Chester Markey

  • Born: January 1, 1998
  • Died: July 24, 2010
  • Location:

Heavens Pets

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Ave. W
New Orleans, LA 70124
Tel. (504) 482-7387

Tribute & Message From The Family

How do you say goodbye to your friend, protector and constant companion? I don’t believe we ever will. For now we will just say farewell, until we meet again. Our lives have been richer, happier and certainly more blessed because we shared them with Chester.

He came to be with us by chance. We didn’t know what we were in for! He trained us to give him a treat every time he came inside (and he only went outside to do his business!). He trained us to go to bed at the same time every night (and he certainly let us know if we were late!). He trained us to walk him without a leash (no leashes for the king of this castle!). He trained us to never leave each other alone at night (we must all head to the bedroom at the exact same time, or he would impatiently wait on the landing!). He loved to play hide and go seek with his ears perked up, listening for any sound of movement to find his dad who was strategically hiding somewhere in the house.

He would sit on the stairs and stare out the front door waiting for us to come home. He wouldn’t move until he got his “staircase lovin” when you arrived home.

He didn’t get much “people” food but he LOVED eggs and popcorn. We always made extra eggs for Chester and when dad made popcorn, Chester would sit with him by the popcorn machine and wag his tail furiously in anticipation. As soon as dad had his bowl full and was seated in the recliner…one bite for dad, one bite for Chester, one bite for dad, one bite for Chester… and so it would go until the bowl was empty.

There are so many memories that we will forever hold in our hearts. We miss you terribly, Ches. Enjoy your wings! We love you!

Condolence & Memory Journal


Chester looked like a sweetheart!

Posted by Sharaon    June 08, 2011


Chester looks just like my Golden Retriever. I am sorry about your loss. I know how special he was to ya'll cause they are such loyal, loving, breed of dogs. Mine is almost 8 years old now and we don't know what we'd do without her......Again, sorry for your loss.

Posted by golden triever owner    April 19, 2011


Youre cute

Posted by Poopie - None   April 10, 2011

My condolences to the Markey family on your loss.

Chester was a wonderful, affectionate member of the family. He always made me feel so welcome when I was in your home. I will miss his good nature and his friendliness.

- Ralph

Posted by Ralph Decuers - Flower Mound, TX - Friend   August 12, 2010

Dogs come into your life and dogs go out of your life and all of them occupy a spot in your heart. But every now and then one comes along that is truly special. Our granddog, Chester, is one of those; one of those rare finds that just fits in and occupies a huge space in your heart. He will be missed by all who came in contact with him but he will really be missed by those of us that knew him best and shared that special bond that only a few humans can understand. Stanley, your cousin that lives in our home now, will never forget the dressing down you gave him when he got a little rambunctious at your home, your domain. He could learn a lot from you! GodSpeed Chester and say "hey" to Boots for us!

PawPaw and GiGi

Posted by PawPaw and GiGi - ocean springs, MS - grandparents   August 05, 2010


You were such a wonderful boy and we loved you dearly. I'll never forget how happy you always were to see us when we came to visit and how your whole body wagged the minute you saw us. I loved the way you would lay your head on my knee and wait for some lovin'. We will miss you terribly. I hope you've already found Joey. Kiss him for me and you guys wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge. Until then, we'll think of both of you every day...

Posted by Jerri & Calli - Slidell, LA - Friend   August 04, 2010

Where do I begin? I only came into your life two years ago, but I loved you from the moment we met. You knew when I came in the door to go staright to the kitchen for a treat. Depending on how long I stayed you probably had a few more. When your family was away I cared for you, giving you many treats (our little secret) and letting you do your business! I miss you lots you were and still are a great pet. It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye for now!

My precious Jake came to heaven on July 31. So hope you find your way to meet and reminisce about the extra teats and loving I gave both of you!

Posted by Dana - Slidell, LA   August 03, 2010

chester you meant the world to me it was very hard to see you go but i hope you are running up in heaven pain free show jake around and meet misty! i love and miss you! kaitlyn

Posted by kaitlyn - slidell, LA - friend   August 03, 2010

I can't even begin to tell you how much i miss you chedder. You were the best dog in the world, no dog will ever be the same as you. I miss all the little things you do: how you hopped when you were barking at us because you were jealous we were hugging dad, i miss how i had to jump when i got to the bottom of the stairs because we know you weren't going to move, i miss the gingle of you collar, how you would sleep with your head under the bed, your obsession with squirrels, how you trained us to give you two bacons, but most of all i miss you being here.

I'll always miss and love you!
"You're better than the best, i'm lucky just to linger in your light"

Love your sis and the other dog in the family,

Posted by Katelyn - Slidell, LA - Sister   August 03, 2010