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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Gertrude Bertha Ross (nee Lea) has now joined the love of her life Bill “Scotty”, who passed away in 1993. Gert/Trudy, a lifetime resident of Thunder Bay passed away peacefully at the age of 92 with her family by her side on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Versa Care Centre. Gert was an honourary member of St. Thomas' Altar Guild and St. Luke's Altar Guild and a member of The Daughters of England Lodge. Earlier, she was active in sports, swimming, speed skating, skiing and bowling. (Willport Realty and the Ladies League, until age 85) Trudy was known for the knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, making mittens for the needy and gifts for friends. She loved to bake and make desserts for family and friends. She made gingersnap cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great pies/pastry for all including church teas. She was nicknamed” Baking Granny”. She and Bill enjoyed years of camping at Birch Beach and having their grandchildren and niece Joanne and nephew Rob join in the good times. Gert is survived by her daughter Roberta (Craig) England; son Spencer of Drayton Valley, Alberta; brother George Lea of B.C.; grandchildren Don Cameron, Kim Jewett (Jim), Sherrie Cameron (Gregg), Scott Ross, Shannon Hutchinson (Rick) and Kirsti England (Richard); great-grandchildren Donald, Brittany, Jamie (Lindsay), Michael (Christine), Rob (Kathleen), Scott (Renee), Logan, Nikolas, Tyler, Ashley and Colton and great-great-grandchildren Cadin, Tyson, Arianna, Tamara, Kailey, Ryder, Kassandra, Isaiah and Julian. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; parents Charles and Bertha Lea; brothers Syd (In action – WWII) and Norm and his wife Phyl; sisters-in-law Ina Rendall and Mary Lea and daughter-in-law Sandy Ross. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Gertrude Ross will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in St. Luke's Anglican Church with the Rev. Judie Cooper officiating. Private interment will follow in Mountainview Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday evening in the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 West Gore Street at James from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Altar Guild of St. Luke's Church. She lived for the joy and fun of her children and family.
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