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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Shirley E. Wilson HOULTON - Shirley E. Wilson, 86, went to be with her Lord on the morning of Sept. 1, 2012, surrounded by her family. Shirley was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Farmington, Nova Scotia, to Clarence and Bessie (Bezanson) Veno. After receiving her degree in nursing, Shirley married the love of her life, Dr. G. Ivan Wilson. Ivan and Shirley were married Aug. 30, 1952, in Temple, Texas. Ivan and Shirley moved to Maine in 1955, settling in Houlton in 1957. Shirley is survived by her son, David and wife, Cathy; and daughter, Linda Callnan and husband, Roger. Shirley is also survived by five grandchildren, Katie Wright and husband, Sam, Christy Salidzik and husband, Omer, Annie Wilson and fiance, Ron Milley, Ryan Callnan and fiancee, Jami Suitter, and Libby Wilson; three stepgrandchildren, Sharif, Ashir and Malik Abouleish; two great-granddaughters, Camille Callnan and Ellie Wright; and future great-stepgranddaughter, Tatum Milley, all of whom she dearly loved and cherished. Shirley is also survived by sisters, Margurite Scott, Mary Smith and Virginia Ward. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Dr. G Ivan Wilson; their son, Michael; sisters, Murial Pike, Viola Whall, Alice Gray, Beatrice Bligh; and brothers, Corey Veno, Robert Veno, Lincoln Veno and Lester Veno. A family graveside service will be held Sept. 22 at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will be holding a gathering after the service at 1 p.m. at Linda and Roger's house for those who wish to join the family in a celebration of Shirley's life. Those who wish to remember Shirley can make donations to The American Diabetes Foundation, Cary Library or Houlton Hockey Association, care of Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730. For condolences or to sign an online guest book please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.
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