Angels Rest Memorials

When you remember a loved one with a memorial gift, your special message will be posted as a lasting tribute to their memory. 

Please allow up to 48 hours for your memorial information to appear on the site after you make a memorial gift. Thank you for your patience.


November, 2019

Sara was a sweet, affectionate, playful cat who was deeply loved by Martin and Tamara, who had to say goodbye to her after 18 wonderful years.  She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.


Dedicated by: Hali and Steve Holme


October, 2019

Dakota was a loving, attentive, loyal companion to my friend Kathleen for many years. Each morning you could find them walking the beach as the sun rose. Dakota greeted everyone along her walk (of course with her ball) and bid them good morning with a wag of her tail. She was loved and will be missed. Adopt a pet today.

Dedicated by: Joanne

John Rauch

September, 2019

John was a big softy when referring to all of his many cats and dogs.  He was taken too soon, but will be remembered fondly by his family and many close friends.

Dedicated by: Cathy Spoto (sister)

Al Swainston

September, 2019

Al was a lover of the environment, animals, and photography.  He had started a pet photography business in early retirement with plans for profits to go to animal shelters.  However, the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s prevented him from pursuing this dream.  He will be sadly missed by our cat, Caper, family and friends.

Dedicated by: Joan Dodd

Copy Of -Susan Ann Rowe

June, 2019

In loving memory of our dear cousin/niece Susan Ann Rowe. Susan loved all animals great and small including her beloved white rabbit “Little Bit” and her dear horse “Nugget”. She will be greatly missed by all.

Dedicated by: Runyan, Gavin, Volk

Niki Lewis

May, 2019

Niki was a beautiful soul, taken from us too soon. In her short life she touched so many people; near and far. She will be forever missed. I make this donation in her memory, a fellow Dog Mom, and kindred spirit. May she rest in paradise. 

Dedicated by: Ducky

Nana Bette LaBrecque

April, 2019

Bette LaBrecque (Nana) was a lover of people, of animals, and of life itself. We lost her a few days before her 96th birthday and it was still too soon.

Dedicated by: The Blantons

Douglas Neil McDowell

January, 2019

A man who worked hard to be a curmudgeon and failed miserably.  A man who told me he loved animals, but rather not have pets.  A man who carried the injured pug, Willie, everywhere until he healed.  A man who re-arranged rugs so my elderly Springer Spaniel could walk around without slipping. A man who loved and bonded with the rescue from SC who had been in the no kill shelter for two years.  A man who never ‘liked’ the foster fail Lhasa Apso (my dog, I was told), but would let him sit on his lap when I was away.  A man who planned to only give senior pets a chance going forward-as I will do for both of us.

Dedicated by: his wife Cheryl Trotta


January, 2019

Bob, a good, generous man who helped many, gardened well and had a soft spot for cats.

Dedicated by:Martin-Hutchinson Family

Paco Price

December 21, 2018

In loving memory of our friend and family member, Paco.

At the shelter he was rescued from we didn't choose Paco, Paco chose us.

We have all been grateful to have had him in our lives.

He will be missed by all of us.

Dedicated by: Martin, Smokey, Chloe, Callie, and Chrissy

Douglas McDowell

December 2018

Our big brother, who cared about the environment and rescue dogs.


Dedicated by: His siblings

Janus Falatek

October 2018

We miss her terribly, she was loved so much!  
Janus passed away October 6, 1018.  She was about 15 years old, lab terrier mix. We got her from the Kankakee, IL Animal shelter.  We had her for 14 wonderful years.

Dedicated by: Joe and Bonnie Falatek

​Sweetest girl ever...Miss Mollie Nast

August 2018

In memory of sweet Mollie...such a good girl who touched the hearts of many that loved her. She will be missed by all of us. We know that she is in good hands and paws of those who passed before her.

Dedicated by Craig and Joanne

Myron Cross

May 2018

Myron C Cross Jr passed away peacefully on May 20, 2018.   He was preceded in death by his parents Myron Sr and Edith Cross. Myron was born August 14, 1933 in Butler, PA in his Grandma’s house and spent his early years in Pittsburgh, PA.  He enjoyed playing golf, hunting and he ran track.  He graduated from Penn Township High School in 1951.  That is where he met the love of his life, Louise.  Him and Louise married in 1954.  They had their first daughter, Debbie, in 1955.  In 1959, they had another daughter, Rae, and they left Pittsburgh to go to the Midwest – Rapid City, South Dakota first and then Wichita, Kansas which is where they had their son, Skip. Myron worked on the missile silos in Tucson, Arizona; Cheyenne, Wyoming and Little Rock, Arkansas.  He brought his family to Brevard County in 1963 to pursue a career at Cape Canaveral as a Quality Control Inspector on the Titan III, Gemini and Apollo Missions.  Myron was on the team that loaded the propellant into the lunar module that landed on the moon.  Myron and Louise hob-nobbed with the likes of Alan Shepard, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Gus Grissom, while he was employed at the Cape.
After Myron left the Cape, he pursued a second career in the building industry by first joining the Carpenters Union and working on such projects as the Hutchinson Island Power Plant in Fort Pierce and the Indian River Memorial Hospital.  He then formed his own carpentry sub-contractor company working on townhouses, single family homes, restaurants, and other commercial buildings.  After that he went to work with various building corporations as a General Superintendent.  He worked up until his forced retirement in 2007 due to bladder cancer.
Myron had many interests he was passionate about cave exploring, leather tooling, boating, water skiing (including barefoot skiing), motorcycling, archery, scuba diving, horse riding, camping.  Myron loved and adored his wife, Louise.  All of the interests he had they shared.  They had many, many animals in their lifetime; exotic birds, fish, horses, cats, dogs, and a monkey.  They raised cows, chickens, pigs, hybrid wolves and Great Danes. Their passion later in life was the raising and showing of their English Mastiffs.  
They went on several cruises.  On their 50th wedding anniversary their children gave them a surprise vow renewal party (which was the only time he ever danced) and sent them on a trip to Costa Rica.  Then on their 55th wedding anniversary, their children sent them on an interior cruise in Alaska.  They were really a true love story, being married for 64 years.
Myron is survived by his wife, Louise Cross, his children Debbie Cross and her companion, Todd Burdette of Fellsmere; Myron III (Skip) Cross of Palm Bay and Rae Cross and her companion, Phil Smith of Sebastian; his God Daughter, Trude Hull and her husband, Fred.  He is also survived by his grandsons Camyron Cross and David Cross and granddaughter Brianna Cross.

Dedicated by:The Cross Family

Becky Garceau

May 2018

Where do I begin?!


To know Becky, was to love her. She was a kind and generous soul who always helped others and gave herself so selflessly to not only people but animals. Beckys second love was her fur babies.. Not only her own but all those currently residing in shelters. She spent countless hours, money and time to make sure that all animals that she came in contact with were loved and cared for. That’s just the kind of person Becky was. Her sweet nature, smile and infectious laugh will be missed by all who knew and loved her. ️️

Dedicated by: Mindy McClain-Otto (niece)

Mike Lambertson

May 2018

Mike gave many hours as a volunteer at HALO as a supporter of it's mission. He was a good friend and fishin' buddy who will me missed. He was kind, good-natured... always ready to make friends. I'm thankful to have known him.

Angel Cortez

Jennifer Lowke

May 2018

Our dear cousin Jen was an amazing mom, daughter and friend. She was a compassionate and caring individual whose love of life was evident in everything around her. Despite enduring years of physical hardships, her bright spirit touched many lives of all God's creations and creatures. We know she is with the angels, celebrating the beauty of the universe with us each day. 



Lovingly remembered,


Misi and Eva Klimas 

Cindy MacLean

In memory of the life and spirit of Cindy MacLean and her love for all of Mother Nature’s creatures.


Cindy was granddaughter, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many.


From the time Cindy was a young girl she  gave each creature that she crossed paths with respect, compassion and love in heart. 



Lovingly remembered,


The Family of Cindy MacLean

Katie Grant

Passed Away January 2017

Katie, was a great lady who had a smile and a pleasant greeting for everyone. She was a long time member of the Red Hat Honey's group, where she was usually the life of the party. Katie at 93 years young had a wonderful sense of humor even dancing a little jig while singing "The Old Gray Mare"at our last Red Hat Party. She was an animal lover, cat's mostly, Ching and Sally were her beloved pets but she took care of all the strays in her neighborhood as well by keeping food and water in the trunk of her car for any she saw. She will be missed by her many friends especially the ladies of the Red Hat Honeys. May she fly with the Angels!


Georgine “Jean” Monahan

Passed Away August 1st at age 75

Jean was a loving, giving woman and a devoted mom to her two beloved Huskys, Amber and Lance.  It gives us great peace to know that she has been reunited with Val, her cherished Shepherd/Husky mix, who was no doubt eagerly awaiting her at the foot of the Rainbow Bridge.   And it would surely give her great happiness to know that the love and forever home that she gave to her “kids” will be given to others in her name. 

Gloria F. Rado

Passed away 6/1/2016 at age 66

In memory of the loving, generous and caring person Gloria was, we ask others to follow in her footsteps.  Sincerely, her husband and daughters.

"Celebrate we will because life is short but sweet for certain"

Theresa M Beebe

passed away 5/21/16 at age 82

Terry, originally from Islip, NY moved to Sebastian, FL in 1995 and has always been an avid animal lover her entire life. Her dogs and cats were very important to her.


The Beebe & Koncelik families thank you for the donation in her memory. 

Linda Barker Stalikas

passed away 4/1/16 at age 61

Linda was an avid animal lover, natural gardener, enthusiastic music fan, and lover of the beach and river. 

Marty Barletta

Passed on March 6th, 2016 at ate 60

Donations in  made in memory of Marty Barletta of 438 Biscayne Lane Sebastian. Marty was age 60 when she passed on March 6.after a long illness. She was a life long resident of Connecticut until moving to Sebastian in late 2014.  Marty has always been an animal lover. We had a black Cocker Spaniel Charley we just lost in November.


Marty loved reading. Jigsaw puzzles and visiting lighthouses. We have a Son and Grandson in Connecticut and a Daughter and Granddaughter in Florida.

Linda Morris Johnson

March 14, 1943 - February 20, 2016

Our beautiful angel in heaven, for now we are apart,

You'll always live inside of us, forever in our hearts.

Simon Leslie

December 23, 1959-January 12, 2015

Simon was a caring person who truly loved dogs and all animals. When circumstances forced him to give up his beloved dogs, we found H.A.L.O. as the ONLY area no kill shelter available! Simon would be honored to know that his passing could serve to help ensure that this facility remains the helping hand of the community. Thank you so much for your donation in his memory!



Gale M. Orozco

March 2, 1942 to December 25, 2015

Gale was vibrant, loving, talented and generous.   The world will feel much emptier without her in it.  Gale loved all animals, but especially her rescued dog, Rusty, who she adopted in 2005.  Thank you for your donation in her memory.

Christine Sanders

December 2013

You will forever be missed "Tini." Thank you for being my rock in the first 7 years of HALO and know you will always be the wind beneath my wings...

Melissa Thornton

May 2013

Sadly, a life cut too short. You will forever be in our hearts and Melissa's Wish will be a legacy to save hundreds of cats and kittens in your memory for years to come.

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