Special Memorials

We thank the following individuals for thinking of Westie Rescue in some special ways:



EILEEN MICHAEL – Donations received in her memory from Beth Widdows, Carole Beaudry


LINDA ANTONACCIO – Linda set up a special bequest in her will which benefitted Michigan Westie Rescue.

TOM MICHAEL – Donations received in his memory from Beth Widdows, Sue Peters, Carole Beaudry, Jackie Curtis

BETTY WICKLUND – Donations received in her memory from Michael Ringler, Sandra Miller, Thelma and Leonardo David, Mary Kapp, Tressa Duffin, Helena and Bernard Terwellen, James Fort, Marion Reilly, Darlene Wilson, Sherman Ampey, Allen Levy, Marlene Harris and Lori Schultz. 

JOYCE SPENCER – Donations received in her memory.  Joyce is the mother of our behaviorist, Deb Duncan.

TOM CURTIS – Donations received in his memory.  Tom was a friend and supporter of Westie Rescue.

JANE HERLEY – Donations received in her memory from Carole and Jim Beaudry, Christine Cencak, Beth Widdows

JUDY ARENTZ – Donation received in her honor from Michelle Schneider
SYLVIA GREEN – Donation received in her honor from her daughter, Susan Green
NANCY BERGSTROM – Donation received in her memory from Jeanne Fielder
MARY GORT (Ward of Angela Evans) – Donation received in her memory from Sue Peters, Beth Widdows

Prior Years
MARY LYNN DUBAY – Donation received in her memory from Elizabeth Quinn
JIM AND LINDA BURGESS – Donation received in their memory from Jackie Sprague
SUZANNE RENAUD – Donation received in her memory from her husband, Phil.  Christmas 2013
TOM MICHAEL – Donations were received as a “thank you for his kindness and help”.
TOM VERHOEKS – Donations were received in his memory.
LOUISE EVANS – Donations received in Mrs. Evans memory.  His daughter is a Westie Rescue volunteer.
WILBERT “BILL” THEUT – Donations received in Mr. Theut’s memory.  His daughter and son-in-law provide a foster home for Westie Rescue.  Mr. Theut lived with and cared for several foster dogs while he lived with them.
ROSE DiGENNARO – Donations received in memory of Rose DiGennaro, who came to love dogs very late in life, especially her friend Casey.
DR. SHARON LAWRENCHUK- Dr. Lawrenchuk cared for some of our foster dogs and occasionally boarded a dog for us when we did not have space. We learned of her death upon receipt of a donation from one of her clients.
CAROLYN RHODES – Carolyn set up a special bequest in her will which benefitted Michigan Westie Rescue.
DON ELAND – Ellen Eland named Westie Rescue as a charity for donations in lieu of flowers
SYLVIA GREEN – Sylvia closed her home and moved to a retirement location. She donated many of her Westie treasures to Rescue for future auction or sale.
JOHN MAGIRL – John named Westie Rescue as one of the places he wished donations would be sent to in lieu of flowers. He also donated a box of many Westie figurines that we will sell to raise Rescue funds
PHYLIS KASLER – Phylis named Westie Rescue in lieu of flowers.
JENNY WEESE – Jenny’s family named Westie Rescue as a charity for donations.
SUZANNE RENAUD – Suzanne donated much of her artwork to Rescues and Westie Med. Michigan Westie Rescue has benefitted from her generosity and have her artwork on some of our Fundraiser Flags. We received a donation in her memory from Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Barbieri.

Note: To leave a bequest in your will, you will be asked to provide a contact name and address. Since we have no physical location and the Rescue Officers change regularly, the best way to handle this is to stipulate the Westie Rescue Michigan, Inc. and  then give the website URL:  www.westierescue-mi.com as the place to go to find the most current contacts. That way, when the time comes, they will be able to locate the most current contacts.


Donations can be made as a way to say thank you or to remember someone’s birthday, anniversary, etc.

Christmas 2013 Gift Donations:

MARY JENNINGS & KATHRYN NOONAN – Donation received as a Christmas gift from neice, Andrea Giuffre
JUDY ARENZ – Donation received from Mary Ann Busch
BARB AND VINCE ENGERER – Donation from their children


JUDY ARNEZ – Donation received from Michelle Schneider, Mary Ann Basch, and Molly Ceney
SARA BRESEL – Donation received from Judy Arnez
DOUG AND DEIDRE SMITH – Donation from Madison Shephard