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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VAILLANCOURT, Michel “Mike”Joseph Albany
(retired GM employee, Ski Instructor at Skyloft Ski Resort)
Passed away after a short and courageous battle with cancer on April 4, 2014 at the age of 66 years. Mike was the loving and devoted partner of Louise Lackey for over 40 of those years. He was the loving son of the late Arsene and Marianne Vaillancourt. Dear brother of Paul(deceased)Lucille, Pauline(Marcel Larouch-deceased), Noella(Florian Roy), Monique(Gaston Quirion), Claude(Lise) and Gertrude. Mike will be sadly missed by the Lackey family-Sam and Vivian, Gary and Marilyn, Barbara(Wayne-deceased), John(deceased), Jeff and Peggy ; the Snowdon family-Bonnie and Howard(both deceased), Brent and Lynette, John and Paula, Dean and Tosha, Lynn and Sean and by his numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit at the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road)905-440-3595 on Saturday, April 12th from 2-4 & 6-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at 1:30pm at St. Bede’s Anglican Church, Nolan’s Corners (Smith’s Falls, ON). Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. In memory of Mike, donations may be made to St. Bede’s Anglican Church Building Fund, or to a charity of your choice. Memories may be shared at www.destefanofuneralhomes.ca
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