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In Memory of Those Who
Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge

This page is dedicated to the memory of our beloved friends,
whom we cherish and always will miss.


April 14, 1994 May 29, 2009


We weren't ready to let you go, sweet brown girl. We experienced so many new adventures on our journey together. You taught us much and loved us unconditionally. You were always happy to meet other people and dogs (cats are another story!). Little children adored you. Although we were blessed with you for 15 years, it just doesn't seem like enough.
Rest peacefully, dear girl.
We miss you so very much but we will be together again.

Howard & Phyllis Beemer


Dynasty`s Love In The Mist AM CAN
May 17, 1991 September 14, 2007


On Friday, September 14, 2007, our beloved Zoey journeyed on to Rainbow Bridge in the loving arms of our son.  She passed in peace and with dignity.  Even though we had 16 years and 4 months with her it is never long enough. 

From the day she was born here we knew Zoey was someone special.  With a daddy who was from Finland and whose name was Tweedledum Pop My Cork, that alone could make you smile.  Zoey had an Obedience, Acting (she had the starring canine roles in Annie and Oliver) and most importantly, Therapy Dog career. 

Zoey was the most powerful and profound teachers of life I have ever seen.  She had the uncanny ability to connect with everyone.  Whether it was with a Hospice patient, a blind person or someone who feared dogs, they would always accept her presence and make a lasting connection with her.  She had an extraordinary impact on everyone who met her.   Her whole life Zoey gave unconditionally so much more than she ever asked for.  She will always be deeply missed and loved and forever remembered. 

Kathy Zipkin


High Oaks Hidden Destiny, WC, CGC
February 28, 2004 June 8, 2007


 Loved & Missed by Beth Eckels


Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars above.
For a moment all the world was right.
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye.

And I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go.
Our lives are better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance.

Holding you, I held everything.
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall.
Hey who's to say? You know I might have changed it all.

And I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go.
Our lives are better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance.

Yes my life, it's better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance.

            The Dance, by Garth Brook



My beloved Riser, also known as Can OTCH, UKC CDX, Plymrock's High Riser, UDX2, JH, OA, OAJ, OJP, WC, CGC born Feb. 4, 1992, was laid to rest on July 24, 2007, at 15 years of age.


 Just two weeks earlier he was doing what he loved most - retrieving bumpers in the water, leading our pack.


 Throughout his life, Riser took me on an incredible journey. Together we did it all...from camp gone to the dogs when he was a puppy to a show career earning high in trial, high combined, a 199 in obedience more than once, nationally ranked in the top 10 obedience Labradors several times, competing in the Gaines Regionals and World Series, earning his JH and agility titles with ease and being awarded the lab for all reasons awards at the Nationals at age 10.


He also had many life threatening cancers and surgeries and taught me how to get through all of it. Riser was a very sweet, gentle good boy who never did a bad thing in his life and had to endure more hardships than anyone ever should have.   He was very strong and very brave and mostly loved me unconditionally.   God rewarded him with a wonderful quality of life in his senior years, with no hardships in the last 5 years. Riser loved everyone and was especially fond of puppies and chasing snowballs in deep snow. Riser never had any old dog issues and was active until one evening when I knew the time was near. I am blessed that I got to spend all of the next day night with him saying goodbye, it was not long enough and I wanted more, but it was time to let him go. Riser was my best friend, my soul-mate and I miss him terribly. There is a big hole in my heart but I am very lucky to have known him and have him in my life for so long.


Linda Witkowski    

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Riser leading the pack 2 weeks
before Crossing the Bridge



My black Lab, Shadow, (Crosscreek Shadow Berge) was laid to rest on May 22, 2007 at the age of 12. She was my very first Lab and the start of my showing career. I purchased her after my first husband passed away with cancer. Shadow was 8 weeks old and was born on May 9, 1995. I went to dog classes and started learning about obedience. Never in my life did I think I would do something like that, but she brought me out of my shyness. She was a momma's girl and never liked the out-of-sight sits and downs, but we made it through. She received her CD and CDX in AKC and her CD and CDX in Canada. She was the best healing dog and had many first place ribbons.

We had to make a very hard decision this year as she was filling up with tumors both inside and visible on the outside. Her hips were failing but she never quit wagging her tail.  She is sadly missed by myself and Harry and by Harley, Emma, Hannah, and Jack (our other labs).  Because of her Labs are my love and my life.

                    Brenda Stidfole
                    BrenLorr Labrador Retrievers



AM/CAN CH Milllmar's Windswept Patriot, CDX, CAN CD, WC, CGC

October 9, 1995 August 26, 2006.

Little did I know that less than a day after sending my brags about Cougar, we'd be laying him to rest at the foot of our grape arbor with the rest of the never to be forgotten Labs of our past. Cougar was a once-in-a-lifetime dog. I was so fortunate to have been in his company. He was a class act in everyway. I will quote what Judy Chambers said about him after he won the veteran's class at EOLBA: "Beautiful head & movement. He is everything Labrador should be."

Loved by Ellen Shearer, Tableau Labradors


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Sally and pup 

Kellygreens Wagtail Salute went to the Rainbow Bridge in July of 2005, after her pups left for their new homes.  MaryEllen's Leo was the sire. Sally was the sweetest girl and was a very loving Mom. We lost her to IMHA - a very nasty disease.
                                          Linda Quinn

Not the least hard thing to bear
when they go from us, these quiet friends,
is that they carry away with them
so many years of our own lives.
John Galsworthy

2009 Iroquois Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.

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