Karen Lowe was a lifelong resident of the Colfax, WA, area. She had many interests including ceramics, quilting,
photography, and painting. But perhaps one of her greatest
loves was her Irish setters.
Daryl and Karen became member ofISCS in 1998.
Together they enjoyed traveling and competing at dog
shows. Their first Irish was Charlie, O'Deryn's Charles of Manning.
Then Karen soon became more interested in showing.
They acquired Denver, CH Eirecrest I'm a Country Boy,
then Megan, CH Eirecrest Celtic Holiday.
Megan finished her campionship by going WB at the 2004 National Specialty.
Megan also produced two puppies born on the 4th of July.
Karen preferred one, while Daryl the other, so Sean,
GCH Ryeridge Rockets Red Glare, and Donovan,
CH Ryeridge Strike up the Band, were kept.
Tiffany, CH/Int CH Rendition Treasure at Ryeridge was
their next addition. Tiffany and Sean are with Daryl today.
Sadly, Donovan died of cancer not long before Karen passed away.
4/16/1937 - 4/3/2016
As a young girl, Flori spent her childhood in Minnesota.
Her family always had dogs, but one dog in particular
was very special to her, Lady, an Irish Setter.
In 1971, a friend of Flori's informed her that she had
a litter of Irish Setter puppies. Flori insisted that we get
one, so Maggie came into our lives. Two years later,
while dropping our daughters off for a Girl Scout camp out,
we noticed a dog obedience class in session at the park.
We entered Maggie in the class and she excelled.
Maggie started there in Novice Obedience, and when
we saw the Utility Dogs performing, we knew we
would have to peruse advanced obedience.
Maggie earned her UD degree.
Then next came Daisy,
"OTCH Sunshine Gatsby's Blue Love MH," followed by
Shasta, "CH, OTCH, Sunshine Shasta Daisy UDX, D, JH,
AX, AXJ, RAE2, VCD."
When Shasta passed away we acquired Julie
"Setter Pointes Love Me Or Leave Me CD."
Julie was a constant companion to Flori during her illness.
They would sit together on the sofa much of the day,
Julie snuggled up close, her head always in Flori's lap.
When Flori was admitted into a memory care facility,
Julie visited her on an almost daily basis, and Flori
and many others there enjoyed Julie's friendship and
exuberant greetings. Flori so adored all of her dogs deeply.
Flori is survived by her husband, Fred, and her daughters
Kathy Page and Lori Miller.
Windntide Castles In The Sand
May 20, 2007 – November 30, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce that our boy, Rory, crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was from the repeat litter –
(Am. Can. Ch. Windntide Sand In My Genes CD, JH, RE, CGC, VC ~ “Moxie” and Am. Can. Ch. Westeriann Estrella Magic ~ “Mick”).
Thank you Carol McGarry! for sharing this boy with us.
Mr. Rory brought such an abundance of happiness and love into our family and we are forever grateful to you.
He had a brief venture in the show ring with Briana in Juniors but was much happier running along the beach or through the woods. He had such exuberance for life. We will miss him beyond words. Au revoir dear boy.
-- Mark, Carol and Briana Salvage
Rory & Briana
Ch. Eirecrest Holiday Glitter
Dec. 28, 2001 - Dec. 5, 2015
"Kari" was the first born of her litter. She was a joy to live with, happy, outgoing & loved everything & everyone. She is now at the bridge with all who have gone before her. I miss her more than I can say. Her son, Blaze is here to comfort me & is my last Irish. There is much more I could say, but my eyes are filled with tears. Sweet dreams, my precious girl.
Eirecrest Holly Bayley
December 28, 2001-December 3, 2015.
Bayley came into our lives when we received her at 10 weeks and brought her over the mountains from Faye Weiler’s house.
She is a Hooli girl (Ch. Ballymera’s Whisperin’ Secrets and Ch. Eirecrest Summer Wind).
Although we didn’t show her, she was a champion in our hearts. She did receive her Canine Good Citizen Certificate thanks to Dick handling her for the test. She loved to play ball, swim, chase birds and bark to let us know she wanted attention. We will miss her so and she will always be in our hearts. Soft shamrocks.
--Lorraine and Richard Larsen
Mick ~ Mr. Mick ~ Mick Man ~
Am/Can CH. Westeriann Estrella Magic
December 15, 2003 – October 28, 2015
Mick was forever our sidekick. He loved going to the beach to run, sniff and swim & was quite the traveling man. He loved to show for his mom, Kelly and check out all the girls …girls…girls….oh the girls!
We are grateful for all the people who helped nurture and love him.
Mick will be remembered for his presence, his children and grandchildren, & those eyes saying “let’s go!”
Forever missed by:
Scott and Kelly Woodworth & Irish clan, daughter Ava, Brooke & Nala.
May the Shamrocks fall softly!
OUR SHINING STARS
Firle Oak Tom Mix JH (Rogan)
September 9, 2003
- June 29, 2015
Kaerdon's OH You Stole my Heart (Tiny)
June 19, 2011
- September 25, 2015
We have lost 2 shining stars! Rogan, our boy who always was happy and goofy, loving toys and everyone; Tiny, our fierce feisty girlwho was our heart girl and was a super fighter leaving us much too soon!
--Till we meet again, JACK and SONJA