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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Cheshire-Rita E. Houde, age 91, entered into rest on Friday, June 21, 2013 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Houde. Rita was born on April 29, 1922 in Offenbach/Main, Germany, daughter of the late William N. and Elisabeth Hannen Seifert. Rita and Thomas met in Germany near the end of WWII, and soon fell in love. She returned stateside with Tom and was later an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Germanic Studies at Yale University up until her retirement in 1984. In addition to her husband Thomas, she is also survived by her loving daughter, Danielle Slouf and her husband John, and her cherished grandchildren Kimberly Adams and Michael D. Slouf. Her Funeral Service will be held at the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., Cheshire, on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:30AM. Interment will follow at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Friends may greet the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30AM-11:30AM. At the request of the family memorial contributions in Rita’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To view these arrangements online, send a condolence, or light a memorial candle please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.
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