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A Very Special Thank You To Averil Robinson of PET FRIENDS

Sometimes a dog or cat we try to save passes away before being able to be helped or it is too late to save him or her. Averil very kindly and compassionately has the body cremated at her Pet Friends, and scatters the ashes respectfully and reverently on this lovely special piece of land on her property, for Gerdy as a voluntary favor.

This is a special resting place for the Gerdy’s Rescues animals, a lovely peaceful lake of protected wetlands. Gerdy has never had the body of an unloved or unwanted dog or cat disposed of. Every life is sacred, we at Gerdy’s see that no animal in our care leaves this world alone, unwanted, and unloved and without a friend at the end of life.

And because of Averil, their dignity is preserved even in death, sometimes the only kind and decent thing they have ever had done for them. Our gratitude Averil and also that of the sweet angels you have memorialized for us.

Miko

I was the lucky person who, back in April 2012, got to adopt Miko, a Bernese Mountain Dog, from your organization. Miko was almost four years old at the time. Sadly, I have to tell you that I had to say goodbye to Miko last March. He had been diagnosed with leukemia in 2018, after…

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Angel

Beautiful Angel was a wonderful and treasured companion to Gerdy’s Aunt Helen until Helen’s passing. Angel then became Gerdy’s roommate and best friend, living harmoniously until Angel died at age 16 in May 2020. She is deeply missed by Gerdy and by all who knew this beloved cat. ~ Gerdy G.

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Soya

💐 We had to say a sudden goodbye to our sweet Soya today. She came to us very late in life, we were her retirement home. She got along with everyone and always knew when to tell any of her younger siblings off when they were being too rowdy. She will be missed as she…

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Ricky

Handsome Ricky crossed the Rainbow Bridge one year ago on Aug. 31, 2019. He had joined our family just 3 1/2 years before. When he left us, he was only 13 years old and still full of beans. He was so dashing, playful, loving, and super smart. He really “liked the ladies”. He loved greeting…

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Ti-Loup

It’s with much sadness and a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our beautiful boy Ti-loup who passed away August 8th. He was 14 yrs old and terminally ill. We didn’t want him to suffer so now he joins all the other doggies on the rainbow bridge. He was always such a happy boy,…

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Oslo

Oslo came into our life on July 10th 2020 as an unexpected rescue. Oslo was seen trying to dig something out of the ground and we stopped what we were doing and started feeding him. Right off the bat, he allowed us to pet him and we were able to put him in a carrier right…

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Fannie

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our adored Fannie (the Basset) passed away earlier this year. We had twelve and a half plus wonderful years with our girl thanks to your efforts in rescuing her.  Attached is a photo of a pose we would see regularly indicating she would like…

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Whiskey

Very sadly we lost our little Whiskey on July 09 2020. He was brought into our life by Gerdy 10 years ago.Unfortunately his health has deteriorated very rapidly. He was diagnosed with severe diabetes about one year ago.He offered us 10 years of total happiness because he was absolutely adorable. It’s very painful to think…

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Moe

Bye Bye Moe! Sept. 2009 – May 2020 Our dear Moe was a gifted dog who would sense and help any dog in physical or psychological distress.  He was calm and and always wanted to be sitting on our laps.  He loved hearing bird chirping, cars and especially people!  He had a unique loving personality and was very…

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Gusto

In memory of Gusto who you knew as Gus. Happily he found us through another animal lover after Gerdy rescued him almost 14 years ago -and he and we never looked back. He was a wonderful, smart and affectionate dog who gave us so much joy. He was so handsome, receiving compliments til the day he…

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Poirot

“Our beautiful Poirot had to leave us far too early. Sadly, he was born with a very serious heart defect that could not be repaired. He loved playing outside and biting our shoe laces. Poirot brought a tremendous amount of love and happiness into our home. He will be remembered with great joy!–Lara and Jean-François

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Benny

Our dog Benny was put down today. Fifteen years ago he was dropped off at the Nichoir (wild bird clinic) by his owner who obviously didn’t know the difference between a bird and a dog. My wife who was working at the Nichoir found him outside with badly infected eyes due to inverted eye lids…

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Yuka

Yuka (a.k.a. Yukita Banana, Bébé Banane, and plenty of other nonsense nicknames) passed away on January 28, 2020. Initially from the streets of Cairo, she was adopted by her loving family who later brought her to Montreal. Eventually, she came to me at the age of 13. Obviously used to being adored, Yuka quickly won…

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Jack

We are sad to tell you of the passing of our dear boy Jack. Jack came to us on January 10th 2009. Gerdy rescued him from the SPCA. We are totally grateful beyond words to have had him in our lives. ❤️RIP Mummy’s Boy

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Pumpkin

Sadly, we recently had to say goodbye to our Pumpky. We had the pleasure of enjoying his happy demeanor for three years after adopting him at the age of 13. He was a sweet little fellow with a very happy soul that made everyones heart melt. Although he is missed dearly, he left us with…

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Whiskey

It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of our best friend Whiskey. With lots of love, Whiskey became the family member he was always meant to be. He will be missed greatly, and will always hold a very special place in our lives. With great sadness, Vanessa, Jeff & Jessa xox

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Ruffles

Eleven years ago, our lives changed when we adopted Ruffles. My family knew that once we met her that we instantly connected. We changed her name to Roxie to reflect her live-wire beautiful character. Yesterday we were devastated with the passing of our beautiful soul. RIP my beautiful little girl. We miss you. Thank you…

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Mylo

Mylo, we miss you so very much❤️ Our deepest love, forever❤️❤️ –November 2019

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Tobi and Cibelle

Earlier this year we lost our beautiful boy, Tobi, and 2 weeks ago, his lovely sister Cibelle. For 4 years they brought tremendous joy to us.  They were loved by all; our extended families, friends, dog-sitters, and whomever they encountered. The house feels empty without you, we miss you both terribly but we are sure you…

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Bonzo

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that our little Bonzo suddenly crossed over the Rainbow bridge. We rescued him from Gerdy’s five years ago and he gave us nothing but unconditional love. We loved this little guy so much and will miss him terribly. –Stephanie S

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Codey (Yankee)

In Memory of Codey (Yankee)   2010-2019 He was found on the side of the road alone and hurt.  Two angels crossed his path…Gerdy and Sandy.   He sat on Gerdy’s foot and that was the end of that! He had a tough start, but he came to us full of love and devotion.  An amazing soul! We…

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Charlie

Il est entre chez moi comme s’il y avait toujours vécu. Roi de sa place sur le divan, régnant sous la table aux repas, regardant les gens avec l’air de dire: «  hey je suis là regarde- moi, donne- moi des caresses… ou encore mieux un peu de ton repas! Toujours entrain de dire, je…

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Bernie

We will always remember you Bernie. You made an impact on so many people’s lives. You had the biggest heart out of anyone I’ve ever known. You have truly been a blessing in my life and I appreciate & love you more than words can describe. You lived a long and happy life but still…

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Morphine

MORPHINE Morphine was a lovely little black and white cat with a glamourous “Norma Jean” beauty spot, who gave our daughter Katie 17 years of personality, attitude, great times, endless love and warm companionship. She was a true Gerdy Cat, feisty and so sweet. We all loved her from the first minute we saw her,…

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Jay J

In Loving Memory of our darling  JAY J, passed February 16, 2019 from Roger & Judy Cameron family JayJ was an Old Soul, an adult Husky/GSD mix.  Gerdy had a call from a pound she could have him if she’d take him, otherwise he was going to be euthanized, as a stray, because one of his…

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Bisous

It’s with immense sadness that we tell you that our Bisous has died. She came to us a damaged soul as so many of our rescue animals do…through love and support she flourished and found security. She truly represents resiliency of spirit. She was loved by all who met her and we miss her deeply.…

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Flora

Dear Gerdy and rescue team, Flora was found on the streets of Montreal and came via Gerdy to our family in July 2011. Being as skinny as a supermodel, we called her Twiggy. Stubborn, energetic and loyal Twiggy, gained weight, stole our hearts, became a tireless squirrel chaser and watch dog. Her sudden illness and…

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Renoir (aka Brady)

Bonjour, Juste un petit mot pour vous dire que notre beau Renoir nous a quitté, après avoir été notre fidèle compagnon pendant 13 ans. Il n’avait tout simplement plus la santé pour poursuivre sa vie terrestre plus longtemps. C’est grâce à Gerdy que ce chien adorable a fait partie de nos vies et je voulais…

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Buster

Hello to Gerdy and team, With great fondness and even greater sadness, we are letting you know that we said goodbye to Buster today, 3 months shy of his 14th birthday. Thanks to Gerdy and everyone who was involved all that time ago in taking a chance on us. He didn’t always listen, wasn’t always…

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Jaxson

In memory of a beautiful dog who joined our family..made us lose our hearts to him and gave everyone a reason to love him. Hoping your last years with us gave you happiness and comfort…we are missing you…you are the reason I give to everyone who asked why I chose to foster….Miss you pup..xx ~Patricia…

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Austin

Austin, unfortunately you were too sick by the time Gerdys rescued you, but your foster family—human and canine—adored you during your short time with them. Austin you were a winner, loved by all who met you. R.I.P. big guy. ~December 2018

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Bella

For an hour you were mine. I loved you unconditionally for every second. We had a beautiful plan now that you were in the good care of Gerdy. A loving foster family was waiting for you. You were safe at last but your body was too weak and tired. I held you every step of…

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Toto

This almost 10 year old Shi Poo certainly tested the limits with his owners. They loved him unconditionally, he could do no wrong. Adorable, playful, a real “Dennis the Menace” and stunning to look at. You will be so missed. ~April 2019  

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Maggie

She was a fine dog – funny, loving, perfectly behaved with people (less so with dogs she didn’t care for) and absolutely death on squirrels. Her infamous bark (unloved by some) is now silenced, and she is gone to a better place, where treats are plentiful, and squirrels are slow. We loved her, and will…

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Brovko

There’s a four-legged hole in our hearts and home today as we say goodbye to our beloved Brovko. Since day one, he has always been with us at the office where he enjoyed spending the day with students and staff. He touched the lives of everyone he met with his charming smile, gentle soul and…

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Mr. Tucker

We wanted to let everyone know about the passing of Mr. Tucker on Feb 13, 2019. From the time Gerdy dropped him off at our home he was immediately part of our family. We referred to him as our Wal-Mart greeter because he would go out and escort any visitor in. He had a great…

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Lou

I am writing to you tonight to thank you for allowing us to adopt Lou, formerly Milou, almost 12 years ago. Today was his last day with us before passing over, and we have plenty of amazing and loving memories of him. We loved him everyday, and will continue to love him. Thank you for giving us…

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Ben

Our beautiful gentle Ben died November 7th at home surrounded by his four-legged buddies,Trooper,Coco and Jessie. We had the good fortune of having Ben as part of our family for 7 years. He came from Gerdy and enjoyed a life full of love, walks, visits to his country house in Vermont and the freedom of…

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Finn

In Memoriam Beautiful loving goofy Finn was a special dog. He was a young Lab/Collie mix who was unfortunately very very ill; he could not properly digest any type of food. Gerdy did every test and every procedure possible to keep this wonderful boy alive and free from pain. His human companion and mother was…

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Roxy

Roxy , one of Gerdy s rescued souls has passed away at the ripe old age of 17… that makes the old gal a centenarian for her breed! She entered our lives at an old age but with still so plenty of life and love left in her… she had a bleak, rough start to…

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Sam

Remembering Sam How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. A.A.Milne There are so many words to describe Sam; rescue, lab cross, mud puddle lover, gentle giant, brave, George Clooney handsome, blind, therapy dog, but more than anything he was the most amazing best friend that I could ever have…

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Bree

It is with great sadness and a huge broken heart that I have to tell you that my sweet little angel, Bree, passed away Thursday, February 1st, 2018. Bree was a sweet-tempered little girl who lived life on her terms. When you came to visit, she’d bark in ecstasy the second you came into view,…

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Moka

Hi to all at Gerdys, I wanted to ask if you would place this beautiful pic on your in memoriam page for me. Moka is a Gerdys rescue along with her partner in crime Memphis. (Gerdy will remember them) I am very sad to tell you she passed away this past Monday due to liver…

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Keffi

I adopted my darling Keffi boy (known as Happy then) from Gerdys when the Underdog Club had their boutique in Westmount in 2009. I was in charge of the volunteers and Gerdy arrived one day with this gorgeous boy that I took home for an overnight stay (because his foster was too far away to…

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Ginger

Ginger, our beautiful red-headed girl left us suddenly on November 30,2017 of what is believed to be a heart attack. Ginger joined our family on July 13, 2015 and was only 4.5 years when she left us. She was beautiful, funny, devoted, smart, full of life, and always had to be wherever the family was,…

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