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The Celebration of Bill Canning’s Well-Lived Life

Bill Canning happy outdoors with his best buddy.

Bill Canning happy outdoors with his best buddy.

Now and then we are fortunate enough to come across people who have “The Ripple Effect”.

The Ripple Effect:  Putting your energy into others by generously sharing your passions and beliefs.  Your positive effect on others can be followed outwards, incrementally influencing and changing people’s lives.

One such person was Bill Canning, aka “Wild Bill”.  Bill Canning passed after living 82 wonderful years.  Bill was my friend Candra’s father.  Candra always talked about the fabulous relationship she had with her father and when I saw them together I could see in their fun banter how much they loved each other.

When I was invited to his celebration of life and saw the location was a winery in Northern California, I knew this wasn’t going to be just another funeral. Another hint: we were instructed to wear cowboy attire since Bill was a cattle rancher and almond farmer. Continue reading

Great memorial verse for Mom

Butterfly Forget Me Not Plantable Funeral Cards

Butterfly Forget Me Not Plantable Funeral Cards

butterflyforgetmenotinsideToday, a customer purchased our plantable butterfly forget-me-not memorial cards for her mother’s celebration of life. I was touched by the words she chose for the cards. Continue reading

Unique idea in Lieu of Flowers, Create your own Funeral Flowers and Add Photos


It’s so common now for people to write, “In lieu of flowers….” Let’s not get rid of flowers all together, instead consider this DIY option. Continue reading

Creative Flower Arrangement for Fitness Legend Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne barbell funeral arrangement

Jack LaLanne barbell funeral arrangement

Today there was a true celebration of Jack LaLanne’s life. Many consider him to be the king of all things fitness. He was lifting barbells just hours before he passed and was laid to rest with the same weight he was holding in his left hand when he died, his son, Dan LaLanne said. Continue reading