Bristol florist ‘devastated’ after funeral wreath stolen from cemetery’s memorial garden

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A Bristol florist is ‘devastated’ after a wreath she made for a funeral was ‘stolen’. Maria Reeves runs the Pet-Alls florist from the pet and garden shop on Crow Lane in Henbury, which she owns alongside her husband.

She was asked to make a funeral wreath by friends of a deceased person. On February 14, she left the wreath next to a plaque bearing the name of the deceased in the memorial garden at Canford Cemetery and Crematorium, as she often does.

The funeral directors then normally picked up the flowers for the ceremony. However, Maria says someone must have taken them, as they did not arrive at the funeral. Maria said she was “devastated” when she found out what had happened.

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“We’ve been in business for 20 years and this has never happened before. We’re really upset about that,” she said. Bristol live. “It was an expensive decoration, costing around £70, but Maria said the price didn’t matter.

“It doesn’t matter how many there are. It’s the fact that someone took flowers that were there for someone’s funeral, which is just despicable.” The wreath was decorated with red roses and Maria wonders if someone may have taken it as a Valentine’s Day gift for someone else.

She posted a message on Facebook with a photo of a similar wreath, hoping that if that happened the person who received them might notice. “You have to let karma do its thing, that’s how I see it. We’ll probably never know who did it, but maybe the person receiving it will,” she said. declared.

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