Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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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TOEWS, Cornelius (Neil) M.D, Ph.D, F.R.C.P.(C)
1937 – 2013
Neil died 22nd February in Niagara on the Lake. He is survived by his wife, Susan Hall to whom he was the light of her life and his seven sisters Helen, Mary, Cathy, Elly, Freda, Eve and Bertha. Sons Jason, Nelson and David, stepson Adam and stepdaughter Victoria and their families. We will all miss him terribly.
Born in Altona, Manitoba he graduated in medicine in 1964 from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He became a respected endocrinologist and internationally known researcher with a Ph.D from Queen’s University, residency at McGill and finally a research scholarship at Harvard University’s, Joslin Institute headed by the renowned Diabetes researcher the late Professor George Cahill.
He returned to Canada in 1970 as Chair of Nutrition at McMaster University in Hamilton. He continued as a researcher; was a member of the Canadian Medical Research Council Grants Committee, a valued teacher and clinician eventually to become Chief of Endocrinology and director of the Diabetes Centre at McMaster University Medical Centre.
After his retirement from the University he practiced in St. Catharines and turned the local Diabetes Education Centre into a modern state of the art unit providing excellent care for diabetic patients in the Niagara region. He was greatly loved by staff and patients alike.
Cremation took place 25th February. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara on the Lake, at 11 am Saturday March 2nd.
Please make any donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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