In loving memory of
20/12/1946 - 10/1/2013
No tribute is great enough for Max and Toby’s ‘Granny’ on this sad day…
My tears fall...
...but in the midst of my grief, a new light shines...
encasing memories - each one precious:
Zena's forceful spirit determinedly lived life to the full;
Her charitableness, time and compassion was always available for anyone in need;
Her wisdom ; her talent; her advice… readily on call.
Zena's specific love for the Goldens of our planet had no boundaries
...and her dogs shone because of it.
Her joyous laughter at the end of that telephone line...
...muffled by the barking of Goldens in the background,
was music to anyone's ears.
Zena always had time for me, and I was grateful.
Her unmitigated pride when I told her about the antics of Max and Toby;
coupled with her invaluable presence throughout my Goldens' lives.
Zena's empathy and comfort at the time of my own grief - particularly Maxdog’s crossing - touched me deeply;
"Granny Zena" was committed to being present for all our important occasions;
…and much, much more!
Gone now –
the world, and its 'dog world' is a poorer place with her departure
… but my fondness and my memories will live on…
I loved you, Zena!
Rest-in-peace, ‘Granny Zena’.
May the arms of God embrace and welcome you – with the chorus of all the Golden angels who have preceded you.
We loved you.
We’ll miss you dearly.
My sincere condolences go to the family of Zena:
particularly Alan, Mark, Donovan, Brenda, Shirley, Eileen, Sue, Steve and her many relatives and friends (both overseas and in South Africa).
Zena was truly an amazing lady!
May you be comforted by the love of your friends at this very difficult time.