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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Richard C. "Rick" Bowsher, 52, of Beach Park, IL died on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan. Rick was born January 11, 1959 in Chicago and lived most of his life in Waukegan. He was employed at Great Lakes Naval Base as a Tradesman. Rick enjoyed walking on the beach, reading, rock and roll music and going to concerts. Survivors include his children Marcus Bowsher of Elgin, IL, Samantha Raasch-Bowsher of Zion, IL, and Daniel Raasch-Bowsher of Beach Park, IL; mother Judith Marks of St. Germain, WI; step-father Robert E. Bowsher of Indianapolis, IN; father Roger Carleton White of DesPlaines, IL; sisters Kimberlee (Robert) Bowsher-Ageloff of Darien, CT, Kerry (Robert) Bowsher-Perry of Albuquerque, NM, and Kristin (R.J.) Bowsher-Howard of Salem, WI; and grandmother Roberta Hokanson of Eagle River, WI. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Marcus Hokanson, Selma and Jesse White, and Anna Belle and Jim Riley. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the CONGDON FUNERAL HOME, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for the college education of his children, c/o PNC Bank, 2900 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099 have been suggested.
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