In Loving Memory of SGD's and my BIGGEST fan; my dad Timothy Turk 4/29/45 - 3/22/13
I am a florist... which means aside from my many wedding creations, I also design funeral arrangements on a regular basis. My life at work is like the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral. But nothing in life could have prepared me for coping with the hardest time in my life, the passing of my dad! In 2012 over Mother's day weekend(the second busiest time of year for a florist), my dad was diagnosed with stage four lung and brain cancer. How do you say goodbye to the first man you ever loved? My dad, my hero, lost his courageous battle with cancer after fighting strong for almost a year. I thank God everyday that I was able to gain the strength to be able to give my dad one last gift after his passing, the floral arrangements for his funeral. Each piece was special and told a story about my dad... not a day passes that I don't think about him, and what I would give to have one more day with him! I love you and miss you dad, I dedicate this site to you.
In Loving Memory of the man I dedicate Oregon Floral to; my Father-in-law Hubert Hermans 3/17/36 - 2/10/14
Hub like myself was an entrepreneur and started his own business out of his home. He was diagnosed with prostate and bone cancer Labor Day weekend the same year as my dad was diagnosed. He was a business man and had faith in me and told me I could own Oregon Floral. A week before Christmas they had given Hub a month, how do I say goodbye to another man I admire and love so much. It was a very difficult time for me, it re-opened wounds that had not been closed from the passing of my father. I thank God I was able to let Hub know that I purchased Oregon Floral on February 1st. On February 10th during the busiest week of the year with Valentine's Day Hub, my hero, lost his courageous battle with cancer after fighting strong for over a year and a half. Even being the busiest week of the year I was able to design one last special gift for his funeral. I love you and miss you Hub, I dedicate my business Oregon Floral to you. I hope I am making you proud in heaven also!
I would like to take time to say "Thank You" to all who offer their supporting love, but most of all, I give thanks to God for the gift that he has given me. Thanks to all of my family and friends for all of your love and support! Without all of your encouragement I would have never followed my heart and spread my wings! Also, a special thank you to those that have trusted me to design for your special day and now I call apart of my SFD@OF family!