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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LEMON, Gary Brian Of Kitchener, was called to Heaven on Thursday, September 6, 2012 with his family by his side. Gary was born in Guelph on January 20, 1945. Left here on Earth to cherish his memory and deeply mourn his loss are his loving and devoted wife of 43 years Marlene (née Schiemann) and his beloved son Craig of Oakville. His precious grandchildren Rachael and Aaron will sadly miss their Papa. Gary is survived by siblings Shirley Griffith, Janet (David) White, Bruce (Jackie) and Dennis (Francine). Also mourning his loss is his sister-in-law Carole Johnson as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends of the family. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Kathleen (née Lloyd), brother Howard and sister Marilyn McKinnon. Gary was an employee of Union Gas in Waterloo for 35 years until his retirement in 2002. Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, September 10 from 7-9 p.m. and at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 322 East Ave., Kitchener on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 12 noon until the Celebration Service of Gary’s life at 1 p.m. Interment will immediately follow in Woodland Cemetery where Gary’s body will be waiting for the Glorious Day of the Resurrection. Thank you to Pastor Astley, Pastor Roland and Anita Syens and to all the doctors and nurses at Grand River Hospital. The family specially acknowledges Dr. Kumalo and the 6th floor oncology nurses for their kindness and dedicated services. Condolences for the family and donations to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
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