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.
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SATURNO; Salvatore “Sam”
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Salvatore “Sam”, surrounded by his family, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Born January 9, 1930, in Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, to Rosa and Pietro Saturno. Immigrating to Canada in 1959 with a dream for a better life, his entrepreneurial spirit and artisan skills led him to start a successful masonry business in 1963, and cofounding Midhaven Homes in 1986, an active participant up to his final days, his career always defined by his passion, honesty, and integrity. This passion extending to his love of gardening, music, and sharing stories with family and friends over a coffee or glass of wine, he was an inspiration to many. Sam is survived by the love of his life Tina (nee Cusma), his loving children Peter (Rosie), Rosa Cannella (Tony), and his cherished grandchildren Samuel, Amanda, Jessica, and her fiancé Chris Barnes. Sam lives in the hearts of his siblings Concettina Gaetano (Argentina), Tindara Giorgio (Sicily), Maria and Francesco Albis (Whitby), Catena and Giuseppe Ziino (Milano), Umberto and Sarina (Whitby), Antonino and Antonietta (Brampton), Julia and Domenico (Whitby), as well as brothers and sisters-in-law Nunziatina and Salvatore Cicero (Roma), Vince and Mitch Cusma (Whitby), and predeceased by Rosario Gaetano, Salvatore Giorgio, Sarina and Pietro Albis. He is fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, godchildren, as well as countless friends. Sam’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Malek, as well as the exceptional staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, and particularly Lakeridge Health Bowmanville CCU. Visitation will be held at the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa(south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road)905-440-3595, on Tuesday, May 20th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 903 Giffard Street, Whitby, on Wednesday, May 21st at 10 am, followed by the entombment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby. In memory of Sam, donations may be made to Lakeridge Health Foundation “R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre”. Memories may be shared at www.destefanofuneralhomes.ca
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