Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
August 31, 2013
by William Spear

Pet Loss: Unexpected Heartache

Chami was a classic ‘one person’ cat. She loved my Mom and hated visitors. Workman and noise (like vacuuming or thunderstorms) made her bolt to the basement to hide. Yet […]

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July 10, 2013
by William Spear

Pet Loss: The End of the Journey

As a pet parent you watch your new addition grow and mature. Maybe you lose a couple shoes to teething or you wear out a vacuum because of their shedding. […]

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February 3, 2013
by Hansen-Spear

But…Fluffy was like one of the family.

Coping with the loss of a pet.   When we bring a family pet into our homes, we make a lifelong commitment to love and care for them. In exchange […]

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July 2, 2012
by William Spear

It’s Not Just a Pet!

One of the most insensitive remarks I hear on a regular basis is “it was just a dog” or “it was just a cat.”  For those of you who are […]

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A special thank you to Brian Durante for guiding us during our mother and father’s deaths.

— D. H.

I cannot even put into words how wonderful a job you did in making my mother-in-law look like a queen after all she had been through and looked like.

…treating you like family and went out of their way to help ease the pain.

— S. V.