IN loving memory of:
Memorial Ceremony attended by:
Joanne and Angels Pooh Bear and Asia
Guardian Angel David and Max
Guardian Angel Dell and Angel Poppy
Angel Diane and Molly
Guardian Angel Dona and Paxon
||Guardian Angel Jill and Angel Molly
Guardian Angel John and Angel Edison
||Guardian Angel Linda and Angel Dallas
Angel Linda K and Jim and Angel Bailey
Angel Marian and Tinker
|Guardian Angel Michael and Norman
Angel Sharon and Tasha
Beth, Bailey and Angel Jasper
Charlene and Shelby
Chivas and Angel Noble Aquila
and Angel Abby
Deena and Angel Jake
Donna, Sammy and Angel Lucky
Elizabeth and Mikey
and Gini and Angel Suede
Greg, Sharon, Scamp and Angel
Kristine and Kaiser
and Angels Sony and Kodak
and Angel Maggi
Melissa and Angel Tucker
Nacine and Varga
Rich and the Brady Bunch
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
hat pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing:
they each miss someone very special, someone who has been left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and
looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver.
Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into those trusting eyes,
so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow
We began the
ceremony with Guardian
Angel Linda K
reading "An Indian Poem"
give you this,
one thought to keep,
I am with you still,
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken
in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars
that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone-
I am with you still,
in each new dawn.
We then lit candles for our epi pups who now live in our
and Gini's Suede
poem "The Gates of Heaven" was read by Guardian Angel Dell:
Gates of Heaven
When I got to the gates of heaven
After we said goodbye,
I began to miss you terribly,
Because I heard you cry.
there was an angel,
And she asked me to enter heaven's gate.
I asked her if I could stay outside
For someone who would be late.
wouldn't make much noise you see,
I wouldn't bark or howl,
I'll only wait here patiently
And play with my tennis ball.
angel said I could stay right here
And wait for you to come,
Because heaven just wouldn't be heaven
If I went in alone.
I'll wait right here, you take your time,
But keep me in your heart,
Because heaven just wouldn't be heaven
Without you to warm my heart.
We continued by lightening candles for:
We then said a
silent prayer for these special epi pups
while Guardian Angel Jill read the poem
"A Million Times I Will Miss You"
Million Times I Will Miss You
They say memories are golden
Well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
million times I will miss you,
A million times I will cry
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still,
In my heart you hold a place
No other pup could ever fill.
broke my heart to lose you
But you did not go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God called you home.
precious memory is my keepsake,
With which I'll never part.
God has you safe in His keeping
But I'll have you forever in my heart.
tears could build a stairway
And heartache make a lane
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one
chain will link again…
Next we lit
for the epi-pals
of our members and a candle for the webmail epi's.
Dona and Paxon's Buddy
and Bailey's Jasper
and Sammy's Lucky
Sharon and Scamp's Patch
and Chivas' Noble Aquila
Jean Dodds' kitty Sherri
Dona then read the poem "I'm Still Here":
please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.
I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.
you start thinking there's no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
Just look for me, friend, I'm everyplace!
Angel Linda K the read a selection from the poem “To Those I Love” while we lit a candle for the health and long life of our epi's still struggling with this devastating disease.
not. Nor speak of me with tears but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside
you…I loved you so….’twas heaven here with you.
The Candlelight Memorial Ceremony was then concluded.