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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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.
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MICHAEL KEVIN NICHOLS, 43, died Friday, January 13, at Indian River Medical Center after a courageous 18 month battle with leukemia. Born on March 14, 1968 in Tom’s River, New Jersey, Michael is the son of Joseph Nichols and the late Maggie Nichols. Michael graduated from Villanova University with a BA degree in Accounting and played soccer for the Wildcats. Upon moving to Barefoot Bay, Florida, Michael accepted an assistant golf professional position at Barefoot Bay Golf Club and then went on to Sebastian Golf Club, where he was the head golf professional for 12 years. Michael mentored many young golfers in the countless golf clinics and lessons he conducted, and he also coached his son’s soccer team for the Indian River Soccer Association until his diagnosis. He touched the lives of many through his genuine caring and sensitive ways. He was a true gentleman. Michael’s love of life included golf, proper football, fishing, reading, travelling, sailing, skiing, but most of all- a love for his family. An outstanding and involved father and devoted loving husband, Michael is survived by his wife of 10 years Christine Nichols, and son Alexander. His two dogs, Casey and Seamus, were his other babies. He is also survived by his brothers, Tom (his wife Kim), Chris (his wife Kelly), his sister Mary, nieces and nephews, Kyle, Conor, Shannon, Cassidy, Tyler and Avery, and his mother-in-law Barbara Dorek. Those who knew Michael were blessed to have encountered him. He will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation will be from 12:30-1pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach on Saturday, January 21, with a memorial service to celebrate Michael’s life starting at 1pm. The celebrant will be his uncle, Father Michael P. Sullivan O.S.A. Immediately following the mass a luncheon will be held.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made the Alexander Joseph Nichols- “Mr. Peabody” College trust. Donations may be made at local Suntrust banks.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory in Vero Beach. Online condolences may be sent at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com
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