Please visit this link for a beautiful post a family had put on their blog in memory of their precious companion, Cricket.
This was the 2nd time we used your services... the first time was not a Witness but a Private Cremation however chose Witness this time. Thank you for being able to accommodate an unexpected Witness Cremation. No words can express how we feel, we are grateful. The administration person was wonderful & the Cremationist did a great job with the processing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
My little one was treated with the utmost of care and respect
Kevin, once again I thank you and your staff for the way you helped me in dealing with the loss of my beloved Shandie. Her loss is one of the hardest things I've ever had to deal with and it was so comforting not having to go through it by myself. Eve was with me every step of the way and gave me so much support. Her gentle help allowed me to make the choices I needed to make and I appreciated her following up with me to see how I was doing afterwards. I know my little one was treated with the utmost of care and respect right up to the very end. She wasn't just a pet; she was a treasured family member who brought such joy into my life. It was reassuring to know that I was being helped by people who share the same feelings about their pets as I do. Thank you for helping make this difficult time a little less difficult.
I am eternally grateful
I have spoken to a few of you ladies from the day Mercedes passed away up until approx. 1 1/2 weeks later. I found it very difficult to speak clearly as I was so choked up with my little girl having to be let go.Actually, it just kills me inside as I miss her so much. In the brief conversations I did have I attempted to thank you all for you special handling of all the funeral services including my receiving Mercedes Spawter and her very special urn, the gold heart with the paw prints which represents that HUGE heart that she had and the impact that she had on so many peoples lives. I know she left her little prints on many hearts in her 13 1/2 yrs.. I was so blessed to have a special little girl like her who was so selfless, loving and never aggressive. For four pounds, this little Pomeranian was a super mouse. I wanted to thank you for all of you, your devotion to have and work in this type of business, your compassion, kindness, understanding and love that you put out there and I was one of the fortunate clients that experienced this of all of you, your outside service provides and your business in general. So here! I have been able to share with you how appreciative I am and you didn't even hear the tears or sniffles. I have spoken to various people through all of this and no one knew of your business. Believe me, I put it out there and will continue to. I hope that you have brochures/flyers out in every vet's office that you can as your service is what made my baby's passing the best that it could be. I now am in the midst of making a little memorial for her, you can see the pic I attached. It's still a work in progress but it is helping me to heal and so are all of you. I am eternally grateful for everything you have offered/provided to help me get through this trying time. You are all AWESOME ANGELS!!!
Your staff and business made it a lot easier
I would like to extend a huge thank you to the professionalism and care your staff at Until We Meet Again . My friend Bob Arai had his pet pass just a week before my kitty Sassy and used your services. Kelsey was answering all the questions I asked and was very caring during the whole process. She was helping even with arranging pick up the vet. As you know a pet is like a family member and it is not easy. But your staff and business made it a lot easier. I want to thank you all for your help. When we picked up Sassy, Eve was there to help us.
For us, UWMA was a healing place
UWMA is a special place where pets and their people are treated with extraordinary respect and compassion at a time when hearts are fragile and broken. I don't know how the people who work there do their jobs every day without being swallowed up by the grief that walks through their doors, but every single person that we dealt with on the phone and in person was a sincerely loving and caring soul. They understood what we were going through because they have all lost furry children too. They were able to make us feel better even when we felt like there could be nothing that anyone could say or do to make us feel better. They clearly love animals and it shows in every thoughtful detail, from the way they handled our pets with dignity and gentleness the moment we arrived, to the paw print tissue paper that was carefully wrapped around each pet for the trip home. We recently lost three elderly pets within five months, and our experience of compassion and patience from UWMA was touching on each profoundly sad occasion. We found great comfort in meeting Kevin on the loss of our first pet, and seeing him waiting for us when we arrived back again and again to help us let go of our other pets. It was like seeing a supportive friend who we could truly trust with the ones most precious to us. His presence in our lives at these most sad and difficult times was something for which we are so incredibly grateful. For us, UWMA was a healing place. Their accommodation of witnessed cremations allowed us to release our beloved pets while keeping our promise to them that we would never leave them. Hopefully there will come a day when everyone in this type of business will treat deceased animals with the respect they deserve and that UWMA does, until then, it is comforting to know that there is at least one place that people can go with their loved ones that can be trusted completely.
Leaving no question unanswered
I feel compelled to write a commendation after receiving such exceptional service during my most difficult time of emotional turmoil. Frustrated spending many hours in tears searching the internet for pet cemeteries, not finding any in the Lower Mainland, I decided to research cremation for my cat of over 18 years. After several in depth telephone consultations with Kevin Woronchak of “Until We Meet Again” I made an appointment. Not only was Kevin very forthcoming with any information I required he also took a genuine interest in accommodating whatever option would work best for me. He patiently explained all the options and procedures, was flexible in arranging a time, and made appropriate suggestions such as the opportunity of adding a poem and favorite toy. Kevin certainly went above and beyond in every way. Once my friend and I arrived for the private witnessed cremation we were pleasantly surprised about the reflection room offering choices like writing a message on a river rock and a memorial wall with photos of your pet. Considering the fact that I am extremely uncomfortable with cremation, Kevin remained very professional and took his time explaining things to me leaving no question unanswered. This really helped calm my uneasy feelings about the process. I felt heard and understood because he actively listened to my story. He was very compassionate about my loss and also openly shared his family´s experience of losing several beloved pets recently. Even though it took us a few tries to obtain paw imprints in clay Kevin was genuinely caring and handled Mr. Sly very gently. Kevin truly offered a personalized, impressive service exceeding my expectations by far. I highly recommend this remarkable and inspiring company and would entrust any future pets to Until We Meet Again without hesitation. My Heartfelt thanks.
Thank you so much
Dear Kevin, Your Kindness, sincerity, patience and commitment to helping others are truly remarkable. I am so thankful that my goodbyes with monster were under the care of Until We Meet Again. You are an amazing person. Thank you so much for everything.
The saddest days are those when one has to say good-bye to an animal friend. When this happens, the people at "Until We Meet Again" are there for me and this makes the biggest difference. I only wish I had found them earlier. In today´s world of scam artists and cons it is important to know who you can count on and, before I found the support of Kevin and Joanne, I made some regrettable mistakes. My name is Michelle Benjamin. I have been tending to the care of traumatized animals for 21 years. How these loved ones are cared for when the time comes for them to pass, is one of the most crucial parts of the work that I do, and I want people to know, I have been to the facilities provided by the people at "Until We Meet Again." I have met the folks there, and I have grown to appreciate them more than I can ever say ... what a difference this has made to me over the years - it means that I can rest assured. The service provided by "Until We Meet Again" is as good as it gets and the loved ones in my care are given every bit of respect that they deserve, as am I. Thank you Kevin and Joanne.
You provided the support I needed
I just want to thank you for the compassionate, sensitive and highly professional way in which I was treated on Tuesday. You provided the support I needed at a most devastating time and enabled me to bring Waldo back home, which was a comfort to me and to my family and I would like to think to him as well. I am most grateful.