Gallery 1

A gallery of Memory Bears that have been  created for families.
Each Memory Bear is  an original and personable creation.
 
(click on photos to enlarge)
 
The Manhattan Bears
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Jon’s Bears
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Bears for Liz
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Jeffrey Miskell Family for Caleb
 
Caleb was going on three years of age. His memory bears are Bob, Blue Jean, Cammie and Stripes.             
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Frannie Dean Bears

 If there are special patches, they are applied appropriately.

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The Merlo Bears
 
 These bears went to a grandson and granddaughter. The grandmother
was referred to as “Grandma Angel.” Thus, a memory bear with wings.
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The Hoffman Bears
 In memory of her husband
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 Triola Bears                          Judy’s Bear                    Lydia’s Bear

 Judy’s bear  (above, center) is created from 11 different articles of clothing.

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Pat’s Bears
Each Memory Bear is unique. 
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The Riley / Abby Bears
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David’s Bear
David Bear 1 - CopyFor Maxi…
In memory of her husband, David.
 
Her husband’s shirt was hanging on a door knob.
It took a year before Maxi could part with it.
 
Her memory bear has become a very important part of each day without her David.
 
 
 
 
 
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Ric’s Bears
A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

 
 
 
In memory of a husband, father and a grandfather.
 
 Rics Wife
 
Ric's Family

Ric’s Family

 
 
A Granddaughter’s Story
When Ric’s granddaughter chose the black and grey
plaid bear, she had no idea that it was the same shirt
her grandfather wore when he held her as a baby.
~the picture was found after she made her choice~
 
 Rics Collage
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Tom’s Bears
 
 Toms bear 6Toms bear 3
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Kristen’s Bear
Kristine Bear 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Stephanie’s Bear
Stephanie's Bears
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wally’s Bear
Wally's Bear 1
 
 ~In memory of my Dad, Wally~
 
He was a lover of family, God and country.
 
“We Miss Him”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Eileen’s Bears
Eileens Bears 2
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Tara’s Bears
 
Tara 1
Tara 5Tara 3
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Ben and Anita’s Bears
 
ben and anita 8
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Chad’s Bears
                                                      Very happy to see our bears.                    Chad bear 3
Chad bear 6
 
The little one has given his bear a few good hugs already.
Thank you so much for doing what you do.
                                                                                                                                                                                               
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Mark’s Bears
 
Mark's BearsMarks Bears 2
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Leo and Brendan’s Bears
 
brenden and leopageLeo's Bear 1
 
Hello Bonnie,
Thank you so much for making Brendan’s and Leo’s beautiful memory bears. As
soon as I saw them I knew which one my daughter would choose (the one with
the star on front) and she did. I still can’t make up my mind, I love them all.
Thanks again and God bless you,
Bev O’Rozco
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James Bear
 
James bear 3James bear 1
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Jack’s Bear
 
McCastland
 
Hi Bonnie:I’ve been meaning to contact you. When I received the bear, I just got so emotional, it’s beautiful! I can’t wait to give it to my mom. I’m going to give it to her tomorrow, because my sister is coming to take her out to lunch for her birthday, and since it’s so close to Mother’s Day, I’m going to have her open it tomorrow so my sister can see it as well. My sister lives over 60 miles away, and she won’t be able to see the bear up close. I’ll take some pictures and send them to you so you can see her reaction! (and of course post them)The bracelets will be going to 2 people I know who have battled breast cancer (still trying to recover from surgery) and I know they will pass the word on.Thank you so much for what you do! You have touched so many lives in such a profound way. It’s such a blessing what you are doing.

Kelly McCastland R.N.

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Don’s Bears

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 Nanna’s Bears
 
nannas bears 5
 Remembering a Grandmother!        
 nannas bears 7
 nannas bears 11
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Wayne’s Bears
 
Waynes BearsWaynes Bears 2Waynes Bears 1
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Catherine’s Bears
 
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Catherine's Bears 011
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continued on Gallery 2
 

19 responses to “Gallery 1

  1. Sweet bears.. so rewarding for you I’m sure.. Happy Valentines day! Thanks for liking my Lessons from Ann’s story.. blessings

  2. Kimberly Cardone

    Bonnie,
    I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to create My Nanna’s memory bears. Losing my Grandmother to cancer was one of the hardest things I have had to go through. There isn’t a day that goes by that I do not think of her and miss her. Having these wonderful bears made of her clothing is something me and my family will cherish for years to come. Though we have our memories in our hearts, having one to hold is even better. Your creations allow us to hold our Nanna in our arms and for me that is a gift that is priceless. Thank you for creating our bears and for being a wonderful person. Speaking with you brightened my day. May God bless you and your family.
    Forever grateful,
    Kimberly Cardone-Zumpano

  3. There are many darling bears, but David’s is my favorite.

  4. What a beautiful idea Bonnie! These bears are such a lovely and touching tribute which will help families heal and remember their loved ones.
    Thank you so much for liking my blog. It is humbling to know others read and thus share your experiences.

  5. Thank you for liking my blog. I think this is an amazing idea.

  6. These are beautiful and very touching. Thank you for the like on my post.

  7. Such an extended family of bears! Awesome! Blessings in your caring ministry for those in need.

    Your support of my blog has meant a lot to me. Thank you.

  8. Bonnie

    Love your bears. Just adorable.

    Thanks for liking my Christmas post.

  9. cool cool the bears are awesome

  10. Hi Bonny, Thanks for stopping by my post! Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

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  12. Hi Bonnie,
    I noticed you after you liked a post of mine and after devouring your blog I feel honoured! It hit harder when I noticed that you committed your son to the sea the day after my 20th birthday – what you must have been going through whilst I was no doubt being frivolous! These bears are such a blessing to the lives of so many and I can only hope that if (god forbid) I lose a loved one you will post to the UK! You are a wonderful, wonderful lady ♥

  13. I’m Going to have to show these bears to my grandchildren…. God Bless… Bro Pat.

  14. What a wonderful gift you share with others. I can imagine lots of Bonnie’s Bears spreading comfort and joy everywhere. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  15. Just love the array of colors of your adorable bears.

  16. theladyinredink

    OK–This is crazy but I’m pretty sure I have one of your bears! My friend Katie had them made for Christmas one year! Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  17. This is a lovely idea Bonnie and I pray that as it blesses you financially that others will be blessed by the love and care you put into making these bears and by the memories of their loved one. Bless you.

  18. Nice gallery of memory bears

  19. The bears are absolutely adorable.

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