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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AKWESASNE - Mr. Fredric J. Brown, 55, 897 Island Road, died very unexpectedly Monday (August 4, 2008) at the Cornwall Community Hospital. He was born May 13, 1953 in Malone, the son of John Percy and Louise David Brown. He graduated from Salmon River Central School in 1972 and later from Canton ATC, where he studied Electrical and Culinary Arts. He also received his welding certificate from St. Lawrence College in Cornwall in 1986. He married Rebecca Benedict on November 29, 1986 at St. Regis Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas Egan, officiating. Fred was a maintenance supervisor for the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education. At one time, he also worked as a laborer building helping to build the Bingo Palace and was a self-employed contractor for a short time. In 1979, he taught electricity courses for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge. When he was younger, he enjoyed playing many sports and belonged to many teams. He enjoyed bowling and golfing. Fred also enjoyed visiting and joking with people, mowing his lawn as well as his neighbors, and was a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Bills. He had a great fondness for animals, especially Eddie the Cat, Pebbles the Beagle, Dino the Siberian Husky, and Barney the free range Lab. Fred is survived by his wife, Rebecca Benedict; his mother, Louise Brown, Akwesasne; 3 sisters, Mary White and her husband, Larry, Fredericksburg, VA; Janice Brown and Adrienne Brown, both of Akwesasne; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, John on February 11, 1979. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held Thursday 2:00 PM with Rev. George H. Belgarde, S.J., officiating. Cremation will follow. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mohawk Council Ambulance Corps, Hogansburg/Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department, or the Akwesasne Freedom School.
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