Testimonials & In Memory

Pet owners that have used the crematorium kindly send me cards, and wonderfully, photos of their passed pet. These are displayed on the photo board in the reception office and people love to see them. I thought how nice it would be if we could share the memories of passed pets on a page on the website.

If you would like to send in a testimonial and a photo of your pet by email, I would love to receive it and will upload it to the site.
Please send it to memorialwoodpetcrematorium@hotmail.co.uk

Thank you



This is my beautiful baby, Jasmine (and yes she is at the beach). I had
to say goodbye to her for the last time on 9th February 2016. She was 13
years old.
I was extremely lucky to have had the pleasure of spending 10 wonderful
years sharing my life with her. She meant the world to me, the love of
my life. She was my best friend, the most loyal and loving companion
anyone could ever want. She was a beautiful, extraordinary one off. We
enjoyed many holidays and adventures together, I think the beaches of
North Yorkshire were her favourite. She certainly got people talking
wherever we went, she was such a character.
In November 2013 I was given the devastating news she had lymphoma, she
bravely endured many months of chemotherapy, she seemed determined that
it would not beat her. At the end it was renal failure and not cancer
that her tired little body could not fight, she had tried so hard to
stay with me, she was truly remarkable and I am thankful every single
day we had together.Jasmine has left a massive void in my life, I miss her more than words
can say. I hope she knows how much I love her. She will always be in my
Rowan, thank you for your help and understanding at an extremely
difficult time, it is much appreciated and I am grateful to you for
looking after my precious Jasmine until I could bring her home again.



Goodbyes aren't forever
Goodbyes are not the end
It simply means
I'll miss you
Until we meet again

RIP Merlin........ ❤️❤️



Thank you so much Rowan for your kind treatment of my boy Walter when he came to you this week, I appreciate all the little finishing touches you made when we collected him and made a sad situation comforting.

We sadly said goodbye to WaIter on the 12th May 2014. I rehomed Walter as an elderly dog from a kennels as he'd been a stray. He instantly settled in and made our home his home and became closely bonded with our other dog Arthur. He was always so gentle and sweet natured. All he ever wanted was a comfy bed and a loving and reassuring cuddle. His ashes are scattered in the garden so he can still be with us and Arthur in his forever home. Despite being such a quiet boy and spending most of his time sleeping, he was a huge part of our lives and we miss him terribly. I hope now he is running free. I love and miss you my old friend.
Jane & Arthur x



Once again Rowan, thank you so much for your caring and sympathetic handling of Arthur. You made a very difficult time for me easier.
My special boy left us on 23rd April 2016. An amazingly loving and happy dog who made friends wherever he went. Originally from a rehoming centre he went on to achieve gold level Good Citizen Dog Scheme at dog training, become a trick dog, take part in lots of shows and events and become a Pets As Therapy visiting dog. I was so very proud of him and he never put a paw out of place. He was my shadow, my best friend, my comfort. There's a big space where he should be and I miss him more than I can describe. He left me so suddenly but with no suffering and for that I'll always be grateful.
Rest easy lad until I see you again.



This is our Daisy who we had from an 8 week old adorable puppy, she was 11 years old when she was sadly taken from us with cancer.

Daisy you brought us so much fun and joy, you were definitely a one off and such a character.

We miss you everyday and the house isn't the same without you in it. You were such a beautiful little girl.

We think of you everyday and will miss our trips to the seaside.

RIP my baby until we meet again xxxxx



Archie was our lovely Scotty dog who lived to be 13.5 years. He battled cancer for the last 6 months and as always was a diehard to the end. He was loyal, protective and had his own way of doing things! and how we loved him for it. He had climbed most of the mountains in the Lake District and we often had walkers comment 'how did a Scotty get up here?' the usual reply was 'on his own four paws'. He loved jumping in the car ready for the next adventure. We miss him so much and the house feels so empty, it is a struggle without him. It was a hard decision but one we knew we had to make when we decided Archie wasn't enjoying life anymore. The vets at Ruddington were brilliant and Rowan was just lovely. When she commented 'what a chunky boy he was' I absolutely knew that Archie had received individual attention from Rowan and that meant so much so us and softened the blow just enough to help us cope with the loss. What a wonderful service; no hesitation at all to recommend Rowan to all pet lovers.

In memory of Archie 2012- 2016, our lovely Scotty who will always be loved and remembered

Dawne,Steve and Joe



This is my beautiful gentle giant Hardy, an American bulldog who was 12 years old when he sadly lost his battle to cancer on 6th May 2016. He was such a handsome boy with a huge heart and an amazing character. He was always by my side and brightened every day of my life, he was my everything. Saying goodbye to my boy was the most difficult time of my life, I am totally lost without him. I am very blessed to have had him in my life and will always treasure the wonderful memories he left behind.

At such an awful time Rowan was simply wonderful, she treated my boy with great respect, I was comforted to know that she was the one who took care of him at the very end. Thank you Rowan for everything you truly are a lovely lady.



This is Shady, our beautiful Staffie who we sadly had to have put to sleep at the grand old age of 14years 8 months on
Friday May 13th 2016.

She was My/Our Life, always so gentle and kind, so loving and faithful. She was My Shadow and everywhere I went then Shady went too. She has left a huge hole in our Life's now and the House just isn't the same no more.

God Bless you Shady babes, We Love and Miss you deeply R.I.P Sweetheart - Love's ya always and forever xxxxxx

Jayne has written a beautiful poem for Shady. It is on the Poems and Prayers page.



We found each other when I was living in Gibraltar, he was abandoned and about a year old. I had been abandoned too and anything I gave him he gave me back 10 fold. Floyd was terrified when I first brought him home as he had been living on the street behind a takeaway where he developed a taste for spaghetti and chilli! After a week he finally came out of the bathroom to check out my pad. Eventually we moved back to UK and that was quite an adventure, he wasn't a fan of flying.
We've been inseparable for nearly 12 years until August 25th when I had to end my journey with him. I am devastated. Floyd was unique and although he tolerated my husband and twins when they came along he always acted like he was in charge and I guess he was to a degree.
I love you always my faithful beautiful companion.
Thank you Rowan for your sensitivity.We are all still very shocked at how quickly this has all happened but you eased the pain a little.




This is Toby, my little cross breed dog who died on the 20th December 2012. He was 16 years old.

I gave him to my son for his 9th birthday. Toby was 2 years old then, and we would be his third home! He was the dearest, happiest most well adjusted little family dog you could ever wish for. He was there with the children all growing up together.

We miss him so much. Some days I turn around and think I see him out of the corner of my eye, lying in the kitchen or by the door. When the family come home to visit they cannot believe he is no longer here.

We try to be positive, he had a very long and very happy life. He lived to a great age in good health and was loved by everyone.
Most of all he was GOOD AS GOLD !