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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Loretta May Carlson (née Young) passed away March 3, 2017 at home, with her loving husband by her side.
Loretta was born on March 30, 1948 in Winnipeg, at the old Grace Hospital, to Thomas and Edith Young. She spent her childhood near Souris, MB and her teenage years in Brandon, MB. Following a year of teacher training, she started teaching kindergarten in Brandon. She and Don Carlson were married on July 17, 1972, in Brandon, and they lived there together until moving to Winnipeg in 1974. She taught kindergarten for a total of 10 years, and then devoted her life to her family, caring first for her children and later for her 5 grandchildren, who lovingly refer to her as Oma and Nana.
Loretta is remembered for her beautiful smile and her gentle, soft-spoken personality and as a wonderful friend. She loved reading stories and playing games with her grandchildren.
Loretta is survived by her husband, Don Carlson, of Winnipeg; her daughter, Julie and Richard Biljardt, with grandchildren, Jonathan, Daniel and Annalies, of Winnipeg; her son, Robert and Jessica Carlson, with grandchildren, Natalie and Jack, of Indianapolis; her brother Tom Young; nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
Loretta was predeceased by her father in 1964, her mother in 1987, her sisters, and one of her brothers.
Loretta made her choice to serve God when she was 12 years old. Her relationship with God was a priority to her. She was committed to her faith and was an inspiration to many. She is remembered for the care and concern she felt for the little group who met for fellowship in their home as well as for the ministers who visited and stayed regularly. In recent years, due to failing health, she wasn’t able to be as active, but still did everything she could to be in fellowship gatherings.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society of Canada.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017, at 9:00 am at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre,3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery).
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