Pet Memorials


2002 – 2018

It’s been months since you left us but we still miss you. Although the we know that you are now free of pain and running with your mom and dad and Charlie, we still wish that you were all still here with us.

Love mom and dad. And your cottage family, Stephanie and Kevin.

Dorthe Hansen Sullivan


Rudy – March 2, 2019

On March 2,2019, we lost a precious member of our family. Rudy had a unique personality and was a huge presence in our lives even though he was just a little guy. If he wasn’t sharing his love with lots of kisses or lying along side one of us enjoying a nap he was quietly listening to all our troubles and making us feel better. Rudy’s time with us was too short but the love shared is timeless.


Minnie Meyer

August 2011 to Feb 2019

We have lost our sweet and dear loving Minn

Mustang Meyer. She was battling cancer the last few months.
Minnie, you were a very special friend and companion.
Thank you very much for coming into our lives and enriching us every day.
We will always remember you in our hearts. We all miss you very much.
– Your Daddy and Mommy (Scott and Anna) and your brothers (Mortimer and Mickey)

FÜLI – February 23, 2019


There are relationships and bonds we form in this world that none can replace.

Füli and we had such a relationship; while we love all dogs, big and small, Füli was the one who chose us nearly 12 years ago and came to be our best friend.

Through thick and thin, he has been our anchor and the love of our lives. We were his everything and he was ours.

When we think of him, we think not of the last few weeks or months; we think of years of happiness and not knowing anything but him as a center of our family.

Füli was the picture of happiness: as long as with his pack, walking, coming back to his nest where he could keep an eye on us and share in our meals, he was fully content.

But nowhere was he happier than at the Arboretum, running free, sniffing away, meeting new friends and simply enjoying nature to its fullest.

Füli has left this world, but he has not left us. Always in our hearts, always part of our lives, he remains our love now and always.

We will meet again, my love !

Nora and Louis

DUKE – October 9, 2018

Though it’s been months, I still have tears in my eyes and a catch in my throat the size of an apple as I write this.
Duke exemplifies why I believe what I do. The fact that he was canine makes no difference, as all beings have souls and spirits, and boy was his special.
When he arrived at our house he was a mess, a stray from the streets of Gatineau. How he ended up as a stray is beyond me. Despite the many physical ailments plaguing him, his kind spirit shone through. There was no way he was going to die on our watch. His chest cold was so bad that he sounded like a 100 year old smoker. The first few nights I stayed on the couch with him, terrified he’d stop breathing.
A lot of TLC, good food, and eventual surgeries to remove broken teeth, an unknown lump and get him fixed and he was a different dog. He also bonded with his brother Prince & the two became as inseparable as real brothers.
Something else extremely special began to occur. This wonderful soul became in tune to my feelings, and began to ensure I was protected and cared for. When Prince died suddenly, we were both shocked, and solidified an unbreakable bond that was obvious to all. He was my constant companion, helped me grieve and became my ESA companion. He facilitated many trips I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.
When we got our little fireball called Cocoa, he immediately embraced the role of big brother. He was loving, protective and infinitely patient. Pouncing and wacks with large toys were all tolerated by what could only be called a human sign.
When he became ill, he received great care at Blair Animal Hospital, the Ottawa Emergency Hospital and he was at DMV Veterinary Center in Montreal awaiting surgery when he passed away suddenly. For his sake, I’m glad it was sudden and painless, and not after an invasive surgery. But for me, it’s left me devastated, with a void that will never be filled.
I love you Dukie Duke & I will never forget you or stop loving you. You are gone but never forgotten.


MAGGIE – November 5, 2018

In August, 2001 my daughter was attending a summer day camp when the Humane Society of Ottawa visited the camp. One of the animals they brought was named Maggie, a 3 year old stray; my daughter instantly fell in love with her. The next day when my wife and I went to the Humane Society, the attendant handed me a tiny black ball of fur; Maggie tucked her head under my chin and purred, she had found a new home.

For the last 17+ years she has been a valued member of our family. She was everyone’s cat, and shared “lap time” with the three of us. Several years later, when my daughter left for university, and th

en to work in another city, at night Maggie would often meow and force us to take a tour of her room, letting us know she was missing. My daughter and Maggie had a special bond.

In late October, Maggie knew her time was drawing near and it seemed she was telling me she wanted to see her “sister” one more time to say goodbye. Our daughter came home in time and our family was reunited for one last weekend. Time caught up with Maggie the next day.

Thanks to the Blackburn Animal Hospital and Paws at Rest for taking care of our Maggie. Our family has lost a dear member and our home seems empty without you. We miss you, and you will always live on in our hearts.

Love from your family


October 3, 2003 – June 27, 2018

Flash was such a sweet and gentle old soul. And he gave us so much love and kept us laughing for 14 1/2 yrs. It isn’t easy to think of a world without him. We miss him so much and will love and remember him always.

Christine & Keith Powell

ROCKY – July 2, 2018

You made our live better just by being with us.
No words can describe how much I miss you already.
I am sooo blessed to have had you share my life for 16yrs. Simply the best companion ever.You are our best buddy forever xoxo
I adore you, I adore you, I adore you.
Fly high my darling Angel.Everyone loves you forever, Rocky. You touched sooo many people’s hearts and gave us joy.
Thank you, my sweetheart, for your precious unconditional love.
#RIPRockybear #sweetSoul #Angelfromheaven
With love,
Mom, Jess, & Bibi

CHICO – June 25, 2018

My dear family and friends,

It is with great sadness and a broken heart that I have to tell you that my beloved Chico passed onto the spirit world on June 25th at 10:15 am. He suffered a great stroke on the weekend and could not recover.
He was deeply deeply loved, cherished and admired by me and all who met him. RIP my little man, my son and friend. Xoxoxo. I miss you sweet Chico!

Many Thanks to my vet at Algonquin Animal Hospital, Francine at Paws at Rest and to all those who share in my sadness.

I know one day we will be united and there will be no more sickness to d

ivide our friendship. Your

unwavering gentleness and warmth permeated to everyone you met. I was so proud to have you in my life and to have been chosen by the Creator to care and love you as you taught me unconditional love.

Thank you my little man.

SCION – April 22, 2018

Scion was my living angel for 18 wonderfully joyous years. Her legendary spirit and love for fun adventures every single day is something I will cherish for eternity. A great legacy of hers is life is to be lived; choose your own style and pace and never be bothered about getting dirty. I am honoured to be the caretaker of such a beautiful legacy. We will enjoy our heavenly BBQs soon My Girlie, Daddy loves you.



March 17th, 2007 – January 12th, 2018

Penny was more than a pet. She was a best friend, a healer, a rock. She was a handful at times but she sure knew how to keep life interesting. She was as independent as they come but she was also the best snuggler I’ve ever known. She loved chasing skipping stones – sticks weren’t challenging enough for her. She loved going to the off-leash to visit humans – other dogs didn’t really interest her. She sat like a human and hogged my pillow at night. I still can’t comprehend how so much character fit in an 18pd dog.

You’re one of a kind, Nertz and you’ll never be forgotten.

YODA – January 10, 2018

When we brought you home you were a handful of fur and ears, only 2 months old. You were so adorable and we couldn’t help but love you.
You grew up to be a handsome boy with a huge personality, like no other.
You always knew when I’d be coming home and you’d sit by the window and wait for me. You’d run to the door to greet us, with your dog siblings. Your hugs, kisses, head butts, and gentle caresses to our faces will never be forgotten. Its like you knew when we needed you most.
I bought an extra large pillow, just to share with you because sleeping on my face was your favourite spot, of course. That pillow just seems too big now and I miss sharing it with you.
Everyone loves you, even people that didn’t like cats, fell in love with you immediately. But that’s because you weren’t really a cat; you were our best friend.
Letting you go was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I know it was the right thing and I know you will always be with us. Until we meet again, my old man; my precious Yoda cat. I love you! We all love you!

Love Mom, Dad, Quinn, Seth, Lara, Eric, Duke & Kizzie

Patricia Mc Donald

SAMMY – November 30, 2017

Yesterday, cancer claimed the life of another gentle soul.
Defender of the property from all things squirrel, turkey, crow and the occasional blue heron. He was the best walker in “the hood” and a lover of golden retrievers. He will be forever remembered as a loving and important member of this family.

We hope we helped him through his sudden and painful experience. We was loved and will be forever missed.       


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