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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Born in Sackville, New Brunswick, Fannie Mae Estabrooks (nee Towse) passed away peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces in Oshawa under the loving care of the dedicated health care providers. In her 91st year, she was the supportive wife of the late Irvine Archibald Estabrooks, and beloved mother of Warren Estabrooks (Pierre-Roch Cote) of Toronto, and James Estabrooks (Cynthia Estabrooks) of Bethlehem, PA. She was the devoted grandmother of David Estabrooks of Temple Terrace, Fl., and Michael Estabrooks (Sarah Thomson) of Lansdale, PA, and loving aunt, great aunt, and great - great aunt to her extended family of nephews and nieces whom she adored. She was the daughter of the late Vita and Wylder Towse of Sackville and sister of Alice Steeves of Halifax, NS, and the late Jean Ward of Amherst, NS.
Fannie Mae was caring, giving and unassuming, and she worked endlessly and quietly to support her family, many charities and many causes including the Women’s Auxiliary of Local 222, and Harmony Road Baptist Church. She was an advocate of the freedoms and rights of the LGBT community.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hillsdale Terraces for the care and love they extended to her each and every day over the last two years and in particular during her final journey.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring at the Local 222 Union Hall.
Donations in her memory may be made to Harmony Road Baptist Church, Oshawa, Ontario, or to a charity of choice.
Fannie Mae’s ashes will be laid to rest beside her parents, sister and husband in Sackville, New Brunswick.
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