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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Gwen Surman A resident of Friends Nursing Home, Sandy Spring, MD, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Mrs. Surman was born July 24, 1909 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. The family immigrated to Canada when she was four and later to the United States. Residences in the U.S. included a series of towns in West Virginia. Later, the family moved to Washington, PA. Gwen graduated from Washington High School and then from the Washington Business School. While a resident in Canonsburg, Gwen met and married George D. Surman. In 1979 Gwen moved to Leisure World in Silver Spring, MD to be near her son. At Leisure World, she was an affiliate with the Inter-Faith Chapel. Mrs. Surman is survived by a son, George R. Surman, daughter-in-law, Rose and granddaughters, Sonja and Deborah. Friends will be welcome on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Beinhauer-Bogan Funeral Home, 164 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810 where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 161 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
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