FOCUS - JANUARY 2018 3 A recent retiree has dreamed up a heartwarming way to keep your late loved ones close forever. Instead of the traditional urns or burial grounds, you can opt to include the ashes of people or pets who have passed on, in a beautiful angel wing sculpture, or in a keychain to carry with you always. In August of 2016, Robin Spataro retired from the insurance business at age 55 and moved with her fam- ily from Markham to her “dream home” on over an acre of property in Nestleton. “I started this business because after moving here, the only thing left to consider was what to do with my ashes when I die,” she recalls. The Buddha statue in her garden inspired Robin to come up with her unique idea. “I knew I wanted to be cremated,” Robin explains. “And an idea came to me in the spring of this year, and that was to encase my ashes in a mold that could be set in the garden, as opposed to being buried in the ground. I have three children and thought that they would all like a piece of me, and they wouldn’t have to visit me in a grave- yard. They could go to their own garden and visit me there.” Re-connecting with a long lost friend from Toronto was the key to proceeding with her plan. He crafted the decorative molds for the two angel wing designs featured on the Together Forever website. You can choose individual left or right wings, ...................... Please turn to page 4 Robin Spataro showing how the wing appears after being molded. TOGETHER three children and thought that they Keeping Your Loved Ones With You Always PHOTOS BY MARYANN FLEMING