Donut Day Memorial

Donut Day Memorial

Who doesn’t love donuts? My dad called mom a donut magician. “Noone can make ‘em like your ma,” he used to say after the first bite. So I guess it was fitting mom died on National Donut Day three years ago. Her loss devastated us all. Dad never recovered. His health...
Ruby’s Story–Goodbye to a family gem

Ruby’s Story–Goodbye to a family gem

Six months ago, I euthanized my best friend, Ruby. She was a beautiful black Labrador with bone cancer. Her pain was insufferable, yet I agonized over ending her life. The Vet said it was the kindest thing I could do. But I kept asking myself, “Will Ruby ever forgive...
Kylie’s Story – Death of a husband

Kylie’s Story – Death of a husband

Every morning, I would kiss my husband, Terry, good-bye before heading to work. Our kiss was the cue for my two children, Maree and Jake, to collect their school lunches off the kitchen bench and race out to the car. But this particular morning, my kids were at home...