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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Edward Libbey Farrar, 76, of Pemaquid, ME and Rotonda West, FL, passed away on March 1st 2012 in Florida. Born on October 3rd 1935 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Deane S. and Ruth (Libbey) Farrar. Edward grew up in Maryland, graduating from McKinley High School in Washington, DC. While in high school, he was a member of the choir and sang at the National Christmas tree lighting for then President Truman. He went on to attend, and graduate from, the University of Maine in 1957, where he also received his certification in Pulp & Paper in 1958. While at the University of Maine, he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and received numerous academic awards. After school, he went to work at Ingersoll-Rand Impco Division in Nashua, NH, where he remained until his retirement in 1991. He spent his last 10 years there as the Engineering Manager. He was a member of the Air National Guard, and was deployed to active duty for the Berlin Air Crisis. He was also a 32nd degree member of the Masons at lodges both in Maine and New Hampshire. He was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Nashua, NH and acted as moderator, deacon and choir member there. In Maine, he was an active member of the Pemaquid Harbor Club, acting as treasurer there for 37 years. He was also a member of the Friends of Colonial Pemaquid and the Harrington Meeting House. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed his time in Maine. He also loved sailing and woodworking. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Cecil C Farrar. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marion Sawtelle Farrar; children, Stephen Farrar of Topsham, ME (his children, Christopher, Nicholas and Samuel), Cindy Taylor of Lisbon, NH (her children, Jennifer and Sara), Dave Farrar and his wife Jannine of Deerfield, NH (their children, Amy and Erik, and Ashley, Lauren and Kathryn “Katie” Mann) and Susan Watterson and her husband Brett of Rotonda West FL (and their children, Brandyn and Katia). A service will be announced, and held, in early June. He will be laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Colonial Pemaquid or to the Harrington Meeting House, in care of the Pemaquid Historical Association. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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