rockland. Born in South Thomaston, August 23, 1908, he was the son of Robert Eugene and Lillian F. Warren Rackliff. He attended local schools. March 25, 1934, he married Dorothy Helen Joyce. The couple made their home here all their married lives. Mrs. Rackliff died October 12, 1982. He enjoyed a lifelong career lobstering on Wheelers Bay. Mr. Rackliff was a member of Tenants Harbor Lodge of Masons and for more than 60 years was a member of Wileys Corner Grange. He loved to hunt, work in his workshop and studying his family's genealogy. Besides his wife, Mr. Rackliff was pre-deceased by a son Barry in 1939 and sister, Evelyn Archer in 2003. He is survived by one son Ronald E. Rackliff and his wife Eileen; two brothers Frank Rackliff, Alvin Rackliff, all of Spruce Head; two grandchildren Tamela Parini and her husband Glenn of Warren, Craig Rackliff and his wife Adreth of Spruce Head; four great-grandchildren Brittany, Regan, Logan and Alexandra as well as several nieces and nephews. A graveside service at Ocean View Cemetery, South Thomaston, will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. George Firefighters and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. Please take a moment to visit Bernard's Personal Online Guest Book.
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