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.
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It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Kay (Kathleen) Taylor (nee Gonyou) on Sunday, July 22, 2007 at TBRHSC with her immediate family by her side. Kay was born in Fort William on November 24, 1944 and raised in Upsala, Ontario. As a young girl she was very talented, she played the guitar and sang in different bands where she toured across Canada and the United States. Kay started, owned and operated her own businesses, Kay’s Sport and Gift Shop and Kay’s Trailer Park in Upsala. Kay will be sadly missed by her husband of 29 years, Cecil Taylor of Upsala and her loving daughter Kaitlyn Taylor of Calgary; stepson Ty Taylor of Dryden and three stepdaughters Dawn (Allan) Wiseman of Kincardine, Susan (Scott) Taylor of Winnipeg, and Janette (John) Gavel of Stratton and families. Her sister Carolyn Connell of Thunder Bay and brothers Melvin (Mary) Gonyou of Upsala, Glenn (Mary) Gonyou of Calgary, AB and several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Phylis (Less) Lee of Parksville, Evie (Bob) Cosman of Ottawa, and families; grandmother Georgina Davis of Thunder Bay; uncle John Davis of Upsala and aunts Frances Zawerucha and family of Ignace, Georgina (Victor) Dmitriew of Ottawa, Isabelle (Steve) Zysko of Thunder Bay, Audrey (Les) Randall of Thunder Bay and many other relatives and family members also survive. Kay was predeceased by her infant daughter Laurie-Kay, parents Dorothy and Howard Gonyou, brother Jack Gonyou and stepson Bradley Taylor. Cremation has taken place and a Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at the Upsala Community Centre with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment will follow in Upsala Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the George Jeffrey Childrens' Treatment Centre or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street at James. Kay’s family would like to extend many thanks to all health care professionals in IMCU at TBRHSC for their loving care.
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