All requests for Memory Bears start with a phone call...


This way the request is more personable…we have a chance to talk. You can share about your loved one if you choose and ask any questions you may have.



41 responses to “

  1. Message me Mrs. Dean. Your not getting my telephone calls and just want to see how you and Mr. Dean are doing.

  2. Good morning,

    My sister in law recently passed away. She has 3 children and I would like to get a bear made fir each one of them. Can you please give me an idea of what the 3 bears will cost?
    I live in Pennsylvania and would love to give them for Christmas . My sister in law lived Christmas and family. Thank you

  3. Bonnie, I just spoke of you and this blog for the first time in at least 10 years. I never forgot you and often check back in to see your steady, consistent, specific progress. My blog could use some of your juices. I look forward to watching the international connection you will soon make through my network. I know you will use the recommendation well.

  4. Thanks for liking my post, Bonnie. I’ve visited this blog before and it is really a beautiful way to help people with their grief. Bless you.

  5. Hi Bonnie,
    Going through your pages, it is amazing to see how much comfort you bring to people through the memory bears. Well Done. And thanks a lot for liking my blog. Regards, Thoeniah

  6. thanks Bonnie for liking my post about the life and sudden death of my son. (my 1st childs name is Kris….or How many children do you have?}It has been 4 years now,but I still cry everyday (I am crying now). I love your idea of memory bears..I am a crafter too.I have my sons cat ,his name is Happy Charlie.He is a living, meowing reminder of my son everyday.

  7. Hello Bonnie,

    I enjoy your blog and I would like to nominate you for the Sunshine Award, a blogger-to-blogger award given to writers who inspire and add a little sunshine to people’s lives. I hope you will accept.

    For more information please visit http://exploring-life.ca/about/sunshine-award/. If you do accept please note the four “rules” of acceptance. I hope you enjoy working with the award.

    Thanks for your wonderful work, and I love the idea of Memory Bears.

    Kind regards,

  8. Hi Bonnie,

    I was thinking today perhaps one day you will sell memory donkeys to help comfort people. I would be happy to send you some photos you can use to make some memory donkeys. I love your blog you are helping so many people! Melody

  9. Thank you for checking out my blog.
    Your memory bears are such a great idea! I used my grandmother’s dressing gown to make a large pillow I keep on my corner reading couch in the family room. It’s a nice memory to snuggle up with.
    I’ll have to keep your site in mind for future use.

  10. Your blog is very unique! Well done! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  11. Hi Bonnie, thank you for visiting my http://www.widowslikeme.com blog. I put a link about your Bears on my blog. I also have an e-article called Widows Like Me on Amazon, that some fantastic widows helped me write. Your Bear idea is one of the best memory ideas on the planet.

  12. I love what you are doing! It’s a wonderful tribute and touchstone for those who have lost a loved one. What a gift.

  13. Compulsive Writer

    I love the bears! They are the coolest thing ever! Thank you for the like on my blog too by the way!
    Lori Leigh

  14. Ms.Bonnie, thank you for visiting my blog and marking that you liked my recent post. I came to visit what your blog is up to, and I’m in tears now.

    “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:4

    Only the salvation in Christ Jesus truly rescues us from this grief, and help us joyfully look forward to meet our loved ones went to be with Christ. What a day that will be!

  15. Bonnie – thanks for coming over to read the blog, and for liking the post. Hospices are amazing, but I wish there were more education about death and dying – or about living until we die. We are all so terrified of death, and it’s such a natural part of life. If you think about it, more people die than are ever born. Other cultures manage it so much better. We ignore the fact of death until the last possible moment, which can make things very hard, and wastes the chance we have to celebrate the life which is coming to an end.

  16. Bonnie, what a lovely ministry! I’m glad you “liked” my post so I could learn about your work!

  17. Dear Bonnie, thank you so much for your “Like! on my blog.”
    Enjoy your day,

  18. Hi Bonnie, I found you because you ‘liked’ my post, thank you. We were fortunate enough to be in a hospice for my husband’s last days. I will be forever grateful to the nurses and staff there – you are all amazing people, truly doing God’s work.

  19. Even though I just left a message, I just noticed the follow button below… Bonnie, you are an incredible person! Thank you for being the person you are!

  20. I found your blog because you saw mine, and I read yours… Your intro really floored me. On some level I thought maybe I was crazy, I don’t want to live with regret anymore… Thank you for letting me see there are others who have the same desire to live…even if they are not as reckless as me…

    Do you have a link to follow your blog? I would love to continue reading your thoughts….


  21. Thank you Bonnie for taking the time to visit my Blog. You are an Earth Angel helping so many through their grief… your work is beautiful, kind, caring and reaches out with heart-felt understanding. You have the gift of compassion. Love and light Barbara

  22. Bonnie, the work you are doing is wonderful and inspiring. The ability for you to be there with an open heart for someone in their darkest moment is a gift that very few have.

  23. Hi Bonnie,
    Thank you for checking out my blog. I believe that things happen for a reason. Your ‘finding me’ has happened at the exactly perfect time! Thank you for all that you do.

  24. Bonnie, what a story you have to tell and share! I can’t imagine your loss, but you display such grace and faith in your posts…you are a wonderful example of living your beliefs. Thank you for the words you write. Sheila Gibson

  25. Hi Bonnie-thanks for the like on my blog-having read your background, I’m honoured and touched

  26. Bonnie, thank you for your “likes” on some of our past entries. We truly appreciate them. We are now following your blog to keep up with what you do.

  27. Bonnie,
    I love finding you. I am dealing with anticipatory grief, and have for 21 years. Although my Heather has never said mommy, and needs 100% help in everything, she is deeply loved. We call her “the love magnet”. Some day she will be gone.

    We have figure out how to say good-bye with a home death and green burial, but these bears are a great idea.

    Linda K.

  28. dear Bonnie, what a warm and unconditionally loving soul you are!

  29. Thanks for visiting my blog! Memory bears are such a great idea!

  30. You are an inspiration Bonnie. God bless you. 🙂

  31. Thank you for dropping by at my blog site, and for liking the article as well.

    Continue to inspire and bless!

  32. Thank you for liking my blog. what a beautiful gift you have and share with everyone in need. Love it.

    all the best,


  33. Dear Bonnie,
    Thank you for liking my blog, A Goofy Idea – People Watch. You are the first person to find it and I was pleased that you did. You have a lovely blog and your memory bears are so important. Thank you again for finding me in the vast WordPress sea.

  34. I enjoyed visiting your site and like the idea of memory bears.

  35. Thank you for clicking the like button on my blog 🙂 I’ve been struggling to get traffic so I really appreciate it, so again thank you. 🙂

  36. Good stuff, Bonnie

    Watch my Tumblr blogpost Saturday morning, August 20 for more:)


  37. This has touched me deeply. My husband is close to passing away … now I have a way to keep him close.

    I can’t thank you enough.

  38. Valerie Adolph

    Bonnie, you’re doing really valuable work with your blog and your crafts. You remind us of how fortunate we are, and your strength gives us hope.

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