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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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MARTELL, Richard Alexander – (1934 – 2012). It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Friday, February 17, 2012 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton. Born in Woodstock, NB “Dick” was the son of the late Edward and Marion (Dunbar) Martell. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diane Joy (Dumais), his daughters Joanne (Peter Spicer), Torbrook NS; Janice (David Hatfield) Kingston NS; Dawn (Rick Bushell), Kingston NS and son Rick (Rona) Martell, Toronto, ON. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Evan Hatfield, Danielle, Brandon and Katie Bushell. He is also survived by his brother Andrew (Jean) Martell, Fredericton, NB and his sister Mary (Chris) Loomer, Halifax, NS. Dick joined the RCAF in 1954 and spent 30 years serving in a variety of assignments including Radio Officer on 405 Squadron, Navigator, and Base Exchange Officer in Goose Bay Labrador, Marville France, Lahr Germany, Ottawa and Greenwood NS. In his younger years he was an avid tennis and hockey player and then golf and curling became his pastime. He loved to play and watch all sports and usually cheered for the underdog. After retiring in Middleton in 1984, Dick became a lifetime volunteer for different organizations namely the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1, Middleton NS where he worked tirelessly gathering information from local Veterans to be included in the Veterans’ Service Recognition Booklet; he made numerous visits to the local hospital Veteran’s Wing and also served as Treasurer and President. He was also on the Audit Committee for the Annapolis Valley Credit Union for several years. Dick will be fondly remembered for his dry sense of humour which he shared with strangers and friends alike. He loved teasing the local bank tellers and generally talking to store clerks and anyone who would listen. He was a loyal friend, loving father and husband and a very generous and soft hearted individual. He was a tissue donor, helping to improve the quality of lives for others. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 in Middleton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation - Attention Beth Forsyth at PO Box 730, Middleton NS B0S 1P0.
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