GCI Tribute Page
Thank you to Maeve & Tweed Sims for their gift in memory of GCI Dog Mary Kate, who passed away in December 2015.
Thank you to Jane Ronyack for your gift to GCI in loving memory of "Monte". Monte was a companion dog to Raymond Ganssle of Georgia and was loved by the entire family. Monte will be missed by all.
"Monte taking a nap in the sun"
District governor Cheryl Greenway has an appeal for Rotary Clubs around the district to help her service theme of "Animals Helping People". The Rotary Club of Cordele has made a donation to GCI in Cheryl's honor. Thank you to the Cordele Rotary Club for your gift and all that you do in our communities.
In loving memory of Mona Quinn & Danny Wilson's sweet girl "Scout". Thank you to Shirley Dampier for your gift to GCI in honor of Scout to help support our service dog programs.
In loving memory of my sister's sweet baby boy "Yeager". You were the best friend ever to everyone and we will miss you very much. You were loved very much by everyone who knew you.
Thank you so much to Sharain & Gerard Mueller for choosing GCI as the recipient of your holiday party and gift giving contribution in memory of your sweet Duncan. We are so blessed and honored to have the support of you and all of your very generous & kind friends. Happy Holidays.
Thank you to Cheryl & friends of the Bob Hutchinson Family for your contribution to GCI in loving memory of Cinnamon Sugar II.
I remember that the first puppy shower we gave at SITA was for Sweet Cinnamon and she was such a tiny little dachshund.
My funniest memory is Tammie trying to “potty train” Cinnamon.
Our Sympathy goes out to the family.
John Meeks, Adrianna Colbath and Cheryl Collier
Thank you to Mona Quinn
for her contribution to GCI in honor of "Ginger",
Shirley Dampier's new best friend! Thanks to Shirley for giving
this sweet baby a great new home.
John, John, and Sophie Delorous would like
to thank Myra Campbell, Cheryl Collier, and Freda Lee for
making donations to GCI in memory of our sweet girl Winifred
Louise ("Fred") who left us on July 11, 2010. We miss you,
Thank you to Mona Quinn
for making a contribution in memory of Katie, beloved pet
and family member of Chuck Philio.
Thank you to Monie Quinn
for her donation in the name of our little Schipperke, Zorro
who was a beloved member of the Bob, Jane, Dana, Dustin, Loren
and Kristi Ronyack family. Our little Meech Meech was loved
by all. Zorro loved chasing squirrels, playing dress up, cleaning
supper plates, and going for walks. We miss our little Zorbelina!
Thank you to Shirley Dampier
for her donation in loving memory of Maggie Wilson-Christiansen,
beloved family member of Robin and Brad Christiansen
'Maggie could only dream of a life that was
just on the other side of the fence, but dreams became reality
when Robin and Brad changed her life from little to no love
to two loving parents and two brothers, Kody, Beau, and eventually
a newcomer from the Katrina storm, Cajun. Maggie became a
force to be reckoned with, and in no time at all had the 'brothers
three' in line, making sure she filled the shoes from their
beloved sister Sydnee. Beau especially is certainly going
to miss his sister, but her spirit will forever live in their
home and the hearts that she loved so much - and that loved
Thank you to Bob and Kathy
Steele for contributing in honor of the second anniversary
of Paul and Abby Keener
Abby helped to train GCI dog "Jerry", who served
as her ringbearer
Thank you to Linda Robertson
who gave in honor of Zeus and Asia - Christmas 2009
Thank you to Courtney Coman
who made a Christmas gift in honor of her Aunt Maureen and
Happy 4th Birthday to skilled
companion canine Charlie!
Love your family - Jimmy, Michelle, Hope, and
Happy Holidays to Mona Quinn
From her co-workers Shannon Edwards, Shirley
Dampier, Gary Farmer, Larry Johnson, Myloan Nguyen, David
Pinnix, Matt Burden, Ella Vaughn, Michelle Long, and Marla
Headd, who made a special gift to GCI in her honor to celebrate
Thank you to Mona Quinn, who
donated in memory of "Sierra" - precious family
member of Beth, Tod, Raegan, and Samantha Bickley of Galena,
Thank you to Cheryl Collier
and Myra Campbell who donated in memory of beautiful, sweet,
smart Labrador- Lars Willis, who was the precious family member
of Al and Dee Willis
Thank you to Susan Holton
who donated in memory of Norton, a wonderful kitty who shared
his heart and home with two Golden Retrievers
GCI was honored to receive
a donation in memory of Adam Tefera from the co-workers of
his father, Alem. Thank you to:
who gave to support our charity on November 12, 2009.
Thank you to Susan
Kiley, who gave in honor of Kim Loomis to celebrate
her birthday in October 2009! Kim is a GCI volunteer trainer
and Mom of therapy dog George. She has made a difference in
the lives of so many throughout our community!
Happy Birthday to Kim Loomis!
From Leah Torsberg, who gave
in celebration of her special day
Thank you to Shirley Dampier
who donated $100 in memory of her beloved "Hannah"
I remember bringing you home . You were so
small with your big paws and soft fur. Making a mess of the
house and chewing on the expensive items (of course) became
a passion, and even after I would scold you, you would look
at me as if to say "I'm sorry, and I'll do it again as soon
as you're not watching." As you got older, you would protect
me by looking out the window and barking at anyone who walked
by. When I had a tough day at work, you would be waiting for
me with your tail wagging just to say "welcome home - I am
glad you're back." You never had a bad day, and I could always
count on you to be there for me. When I would read the paper
or watch TV, you would inject yourself into my presence looking
for my attention. You never asked for anything except for
me to get your favorite treat from the fridge - a carrot or
two. As you got older, you moved around more slowly. Then
one day, old age started taking its toll, then something more
powerful took you over that I could not take away. Over the
next few weeks, you would look at me as if to say you were
old and tired and that after all these years of not asking
for anything, you had to ask me for one last favor, but let
it be at the home where you and I lived so many years together.
When you took your last walk to me, you looked at me as if
to say "Thank you for taking care of me." I thought, "No,
thank you for taking care of me."
MEMORY OF GCI DAD - WES COX
Susan Stockdale, Wes Cox, and skilled companion dog Ben
It is with deep sadness that we memorialize
GCI family member Wes Cox, who received skilled companion
dog Ben last year. We admired Wes for his service to our country,
for his strength, and for the way he loved and cared for his
baby boy Ben. We were truly blessed to know Wes, and we will
remember him always! We are also incredibly blessed that Ben
has the best Momma ever, and we are deeply grateful to Susan
for loving Ben so much and for giving him a wonderful, happy
Thank you to the following who gave in memory of Wes:
Mortgage Services LLC made a gift of $300
in memory of Gertrude Eller.
In loving memory of our
friend and volunteer Michelle Custance
July 01, 1982 - December 18, 2008. We will always smile when
we think of you!
Michelle was born with congenital spina bifida. She never
let her medical condition dampen her spirit or keep her
from helping others. She volunteered her time to work
our service dogs and was a very important part of our
training program. She trained the dogs how to load / unload
her van safely using a wheelchair lift and how to work
with her wheelchair. She made a difference, and she will
Special Thanks to the following, who
gave in memory of Michelle:
Peggy & Thomas Reisher
Tania & William Jackson
Steve & Kathy Blake
Chris & Nancy Elliott
Joan & Harold Howard
Carol & Thomas Gorgonne
Margaret & Martin Blustine
Robert & Mary Ellen Donaldson
William & Linda Collins
Amanda Yee (on behalf of The HLAVAC UW Team)
Jeanne Ewing Martini
Thank you to Debbie Cousineau who gave in memory of
Michelle's birthday on July 01, 2009
The Kirby Family Sponsored Service Dogs
In Honor of Mom Bettie and Dad Charlie.
Family & Friends have raised $2,355.00
GCI named dogs Bettie, Charlie, Eddie, and Kirby in honor
of the Kirby family's tremendous dedication to our cause
Tim and Ramona Nichols donated $100
in memory of Chocolate Lab Morgan
Morgan was our first dog together as a couple. She taught
us so much about training and became our partner in obedience
training programs. Morgan helped to socialize hundreds
of dogs, who were abused or suffered from dog aggression.
When we started Georgia Canines for Independence, she
was the big sister for the first 5 service-dogs-in-training
and was our little helper. She brought us so much joy
and gave us so much love. We were so lucky to have her
for 13 years, and we will always miss our little chocolate
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special person or animal in your life?
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opportunity to recognize, honor or memorialize a special
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