Donations in Memory

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

- Anatole France

The hardest thing about loving is losing. Dogs are with us on this earth such a short time, we learn to appreciate every day that we are fortunate enough to spend with them. Whether a dog has been with us a lifetime or a brief time, when s/he dies, the loss is great and deeply felt. A gift given in memory can serve as a loving remembrance of that special relationship. Providing much needed help to others in need, through a donation, also can help to bring consolation at a time of grief. To donate in memory please click here.

The following donations were made in memory:
2019
Emma Horne and Family, in memory of Faye Sponagle.

Cheryl Atkinson, in memory of Melanie Rapp.

Christa Morrison, in memory of Lucy, a lovely elderly boxer, who recently succumbed to cancer.

Verna Crossman, in memory of my father, Reg Crossman. Dad loved dogs and chatting with people, especially hearing the stories of seniors, so I think he would have really supported your efforts.

Yvonne Bootsman, in memory of Rosemary Gibson

Anne Ruddick, in memory of my son, David. He loved animals as do I.

Patricia Steinwedel, in loving memory of Julie and many thinks to ElderDog for helping me care for our fur baby.

Josie and Rodrigo, in memory of Rob and Gaye’s beloved dogs, Stewie and Lola, two of our neighbourhood watch patrol dogs that will be missed by many.

Lorraine Hiltz, in memory of Richard Hughes, beloved companion of Buddy.

Noreen Field, in memory of Richard (Butch) Hughes, Buddy’s best friend.

Karen Sheppard, in memory of my friend Colleen Milloy, best friend to me and every animal, especially her pups and horses.

Tammy Bales, in memory of Colleen Milloy, a long-time supporter of ElderDog Canada.

Brynn Blair, donation by my friends and family for my 3rd birthday party, instead of presents. In memory of my dog, Fritz, & in honour of my old dog, Norman, who is 13.

Stewart Scott, in memory of Eunice Landry

Valerie and Linda Little, in memory of Eunice Landry.

Brenda and Bruce MacNeill, in memory of Wendy (Mennie) Ashford.

Joanne Moore, in memory of Alabama, sister to Sailor.

Jeanne Trimper, in memory of Judy Tanch, lover of dogs and people.

Glen Cross, in memory of our beloved girl “Jersey”. WE LOVE ❤️ & MISS YA BUD!!

Thomas Quigley, in memory of Coco de Beaupré, who passed away a year ago.

Andre Huellstrung, in memory of Rosemary Gibson

Joann and James Lowry, in memory of Bernie Morash, and the furbabies who went before him.

Joyce Ledwidge, in memory of Marley, a beautiful Golden Retriever, loved and missed by Ewa Rasic and family.

Jennifer Riley and Lewis McCowell, in memory of our beautiful 14-year old Wheaten Terrier, Seamus, who is now chasing squirrels in dog heaven.

Ivan and Frances Shilliday, in memory of Roy Beals

Heather Palmer, in honour of Titzia Toth: In appreciation of your love and support for Paul and Pandy.

Douglas Graham, in memory of Joan Leonard

Jerry and Vicki Craig, in memory of Joan Leonard who loved her sweet Heidi so very much.

Sheila Gallagher, in memory of Andy Kirkland

Heather Weir, in memory of Koda, loving companion of Mitchell and Kelly

Eunice and Joseph Basaraba, in memory of Erik S. Hansen.

Toronto Police Association, in memory of Ron Burnell.

Halifax Kennel Club, in memory of John MacDonald, who had a lifelong love of dogs and was a tremendous support to the purebred dog community for shows throughout Atlantic Canada.

Daphne & Kevin Stephen and Family, in memory of Tucker. Thinking of you at this sad time, Tucker & Joey were special little dogs who will always be in our hearts.

Patricia Cochrane, in memory of Richard Samson.

Wendy Jollimore, in memory of Oliver Milsom, beloved companion of Colleen and Paul.

Wendy Jollimore, in honour of a friend’s birthday and in memory of Oliver Milsom – Hoping all dogs find the same loving home.

Madeline Shea, in memory of the late Sherry Anne Thacker; a loving friend to Madeline and Zöe Jackson Shea. With love and affection.

Blue Knights, Nova Scotia, in memory of Diane Nice.

Robert Cook, in memory of John MacDonald.

L. V. Griffin, in memory of John MacDonald.

Nova West Kennel Club, in memory of John MacDonald.

June Hooper, in memory of John MacDonald. He was a fine man and I will miss him very much.

Marg Bethune, in memory of John MacDonald.

Moncton Kennel Club, in memory of John MacDonald.

Janice Nicholson, in memory of John W. MacDonald––a wonderful person and dog lover!

Gary Gesner, in memory of Diane Nice. She will be missed.

John Yogis, in memory of John MacDonald.

Wendy Rudolph, in memory of John MacDonald, a member or the dog community in Nova Scotia for as long as I can remember. John always had a kind word for everyone and was the first to jump in and help when anything needed to be done. He was a show secretary extraordinaire and will be missed in our community.

Beverley Topf, in memory of Anita Firlotte.

Karen Arial, in memory of Robert Arial, and on behalf of Buffy, his dear Shih Tsu, who was adopted to a loving family through Elderdog Canada. Many thanks to Beverley Monnette.

Angela MacLeod, in memory of Dianne Nice who loved dogs. Sincere condolences to Bob & family.

Susan Stevens, in memory of Michele Cooke’s canine friend who was so important to her and her family and will be deeply missed.

James Mitchell, in memory of Dianne Nancy Nice of Conquerall Bank, Nova Scotia who passed on May 10, 2019. She was a friend to all animals.

Tara Cates, in memory of Oliver Piccolo Greenwood. Piccolo will always have a special place in our hearts forever.

Susan Stevens, in memory of Diesel d’Entremont–a gentle giant. Diesel was a handsome Boxer who was as smart as he was kind and gentle to both his canine and human friends. He is sorely missed by his human mother, Joyce d’Entremont, his human father and grandfather, along with all his family, friends and neighbours–both canine and human. He was a truly exceptional animal.

Susan Stevens, in memory of Penny Muir, a delightful Pug who will be missed terribly by her human mum Linda Muir, father and siblings, along with her other canine companions. Penny died suddenly last week. She was a typical Pug–full of character and energy.

Gordon Hiltz, in memory of Tyler O’Flynn and a sincere thank you to Tanya Ozard and ElderDog.

Gordon Hiltz on behalf of Tyler’s owner, Bernice O’Flynn. Bernice loved Tyler for over 13 years. Although she had a serious stroke she would appreciate the love he received from ElderDog and Tanya Ozard (Halifax Pawd) and a number of foster volunteers.

Lynn Montour, in loving memory of Pam Hryck’s sweet Chloe. Run free in Paradise, Chloe!

Karen Robar, in memory of Keith Trimper, one of the finest human beings that ever lived (and beloved companion of Ruby).

Lorna Jorgensen and Family, in memory of Frank Conrad

Tanya Ozard. Remembering our sweet Missy today. It has been three years since we had to say good-bye. You were the most adorable little bundle of love, and you filled my heart completely. Every minute with you was a joy and every minute without you hasn’t been the same. My darling little Missy, my sweet baby girl – I hope you will greet me when it is my time. To see your beautiful face again would indeed be heaven. Thank you!

Tanya Ozard, for Brucie, the cutest little guy who experienced true love and companionship with Marilyn and her boys.

Marilyn Scapinello, in loving memory of Brucie: RIP Sweet little Brucie. You lit up my life with your happy and optimistic attitude. You were taken so quickly, too soon. I know you ran across that Rainbow Bridge like the little Rocket you were – eager to leave your pain behind you and see what adventure was up next. Be happy and at peace, little guy, you deserve it.

Velma Strum, in memory of Zoey, beloved companion of Debi and Gordon Hayward.

Eileen and Doug, in memory of sweet little Jack, beloved companion of Bob and Diane. We will miss his visits.

Tami Crosby, in memory of Doug Ward.

Jean Rattray, in memory of Donald Schmeisser.

Clinical Services Team, in memory of Bailey, beloved companion of Tracie and Mike Turner.

Dennis Lowry, in memory of Ron Burnell.

Carolyn Smedley, in memory of Charlotte, a huge Golden Retriever, much loved by Jamie Caven and Diane O’Connor and family.

Victor and Marilyn Williams, in memory of Doug Ward

Dave and Joyce Carrigan, in memory of Doug Ward

Anne Martin, in memory of Douglas Ward. For many years Doug and his wife Jackie have brought many elder dogs home, and Doug’s wish was for friends to donate to ElderDog Canada.

Deborah Salsman, in loving memory of Douglas Ward, Jordan Bay, Nova Scotia.

Laurie Rankin, in memory of Doug Ward, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

Nona MacDonald, in memory of Doug Ward.

Greg and Cindy Baker, in loving memory of Doug Ward, Jordan Bay, NS. Doug passed away February 19, and was a strong advocate of ElderDog Canada. All his four legged friends were blessed to have known him – as so were we, his family. RIP, Doug. We love you.

Kelly Kivi, in Memory of Valerie Tingley.

Alex Mackinnon, Kyle McKay and Zach McKay in memory of Grandpa Doug.

Allan and Christie Danks, in memory of Doug Ward.

Marilyn Scapinello, in memory of Dubbie who gave so much love and devotion and was brave and stoic to the end. I didn’t know you long, Dubbie, but I loved you and will miss you lying by my side.

Kim Levy, Heather Schmidt, and William Hanson, in memory of Doug Ward.

Janet Hubley, in memory of Valerie Tingley who loved animals all of her life. Given in Love.

Joyce Ledwidge, in memory of Abby, beloved companion of Tim and Janet

Howard Marten Company, in memory of Valerie Tingley, loving companion of her dear Sandy

Susan Stevens, in memory of Trent Scales, the big dapper Bernese Mountain Dog loved by Mark Scales and family. Trent passed away a little bit ago. His family and friends miss him terribly. He was a lovable goofball. Everyone fell in love with Trent.

Heather MacLeod, in memory of Bella, who was a member of the “Paws for a Cause” team at the ElderDog Walk in Bedford

Stefanie Condon, in memory of Bud, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on January 21st, 2019 to join his brother Guiness and cousin Gracie. Run free, sweet Buddy.

Bonnie Hitchen, in memory of little West and his human dad, Ron Oakley

Clyde Beer, in memory of Barbara Cleveland

John MacDonald, in memory of Barbara Cleveland

Josie Piazza and Rodrigo Crovati, in memory of Molly, beloved dog and member of The Kernohan Family

2018
Celero Solutions, in memory of Bev Percy

Bruce Fenwick, in memory of Barbara Ann (Burke) Cleveland

Paige Giles, in memory of Fred from Lawrencetown, NS from his former companion, Donnie Giles

Yvonne Devine, in memory of my sister Barb who passed away on Christmas Eve leaving her beloved Finnigan behind

Andrea Hooper, in memory of Barbara Cleveland, loving companion of Finnigan

Joyce Ledwidge, in memory of a dear canine friend, Stewie, companion to Donna and Richard Stevens

Laura Mullins, in memory of Donald MacDonald

Jillian Beed, in memory of Mary Elizabeth Leary

Scott Grandy, in memory of Ginger

Lynn and Andrew Purchase, in loving memory of Nikki, missed by Lynn, Andrew, and Sanjo

Yvonne Chan, in memory of Bev Percy

Barbara King, in memory of Desi dog

Susan Knowles, in memory of sweet, fun, and adorable Teddy, loving companion to his family, Sara, Keith, Sophie and Julia

Shirley Hutt, in memory of Maddie, loving companion of Joyce Ledwidge & David Hutt

Beverley McPhee, in loving memory of Ron Quinn

Therese O’Neil, in loving memory of Juni

Nancy Trenchard, in memory of Florence Kneeshaw, beloved companion of Abby

Kerene Kelly, in memory of Ted Gould

Karen Oatway, in loving memory of my beautiful chocolate Lab, Twixie, who was almost 16 years old and was always a happy, loving, companion and friend.

Callum Reid, in memory of Fred, beloved companion of Donnie and Khrys

Natalie Myers, in memory of Carl Sorensen

Friends and Family of Susan Fitzgerald, a wonderful ElderDog volunteer in Kings County, NS where she is sorely missed

John Lenehan, in memory of Florence Kneeshaw, loving companion of Abby

Nikolaus Laufmann, in loving memory of Kootenay and Jasper

Nola Blair, in memory of her boy, Fritz, who passed away last year

Mary MacLeod, in memory of Erik Hansen, companion of Casey and Dottie

Moore/Casey Family, in memory of Erik Hansen, companion of Casey and Dottie

Nancy Nigro, in honour of our Buddha Boy, Lou, who died August 3rd at 13 years of age. He will stay in our Hearts forever.

Susan Steven, in memory of Molly, beloved companion of Bob Jenkins.

Susan Stevens, in memory of Lucy Marie Higdon who died July 19, 2018, kind and loving companion to Bob and Michele.

Dianne Gallant, in memory of Keiko, beloved companion of Barbara and Larry Heans

Many friends and family of Hazen Beck, in loving memory

Carol Lavallee & Blackie, in memory of Richard

Sheryl Tree, in memory of John Mahar, beloved companion of Zoie

Gabriene Kaechele, in memory of Oatis, beloved companion of Camille

Wendy Williams, in memory of Gracie, beloved companion of Nadine

Corrine Myers, in memory of John (Jack) Mahar, companion of Zoie

Shannon MacFarlane, in memory of Pru

Janice Rousell, in memory of Jingles, beloved companion of Ron Ridge

Barbara Kennedy, in memory of Delilah, loving companion to Debbie Smith

Karen McIntyre, in memory of Marion and Burnie Somerville

Karen McIntyre, in memory of Gillian Fletcher

The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. of Canada, in memory of Sally Hori, loving companion of the late Oliver

Marilyn Miller, in the memory of Sally Hori and in support of the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia chapter

Dianne MacDonald, in memory of the most wonderful husband, Greg Tompkins

Glenn Nishida, in memory of Sally Ann Ives Hori

Teri Pottie, in memory of Sally Hori, a wonderful person who rescued elder dogs, most recently Oliver. She will be truly missed.

Linda Daviss, in memory of Bill Garvin

Allison Groff and Mark Rogers, in memory of Parker, a 12-year old Golden Retriever, St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog, an absolutely amazing dog and companion to my dear friend, Elizabeth Cleminson, and a great friend to our Yellow Lab, Andy.

Judy and Bruce Loomer, in memory of Robert McMurray

Grace Tobey, in memory of John Arthur “Art” Parkin, loving companion of Charlie

2017
Diane MacDonald, in memory of Greg Tompkins

Anonymous, in memory of Linus

Kerri Goode, in memory of Duchess

Susan Robertson, in memory of Paddington and Webster

Don Sanford, Joan Thompson, John Parkin, Mary Stevens, in memory of John Arthur Parkin, loving companion of Charlie

Scott Grandy, in memory of our special girl, Ginger Butler-Grandy

Frances Saulsbury, in memory of Alfred and Kenny Goss

Mary Spence, in memory of Kevin Croft

Kelly Field, in memory of Sir Charles, beloved companion of Mike Field and Dara Pelkey-Field

Michael Sutherland, in memory of Charles, beloved companion of Mike Field and Dara Pelkey-Field

Shannon, Jason and Chrys, with love and in memory of Allan Fraser

Harriett Hennessy and Joan Corbett, in memory of Gail Oliver

Joan Le Blanc, in memory of Gail Oliver

Gary and Ellen Brown, in memory of Gail Oliver

Sandi Lockhart, in memory of Gail Oliver

Helen Higgins, in memory of Gail Oliver

Karen Turner, in memory of Gail Oliver

Joann Day, in memory of Bruce Roberts, companion of Chance

Mary-Isabel Terry, in memory of Bruce Roberts, companion of Chance

Irene and Charles Rudderham, in memory of Bruce Roberts, companion of Chance

Lorrie Roberts and Kevin Rudderham, in memory of Bruce Roberts, companion of Chance

Holly Boyd, in memory of Bruce Roberts, companion of Chance

David Nemiroff, in memory of Bruce Roberts, companion of Chance

Sacha Vais and Leah Nemiroff, in memory of Bruce Roberts, companion of Chance

Melissa Brayley, on behalf of the Roberts family

Karen Anderson, in memory of Allie, a beautiful soul and a sweet doggie who passed last month at the age of 13

Sharon Guger, in memory of Dr. King, loving companion of Ruth Donnelly

Joyce Ledwidge, in memory of Cajun, a wonderful dog well loved beyond words

Marilyn Miller, in memory of Gail Mayne-Fisher Oliver

Penny Ridley, on behalf of Lee Brannon, who passed away recently, and her dog, Roxy, who was adopted through ElderDog

Julie Stiles, in loving memory of dog lover Kim Moar who left her loved ones and her beloved companion, Bear, far too early

The Tattrie family, in Memory of Gail Oliver (Fisher)

Kelly Hunt, in loving memory of Gail Mayne Oliver

Tara Doiron, in memory of Eleanor “Gail” Mayne-Fisher Oliver, mother of my good friend Anita Fisher–both big supporters of ElderDog

Lynn Deacon, in memory of Eleanor Gail Mayne-Fisher Oliver

Friends and family of Kosta Apostolakis, beloved companion of Niki

Ilse Mozga, in memory of Trinity, best friend and loving companion to Linda Innes

Kip Harris, in honour of Tyler, a rescued Border Collie who found a loving home and returned as much as he received

Edith & Austin Kerr, in memory of Chris Murchy, beloved companion of Ben

Paula Levy, in loving memory of Lucky

Francis Allwood, in memory of Harold Gay, companion to Happy

Susan Stevens, in memory of Christopher “Mike” Battson

Heather & Ken MacLeod, in memory of Mike Battson, an avid dog lover

Kim Driscoll, in memory of our beloved Boomer. He was one in a million.

2016
Cora Nelson, in memory of her mother, Dorothy Catherine McKay, who spent a lifetime honouring animals in her life.

Maxine Westhead, in memory of Harold Gay, beloved companion of Happy

Joan and Peter Young, in memory of Bobo and in honour of Zoey

Paul and Faye White, in memory of Homer and in honour of Callie

Denise Allan, in memory of Coco, beloved companion of Kathryn Sauve

Scott Grandy, in memory of Ginger Butler-Grandy

Jane Wentzell, in memory of Nick Baker’s Sheltie, who left a great, empty space that needs to be filled.

Carol Jones, in memory of Aileen Scott, who always had a dog at her side until the day she died this year at age 90.

Alex Arbuckle, in memory of Paul Arbuckle, beloved companion of Marley.

Susan Stevens, in memory of Trotwood Knowles-Johnstone of Truro, a goofy, sensitive and energetic boy who was always a delight to be with. Rest in peace, Trotwood, knowing how happy you made your family and friends and all who were blessed to know and spend time with you.

Susan Stevens, in memory of Jack Webb, a sweet boy with a kind, gentle and playful spirit and much loved member of the Webb family and extended family. We miss you Jack. Rest in peace.

Jeanette Miller, in memory of Jack, beloved companion of Marilyn and Ronnie Webb

Elsie Greenwood, in memory of her mother, beloved companion of Tootsie and Pumpkin

Shai, Jordanna, Ethan, Rylee, Charlie, Chewie, & Teddy, in memory of Higgins, who was a wonderful puppy that we are so glad we had the pleasure of meeting. He was a very special pup. Higgins was the beloved companion of Marc Egnal and Judith Humphrey.

Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC), in memory of Matrix

Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC), in memory of Lucy

Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC), in memory of Rusty

Miriam and Graham Pearson, in memory of Roxie

Rosie Roberts, in memory of Frank Hammond

Doug and Wendy Graham, in memory of Norman Leonard, former companion of Heidi

Joyce James, in memory of William (Bill) Scoville, companion of Susie

Linda Lusby, in loving memory of Kootenay and in support of Boo

Claire Welychko, in memory of Alan Fraser, companion of Toby & Treeka, Phoebe & Lady Marni

Michael and Patricia Roache, in memory of Alan Fraser, companion of Toby & Treeka, Phoebe & Lady Marni

Kim Balke and Family, in memory of Alan Fraser, companion of Toby & Treeka, Phoebe & Lady Marni

Harold and Daisy Veinot, in memory of Etta Margaret Cohoon, companion of Holly

Peter and Winnifred Botma, in memory of Etta Margaret Cohoon, Companion of Holly

2015

Gerri, Mike, Melanie, & Christine Hammer, in memory of Max Daniel MacLeod

NS Seniors Association, in memory of Jetsom

Ethel Gorrill and Rambo, in memory of Max MacLeod

Susan Stevens, in memory of Jetsom

Joyce McNair, in memory of Max MacLeod, companion of Rambo

Joan Luiken, in memory of Sunny, companion of Donna

Jacquie Young in memory of Max MacLeod, companion of Rambo

Helen Robidoux in memory of Max Daniel MacLeod, companion of Rambo

Pat Millar in memory of Sam Snow-Kropla

Susan Stevens in memory of Tattoo, much loved companion of Ardra Cole

Gayle MacDonald in memory of Bodie

Gayle MacDonald in memory of Tattoo

2014
Lynn and Andrew Purchase in memory of Rick Eddy’s mother

Lynn and Andrew Purchase in memory of Nancy Trenchard’s mother

Barbara Markovits in memory of Katie Major

Jessica Mason and Matt LeDrew in memory of Midget

Claudine Lowry in memory of our Lab Biddy

Heather Coffen in memory of Cosmo

Wendy Rudolph in memory of Cabot, who passed away June 2, 2014 at the age of 16 years 10 months. Cabot spent his entire life being loved by us. There is nothing else like the privilege of caring for a senior dog.

Ann Toohey in memory of MaggieMae, a gentle and loving Boerbul Mastif who ended up at a rural SPCA following a life spent as a breeding dog, and whom my sister compassionately adopted.

Joyce Ledwidge in memory of Patti, Cabot and Merlot

Wendy and Jane Purchase in memory of mother

Caroline Peterman and the Feltzen South Book Club in memory of a 13 year old Portuguese Water Dog named Stella who passed away in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Kellie Cheverie in memory of Marcus

Jacqueline Evans in memory of Frasier

Debra A Hickman in loving memory of Thirza Janes, a beautiful mother, sister, grandmother and friend to so many.

2013
Tina Raymond in memory of Midas (my brother’s dog who just passed away)

2012
Kim Frizzell in memory of Nellie, my 16 year old dachshund that went to the Bridge on October 20th of this year.