In Loving Memory of Steve Irwin “The Crocodile Hunter”
The entire world is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Steve Irwin, also known as the Crocodile Hunter. Steve was one of the world’s most passionate animal conservationists. He was killed Monday, September 4th, 2006, during a filming expedition on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, while swimming over a stingray, and was stung by it’s barb in his chest.
I, for one, cannot even grasp the pain his wife, Terri, his two beautiful children, and all his family and friends are going through. This is completely unimagineable! As many others, I’ve always believed Steve to be invincible, as he was such a professional and had such a passion for animals. I’m still in shock! Nothing has affected me so much since the death of Princess Diana.
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Terri, Bindi, Baby Bob, the entire Irwin family and all those so close and dear to him. Steve will always hold a special place in the hearts of my children and myself, and will never be forgotten.
On a lighter note, I do know that ALL the animals at Rainbow Bridge have welcomed Steve with open paws, claws, flippers, trunks, wings, bodies and hearts, and I believe he is very much at peace in his new home! 🙂
I invite you to share your feelings and post your respects to the Irwin Family below. Nothing touches the heart more than kind words of appreciation.
God Bless the beasts and the children, and Steve Irwin…
If you’d like to send a condolence card to Steve Irwin’s family (he is survived by a wife and two children), you may do so at this address:
The Steve Irwin Family
Glasshouse Mountains Tourist Rte
Beerwah QLD 4519
A new version of the Rainbow Bridge Poem, dedicated to Steve Irwin.
Rainbow Bridge is a place of both peace and anticipation as departed pets await their beloved owners. There are plenty of things to keep them contented while they wait: trees you can’t get stuck in, endless meadows, splashing streams, thickets perfect to hide in for pounce-attack games.
But one day the residents noticed some rather…unusual newcomers arrive. The koalas and the kangaroos slipped in rather quietly, but then came the bearded dragons, the skinks and the goannas. The influx of snakes startled an entire family of cats up a tree. Pythons, cobras, tiger snakes, brown snakes and even fierce snakes.
There were so many at one point, it seemed the ground itself was alive with writhing. A burly wombat shouldered his way through the crowd and plopped down in a shady spot, barely missing a Jack Russell terrier who yapped indignantly as he abandoned his position. And then the crocodiles showed up…
Finally, a Great Dane managed to get up enough nerve to approach one of the reptillian giants. “Um….excuse me,” he said hesitantly. “But why are you all here?” The croc dropped her jaw and laughed. “Same as you, mate,” she said. “Waitin’ for someone who loved us.”