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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Lifted up into the arms of his Lord and reunited with his beloved wife of 41 years Eleanor, nee Merlau (2008). Edward passed away at Heritage House, St Jacobs on January 13, 2013 in his 94th year. Cherished brother of Erma Cressman, Thelma Randall, Irene Weber, Doras Stevanus and Ruth Shantz. Brother-in-law to Nelma Merlau, Ruth Fuhr and Hilda (Harold) Shiry. Edward will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Norman & Katie Laura Dedels (nee Bechtel), brothers-in-law Fred Cressman, Robert Weber, Myron Stevanus, Vernon Shantz, Elton Randall, Henry Merlau and Lorne Fuhr. In his retirement years Edward was a dedicated volunteer with the MCC Thrift Store on Lancaster Street in Kitchener. The family invites you to share your memories of Edward during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Saturday January 19 from 1-3pm. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 3pm with Rev. Bev Suderman-Gladwell officiating. Interment to follow at Breslau Mennonite Cemetery in Breslau Condolences for the family and donations to Mennonite Central Committee – Thrift Store or to the charity of your choice may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
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