Royce
5/1/2008 - 6/6/2019Royce was the ultimate best friend. From the day he met my mother, Liz, they were completely inseparable. He was the constant for her in this world that can feel like a ship listing from side to side in massive swells. Royce would never leave her side. For anything, including when she would attempt to use to the bathroom. Royce was there. He was always there. For her. For everyone he met. Everyone says their dog was the greatest, which for certain they were. Royce, however, was different. He was not only the beacon of light for our family, but he was truly my mother's best friend. For a son to one day spring a dog on his mother, there was nothing greater you could possibly ask for, than Royce. We truly were lucky just to have known a spirit as pure as Royce's.Royce StamerWinnetka, IllinoisJune 9, 2019
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Aww, what handsome photos of Royce! Thank you for sharing your journey together <3 What a sweet boyVictoria Lap of Love - June 18, 2019
This picture of your baby boy is just stunning! He was clearly so very loved. May you always treasure the memories of your dear friend. Lost, but remembered forever in your heart.Shijuanna Lap of Love - June 16, 2019
What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing that story, and those adorable pictures of your handsome boy. I know that he appreciated being part of your family. You all will continue to be in our thoughts <3Leshundria Lap of Love - June 15, 2019
What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing that story, and those adorable pictures of your handsome be. I know that he was appreciated being part of your family. You all will continue to be in our thoughts <3Leshundria Lap of Love - June 15, 2019
I am sorry for the loss of your sweet Royce. He was an adorable sweetheart and I am sending you my warmest condolences. I know that your family had a lot of fun and cherished memories with Royce and I hope those memories will comfort you all during this difficult time. <3Ivy Lap of Love - June 14, 2019
It has taken me a few days to be able to compose a message without falling apart, but Royce had my heart from the first time I saw him running around a parking lot when we picked him up in St. Louis to come visit. He kept his eyes on me always, and it comforted me and made me feel protected. We shared a life and he embraced my passions, especially outdoor pickleball, where he would sit next to the fence and peer in under the screens to keep his eyes on me. Everyone there came to know and love him, as we all did. I know he is patiently waiting for me.Mom Stamer - June 12, 2019
RIP Royce! See you on the other side!James Gallardo - June 10, 2019
We’ll miss you so much Roycey too! You were the best dog and the best friend. Couldn’t have asked for a better dog! Thank you for being mom’s best bud these last 10 years. And thanks for the love and affection you had for Caroline in her 1st year. She loved you so much, as we all did. We’ll miss you always! I love you!Jennifer Johnson - June 10, 2019
Truly a special dog with a beautiful soul. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing, but I’m so thankful he lived an incredible life with your mother. Thank you to her for welcoming him with open arms all those years ago. RIP Royce, you’ll be missed.Sam Potesky - June 10, 2019
Royce thank you for being Izzy’s best bud and always protecting her. Thanks for sharing your walks and you licky kisses. I hope you and Izzy are having fun in Dog Heaven. You were the best friend to your Mom. Thank you for making her everyday complete. I love you and miss you. ♥️ JeanJean Fink - June 10, 2019
I had the privilege of meeting the infamous Royce on my first visit to Chicago with John. From the first day I met John it was very clear that Royce had a big piece of his heart. He was his best friend, companion and family member. I could always tell John also felt so much comfort knowing of the unbreakable bond Royce and his mother had. It’s almost as if he always knew they would take care of one another. Although I knew very little of Royce there is no doubt that he was greatly loved and had a huge impact on so many lives. I wish I would have gotten the chance to spend more time with him but I know without a shadow of a doubt that his spirit will be with us forever!Kristen Melton - June 10, 2019

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