Bothell Reporters | Andy Nystrom
The Bothell resident contributed to charities, was involved with his church and etched his mark on life each day, said his widow Lissa Chan, who labels him a “hero.”
O’Rourke died of a brain hemorrhage Aug. 19, 2010, leaving behind Chan and their two children.
On Jan. 2, a floragraph — a portrait made of floral and natural materials — of organ-donor O’Rourke will be featured on the Donate Life float entry in the 123rd Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. This was made possible by Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood and Dignity Memorial providers in the Seattle area.
“I’m honored that the funeral home selected us,” Chan said. “It’s very emotional for me — and the kids, they are doing better than I expected.
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