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.
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Dr. Morris A. Sonderegger died on July 1, 2012 at age 100. He was born Feb. 21,1912 to Charles Sonderegger and Mabel Sonderegger in Beatrice, NB. Morris, known by his friends as “Sandy, “Monte” or “Doc” was preceded in death by his loving wife, Edwina “Maddy” Sonderegger. He is survived by his three children, Sue (Jon) Key of Reno, NV, C. Brian (Laurie) Sonderegger M.D.of Carson City, NV, John A. Sonderegger Esq. of Sacramento, CA., and grandchildren, Major Kevin Key of FL, Melinda Key of Reno, NV. Justin (Brighid) Sonderegger M.D. of Reno, NV and Kristen (Aaron) Brockway of Carson City, NV., and great grandchildren Westen Key and Luke Key. Monte grew up in Beatrice, NB, and had his first job at age 7 working on his grandfather’s nursery. He loved music and learned to play the coronet at age 4. He played with the Beatrice Municipal Band by age 8. In high school, he formed is own band, the Music Men. After graduating from Lincoln High School, he toured with Red Nickels and The Five Pennies playing his trumpet. He returned to school, working two jobs in order to graduate from the University of Nebraska in Pre-med and obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. He moved to Montreal, Canada for his internship at McGill University Hospital. During a rotation in Bermuda, he met his wife, Madeline, R.N. of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. They married and moved to Ely, Nevada, where he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. He later started a private family practice in Ely, NV. Monte joined the Navy after the December 7th bombing of Pearl Harbor and was deployed to the Pacific, where he was assigned to the U.S. Marines as a combat physician, landing on Guadalcanal in August 1942. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor on August 8,1943. Returning to Ely, NV, he continued to practice Family Medicine. His children contracted polio in 1954; he relocated his practice to Reno, NV. He never stopped learning and applied his knowledge to caring for his patients. He retired at age 70 to travel around the world with his wife, Maddy. There will be a service at Hillside Four Square Church, 3200 Sutro St. Reno, NV on July 7, 2012 at 1:00p.m. with a reception to follow. There will be a private family burial at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the University of Nevada School of Medicine or Vistacare Hospice Foundation of Nevada, P.O. Box 51138, Sparks, Nevada, 89435 or a charity of your choice.
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