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.

Cinnamon aka Cinni
Past June 1, 2021


It is with heavy heart that we share in the passing of our sweet Cinni (Jan 2008 - June 1, 2021).

She was such a great dog and enjoyed hanging out with us always - whether going on hikes, hanging at the cottage/camping or just cuddling.

Her favourite past time was swimming and I am happy to say she got her last swim in the day before she passed over.

We will miss her so much.

Thank you for her!
The Gastmeier Family

Past January, 2021


Reegan was a Bluff/Bentley puppy.
I just wanted to say Thank you, to you for giving us the sweetest and most loving dog! She was truly amazing! We always got compliments on her temperament and how calm she was! We miss her so much! She was amazing with our 2 children and even other animals! :) Thank you again! She really was the most amazing dog ever!
Ps...we still would use your special call..when we didn’t know where she was...”Pup, Pup, Puppy” ;)

The Timmon's Family

Past October 5, 2020


It is with a heavy heart that I want to tell you about Gordy’s passing on October 14th. He had a very aggressive cancer. He was a wonderful friend and companion. Gordy had a fantastic work effort and always gave 110%.
I know he is chasing and wrestling with Duffy. Thank you so much for allowing us to have Gordy and Duffy in our lives.
I told our vet that I was sorry that we were late to the Golden party but so glad we did.

January 5, 2008 to October 14, 2020

Kaos - Maplelane's Perseverance

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Maplelane's Perseverance AKA "Kaos" He was 13. We want to thank Paula Clifford and her family for loving Kaos and giving him such a great home!! He was sire to 6 litters and 36 puppies 3 of which are in our breeding program. His mother Breeze is still going at 15! This was always my fav photo of Kaos, hope you are running the beach with your ball !!
xoxo photo credit to Kim Russell

November 14, 2006 to July 6, 2020

Message: Our dearest Radar - Maplelane's Jalapeno Popper

The sweetest giant golden, who loved his tennis balls, peanut butter and the water. Radar came to us after the "fire" and he warmed our hearts immediately. The protector to the boys when strangers came to the door. His bark was deep and loud, however he would lick you and want your affection as soon as the door opened. Radar would always give you his paw even when you did not want one, and loved his belly rubs. Radar enjoyed all seasons, and would roll in snow, mud or sand. He loved walking and jogging, playing fetch and eating his peanut butter kong. Radar was a role model to many fur-brothers who lived with us over the years, and each of those fur brothers became calmer dogs, however they were outsmarted on a number of treats by the wiser, smarter Radar. Radar enjoyed his last years at the cottage and loved hanging out on the dock watching the ducks.
We are so appreciative that Sherri and Brad chose us to be Radar's family and we miss him every day.

His pawprint is forever planted in our hearts.
Gail, Brad, Connor, Madison and Jayden

March 22, 2015 to June 12, 2020

It is with a complete sadness we have to notify you of Maggie our beloved 5 year old golden passing over the rainbow. Maggie was Vicky’s service dog and best friend. Maggie was a caring and hard working pup who was always looking after all that needed it. Her work with our Charities programs was awesome, she helped calm our disabled guests when they came to our adapted fishing program and was our sledge hockey team mascot. Maggie also had a great relationship with our 2 grandson’s (10 months and 5 years). Maggie we are missing you very much already, thank you for some wonderful memories.

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

“The Traveller”
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 came for a visit and decided to stay.
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 .

Image 1 Tracker Image 2 Tracker

October 15, 2000 - May 12, 2014

. . . for such a beautiful and wonderful dog.

We will forever treasure our beautiful memories of Tracker.
Image 3 Tucker


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

Image 4 Kody


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 ~

Image 5 Sable


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 ~

Image 6 Soul


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 ~

Maplelane's Maera
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 ~

Image 8 Nimoosh

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 !
Your family

Image 10 Mandy

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.

Image 9 Ripkin

From Blush and Rebel

A happy go lucky dog and faithful companion. He was never more than a few feet away from me and now there is just empty space... We will always have fond memories and holes in the backyard. He loved to swim and fetch. We finally took him hunting for partridge and he was quite proud to carry that bird out of the bush (once it stopped moving). I think he had more fun trying to swim in the mud puddles on the road than the hunt itself. I will miss you, your eager smile and waggy puppy tail.

Image 11 Phineus


"Courageous, Loving and Beloved"

Image 12 Chelsea


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.

Image 13 Dakota Blue Latanville

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.
Thank you
Robyn Latanville and Family.

Image 14 Carmel


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.

Image 21 Roark


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.

Image 18 Bailey

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.

Image 22 Missy

Maplelane's Miss Lucy in the Sky "Missy"
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.

Image 15 Julie

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 ~

Image 19 Casey

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.

Image 20 Carter


Please visit Carter's memorial page

Our Special Boy

Image 17 BOSS

Bailey Olivia Sophie Stinson

" B O S S "
June 25 1999 - May 25 2009

Image 16 Baylee

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.

Image 24 Harley


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.

Image 25 Wipper Sniper(Left) and KC (Right)

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

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.

Image 26 Adelle

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.

Image 27 Coby

Maplelane's Coby
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.

Image Rainbow Bridge

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.

Image Rainbow Bridge

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.

Image 30 Casey

Maplelane's Casey's Comet
October 31, 1997 - May 6, 2003

Much loved, and greatly missed by the Welsh family.

Image 31 Kirby


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

Image 32 Angel


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.

Image 33 Spirit Image 33 Beethoven

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.

Image 36 Riley


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 )

Image 37 Alli

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.