Richard "Bruce" Flowers

December 12, 1947 - September 10, 2018

Richard "Bruce" Flowers

December 12, 1947 - September 10, 2018


Why order flowers through us?

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.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

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.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

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, 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.

Sympathy Cards

A Thoughtful Gesture

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Place a Donation

The gift of giving

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.

Financial Support

A Helping Hand

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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Obituary for Richard "Bruce" Flowers

FLOWERS, R. Bruce 1947 - 2018
A member of the Sculptors’ Society of Canada, he taught Visual Arts for thirty years. Huron Park Secondary was his first permanent position in his home town of Woodstock, ON., before pursuing his dream of taking his Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) degree in New York (Pratt Institute) ‘82 - ‘84. He retired from Saunders Secondary in London in 2002 where he had been active as an openly gay teacher from the early 1990s. He considered his effort as a gay role model his most important contribution to education. The founder of the London Pride Art Show in 1992, he was presented the Ken Sadler Award, retiring as its curator one last time in 2017 after many decades of involvement. His passions were sculpture and heritage architecture, delighting in the restoration of his beautiful historic home. A private funeral service will be held prior to the interment of ashes at Hillview Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Rainbow Youth Bursary Fund would be appreciated, and may be arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004).
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Those members of the public wishing a sculpture by Bruce Flowers may freely choose one from his pictorial inventory in remembrance of his celebration of figurative form from those made available by the estate. For selection and additional details, please contact Al Stewart.

Contact: Al Stewart
The Art Exchange
247 Wortley Road
London, ON N6C 3P9
Tel: (519) 434-0000
Fax:(519) 434-8226

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