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Treeternity your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest shares Rob Wurzers Story

Thought about Planting a Tree For A Loved One? Treeternity offers an eco-friendly, modern way to celebrate an event, loved one, pet or family with a tree and plaque in a beautiful park. Treeternity allows you to celebrate or remember an important person or aspect of your life in an environmentally positive way. 

LET A TREE TELL YOUR STORY...

Treeternity is your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest and in this article, they share a personal story. A Time to Remember'

 Rob Wurzer's Story by Maureen Haddock

As long as I live, I will think of Rob Wurzer every November. Rob, our friend and business partner, passed away on November 4, 2016. We held his public memorial on what would have been his 58th birthday. He was born on November 11, 1958.

The summer of 2016 will, forever, be Rob’s summer. As his health declined, my husband, who was Rob’s executor, spent many hours at the hospital discussing the business, the estate, and more personal concerns. I spent time with his wife talking about life, death, and remembering. Somehow, during this time, I heard about a magical, memorial forest, just west of Saskatoon. This forest, still in its infancy, is the vision of Mia Hollinger. When we suggested to Rob that his memorial place be in a forest, he immediately liked the idea. Rob also loved the idea that Treeternity was a new business endeavour, like TVTruck, the company we shared with Rob. He was able to vividly imagine the forest, as it might look in the future.


Treeternity is a place to remember people, pets, accomplishments, and occasions. You can even plant a family tree, adding additional plaques, as the family expands. People love to visit green spaces, and each tree in the memorial park is surrounded by protected land.  You can visit the Treeternity website to watch a video illustrating how this memorial forest might look in its maturity. The site also provides a way to reach Mia Hollinger, owner and developer of the memorial forest. Mia’s blog, also on her website, covers sensitive issues and offers helpful suggestions on many topics. While in the process of planning Rob’s memorial tribute, I called Mia for more information about Treeternity. Mia made it possible for Rob’s friends and family to make a donation to Rob’s memorial tree, in lieu of flowers. She provided a site map, and we were able to select a plot with meaningful coordinates. We decided Rob’s oak tree would be planted in plot 11 of row 58, reflecting his birth date of 11,11,1958. Of course, we had to wait until spring to actually plant his tree.  

Rob’s tree was about five feet tall when we planted it in June of 2017, and Burr Oaks grow about a foot a year. I plan to have a photo taken beside Rob’s tree each year since it was approximately my height when we planted it. With luck, it will be as tall as my husband, Gord, by the summer of 2018. We personalized a 9” by 5” plaque with a favourite quote. Mia was available to help us with every question and decision. I wondered what might happen if something unforeseen occurred to the business. Mia assured me that Treeternity has an agreement with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation to donate the land as wildlife conservation, so memorial trees will be enjoyed by future generations.

On the day of the planting, we kept the group small, knowing we had already celebrated with a public ceremony. Initially, Rob’s wife held the tree as each of us placed some dirt around the roots. She sprinkled some of Rob’s ashes there, too. We talked and took photos, and, as we walked away, we were given a certified keepsake certificate. I still remember Rob laughing at the idea of being a tree, symbolically, of course. I love the idea of sitting in the gazebo at Treeternity, some summer in the future, talking to my husband about our time with Rob and remembering the summer of 2016. It’s a quiet, beautiful, young park, and I intend to watch it grow old.

My mother-in-law, at 97, loves the poem Trees. I imagine you have guessed what I am thinking. Since Treeternity is a place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other milestones, I think we could give her a tree for her 98th birthday. After all, Treeternity is a happy place.

Trees

By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see

A poem as lovely as a tree. 

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed 

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast. 

A tree that looks at God all day 

And lifts her leafy arms to pray 

A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair

Upon whose bosom snow has lain

Who intimately lives with rain

Poems are made by fools like me  

But only God can make a tree. 


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Each tree has its own story so there are countless reasons why planting a tree might be something you want to do. You can also offer it as a unique gift for someone you love, they are the perfect example of something that gives more than once.

Check out the website and contact Mia to get the process started today. 

Treeternity is your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest.


Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Services Pros at Phobia Auto Tip On Shop Rates

The Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Experts at Phobia Auto are based in Martensville and they are a Trusted source for honest advice and qualified auto service and repairs. People ask all the time how the price of an auto repair is determined, usually phrased something like, "Why does my car repair cost so much?" This is a question worth asking, especially if you've been given a repair quote that runs into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Steve at Phobia answers the question in this auto tip! 


Why Can Shop Rates Be So Expensive?

Today’s vehicles are not what they used to be. The average vehicle today had dozens of modules and computers. Training on these takes countless hours and often cost a lot of money. In training, technicians learn about manufacture specific software, and the diagnostic tree for that specific vehicle. Because no two vehicles are the same (rolls such as storage, temperature, road type, driving style, towing etc play a huge roll in wear and tear on a vehicle) Diagnostics on a particular item can be difficult without the proper training. Because every year manufacturers are trying to make vehicles more reliable, safe and efficient, the evolution of vehicles is changing rapidly. It’s important to keep the latest software and training up to date.



A shop that specializes in a particular area usually charges higher labour rates for their service than a general service shop. While a specialist may charge more, this type of shop can often wind up being cheaper in the long run. A specialist is more likely to diagnose and repair a problem in a laser-like fashion, fixing the vehicle in less time and using fewer new parts. Shops unfamiliar with a type of problem can end up muddling around, wasting the customer's money on unnecessary parts and long hours of labour just trying to find a solution.







Contact Steve and the team today- check out their reviews and see all they do on their listing here : 
Phobia Auto A Trusted Saskatoon & area Auto Repair & Service Shop
Phobia Auto Are Your Trusted Saskatoon & Area Performance Vehicle Specialist 


Why Choose Choice Payment Solutions As Your Saskatoon Business Payment Solution Providers

Choice Payment Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon payment solution provider. In his latest Choice business tip, Nelson, the owner, shares his thoughts on the reasons why we should do business with a specific business or individual.


Why Choose Choice Payment Solutions? 

With any transaction we do, we need to make a decision about why we want to purchase a specific product from a specific business. This can be for a transaction as small as a pack of gum, tank of fuel or larger purchase such as a vehicle or home renovations.  All of the transactions you make, while different in size can each cost slightly more or less depending on which company you choose to make your purchases. So if the price is important to you, then shopping around is the smart option! 


What If You Could Save Money and Get Better Service From Your Payment Solutions Provider?


Choice Payment Solutions are a Trusted Saskatoon point of sale provider. If you are a local business looking to run your operations efficiently as possible, we encourage you to contact Nelson and make an appointment to meet up. It costs nothing, and they will take the time to understand your business and see how they can help save you time, money and stress. Choice is a Saskatoon payment solutions company and they are committed to learning and growing with their valued clients, they are local and available to there to help and they have various payment solution options. 

Nelson and his team understand that the payment processing and point of sale industries are jam-packed with companies from all over North America soliciting their business over the phone. Their telesales people use various tactics to obtain information in an attempt to convert local businesses to their products and tie them into long term fee-laden contracts. While some of these companies legitimately wish to help, they are not locally owned and accountable like Choice Payment Solutions are. In the age where buying and shopping local is more important than ever to help our local economy thrive, have you ever considered that a local payment solutions company might be able to serve you better? 

Do You Value Local Friendly Service? 

A face to face conversation and a handshake is refreshing in the payment solutions industry. Time is precious to everyone, however, it is still nice to put a face to a name. Nelson's goal is simple! His team want to learn about your business and understand what you LIKE about your current point of sale solution and also what you DON'T LIKE. 

They are confident that they can provide you with enough information and real reasons that will lead to you choosing to partner with Choice Payment Solutions, they understand that some things take time and moving from one provider to another seems like a hassle - but they excel and making the transition as smooth and stress free as possible! 




Choice has been a great company to work with, and Nelson has been very helpful in transitioning us to a system that meets our current needs and can grow with the business. The local customer support is an amazing benefit that has made learning the new system very smooth." - Victoria, Trusted Saskatoon & Trusted Marketing Services (Saskatoon)




They are ready when you are... they are not going anywhere. If you are interested in learning more about Choice and what they do, contact Nelson, conversations are free. You have many options when it comes to card acceptance. They want to be your LOCAL CHOICE! 


If you already accept credit cards, take advantage of a complimentary statement analysis to find out how Choice Payment Solutions compare to your current provider.

  

Choice Payment Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers! 

Find more information and reviews on their listings here :



Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk Passes a Mystery Shop

The Trusted Saskatoon businesses become Partners with a contract, and they become part of a community. In a community, we all have our parts to play to ensure the directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity that it does. To ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where normal everyday people mystery shop our Trusted Saskatoon Partners. We then get our mystery shoppers to fill out a report to tell us about the experience!


Our latest business to be mystery shopper is Clark Dziadyk a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor.


Whether you’re buying a house for the first time, the second or the seventh time, it’s still one of the biggest decisions you ever have to make. In order to ensure sheer success, you need a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor like Clark Dziadyk! Clark will ease your mind by taking the pressure off of you to find your dream home! Clark puts 100% effort into everything he does.


Clark Dziadyk - Trusted Saskatoon Realtor- Mystery Shop





TRUSTED COMPANY: Clark Dziadyk - Realtor

Date: April 12, 2019

Name of Shopper: Stephanie


 Mystery Shop Checklist

1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered?: Fantastic! I emailed him, he called me back while on holidays.

2. If retail: Appearance of the store/staff and showroom?: N/A

3. Product/industry knowledge of staff?: Excellent.

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear?: N/A

5. Did they ask where you found them?: Yes.

6. Overall experience 1-10: 100.

7. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends?: Absolutely!

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why?: Clark Dziadyk - see attached.

9. If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process? Yes.

 

If so refer to the Trusted Guarantees and give an overall mark on each if applicable.

 

TRUSTED GUARANTEES 

1. Provide the service and quality promised. 10

2. Complete the job on time. N/A

3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises. N/A

4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs. 10

5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind. 10

 

Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company. 

Throughout my time with Clark, he has continuously wowed me. Not only as a realtor but also as a person. He is one of the most genuine, decent, selfless human beings I have ever met! From the very first call... which he made to me while he was on holidays within a few hours after my initial email to him... I knew I was in excellent hands. This man definitely picked the right career path. I felt as though he just "got me." Pretty sure he knew which home I was going to pick before I even did. I would be so lost without Clark... things I wouldn't have thought of, he did. His commitment to ensuring due diligence was... wow! He continually kept me updated, he knew what I needed before I did. He's professional, calm (which kept me calm haha,) and he always kept my best interests at the forefront of everything! The end result is I got the house I wanted, at the price I wanted, with a sweet bonus that would have fallen through if it wasn't for Clark! I am so incredibly thankful for him!


Read what clients have to say about Clark Dziadyk on his Saskatoon real estate listing here

Clark Dziadyk is a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor contact him today for all your Saskatoon Real Estate needs.



"The Realtor® in Your Neighbourhood"

Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker Tammy Wandzura Warning About Buying A New Car Before a Home

Purchasing your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions that you can make. Tammy Wandzura a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker and the team at Elite Mortgage Choice believe that buying a home should also be an exciting experience with little to NO stress. By trusting your Mortgage Broker, you are ensuring that any stress you may have had in previous encounters can be eliminated! 

Tammy truly believes that all you should have to worry about is opening the door to your new home for the very first time. In her latest mortgage article, Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker, Tammy Wandzura discusses why you should hold off on buying that new car if you are looking to buy a home.


1st Time HomeBuyer- Hold Off Buying The New Car!




















Thinking of starting the house hunting process?? Did you know that a vehicle payment can significantly affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage? Buy The House and THEN The Car " Tammy Wandzura
Federal mortgage guidelines require that your income can handle all of your debts (that you currently have) PLUS the new mortgage payment, property taxes and heat payment.  The NEW mortgage rules are more strict and rigid than ever - and require you to be very conscious of what your debt load looks like. 

 

An Example! 

If you have a car payment of $500/month - that is $500 a month less that can go towards your mortgage payment and expenses. If you have a BIWEEKLY car payment (a biweekly payment comes out of your account every 2 weeks) you make a payment 26 times in a year. If your car payment is $200 biweekly - that does not mean you are paying $400/month... it means you are paying $433.33/month. This is the number the mortgage company will use when calculating your debt. 

The Math: 

1. If you have a car payment of $433/month AND assuming you have good to great credit

  • Income is $50,000/year
  • Max Purchase Price $180,000
  • 5% down = $9,000.00

2. IF you do NOT have a car payment (same good credit, same income)

  • Max Purchase Price $225,000
  • 5% down = $11,250.00

That is a $45,000 difference in borrowing power and may allow you to purchase the type of home in the neighbourhood you are hoping to live in! After you have taken possession of your home - you can easily qualify for a Car Loan with a number of banks or dealerships. Qualifying for a home (mortgage) is a very different process with much stricter rules.

Keep In Mind:

Even with strong income, depending on the area you wish to buy a home - a vehicle payment can seriously and negatively affect your ability to qualify for the house you want to buy.


Buy the house and THEN the car!! Spread the word and tell your friends. Many FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS do NOT know this! 

You're paid off "middle of the road" vehicle is not looking so bad now, is it??


Call Tammy Wandzura today at 933.3386 for all of your Saskatoon mortgage needs OR visit www.elitemortgagechoice.com she is a Trusted SASKATOON MORTGAGE BROKER! 





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