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A SCOTS household held a funeral service for their four-month-old hamster – total with an order of service, homages, hymns and a poetry recital.

Megan Syme and John McKnight chose to offer Jerry Jr an unique dispatch previously this month after their six-year-old kid Reuben questioned why his family pet’s life should not be commemorated like everyone elses.

Megan and John decided to give Jerry Jr a special send off after he passed away


Megan and John chose to offer Jerry Jr an unique dispatch after he died Credit: Due Date
Reuben buried him in an iPhone box in the garden


Reuben buried him in an iPhone box in the garden Credit: Due Date

The household from Dundee worn black as they paid their aspects to little Jerry who died unexpectedly from a believed cardiovascular disease.

An order of service was printed out for all guests and consisted of a photo of Jerry on the front together with the words: “In caring memory of Jerry Jr McKnight. June 2022 – 4 Oct 2022.”

Inside consisted of a composed homage to the beige-coloured rodent, detailing what an enjoyment it was to have him as part of the household and just how much they would miss out on hearing him on his wheel.

The household then sang hymns and recited poetry prior to delighting in a buffet at the end of the service.

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Jerry was later on buried in the back garden in an old iPhone box “casket” together with flowers that Reuben and his three-year-old sibling Lewis selected.

The thoughtful gesture was triggered after Reuben asked Megan, 29, and Jon, 29, when the priest was pertaining to carry out the hamster’s last rites.

Speaking the other day, school admin employee Megan stated: “Jerry dropped dead on October 4.

” My wee young boy, Reuben, was ravaged and wished to bury him in our garden.

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” We printed a photo of Jerry and he slept with it under his pillow. He stated we needed to have an appropriate funeral service and asked if a ‘funeral male’ was pertaining to do the service.

” I stated that we would not have a humanist funeral service or a priest however that we would simply do it as a household.

” His daddy, Jon, made an order of service with Jerry’s photo on it.

” Reuben had actually chosen a tune he wished to sing (‘ One Bread, One Body’) as he sings it at school.

” Jon put a poem inside called ‘Rainbow Bridge’ about family pets that had actually died.

” We collected around the tomb that Jon had actually removed previously and Reuben stated a couple of words about just how much he enjoyed Jerry and just how much he would miss him.

” We then played the tune and all sang along.

” I then checked out the poem out and after that Reuben positioned Jerry, who was put in an old iPhone box as a casket, into the ground.

” Jon covered the tomb and Reuben put flowers in the top.”

Megan included: “His little sibling Lewis didn’t wish to concern the tomb as he had actually discovered a chocolate biscuit and stated it was freezing exterior.

” We were uncertain of how he passed away and were arguing over who’s fault it was.

” I ‘d been feeding him cheese routinely, he enjoyed it and looked so adorable consuming it.

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” However I saw in a current heading how a few of the family pet chew toys that you put in cages can be deadly for family pets and this consisted of the precise very same toy we had actually purchased from Family pets in the house.

” Jerry enjoyed and had actually consumed his method through a great deal of it. I believe that may be what’s eliminated him!”

The order of service


The order of service Credit: Due Date

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