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.
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Pembroke – Nicholas S. Gamertsfelder, 57, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2009 with his family by his side at a Bangor hospital. Nick was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 27, 1952, son of the late William and Lee (Kuhlman) Gamertsfelder. After graduating high school, he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and his Master’s Degree from Drake University. Along with his wife Karla, Mr. G volunteered for the Peace Corps in Truk Lagoon, Micronesia. He taught for several years in Clinton, Iowa and then, along with his wife, moved to Maine in 1980. He was a teacher’s assistant for the University of Maine in Orono while obtaining his teaching accreditation for Maine. After moving downeast, Mr. G worked in Pleasant Point and then went on to take a teaching position at Shead High School in Eastport, where he has taught Social Studies for over 20 years. His love for education and children led him to create many programs at the school. He created the Down East Chess Conference and coached Shead High School’s Chess Team for many years; he was instrumental in the creation of the weight lifting program at the school; Mr. G also coached many students in the Voice of Democracy Competition. Each year, he was active in “Operation Santa” where he, along with his students, ensured children received gifts during the holidays and families received food baskets. Mr. G further extended education beyond the classroom by taking his students to the local cemeteries in order to decorate the graves of area veterans. He was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2005. Nick greatly enjoyed cooking, playing chess, reading prolifically, woodworking, white water rafting, target shooting, friendly debates, and spending time with his family. Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Karla Gamertsfelder; four children, Nicholas Gamertsfelder and his fiancée Kara Henderson of Standish, Sarah Webber and her husband Paul of Writtle, England, SRA Rachel Gamertsfelder, U.S.A.F., of San Antonio, TX, and Zachary Gamertsfelder of Pembroke; a sister, Susan Meisenheimer and her husband Dean of Creston, Iowa, two brothers-in-law, Robert Naegele of Kansas and Richard Naegele of Oklahoma; a niece and nephew, Nyssa and Nevin Meisenheimer, both of Iowa; and many dear friends. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais & Eastport. Services: 2:00PM at St. Joseph R.C. Church on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 (map/driving directions)
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