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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When both of my children were unexpectedly born still (just two years and two days apart) I was devastated. I didn’t know where to begin the process of laying my […]

— M.M.

Your gift of planting a tree is such a wonderful idea!  I am so grateful and so is the rest of the family!

— L.E.

I always thought it was so odd when people remark how natural the deceased looks, but in Mom’s case, she did look beautiful and we have you to thank for […]

— M.