You are Invited to a Talk on Coping with the Loss of an Animal Companion

An Invite from Niagara Action For Animals, an animal advocacy & assistance group for animals in Niagara, Ontario

Posted September 18th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Dear Friends of Animals –

Niagara Action for Animals (NAFA) is hosting an evening with Aleisha Murray on Monday September 25th from 7 – 9 p.m. at the NAfA house – 94 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines.

Amongst other things, Aleisha will discuss how one can honour the passing of their companion animals. Please RSVP if you are coming, so that we can arrange sufficient refreshments and also if we have a great deal of interest, we may have to arrange a 2nd evening or afternoon.  Please note, there is no cost or commitment to you – NAfA is presenting this as a matter of interest and information.

Aleisha writes: 

Dear Niagara Action for Animals, Associates and Family

I would like to offer my time and my knowledge of the funeral profession to those who might be interested in openly discussing how one can honour the passing of their companion animal.

There are very few of us who have not felt the heart-ache of losing their companion and far too often we are left to face this in silence. Regardless if it is a fear of judgement, a feeling of weakness or the very fact that most people can’t relate or do not have the ability to even comprehend the loss one can feel.

I would like to propose a night to gather and discuss topics and decisions one may encounter before, during and after the passing of their companion. These matters may include and are not limited to;

  • Where to turn
  • Burial and cremation options
  • ‘Pet’ memorabilia/ keepsakes
  • What do Funeral Homes have to offer?
  • Bereavement Support/ reaching out
  • Wills and Estate Planning.Yes, there is a very good chance they will outlive you. Who will be in charge?
  • Ask a Funeral Director, I know everyone has that one question they have been wanting to ask.

I would be pleased to sit together (on September 25th) and talk about your options and to have the opportunity to answer any of your questions. 

Thank you for your time,  Aleisha Murray

Aleisha Murray | Funeral Director J.J. Patterson Funeral Residence | Arbor Memorial Inc., Welland, Ontario
About Niagara Action for Animals

Niagara Action for Animals (NAFA) is a non-profit, all volunteer charity devoted to ending all forms of animal cruelty through education, direct action and legitimate protest.  For more information, visit NAFA’s webstie at .

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