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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"Barbara Collinson born in Montreal, Canada, was the baby of four. She moved to Los Angeles, California in the late 1950s where she met her husband and started a family. After much consideration, the family moved to San Diego in the late 1960s and became a family of four. This is where she resided the entirety of her life.
Some of her most often reflected upon memories were establishing Pop Warner and Little League in North San Diego County and organizing local Independence Day parades. Spending summers with her cousins at Lake Champlain was a fond childhood recollection.
At one point, she strived to earn a vocational degree while maintaining her committed professional responsibilities in Trust Services at Northern, which she fulfilled through retirement. As Barbara gracefully aged, knowing she must stay busy, she pursued her passion of singing with help from the RB Chorale. Barbie was a loyal member of the VFW, Elk’s Club and Moose Lodge. Her hobbies included karaoke, traveling with friends, indulging in food along with lots of chatter and smiles.
Her quest in life was to entertain and be entertained. Barbara is preceded by her pop Thomas Collinson, mum Alice Hawkins, brothers Thomas Collinson and Alan Collinson and her son Glen Popa. Her surviving family members are daughter Elaine, son in law Larry, granddaughter Megan, grandson Glen, brother Peter, and nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made in Barbara’s honor to the RB Chorale (PO Box 227 Poway, CA 92074) and Veterans of Foreign War Post #3788 (7785 Othello Avenue San Diego, California 92111)."
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