Pet Memorials

In Loving Memory

Honouring and remembering the pets we have helped transition across the rainbow bridge.
Please send us an email if you would like to honour your pet’s memory.

Mystic

In loving memory of our sweet and special, Mystic, who brought so much joy and love to our lives. She passed peacefully while laying on my lap (her favourite place to be). I’m so grateful that I had 18 years with her sassy little attitude. Rest peacefully my sweet Mystic.

– Allison

Begley

This guy came into our lives on December 29, 2010…we had him for almost exactly 13 years.  We will miss him so much.  He was the best companion and fur brother to our daughter.  He was a great walking partner to his dad.  He was the best coworker for myself…he was by my side all day everyday for 13 years.  He was the best photoshoot dog despite being all black and hard to light..he willingly wore costumes and always knew the exact spot to sit for the ‘dog’ in any family photo.  He was a 70lb lap dog but always asked to get on the couch before jumping up.  He survived cancer twice and gave us 13 amazing years.  We are missing him so much already.  We have so many wonderful memories.  We are so grateful that he was able to be at home with us for his final moments. Thank you Dr. Vanessa.

Nugget
Nugget came to Dr. Vanessa 17 years ago as an orphaned kitten who required bottle feedings around the clock. She grew into the purrfect companion who filled our lives with so much joy and warmth 😻She was the queen of drooling while purring, a sunbathing beauty with an odd, but adorable, obsession with bananas 🍌 She will be missed dearly 💔

Rest in peace sweet Nugget. You have surely left paw prints on the hearts of so many 🐾

Kaira
In loving memory of our precious Kaira. We had her for almost 23 years. She will be missed dearly. She brought so much joy and unconditional love into our lives. Rest In Peace beautiful angel.
Lily
She was the sweetest being in the world. She had a good life and I know she made mine better. I love her with my heart forever.
Binx
Humphrey
AKA Humph, Meat Man, Pee paws, Meatball, and Grumpy old man 😍

He was a fiercely independent grumpy old man who would lead you on the walk wherever he wanted to go, which was to the best pee spots and whichever nearest store had treats. Humphreys favourite activities were to lay in the sun, eat chicken and all the treats, and pee on the highest points he could find and we gave him ample opportunity to pee on the top of many mountains, beaches, logs, rocks, and gardens. He was strong and brave right to the end and life will never be the same without him in it.

Kimbo
In honour of Kimbo, amazing and inspiring dog, our best friend. We can only say thank you for every single second you fulfilled our souls. Thank you Kimbo for all your love, your energy, your pure eyes, thank your for changing our lives. We will love you forever and you will be with us in our hearts. You were the best friend ever!
Maverick
Having to say goodbye to you Maverick was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do.
You were the absolute best boy, your pure heart, unwavering love, and happy demeanour will be greatly missed. You were one of a kind and we are so fortunate for the time we had with you. We will love and cherish you forever.
Thank you to Dr. Vanessa and her team for the best way to say the hardest goodbye.
Lennon
Always remembered and loved!
Dorie
We’d love to remember her as a cat who loved her human’s laps, and enjoyed every sunbeam she could find.
You helped make her passing comfortable and we will never forget your compassion!
Luna
” My Beautiful Luna. You are swimming in the ocean, you are running through the forest, you’re chasing the birds of course.
Your love for me will never leave me, and mine will never leave you. I’ll meet you at the beach when next we meet. Goodbye for now.”
Mr. Bean
Goodbye Dear Mr Bean (aka Beanie, Beanbag, Lima Bean),
You were a force of nature we so enjoyed sharing our lives with for the past 14 years. King of the neighborhood racoons outside, king of the canines inside, a legendary hunter of mice and rats, you were the smartest and savviest cat ever, and super sweet to boot: loving to your family, calm and tolerant with children, super sociable with visitors.
You had a great life, but at almost 21, you were ready for a rest.
May you get endless head scratches, tuna and things to keep you busy in heaven. We will miss you dearly. Rest in peace. ❤️❤️
Sookie
Sookie chose me at the SPCA in Nelson, BC. She kept tapping me on the shoulder. She made it her job to greet people wherever we were. She knew all the stores schedules, and visited each one of them. In the city she became an indoor cat but our first home was a communal home in which she also visited each person in the house when it was time for them to get up. She was loved by many. I know she is now with her Friend Ash in the Summerland, and I hope she knows she was loved all the way to the end when she was given her favorite treats and passed away comfortably in her home. I will always love you Sookie, take care of her Ash, and my Dad too.
Geisha
‘Geisha was our bright light when there was dark days. She had the most fantastic personality and was a cherished member of the family. She was a delightful ‘diva’ and rightfully earned the title ‘Wee Princess’ in our home. We are so, so, so grateful to her for the laughs, the shoulder to cry on, the wise ear of her counsel, her loyal companionship and unconditional love. We will miss her everyday until we meet again.’
Kuma
“Kuma, you helped us to see the beauty of this world. You had the gentlest heart and the bravest soul. We will love you forever, our beautiful, sweet boy.”
Maia
Forever remembered and loved.
Lisa

Lisa will be greatly missed by the two families who had the great privilege of her companionship. Like the sunshine on a cloudy day, we always looked forward to her peeking her head through our door each morning, and starting our day with a walk and a smile.

Loki
Our sweet little man, Loki. There aren’t enough words to say about how you were the best companion, and just how bonded you were with us. We were SO LUCKY to have had you in our lives for 18 years. You touched everyone that met you with your sweet, gentle, and trusting nature (and your nonstop screaming about everything.) You were a once in a lifetime companion, we miss you immensely, and you will never be forgotten.
Thank you to Dr Vanessa and the Resting Paws team for giving Loki the dignified and compassionate send off he deserved.
Geisha
Rest in peace sweet geisha, beloved family member, teacher, and best friend. You finished what you came here to do and you did an excellent job. We wish you plenty of delicious treats, lots of dance, prancing and companionship on the other side – and absolutely no limes, umbrellas, oven doors, nail clippings, reflux or joint pain. You loved hard and you were loved back immensely.
Mocha
Our Beloved Mocha she is missed so much. We had 23 amazing years together. Rest in Peace our angel ❤️🙏
Mickey
We loved Mickey deeply and we are sad. He went the perfect way with his McHappy meal. Thank you thank you thank you.
Zim
Zim was an affectionate boy, with the sweetest, most relaxed disposition of any cat, which made him beloved by all who met him. He was always ready for a cuddle whether he was invited or not, loved to play peek-a-boo, and never said no to relaxing in a sunbeam. When one wasn’t available, he took advantage of his cozy spots, making sure his humans always had a heating pad going for him. He was loved beyond measure, and will be deeply missed.
Rooney
Remembering and missing my wonderful little dog and family member Rooney…you will never be forgotten.
Savanna
Savanna crossed over the rainbow bridge on 19 February 2024.🌈 Thank you to Resting Paws for ensuring Savanna’s crossing was a peaceful one. She joins her dad and two best buddies, Dennett and Sabre. I am sure they are all happy to be together again. They are all dearly missed.
Daisy
With the utmost care and compassion, Dr Vanessa and her assistant attended my home, and helped my beloved Daisy Cat leave this world from a safe and trusted place where she knew she was loved. Daisy was 19 years old, and had adopted me when she was a 3 year old living at the SPCA. I actually had been looking for a black cat & knew nothing about Tortois. Over 3 different visits, Daisy convinced me that she was meant to be mine.
With the help of some kind friends recently, I learned about home hospice pet care. Daisy’s condition had declined rapidly with significant loss of weight. When she then began to regurgitate water I knew the time had come, as difficult as that decision was. Resting Paws was kind enough to respond and attend within 48 hours of my call.
Daisy was a small cat, who when I adopted her appeared to be all head & skinny body. I think she had faced a lot of competition at feeding time, as she initially would “wolf down” all the food she could see for many months, until she began to trust that there would be food. She hated Car rides, and would howl all the way to the Vet’s, thus , it was important to me that she be at home as comfortable as possible before transitioning across the ‘Rainbow Bridge’. I was able to tell her that on the other side she would meet other kitties I had loved in my life : Gee, Ming, Shadow and Sheba, and that she would not be alone.
Diana
Remy
Remy loved her sunbeams, almost as much as she loved rotisserie chicken and tuna. All she ever wanted was to be cuddled, and be carried around on your hip. She never stopped talking, and could never resist a good blanket den. She was present for so many of our big moments, it’s hard to imagine life without her. 8 years was far from enough. We’ll miss her forever.
Lua
We will always remember how she was all heart. She took care of all our rescue animals, the loving mama, even when she was still a pup. She was a beautiful soul that will forever be missed.
Snuffalluffagus
Snuffaluffagus was the bestest, cutest and most nicest cat. No kitten was loved more. I’m so grateful that we found each other, it felt like it was destiny. You are enormously missed. I love you and always will. She is and will always be ‘sooo cute’.
Brody
Always remembered and loved
Charlie
“I adopted Charlie from a rescue when I was 18 and he was 3 months old. Over the past 11 years of growing and changing, the one constant was how much we loved each other. We were inseparable. I can’t wait to play fetch with him again someday.”
Rosie
She loved sitting between her dad’s legs on the couch, chin rubs, & sharing our food, especially burgers. We’ll miss her every day.
Diesel
Diesel was the sweetest boy and a very loyal friend. He provided comfort to our family during very difficult times. He was full of beans and a great source of fun and laughs. He loved going for walks and on adventures and soaking in the sun. His favourite activity involved any kind of treat toy. He loved food most of all. Diesel is deeply loved and greatly missed. ❤️ 🐾
Bella
Bella was our sweet little girl for nearly 17 years
She loved playing ball in her younger days more than any other activity
She loved the beach and her walks she just loved being outside
Bella was extremely food motivated and she once ate a pound of butter when our backs were turned
She also stole and ate a quesadilla out of my sisters purse
My sister had gotten a doggie bag from her lunch and happened to leave her purse on the floor
Well Bella thought it was hers!!
Bella was loving and affectionate loved to be in my arms and sleeping with us safely at night
I loved that little girl with everything I had
As long as she was with us she was happy
I cant imagine my life without her but we sent her off in the most beautiful compassionate way possible
I am so thankful I found Resting Paws they cover every detail and I was able to spend every moment saying goodbye
Zoe

You made our releasing of our lovely Zoe so calm and peaceful. Zoe was not shaking and scared. All she felt was love and for that I am extremely grateful. She was adopted when she was not yet two. She was full of fear and a very anxious dog. As time went on, she became much more trusting. She loved her walks and and being with her family. She is already miss.

Harley
“My sweet girl,
Life will be so much more quiet without your snores and constant noises.
Your love for people, walks and hiking always made me so happy.
I’m glad our little family got this time with you.
Now go run wild.”
Ellie
“the happiest girl who loved life to the fullest.”
Bob
Forever loved. Hope you are enjoying the squirrel park in the sky.
Hornby
“Hornby was a very good girl, who was recused as a puppy from a shelter in Belize, and lived her eight years to the fullest. From sailing around the gulf islands, to sniffing every single lamp post in Downtown Victoria, she loved her little life, and will be missed more then she’ll ever know. Thanks to the incredible team at Resting Paws for making her final moments painless, and without fear. She left this world wagging her tail, with no vet clinic (her arch nemesis) in sight.”
Gus
“I know that everyone says this about their pet, but Gus truly was the best dog. My husband and I adopted Gus from the SPCA when he was ten months old and we were both quite young ourselves. It didn’t take long for Gus to know we were his people and show us his goofy, fun loving traits. For a dog of his size, he certainly didn’t know it- sprawling an entire queen sized bed, sitting on your lap when he didn’t want you to stop petting him, or “giving you two” paws to put on your shoulders to dance. Gus was with us for all of our biggest moments- first homes, marriage, the birth of our two daughters- and we couldn’t have asked for a more loving and gentle best friend to have by our side for the last eleven years. We miss you deeply Gus, every moment of every day, and we hope you’re rolling in some snow, enjoying an ice cream cone.”
Mr. Tucker
Loved immensely, missed terribly, never to be forgotten.
Tilly
We just want to say our Tilly was taken too soon after a miraculous back surgery recovery.’

She was loved so much and gave so much love to us, we wish we had more time.

We will never forget her and she is deeply missed.

Jagger

Jagger came into our lives and touches our hearts the moment he was brought home. As a Mastiff/pitbull he was always so gentle. We had 2 children at the time that he was always protective of. He showed so much love. He enjoyed playing with our other dog Harley who has also passed away. They were bestfriends. Jagger loved attention and we miss him dearly. The house just isn’t the same without him there.

Apollo
A wonderful companion and family member. Apollo will be missed tremendously.
Chibi

Chibi was quite simply the love of my life, my soul dog. She had my heart from the first moment I met her. She had an amazing way of making everything better by just existing.
We went on so many adventures together and she absolutely adored chasing fish in the tide pools at the beach, so much so she got her own fish tank for Christmas one year so she could sit and watch the fish swimming around.
In the darkest of times she knew how to make things better with a lick to the face or a snuggle in bed.
I’m eternally grateful that I got to be her mummy for 14 and 1/2 years and will miss her forever ❤️🐾

Willow
Willow came into my life when I met her while she was a kitten, living in a barn in the country. I had recently said goodbye to my dear dog and didn’t think I was ready for another companion. But Willow had other ideas and I ended up taking her home with me that day .I bought a harness and a leash for her and together we explored her new neighborhood and met new friends. She was a beautiful, lively ,feisty little being who enriched my life so much. She loved to sit on my lap and purr and play with her many toys. She will always live in my heart. Heart felt thanks to Dr. Vanessa and Zoe and team for your compassionate care that enabled Willow to be at home for her last days and moments. Joan
Patra
Missed terribly. Loved whole heartedly. Forever cherished
Pippy
So grateful this little doggy and I found each other. At home, he followed me everywhere and had an honour seat in the front of the car when we went out. When I was without him, he made coming home wonderful. Bouncing up and down to see if I had any cookies, vigorously wagging his tail, and a little bark, with the inevitable question in his eyes. How could you leave me?

Pippy, I’m so grateful for the gifts of joy and happiness you brought to my life. I’m so sorry you had to leave. Please know that you will always be loved and remembered. I’ll always have those cookies.

Chatham
Chatham was a very special dog who lived a very enriched life. He loved to go for hikes and swim, despite Jack Russell’s commonly not enjoying swimming. He loved his ball more than anything and in his prime could outrun any dog or child bold enough to challenge him in a race. He loved to snuggle and always managed to take up the most space in any bed, even a king size.

Chatham was a terrier by nature and if he ever caught the scent of a rodent in the yard he would get himself into various precarious situations trying to catch them, getting himself stuck on numerous occasions. He hated shovels and would try to take down his mortal enemy and protect his family from that evil shovel!

Chatham was one of the most expressive dogs you’d ever meet. His emotions were always evident and visible and although he never barked, he would vocalize his opinions strongly with a quick yip or whine.

He was well loved by everyone who met him and would leave gifts of white fur knitted into the clothing of anyone who met him.

Words cannot properly encapsulate how special this little boy was, but it is still worth the effort to try. He will missed deeply by many and his memory will live on through countless photos, videos and wonderful memories.

Pal
Beyond loved. Truly cherished. A significant part of the family. You will be missed terribly.
Panda
Cherished companion, friend and family member. Your memory will last forever
Maggi
Maggi came into my life in 2008 when a homeless person used this adorable puppy to ask for money. I bought her that night, and she became my best friend and travel companion. From that night on, she rode with me on my motorbike in Colombia, perched on the gas tank wherever I went. We then moved to Panama together for five years, where she upgraded to riding a scooter—her favorite.

Later, we moved back to cold Calgary, where she surprisingly adapted very well to the weather and grew a thick coat. But the ocean called us once again, and Maggi moved to Victoria for the last few years of her adventurous life. There, she was lovingly cared for by my wife, Robyn, who spoiled her like no other. She somehow managed to tolerate our two pugs, Yoda and Lucy, although Yoda has since passed.

Rest in peace, my adventure buddy and best friend.

Caesar
We have been so lucky to have Caesar in our family. This gentle soul came into my life 20 years ago and has been a constant and loving companion. He has been there for all my major life events. He’s slept in my son’s crib, watching over him as he has grown into a man. We are so grateful for him and the love and cuddles he brought into our home. We miss him so much and hope that he is laying in a warm sunbeam or in front of a warm fireplace.
Scout
Scout lived for 14.5 yrs and brought so many laughs to all. He was smart, loyal, had a stunning coat that smelled like peppermint and was so incredibly weird. His joys included walks, meeting other dogs, eating kids toys and giving us the side eye. His quirks included the fear of umbrellas, bees, and the sound of hiccups. He also had to sing along to Raffi’s Five Little Ducks and Happy Birthday. He left an imprint on all our hearts especially the two littlest ones in our family. Rest well Scout you are so missed.
Leo
“Leo was my best friend for almost 13 years. He was my greatest teacher and helped me to grow into a better person. We tackled fear and anxiety together along with patience, tolerance, forgiveness and joy- lots of missteps along the way, but always together. We never gave up on each other. Our daily walks totaled thousands of kilometers over mountains and streams and fields. I’m so sad that his mobility gave out long before his heart and zest for life. He was my first dog. My heart is broken. I hope we find each other again. Thank you to Dr Vanessa and MJ who made it just a little easier to let go with their sensitivity and care.”
Oreo
Oreo came into my life when I was feeling isolated in a new part of the country. He was the first pet I ever had on my own, and I was super nervous about it. I needn’t have worried though; he never bit, scratched, or hissed, and he was constantly either sleeping with me on my shoulder at bedtime or snoozing in my lap at my computer desk even when there was perch set up for him in a big spot of sunlight on the porch.

It’s not going to be the same without you now, buddy. The bedroom door is always open in case you want to pay a visit, and I’ll leave the perch in that spot of sun for you.

Twix
Twix came into our lives unexpectedly when we were running errands one weekend and caught a glimpse through a window of a tiny, yet long white puppy with little grey ears and a button nose. She was afraid of her own reflection, and when we asked to see her, she came over to chew on our shoelaces. The next thing we knew, we were welcoming her into our home and hearts. From the first sleepless night of wailing and thinking “what have we done”, to moving between British Columbia and Manitoba a couple times, Twix was our loyal family member, cherished friend, and vigilant protector. She loved chasing sunbeams, parading around with her prized toys, barking at everything and anything, and mostly burrowing with great satisfaction into a collection of blankets, steeping quietly, and letting out a muffled “bouf” every now and then.

Sweetie chiweenie, our home will never be the same without your ears flapping day and night, and hearing your little feet tap dancing on the floors. Thank you for teaching us responsibility, and for your unconditional love over the last 14 years. Rest easy, and may you always have a fresh warm blanket and bowl of treats in reach by the fire as you warm your belly. We miss you dearly, love you, and will always remember our wonderful times together as a family with big smiles on our hearts.

Abby
She was such a loving dog that was so friendly with everyone and was such a sweetheart with my children. Myself and the children will miss her very much.
LC
A big, little cat

With a great deal of sadness, we said goodbye to our third member of the household on Saturday. LC/Elsie was a little cat with a huge personality. We were honoured to be her “humans”.

Many of the residents, in our small coastal neighborhood, knew -and enjoyed – our little cat. She reveled in the relatively safe environment that was offered here. A tracking device on her collar helped with location. She lived the best of lives. Indoors. Outdoors. She would often come with us on walks but enjoyed her private adventures as well. A brave little soul. Nothing seemed to phase her. Every day included something fun!

Lap time was a necessary element on a daily basis and LC ensured we both had equal opportunity. She insisted we slow down and give her the attention she required. We like to think it was good for us as well.

A huge thank you to “Resting Paws” – Dr Vanessa and Ashleigh – for the wonderful care you gave to our beloved companion. Her final journey was so peaceful, gentle and dignified. She fell asleep on my lap, and in my arms, listening to the gentle breeze and twittering of birds. It was a beautiful end-of-journey.

Very grateful for this unique service. Yes… “she was just a cat” but to us she was so much more.

Fred
The ad read “the friendliest cat in the world” and he certainly was. We couldn’t have asked for a more loving, cuddly kitty. Rest in peace dear Fred. Thank you 🙏 for the beautiful memories. We will miss you.😢 and will carry you forever in our hearts. 💕 Thank you Dr. Vanessa for making Fred’s transition so peaceful.
Nutmeg

Beloved family member. Nutmeg will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Penny
“Penny was our family’s small – but mighty – rock. A steadfast presence in the center of life’s whirlwind. Lying in the sun by the front door: a reminder to slow down (and let sleeping dogs lie). Chasing a huge deer off our porch late at night: a message that size doesn’t matter and that there is nothing to be afraid of on the darkest winter night. Penny was a sidekick who delivered joy to offices, shops, road trips, summer patios, and airports from Victoria to Cancun. Penny has left us with cherished memories that will remain in our hearts forever.”
Chewy
Chewy was a quiet, loving and silly girl. She made us smile every single day.
She made passers bye smile, especially when sporting her favorite pair of pajamas.
She truly brightened everyone’s day.
You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Jobin
Jobin was everything to us. He was our first baby, the one who taught us how to care for something other than ourselves. For 15 years, he was beside us for every single moment big and small. He was there when we moved into our first home together, he watched us start our careers, he saw us through the loss of loved ones, he celebrated alongside us at our wedding, he snuggled us all the way through two pregnancies and maybe the best memories of all come from watching him fall in love with our babies. We were kids when we brought him home, he grew up with us. We can’t imagine life without him.

Jobin was perfect. The most lovable, happy, loyal, gentle boy who never left our sides. His favourite things included swimming and chasing sticks at the beach, going on hikes, playing in the snow, steak dinner, snuggling with his people, and tucking his babies in at night. But really as long as he was with us he was happy doing just about anything. We all miss him so much, but wow are we lucky to have had 15 years of loving him

He was our soul dog and we will never forget how special he was.

Thanks for the memories buddy.

Love you, good boy.

Finnick
One of the best boys ever, You will be greatly missed, but your presence will forever be in our hearts.
Stella

Rest In Peace, Lovely Stella Jan 2020 – June 2024

You were the sweetest little angel. I’ll miss our nightly snuggles the absolute most, as you always seemed most content with life then. Knowing I can never feel you purring on my chest or having you sleep right next to me again has been/will be the hardest part about you being gone.

You had a well of patience for your pesky brother, you were a master bug hunter, and we loved to play ‘peekaboo’ with you, as it brought out your silly and rambunctious side.

We had to say goodbye far too soon, but I find comfort in knowing I loved you with my whole heart and gave you the best life I could have given you. You were loved so deeply and I still feel a hole in my life without you here.

Although our time together was short, I’m so grateful we were the ones who got to spend that time with you. You were perfect 🖤