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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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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Kathy was born Tuesday, January 8, 1952 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan and by the age of three, moved with her family to The Pas, MB.
Kathy’s formal education began at the Red Brick School and was completed at Keewatin Community College (now University College of the North). Education was important to Kathy and she continued to pursue her own personal growth for the rest of her life.
Kathy’s interest in helping others began in high school when she worked weekends as a Nurse’s Aid at St. Anthony’s Hospital. After a time in the Provincial Government, her career gravitated back to the College where she enjoyed informing and guiding the students as they gathered to learn and pursue educational goals.
Kathy was always very connected to her family and continued to live in The Pas where she married Neil and had two sons, Neil Jr., and Michael. Her three grandsons, Ethan, Keith and Zeke were the twinkle in her eye and meant the world to Kathy.
Kathy loved being outdoors enjoying nature, and she kept active with walking, gardening, boating, and exploring. Kathy took great pride in everything that she touched. Her pride and joy was the home, yard and sanctuary that she and Ken created. Kathy was happiest when family and friends gathered around the fire pit, talking and laughing.
Kathy’s interest in belonging to an organization and “making her mark” began early at the Brownie level and culminated with over 28 years in the MGEU. She held the position of Area 1 Director for an impressive number of years. Kathy used her knowledge and skills as an activist tirelessly to improve the lives of colleagues, members, and students.
Kathy passed away peacefully, with family by her side, Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, The Pas, Manitoba, at the age of 59 years.
Kathy was a loving partner, devoted mother, dedicated grandmother, friend and mentor to many. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Ken; sons Neil Jr. and Michael; grandsons, Ethan, Keith and Zeke; sisters, Susan (Don), and Cindy (Bob); nephews Joey and Paul; great-nephews Brendan and Kevin; and great niece Natasha, as well as many extended family members.
Kathy was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Tena Chernenkoff, and nephew David Seagris.
In keeping with Kathy's wishes, cremation took place and a service of remembrance to celebrate Kathy's life was held Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at 7:00 pm at Christ Church Anglican, The Pas, Manitoba with James Hemauer presiding. Music Ministry was provided by Rochelle Rydberg.
Scripture readings were proclaimed by Derek Yakielashek. Memories were shared by Dori Gelowitz and Sheila Roque.
If friends so desire, donations to the
Canadian Cancer Society,
193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7, would be appreciated by Kathy’s family.
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