Maplelane's Rainbow Bridge — Gone But Not Forgotten
This page is a testament to all we have loved and shared our lives with. Anyone who has lost a beloved Maplelane Golden, please submit your photo and testimonial if you wish.
June 20, 2009 to February 2020
My husband Steve & I brought home Rudy (mom Rally & dad Bentley) shortly after we were married in August 2009. We fell in love with him in an instant and our love grew more than we could ever imagine. He was the center of our world. An active boy who loved all things water – leaping off the dock at the lake; he could swim for hours. Chasing snow balls and rolling in mounds of snow, sneakily splashing into the kiddie pool, or bucket or puddle. It was his thing!
We welcomed our son Lucas (2011) and Daughter Charlotte (2015). Rudy really wasn’t too sure at first but he adapted to the demands of our little people. He was as an incredibly gentle, kind and sensitive boy. He had a loving soul that seemed to draw in our family and friends. He was loved by so so many. He never missed a family gathering, holiday or celebration. He walked the kids to school everyday and picked them up. He made friends at the school yard with all the kids and neighbours. And he was the only dog that was allowed into the school at pick up, because everyone loved him, so he was allowed to break the rules. HA. He joined us on the ultimate field, at soccer and baseball games and was the fastest dog out there. He amazed us!
He came to work (In-patient geriatric psychiatry & behavior neurology) with me on Friday’s for several years and gave the gift of companionship, sweet cuddles and his infectious smiling face. In return he got the best belly rubs. He made forever friends at my work with staff and patients alike.
Rudy was loved by many and will be missed by all!
2010 to 2019
Jack lived a full and joyous life!
Intelligent, playful, a real gentleman with a sweet and loving way that drew people to him. He was a happy and affectionate boy with a goofy grin that was irresistible and he never said no to a treat. Loved by everyone that knew him, he was a true mama’s boy and his dad was his best friend.
He loved his toys, tug of war (which he often won and was a good sport about it too), playing hide and seek, chasing a ball (but he made you chase him to get it back), long walks through his neighbourhood, swimming at the beach in Frenchman’s Bay. He hated not wearing his collar because he had to be ready to travel at any time.
Jack had three homes, his main base with his mom and dad, home in Pickering near the beach and his third home with Sandie's family.
We will all miss you Jack. You will live forever in our hearts and minds.
August 22 , 2019
Although Brady was not a golden he was very much a part of the Maplelane Family, coming to us as a rescue and adopted by Ann and Mark where he had a great life!
Brady was the most wonderful dog and friend to many. He became a shining light to many seniors as a St John Therapy Dog, you should of seen him when we did parades as he knew the group was special and we always got a great round of applause. He would put an extra bounce in his step! Brady was always happy and loved to swim wether it be in a pool or up in the lakes near North Bay or Parry Sound. Brady became a very good passenger on a stand up paddle board or kayak always wearing his life jacket. He loved to snuggle. We worked very closely with our vet over the years and they were professional and passionate especially these past few months.
Thank you Brad and Sherri for allowing us to make Brady a part of our family and I know he was still apart of yours. You also made it easy for us to have him stay at your place when we went away.
Sincerely Ann and Mark Hamilton
October 22, 2002 - May 19 , 2018
Our beautiful Sandie gave us 15 ½ years of pure joy, endless love and great laughs! Whether she was chasing us in the water, playing in the grass, making snow angels or counter surfing (she was highly motivated by food!), we felt her love and saw her happiness of just being around people. Sandie loved swimming, boating, fishing and hiking too. This picture shows her on a recent hike, always wanting to be the trailblazer in front of everyone else!
We will always love her!
Warren, Cathy, Andrea, Laura
2006 - July , 2019
We very reluctantly said goodbye to our sweet Jersey in her 13th year.
Such a gentle soul who everyone loved dearly including six grandchildren who loved to play with her often.
Jersey spent her days frolicking in the fields, swimming with the kids and playing fetch non-stop.
She was a constant companion and friend who gave us unconditional love.
We miss her at our feet everyday but hope she is running and playing fetch on the other side of the rainbow bridge.
Tucker Dude 2008 ‑ 2018
Sadly, we lost Tucker shortly after his 10th birthday. He was a loyal and amazing dog with a great personality. Tucker loved being with us and was a true member of our family. He loved car rides, hanging out at the cottage but most of all he loved running and playing with his furry friends.
Tucker will be truly missed and forever remembered.
Rest in peace Dude.
November 5, 2005 - January 18, 2018
Molson lived a full life!
Full of people he loved - which was everyone, although he had his favorites!
Full of food he loved - which was eveything, but again he had favorites!
So many toys he was the envy of every dog on the street!
Never was there a better Ambassador to Maplelane!
Sire of 8 litters - 50 puppies - 32 boys 18 girls
Sire of several litters of C.O.P.E Service Dogs!
Rest well Molson and be ready for play time in the morning!!
April 7, 2014 - June 6, 2017
Dedicated to our youngest, Silas, our guardian Angel
The traveller came, conquered and left.
The traveller came... - like a summer breeze after a long, harsh winter, bringing warmth, comfort and hope. - like a tulip that radiates its colors and brightness all around. - like a rainbow that illuminates the dark sky after a brief shower.
The traveller conquered... - and imprinted all hearts that crossed his path with kindness and generosity. - all sadness and grief and pawed his way through. - all anger and pain with his big smile.
The traveller left... - his heart behind for all to love selflessly. - his tales of magnanimity for all to give generously. - suddenly and silently, asking nothing in return.
January 20, 2006 - August 23, 2017
Our beautiful Daisy gave us 11 1/2 years of joy and wonderful memories for our family.
We will always love her, miss her and never forget her.
See you on the Rainbow Bridge our sweet girl.
February 24, 2003 - June 29, 2017
I was cared for and loved each and every day.
But the time has come to say goodbye.
So to see my smile, just look to the sky.
And you’ll know there’s no reason to cry!
Until we meet again…….Love Alli .
October 15, 2000 - May 12, 2014
We will forever treasure our beautiful memories of Tracker.
Came into our lives twelve years ago as a rambunctious puppy. He learned how to be a true golden at our cottage where he spent many happy days patrolling the shore line for minnows, swimming and diving for sticks from the end of the dock. He was a loyal, true companion and his passing this past January has left a void in our lives.
God Bless you my good boy and we'll meet again
Kody has been with us since the summer of 1999. He grew up together with our children and had been a wonderful furry addition to our family. Kody was a true "gentleman" dog and at the same time also strong and sometimes stubborn. He loved his Challah treats which he regularly got every Friday night besides all the other loving attention. We believe that is one of the reasons he hung on so long for almost 15 years of his life. We all miss our beautiful boy very much and so does his little Golden "sister" Georgia.
~ The Segal Family ~
Sadly, we said goodbye to our beloved Sable this afternoon. She blessed our family for 12 1/2 wonderful years. We loved her with all our hearts — we will miss her.
~ Terry and Tammy Smith ~
We lost our beloved Soul, and as I sit here with Oscar at the other end of the sofa from me, I'm thinking about the last 12 years of joy, companionship, and love that our dogs have brought us. And I'm thinking of friendships. And family. And I'm so grateful.
~ Love Moira xo ~
November 11, 2004 to April 12, 2013
Our beautiful puppy Maera passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm at only 8 1/2 years old. She was the daughter of Joker and Lionsgate Sage of Malpelane. She was the very best dog ever. We miss her so much . . . our home and our lives are so empty without her but she gave us all her love while she was here with us.
~ Stacey Anderson ~
Maplelane's Noel Nimoosh
December 25, 2001 - April 24, 2012
Nimoosh - you were one of a kind. We miss your goofy grin, non-stop desire to play fetch, hearing you purr like a cat when we pet you, and the joy you brought to our life.
We love you !
March 4, 2004 - September 28, 2011
Our Beautiful Mandy Gone too soon, taking a piece of us with her.
Always in our hearts and memories.
A friend forever,
Donna, Stephen and Aryn Naylor.
From Blush and Rebel
"Courageous, Loving and Beloved"
Her mother was Abbey and she was born October 29th 1996.
She could barely walk when she left us. But she was still our puppy. We will miss her as she has been part of our family and neighbourhood since we welcomed her home. Golden's are special animals, they always leave a piece of themselves behind when they leave us.
R.I.P. Dakota Blue Latanville
I love you my son
I am sending this email with sorrow, yesterday a piece of my heart died with my dear beloved Dakota. He died in my arms at home after fighting illness. He gave us 12 years of Heaven and I never have had such a more gentle, sweetest, lovable, beautiful dog in my life as him and I want to thank you for breeding this wonder. He was the son of CH LAMOUR'S EXPONENTIAL EQUATION (TYSON) AND MAPLELANES NEVER LET ME GO (FEATHERS) and what a son he was.
Robyn Latanville and Family.
Carmel was one of the most well-rounded goldens that could be. He has been an integral part of our breeding program, siring many versatile puppies. He enjoyed a life of flyball, retriever trials, and was a performing dog on many teams such as the Superdogs and the Nutram performing dogs. Big Thank You to Bill and his family for making Carmel's last year's so enjoyable.
Roark has been the most influential male in our breeding program to date, producing many competitive dogs and lots of great family companions. Lisa, his owner, has been a great support to the breeding program at Maplelane with her contributions in training and competing with this marvelous dog. Lisa has Roark's son Gilly as well.
Born February 4, 1996
Died February 4, 2009
Ch. Maplelane's Arjaygold Missey Adelle
Appleby's Classic Bogart
Greatly adored and loved by his owners Joan and David Matthews and most especially his favourite 1st pals Brooke, Dale, Andrew & Alyson. Bailey possessed a sweet and loving disposition from the start and matured into a very well-mannered, kind natured and the most loving companion anyone could ask for — all attributes of a true Golden. He was an exceptional traveler and thoroughly enjoyed his summers at the family's island in Georgian Bay.
Maplelane's Miss Lucy in the Sky "Missy"
CD, TT, CGC, FD, FDX, FDCH
St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dog
Missy belongs to our daughter Jennifer and she is either a bed potato or a "fetch-a-holic" not much in between for her. She's given us three litters to tally 29 puppies, and when not being a mom, she was competing with Jennifer in obedience and flyball. Missy remained with us. Missy was a great producer of quality puppies. We have Taz from her 1st litter, Hayley from her 2nd and BG from her 3rd.
1998 - 2009
Julie died peacefully at home on July 15th surrounded by family and close friends. From the time she was a pup, Julie always loved people — especially the kids at Pilgrim Wood Public School in Oakville — and brought smiles to many faces. The following poem was chosen by our daughter Natalie as an expression of the loss we all feel in saying goodbye to our Julie.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down today.
Nothing gold can stay.
~ Robert Frost ~
Born January 20, 1998
Died April 23, 2008
Son of Maplelane's Missy
Ch. Loretto Rupert of Stonemead
This is our beloved Casey, on his favorite footstool. He was a true Golden. Loved to run, play catch, and anything to do with water. He never met a human or animal he didn't love. Always had to have something in his mouth to greet guests with. The best natured and loving companion anyone could ever hope for. We will miss him dearly and would like to thank you for letting him come into our lives.
Our Special Boy
Bailey Olivia Sophie Stinson
" B O S S "
June 25 1999 - May 25 2009
Maplelane's Eddie's Pride
1999 - 2009
That wagging tail that said hello
Those big brown eyes that used to glow
That warm brown nose that was moist and sweet
That quirky head that said pet me
That golden body that was my Baylee
You were my best and loyal friend and now you're gone
Without you . . . life is empty and I am not strong
I miss your lovely golden face
Emptiness now fills this place
I will miss you and LOVE you always and forever
~ Mommy ~
Maplelane's The Devious One
Deva is from Taz and Joker. After two litters and 16 puppies, Deva was retired to Richard and Astrid Thomas to help replace the loss of their beloved Kirby (Deva is his mother). She now resides in Toronto and is a great babysitter to their new daughter Teagan.
Heaven and Earth separate us
as Love keeps us all together.
Another star shines from the night sky;
I am a guide even in passing.
Rest easy knowing that I am in a good place, yet no place is better than home.
Life upon this world may be over,
yet to live within your memories,
your hearts, is forever.
Every moment was cherished;
every day was a wonderful gift.
You are my family, my friends,
and I couldn't ask for more.
Wenwricks Wipper Snipper
CGC, FD, FDX, FDCH, FMX, FMCH, St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dog
Snipper (left), was a Whippet who excelled in flyball and was also a St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dog.
KC of Maplelane
FD, FDX, FDCH, FMX, FMCH, ONYX
KC (right) was a Jack Russell terrier, rescued from being put down due to temperament problems. Through a lot of love, training and flyball, she enjoyed the life she was meant for.
CH. Arjaygold Missy Adelle - CGN
April 9, 1991 - December 4, 2004
Adelle was our second golden. We purchased her at the age of 2 1/2 and she already had achieved her conformation title and had one litter of 13 puppies. She went on to have 2 more litters of 13 for a grand total of 39 puppies. She is is loved and missed by the Fullerton family, her son Harley and her granddaughter Maggie.
May 14, 2004 - December 18, 2005
No matter how or when we lose our best friends . . .their love lasts our lifetime. A beautiful girl. A kind and gentle spirit, deeply missed by the Fricker family.
Maplelane's Abbey Road
Abbey was from the first litter we had with Adelle. She was Carmel and Missy's sister, all from the same litter. She had one litter of her own and birthed 13 puppies and we shook our heads and said — "No more for her," as it was evident she was going to be just as fertile as her mother. We kept "Sass" out of the litter. In hindsight, we should have let her have another litter as she produced 3 CH. We retired her and she moved to New Lowell, ON with Lisa Bertram, Roark and Gilly who loved her dearly.
Maplelane's Little Munchkin
November 28, 2002 - August 27, 2004
Munchie - a.k.a. The Little Lion
Loved by the Ebenhardt family, big brother Jake and little sister Daisy.
Maplelane's Casey's Comet
October 31, 1997 - May 6, 2003
Much loved, and greatly missed by the Welsh family.
Kirby came into our lives and changed us forever. Even though he stayed for too short a time with us, he brought tremendous happiness. We will always keep him in our hearts. Kirby was lost to us from a complication with the anesthetic to repair a broken leg.
Love Richard and Astrid
Angel was taken from us far too early and she is now truly an angel. She was lost to a rare kidney deformity that was unknown to her owner Monica until she was pregnant with her second litter. She did however produce one litter of wonderful puppies, and we have Joker to remember her by.
Maplelane's Libra Spirit
Spirit & Beethoven
Maplelane's Beethoven's Song
Spirit & Beethoven
Both of these young dogs were lost in a tragic car accident.
They crossed the Rainbow Bridge together.
We had to say goodbye to our boy "Riley." He lived a full and happy life, camping, swimming and of course licking the plates in the dishwasher. He took after his Mommy Alli. We are so grateful to have had him for 13 1/2 wonderful years. He will be missed by his family and of course his little brother Jasper.
Andy and Tami (Mommy and Daddy )
Rightchoice's Coor's Light
CD, CGC, St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dog
I have lost the most consistent presence in my life for the past 16 1/2 years and in that time period she played many roles and wore many hats (literally). From the babysitter, Jennifer's torturous dress-up days, putting up with all my training experiments to teaching all our dogs manners, and those manners included that if there was any food to be had, it was hers! She would even guard the garbage because if she couldn't have it nobody could. She was a true ambassador to her breed and I am very grateful for all she gave me, she was responsible for showing me where all my hopes, dreams and goals lay. She is at the top of my gratitude list forever.