A pet obituary is a great way to pay tribute to a cherished family member/friend. It is important for family to memorialize our companion animals when we lose them. We need to acknowledge and honour the important role they have played in our family’s life.
Writing an obituary can be important in helping with the grieving process and helping our hearts heal. It allows you to document feelings, memories and how much they will be missed in your family’s life.
We would like to include your pet’s obituary on our memorial page of our website for you to share with family and friends. Feel free to include a picture. Please email all memorials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Dave, Nancy and Joel
With sad and lonely hearts we await that day when we can once again be joined with our faithful companion Sawyer. We envision Sawyer in those lush meadows where he can lay and bask himself in the sunshine as he did at home. We can see his large bright green eyes winking back at us saying “only if they had a vacuum or a sticky roller here to brush my fur”! We will treasure the photos, videos and memories of Sawyer, especially his love of hiding in empty cardboard boxes and bags.
Special thanks to Dr. Godfrey, Dr. Grant and the staff at Emeryville Animal Hospital for the extra special care during Sawyer’s last few days.
by Bob, Sheila, Mary Beth & Daryl
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Emma. She was our “Little Puppy Girl”. Her favourite toy was her ropey ball. She also loved to play Golf, Ball Hockey, and BBQ soccer. She was Bob’s little tool girl and would always help him in the garage. She was Sheila’s cuddle Buddy and loved her morning Blueberries. She loved her truck rides and especially going up north to the trailer. She went fishing and visiting over to the neighbours on game night. Emma was more than just a pet, she was a member of our family. Her stubbornness and her undying spirit are what kept her going through everything in life. We were truly blessed to have had her as a big part of our lives.
by Beaulieu Family
I remember the day we bought you. My husband called on his cell phone. I could hear Natalie in the background laughing and giggling. She was holding you and you were licking her face. You always had lots of “kisses” for us. Over the years we told you many secrets, knowing you would never tell anyone. We would show you a Timmy’s cup of coffee and you would wait patiently until we were finished. Then you would stick your whole head in the large cup to lick every last drop. You always brought so much joy and laughter to our family. We love and miss you soooooo much yesterday-today and tomorrow! Forever in out hearts. Thanks to the great staff at Emeryville Animal Hospital for the past 14 years of wonderful and excellent care especially Dr. Susan Donatelli and Debbie, for their compassionate care on that awful night.
by Brad, Annie and Harlow
It is with great saddness that we announce the passing of our beloved Lab-Blue Heeler mix, Sierra. “Beaner”, was a loving, vibrant, unique and energenic dog. Her favourite past time was playing fetch with her favourite red ball in the backyard. Her sister, Harlow, absolutely adored her big sister and misses her sidekick. We would like to thank everyone for their love and support. Our dogs comfort us when we are sad, make us laugh, drive us crazy, love us unconditionally and make our lives complete. It breaks our heart that she is no longer here but it brings us comfort to know she isn’t suffering or in pain anymore. We would like to thank the staff of Emeryville Animal Hospital for their support throughout Sierra’s sickness and at her passing.
by The Hogans
Our precious boy has left us in body but never will he leave our hearts.
He will be with us always as our live go on without our best friend.
We will speak of you often and will love you forever.
Hugs & Kisses
Mommy & Daddy Hogan
by Janet, Don, Bogey, and Bandit
August 10, 2011
Most of the time, people adopt pets but in Smokey’s case, he adopted us. He was a stray and one day he appeared on the window sill outside our house and we took him in. At first Smokey was a very mean cat. He was covered with mats and had to be shaved. Once shaved, he was a new cat – affectionate and loving. I think he was so grateful to finally have the pain of the mats gone. I began calling him Shadow because he followed me everywhere I went. Smokey was the smartest cat I have ever owned. It is hard for us to accept that he is gone. Smokey, you are so missed by me and my husband, and by your “brother and sister” – Bogey and Bandit. Thank you for all of the joy and love that you brought to our lives. And thank you to Dr. Grant for all that she did to try to help Smokey.
by Bourdeau Family
June 1, 2012
It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we have had to say goodbye to our faithful friend. Casey became a part of our family on June 22, 1999 and so graciously accepted all the craziness that the Bourdeau family had to offer.
A constant and faithful companion who has been a part of many family gatherings, camping, cottage trips, and all the other milestones in between.
For 13 years he asked for so little, but yet gave so much in return. He was always so eager to please and willing to learn, yet never realizing that it was really us who were learning the lessons.
Life will never be the same without him.
by Shen’s Best Friend
Shen was a very ‘adaptable’ dog from day one! He was found hanging around the Dearborn shelter, hungry & wanting to come inside just to be with someone. We saw his handsome photo on the Pets.com site while looking for a dog to love. I remember most when he would sit at the top of the steps, knowing we were coming home, and give us the biggest smile ever. Such a friendly dog, accepting all other dogs … a very hospitable boy indeed. His quiet, loyal presence will be greatly missed
I was not ready to say good-bye, but heaven was waiting for you. You were the best companion anyone could have. You provided many many hours of joy and comfort. You were a really good girl always and very well behaved.
Give Gramma kisses for me.
Thank you for picking me as your master 14 years ago. I had a choice between two pups. The first pup had perfect erect ears, but left after it greeted me, then you, this floppy eared pup came to me and stayed. Guess what, I had a dog who looked like a puppy his whole life! We had fun rollerblading, dog sledding, kayaking, fishing and going for walks. Your favorite pastime was climbing that tree out back, sitting there watching over your domain and looking out for those blasted squirrels! I’ll miss your howling at any song on the radio and that had a saxophone playing on it. You brought so much joy to me and everyone you met.
by Sandra, Peter and Maggie
In memory of our beloved Brodie. He was the sweetest, gentle, but fun loving and cuddly little boy who always greeted us with his cuddly stuffless toys. He is missed so much by us, also his mother Maggie who does not understand where he has gone.
Brodie Brightened up everyones day.
God bless you Brodie, we will always love you.
by Jamie O’Neil
With much sadness we mourn the loss of our beloved family pet Zoey. Zoey was first a proficient hunter and retriever for her master Jamie. Second, Zoey was protector and faithful companion to her family Wendy, Samantha, Hannah and Dylan. Zoey enjoyed the active years with a growing family. She was a part of many holiday celebrations and family trips. Zoey enjoyed the run of many acres and a large pond up until her last day. Zoey is missed by her sister and personal trainer Jazz. She will be in our memory forever.
by Emilie F., R.V.T. on behalf of Sara Lachance
August 29, 2013
Coco Bear was a 3 year old rabbit brought to Emeryville Animal Hospital after visiting several clinics in Essex County in search for an answer. She was a bright, happy, and loving bunny who found great joy in being with her family. She will always be loved and profoundly missed.
Please visit the link at the bottom of this page to see how wonderful Coco Bear was.
by Jan, Don, and Bogey
January 3, 2014
Bandit was a stray who chose us as his family. When we brought him into our house, he immediately felt totally at home. We knew that he belonged with us. Bandit loved to snuggle with me. He would press his head into my chest as if he just couldn’t get close enough. He liked to give me kisses and he looked at me with such trusting eyes that I would just melt. We were so lucky to have Bandit come into our lives and I am so glad that we were able to give him the loving home that he deserved. Bandit had a brother, Smokey, who he really loved. Smokey passed away last year and it comforts me to know that they will now be together again. Bandit will be dearly missed by my husband, our other cat Bogey and me. It comforts us to know that he is now at peace with Smokey. Bandit, you are truly missed and you will always be in our hearts.
by Margaret Watson
It_s Time – A song dedicated to Waylon
Waylon William Watson – July 6, 2006 – March 17, 2014
Waylon, our purebred Miniature Schnauzer, was born in Mason, Quebec and adopted at 9 AM, August 30, 2006 from breeder, Aline Thibaudeau by Jim and I, Margaret Watson. He was carefully wrapped in his blanket with his name embroidered already on it. He laid in my arms peacefully on the long ride home to Woodslee, Ontario. During his early years, he successfully graduated from Emeryville Animal Hospital obedience school. He was a very healthy, happy and joyful member of our family who brought us unconditional love. He was known as “Our little gentleman”. He loved people especially children. It was a sad day, in the fall of 2013, when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He dealt with this disease until March 2014 when he lost his eyesight and developed further health complications such as liver, pancreas and high white blood cell count problems. His quality of life had deteriorated significantly. Our heart sunk on Monday, March 17th, 2014 when the Vet, Dr. Godfrey advised us “it’s time”. Heartbroken, his Dad, held him in his arms in the same embroidered blanket that he was wrapped in when we picked him up, whilst Dr. Godfrey administered the needle to end his suffering and begin our tearful and anguished life without him. He’s also missed by his family and many, many friends. I immortalized him in a poem, “It’s time” which I later had my cousin, David Stone of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a singer/songwriter convert it to a beautiful and touching song. Rest in peace our dearest Waylon. We will forever miss him…..
“It’s time” to say Good-Bye,
Today, these few words made us cry.
“It’s time” then they took you away,
“It’s time” makes this the saddest day.
“It’s time” and now you’re gone,
“It’s time” for our dear Waylon to move on.
“It’s time” is so very hard to say,
Knowing now you’re just ashes today.
“It’s time” for no more barking to hear,
“For all time” however, your unconditional love we’ll hold dear.
Love Mom & Dad
by Bernik Family
June 30/2001 – July 4/2014
Molson was like a baby in our family. Everything we did inside or outside was with him in mind.
To keep him safe and unharmed.
When we found out that Molson was sick and would have to be put down. It broke our hearts.
Thank you to Dr. Grant and everyone at Emeryville Animal Hospital for taking good care of Molson for all those years.
Rest in peace buddy. The Bernik Family
by Betty Jean Raymont
May 7/2005 – July 18/2014
A day in May
Always dreamed of, always desired
and now a reality… she was coming home with us!
We named her Libby-Ray after my mother and my husband
and it was the perfect name for that cute little Schnauzer.
She became the little sister to my three daughters
and a favorite playmate to all of my grandchildren.
You know how it is … one of the family.
We loved her strong and long until that day.
Her suffering ended but it was the beginning of mine.
She remains in my mind’s eye, on the deck, sitting at the top of the couch, scratching me to stop knitting, being pet for hours by my husband.
I remain in love with them both and treasure the time we had together.
As much as the loss pains me, I am so grateful they were a part of my life.
Let me not forget about the wonderful care throughout the years and the compassion shown over my losses.
Love Betty Jean Raymont
by Patricia Birch
July 2000 – July 14/2014
Teeger passed away peacefully on July 14, 2004. He leaves behind Patches his Buddy and Mickey. He came to us as an injured kitten in our yard. We took him inside and his gentle nature shone through as he connected with Coco our pet at the time. After Coco passed away once again the little giant welcomed Patches. His presence at the kitchen door to welcome us when we came home will be greatly missed. Now we are left with beautiful memories and a broken heart of a Little Tabi with his five toes who loved everybody.
Nelly Jam Lefaive
by Julie Lefaive
January 30/2000 – September 2/2014
Nelly, a black Cairn Terrier mix, was rescued and adopted by the Lefaive family on January 30/2002. She quickly became the baby of the family. Nelly was such a good girl and put up with anything, including being pushed around in a doll stroller by her brother and sister, Jeremy and Melanie. Her dad, Greg, enjoyed her greetings at the top of the stairs when he got home from work. Her mom, Julie, enjoyed her constant company because Nelly was her shadow. Nelly also loved walks, especially at Maidstone Conservation Area (a.k.a. Tootsie Roll Trail) which was her favourite place. Nelly was diagnosed with diabetes at nine years old, but with meticulous care and love, she survived another five years. We will miss her dearly and she will be warmly thought of in our hearts forever. We’ll always love you baby girl.♥
by Erin and Leo Bisson
May 1/2009 – August 26/2014
Bear was one of the most loving dogs you would every meet. He was loved by many and will be missed greatly. He enjoyed spending his time with his family and friends, going for runs on the track, sleeping under the dinner table, playing with his squeaky toys and soccer balls, but most of all he loved acting like a human. Bear snored so loud you could hear it from afar, he loved waiting to get a drink out of the bathtub and has enjoyed eating many socks over the years. Bear was unlike any other, the way he knew when you would be home and would always be waiting excitedly even on his last days. Bear will never be forgotten, as since the day we got him, he left his footprints on our hearts.
May he always be watching over us…
May 2001 – November 3/2014
Sneaky was the ruler of the neighbourhood, wherever we moved to. He had two equal sides: ruthless and skilful hunter, but at home a loving loyal companion. We will always remember his unique personality and soulful eyes- he loved to curl up with each of us and purr (sometimes drool) after a long day hunting and visiting neighbor cats through their back doors. He would patrol the neighbourhood, owning his space, and when he came home his shadowy silhouette at the front door made us say “batman’s back!” We had never seen a cat follow their family on a walk around the block-people would point out the black cat was following us- even for ‘trick or treats’. We didn’t know a cat was capable of panting after a long walk or chasing a bouncy ball! Sneaky was so handsome and majestic- he was the coolest member of out family. As Dr. Jeun put it “a real cat’s cat”. We were so lucky to have had him in our family and we’ll miss him tremendously -he was on in a trillion.
Sarah, Jesùs, Theron and Geneva
by Roth Family
November 2001 – October 9/2015
Beloved pet and companion of George, Kathy, Dan and Kelly. Martin loved boat rides, swimming, playing ball and going for walks. He also enjoyed, car rides, day trips, naps and hanging out in the garage with George. He was a beloved member of our family and is greatly missed. A Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Donatelli and Dr. Jeun and the staff at Emeryville Animal Hospital for their compassionate care during Martin’s Life and passing, helping us cope with our loss.
The Roth Family
by England Family
October 2/2006 – December 28/2016
Jack Black came to us on Christmas Eve 2006. He was our granddaughter Emma’s cat but he could not live at her house because he sister Olivia’s allergies. All black, with just a white tuff on his chest. Jack was sweet natured animal from the first day. “Baby Boy” liked to be close to us at all times. He slept at the foot of our bed. He didn’t purr but acknowledged our presence and got our attention by saying “Err”. Jack liked to watch the wildlife in our yard from our windows and raced from one room to the next following them. He was an indoor cat but we bought a long screened tunnel so that he could join us in the garden. A favorite part of his day was nightly treat time and the game he played racing to find them.
His sudden illness and death shook all of us. We loved him so and our hearts are aching as we mourn the death of our dear “Baby Boy”.
August 30/2006 – June 07/2016
Titus was a gentle giant with such a loving heart. He lost his battle with cancer June 7/2016. It hurt so bad to say goodbye but to know you are know longer in pain helps ease the heartache a little.
“Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.
I was so blessed to have you in my life.
by The Connor Family
December 10/2005 – September 7/2016
It is with broken hearts that we had to say good-bye to our beagle, Maya on September 7, 2016 after almost 11 years of loving and loyal companionship. We were truly blessed to have you in our lives and we miss you so much. Our home is now strangely silent. No longer do we her your familiar click click sound on the hardwood floors; the squeak of you pumpkin toy that you loved so much even when it wasn’t Halloween; or the sound of you snoring ever so loudly by our bed at night. The front door opens and you are no longer there, furiously wagging your tail waiting to be hugged and ready to shower us with your sloppy kisses. You brought us such great joy through the years and have left us with enough good memories in our hearts to last from now to eternity.
Thank you to Dr. Godfrey and all the wonderful staff at Emeryville Animal Hospital for taking such great care of our girl through the years but especially during the final moments of Maya’s life.
And finally to you dear, sweet Maya,
“Remember there are no thunderstorms in heaven, only gentle breezes, babbling brooks, sunshine and rainbows”. You’re free to run and play my friend until we meet once again.
June 28/2004 – Jan 20/2017
Our beloved Oscar Madison Kalapos is
survived by his parents Jill and John Kalapos, Feline sister Felix and Canine Brother Casey.
You made us laugh every day
Our Precious little boy
Whether sitting in a box or on our lap
You brought us so much joy
We know that we will meet again
Until that day has come
Please know that you’re so very loved
Our little four legged son
Jasmine Abigail Wilder
by Wilder Family
Ken and Laura owned the house where Jasmine lived but she was much loved by Julie, Lennie, Brendan, Josh, Brad, Sarah and Matthew.
Tabby (or Tabs) Brode
by Alice Brode
Monsieur Minou Gagnon-Grandbois
by Gagnon-Grandbois Family
Birdie’s human family.
She is gorgeous and described as a sweet loving and very smart and had one litter of six who all had the same loving personality as her.
So on our way home from Milton, we saw Maderia and fell in love with her, and at Kathie’s request took her home with the understanding that Kathie would still breed her. Maderia developed an eye imperfection which meant she could not breed. Maderia then became Maddie, and how her life changed. Within a few months she joined the Border City Barkers Dog agility team, and although not as fast as others, was always perfect in what she did. She loved the meet the public or children after the show.
She loved to work and be doing things, never learned how to play ball, or even play with other dogs. She became a member of the St John Ambulance Dog Therapy teams in Windsor where she visited Heron Terrace Nursing Home at least twice a week for ten years. Her specialty was her capability to sit on someone’s bed or chair and stay focused on their face for ten minutes. Sometimes getting a seemingly oblivious person to open their eyes, or move their hand to stoke her.
Maddie also became a child certified dog, which meant she could work with young children at the hospital, schools and library’s. Her favorite was the library’s where young children read to her, again she had the capacity to stay focused and look at the book and the child reading, to the extent that Children were sure she was also reading.
At the age of fourteen she was slowing down and resting a lot, but loved to be outside enjoying looking over our backyard.
As our vet said, other than being deaf and blind, for her age she was very healthy and fit, but alas she succumb to heart issues, and had water in her lungs which was getting worse.
Over her life she brought happiness to hundreds of people always showing her love for people, and will be greatly missed.
In loving memory of a great family dog, who loved making others smile.
A Tribute to Max
The dogs who’ve shared our lives,
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think
we hear a barking at the door.
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometime, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring ew friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts belong to them…
and always will.
— Linda Barnes —
We will never forget you little buddy . .
Mommy’s little helper and Daddy’s companion
March 2015 to March 25, 2021
Alice’s “White Rabbit” COMET has left this Earth for his forever life in Wonderland where he can now roam freely and chew everything.
Comet, a lionhead bunny with a big attitude. He loved his dinners of Romaine lettuce, pellets and hay. When he finished his bowl of food, he would flip it over and sometimes throw it out of his bin. A not-so-subtle sign to give him more to eat. He enjoyed his midnight snack of blueberries or apple chunks. When he heard his glass dish, he would hop over to it. He also enjoyed morning treats. He was a spoiled bunny and was the messiest pet ever. His fluffy, fine fur flew around the room like tumbleweeds. His body was the shape of a large ‘cotton’ ball. He had bright blue eyes and little ears that were always tilted in different directions. He was a good eater and a big pooper. Trails of poop were left in various places. Comet needed regular butt baths to clean his white fur. Sometimes, more water ended up on Mom. He would allow some cuddling and brushing after a bath. At one point, his “dig, dig, bite” signified that he was done with social interaction. His cuteness made up for all of that.
Comet was curious and would run around his room to find new places to play and sleep. He liked to chew on cardboard boxes (better than the baseboards and the furniture) and he would push the boxes around and sleep in them. He was the soundest sleeper in the house and sometimes, he would wake up only if petted. Although he made no verbal noises, he could be heard throughout the quiet house getting into trouble in his room. His feline friends did not mind his unusual behaviour. He was a constant form of entertainment. Where is the bunny hiding now? In a box, in the cathouse, in his condo, under the cabinet, in the tunnel, in his bin… If someone wanted Comet to show affection, just scratch his back near his butt and he would lick your hand. He left fur everywhere including our hearts. Comet will be sorely missed.
April 13, 2003 – December 2, 2021
It is with great sadness that we say, “Goodbye,” to our cuddly and furry friend, who passed away peacefully at the age of 18 years and 8 months, after a long fought battle with heart disease.
When we found you abandoned at 5 weeks old, we provided you with food, shelter, and fun. You repaid us with love, licks, and lap cuddles for years to come.
We will always miss you Neely, and we hope that you soak up the sunshine, wherever you may be.
Rest In Peace, Sweet Boy