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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Anne Jeanette Vanderhoef, 69, of Beach Park, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, IL. Anne was born February 18, 1943, in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised at Dumbarton and Gourock, Scotland. She graduated as a Registered General Nurse at Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland in 1965. Anne married Richard “Van” Vanderhoef who was assigned to the Submarine Base at Holy Loch, Scotland, on June 5, 1965. They became husband and wife at Old Gourock Parish Church. (The marriage lasted 47 years) In January 1966 she accompanied Van to his numerous Naval career assignments. After obtaining her Illinois Nursing License she served for twenty five years at Victory Memorial Hospital (Vista Medical Center East) as a Registered General Nurse and then as a Mental Health Nurse at Vista West. Anne was known for her warm, caring demeanor and professionalism and was often called a nurse’s nurse. After many Naval assignments, Anne and Van settled in Beach Park, IL. Survivors include her husband, Richard “Van”; two sons, Richard James Vanderhoef and Robert Thomas (fiancé, Lisa Zebedee) Vanderhoef; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne Vanderhoef. She was preceded in death by father and mother, James W. Turnbull and Isabella Mailer Turnbull. (nee, Harden) A Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL. Interment will be private and take place in Gourock, Scotland. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Anne’s name to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Knight Templar Foundation, or the Masonic Service Association (V.A. Hospital Visitation Program-Illinois)
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