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.
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Calais - Robert D. Foster Sr. passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, peacefully, with his loving family by his side. He was born on August 1, 1936 to Jerome and Carmen (Boyd) Foster. Growing up in the Calais area, Bob came to know many faces and made a lot of friends. If by chance he didn’t know you, he would make it a point to change that. He was a very outgoing man. You would often see him driving around town, out in his yard, or at night parked at the ball field. He was an avid baseball fan loving the Boston Red Sox and was also active in coaching his son in pony and little leagues in Calais. Bob served in the United States Armed Forces and from there returned to Calais to pursue a future with the love of his life, Mabel, and a family that meant the world to him. He worked for 17 years for the City of Calais. He worked to become the Supervisor at the Cemetery and went on to be the Supervisor of the Highway Department. Being the hard worker that he was, Bob also worked on the Calais Fire Department for many years. After retirement, he kept himself busy and active out around his house, watching his granddaughters play sports, and vacations with his family. He was predeceased by his parents, Jerome and Carmen (Boyd) Foster; a sister Olive Pollock; a special sister-in-law Lois Greenlaw; and his loving son and “sidekick” Bobby Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mabel of Calais; two sons, Peter and his wife Cheryl of Calais and Kevin of Bangor; one daughter Carmen and her partner Jane of Milford; six grandchildren, Erin, Julie, Tracie, Tonya, Katie, and Robbie; seven great-grandchildren; a special nephew Bill Greenlaw and his wife Alicia; two sister-in-laws, Pauline McConvey and Marion Brown; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bob’s honor can be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, PO Box 898, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
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