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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Mary C. Nickolaou, age 84, of Battle Creek, passed away, Tuesday September 10, 2013 at the Borgess Medical Center of Kalamazoo. Mary was born August 2, 1929 in Battle Creek, to Chris and Grozda (Ivanmoff) Nicola and was a lifelong resident. Mary graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1947 and worked in the family business, the Battle Creek Bread Company. She married George Nickolaou on April 24, 1955. Mary and George owned and operated several local businesses including Vello’s Drive-In, the Apartment Lounge and Oakland Hills Golf Club. Mary was a parishioner and board member of St. Elias Eastern Orthodox Church, and supported many area organizations that serve mentally disabled people, and many other community charities. Mary was an avid University of Michigan football fan and enjoyed watching and collecting classic movies and Hollywood memorabilia. Mary is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Vello Nickolaou, a daughter, Rozanne Nickolaou, of Battle Creek, sons, George Vello (Anriikka) Nickolaou Jr. of Brighton, MI, and Louie John (Lizabeth) Nickolaou of Battle Creek, grandchildren, Katherine and John Nickolaou, and Laura and Adrienne Botsford, sisters, Virginia Petch of Battle Creek, and Suzanne (Sid) Horsfall of Rockwood, TN, a brother, Eli Nicola of Richmond, VA. Mary was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Elia Nickolaou her parents, and her maternal grandparents, Louie and Luba Ivanmoff. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00Pm to 8:00 PM Sunday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. A Panikhida Service will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday at the St. Elias Eastern Orthodox Church, 5066 B Dr. South. Memorials may be given to St. Elias Eastern Orthodox Church.
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