Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message 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, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities 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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Mr. John Douglas Toppozini, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 13, 2017. John was born in Fort William on March 6, 1954 to Allio and Norah Toppozini. He was educated locally and went on to work for many years at Bombardier in shipping/receiving, until retirement in 2009. His five children were raised by him and their mother Barb in the house that he built in Scoble, with the help of his friends, and that he continued to live in until he passed. He took great pride in his house and yard where he had many flowers beds and almost always freshly cut grass. He loved having visitors and always made sure everyone felt welcome to stay and come back at any time. John was a social person that loved to bring everyone together through various activities like fishing, hanging out at Oliver Lake, and his annual horseshoe tournaments. John is survived by his children Lisa, Laura (Chad), Kimberly (Jason), John, and William (Shae). He is also survived by his grandchildren Rowan, River, and Brantley as well as his sisters Louise (Wayne) and Cheryl (Tim) and brother Gary (Linda). He was predeceased by his parents Allio and Norah. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Thursday, July 20 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the DaVinci Centre. Should friends so desire, donations made in memory of John to the Neebing Fire Department as well as Thunder Bay Counselling Centre are much appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street at James.
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