Ask the Funeral Expert – Roger Sept
For over two decades Saamis Memorial has a Christmas tree decorated with angels. Each angel represents a person who has passed away between November 1st and October 31st of each year.
We realized that holidays can be a very difficult time for families who have experienced a recent death. We wanted to do something special for them and happened to mention it to a lady who had recently lost her husband. She returned a few days later and suggested we do an angel tree, hence this beautiful tradition began. The first couple of years we only gave angels to families who had entrusted their loved ones to our care. However, we had so many other families requesting one we realized that they too were in need of an angel. We now provide an angel to all families. Each angel is handcrafted by Tony Armstrong, son of the original creator of the angels, and his family and then decorated by us. They are a true labour of love!
Additional angels can be purchased and all the money is given directly to the Medicine Hat Santa Clause Fund. Last year’s Angel Tree raised over $3500 for this year’s Fund. Thank you. It is our honor to serve the families of Medicine Hat and Area.
Please call 403-528-2599 for more information.