Sometimes my job is bittersweet. We framed a huge beautiful portrait of Pete for Sharna to give as a gift to her partner. Pete was her partner’s handsome Weimaraner and, unfortunately, he needed to be euthanized due to cancer.

Losing a beloved pet is heartbreaking, but losing best friends to a senseless murder is beyond tragic. That is what happened to Lori’s son on December 15, 2011 when his best friends, Mitch MacLean, 20, and Tanner Craswell, 22, were shot to death just north of Claresholm by the ex-boyfriend of a third murdered passenger. All the boys were up and coming baseball players, so Lori had us frame a team signed jersey along with other baseball memorabilia of the friends for her son.

Yes, sometimes my job is bittersweet and whether it is the loss of best friends or a four-legged friend, I am grateful in my job to help honour loved ones who are gone.

Hopefully, our work can, in some small way, help the healing begin.