Goodbye Bear

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Yesterday we said goodbye to our best friend, Bear.

 

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We are so grateful to God for the opportunity to have taken care of one of His most amazing creatures. Bear was among the most loving, gentle, and calm dogs. Everyone loved him! From him we learned so much more about unconditional love and the need for companionship. We thank God for all the fun we had with him and how he was always there to be a friend, more than anything.  There are countless people we have come to know and become good friends with through his presence with us. Thank you everyone for loving Bear and being part of our lives!

The last month in particular has been difficult. After a number of Vet visits to deal with a build up of fluid, Bear was diagnosed with a tumor in his thorax which was causing the fluid build up. Test results came back saying that it was cancer. He was 11 and a half years old and had a really good life.

Below are some of our favourite photos of Bear. We are missing photos of some of his friends. Goodbye to his Lakewood friends, Charlie, Jazz, George, Pepper, Mac and Nugget. Goodbye to his Mexico friends, Canela, Jasper, Ruby, Kori, and Dakota. The individual photos below are also in this PPT – Bear

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Outside his favourite coffee shop.
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Bear looking for some good grass to snack on.
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He loved the Canadian snow!
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With his friend Jazz
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Loved sitting out in the snow

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Seriously, you put a hat on me?!
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Even the non-animal animals thought he was great!
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Bear just loved being at Cindy’s place.
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Favourite Lakewood play area
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Bear’s best friend Nugget
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They loved going to the Beach!
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And drying off was so much fun!
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Bear’s friend Mac from our next door neighbour in Lakewood.
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Bear loved being outside with the freedom to roam the forest around home.
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One of our most favourite photos of all time.
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You’d think Bear and Ruby were more than just friends!
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Heading home from a morning walk in the park
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Bear’s friend Ruby
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Bear’s friend Kori
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Kori liked fresh grass too!
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His favourite activity was playing with the laser light!

 

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Final Goodbye
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Final Goodbye
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Some of his final moments.
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We love you Bear!

 

4 thoughts on “Goodbye Bear

    CAROL SCHULTZ said:
    October 22, 2019 at 15:02

    This was sent to me when I lost my first Shih Tzu. I am sending it on to you with heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your “Bear”. I lost my “Bear” a year ago August and still find myself talking to him now and then. Of course, they are forever in your heart.

    Carol Schultz [cid:5cc27cc6-7744-45eb-ab7a-1ff2ea15e134]

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    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 to them, who had to be 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 quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    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 the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

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    Sharon Friesen said:
    October 22, 2019 at 15:04

    So hard to loose a pet that is family.

    Bruce & Val Hanley said:
    October 22, 2019 at 15:43

    So sorry to hear about bear. He was truly one amazing dog.
    Bruce & Val

    Darren Berg said:
    October 22, 2019 at 21:22

    Aww gee sorry to hear about Bear. I know how difficult it can be … we had to say good bye to Mingo in September 2016 after almost 15 years. You have him a great life!

    Darren

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