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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Bertram Vedder Norris age 74 of Fountain, MI, passed away March 19, 2014 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids, MI. He was born December 13, 1939 in Livonia, MI the son of the late Edwin & Winifred (Bradt) Norris. Bertram attended Petoskey High School. He married Kay Crawford on January 19, 1974 in Ludington. He was employed as a carpenter & pile driver for Union local 100 for 50 years. Bertram was a member of local union 100 and the Masonic Karnak Lodge #442. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, working on rat rod cars & trucks, flying model airplanes and collecting baseball cards. Bertram is survived by his wife, Kay Norris of Fountain; daughters, Vicki (Bill) Hawkins of Lehigh Acres, FL, Penny (Russ) Passino of Indian River, Kimberly (Steve) Letavish of Grandville, Krista (Jamie) Petzak-Loney of Ludington; grandchildren, Tori Krutky, Trey Krutky, Josh Passino, Hannah Passino, Sophi Passino, Lexi Passino, Luke Passino, Jeff Norris, Jenn Martin, Kendra Harrington, Jason Letavish, Noah Petzak, Connor Loney and Catherine Loney; great-grandchildren, KJ Krutky, Mason Campbell, Abby Norris, J. Bertram Norris, Meena Hernandez and Dylan Martin. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Laurel Lepley & Juanita Vroman,brother, Clark Norris; favorite brother-in-law, Art Vroman; and daughter, Julie Norris. A funeral service will be held for Bertram Friday March 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Oak Grove Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until time of service. Interment will take place at Bachelor Cemetery Fountain, MI in spring of 2014. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Norris family. Please visit Bertram’s personal memory page at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a story or photo with the family. The family has entrusted arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Ludington.
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