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It is with heavy hearts that the Halickman Family announces the passing of their beloved dog  Rupert, on November 24, 2021.

Rupert  was already an adult dog when he joined our family over 11 years ago, but the fit was instant. Although his actual age was unknown, it was widely accepted that he was incredibly old.

Rupert  spent a year with the family on Boxwood Cr., in Porter Creek where he met many lifelong friends. He then lived on 11th  Avenue for many years, where the neighbourhood kids unofficially adopted him. It was not unusual for kids unknown to the family to knock on the door and ask if they could play with  Rupert, and the answer was always yes.

The legend of Porter Creek’s one-eyed Border collie grew, but the fame never got to his head.  Rupert  spent his retirement years out in the country, where he continued to steal hearts and kill gophers. Although everyone dearly misses  Rupert, we can all agree our lives are better for having known him.

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The Beemer Family on Dec 27, 2021 at 12:43 pm

Our family has many fond memories of Rupert. We were so sad to hear about his passing. We know that he has touched many hearts while he was here. We think about him often. Rupert was just one of those very special dogs.

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Anna Hawthorne on Dec 22, 2021 at 4:58 pm

Have read this gentle memorial for dear Rupert to Jake and Ned..{Border Collies} and they send along their companionable thoughts and reflect happily upon their own Yukon trails, snuffling along rabbit tracks, musing on memories of vain attempts to nail a squirrel and fond devotion to moose stew!

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Loretta on Dec 8, 2021 at 10:03 am

Rupert was a friend to everyone. He will be missed!

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Morley MACKAY on Dec 4, 2021 at 9:20 am

A very nice memorial for a well loved and well behaved family member. RIP Rupert.

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Colleen Tyrner on Dec 3, 2021 at 7:54 pm

I’m sorry that Rupert has left you. I know how close we get to our furbabies. I’m told, when grieving for my own losses, that their spirits are waiting for us on the rainbow bridge.

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