His dog’s ashes and urn stolen from his balcony

A Quebecer vigorously denounces the scourge of stolen parcels in Montreal, she who now implores the thieves of her dog’s urn to return her ashes.

“When I saw that the package was not in front of my door, there was panic. I searched everywhere. I especially wonder how we can deliver ashes without asking for a signature from the customer, ”laments Lydia Yakonowsky.

This resident of rue Saint-Dominique, in the Le Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, had to have her dog euthanized on April 30 due to health problems.


A photo taken by the delivery man who had not hidden the ashes behind a trash can, as the Montrealer had requested.

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A photo taken by the delivery man who had not hidden the ashes behind a trash can, as the Montrealer had requested.

The ashes of Boris, a Pekinese who has accompanied her for the past 13 years, were due to arrive in a package on May 13.

“We euthanized him at home. The veterinarian then retired. It was his last act. He assured me that the ashes would arrive by post. Already, it worried me because there are lots of thefts here,” explains the Log Ms. Yakonowsky, still in shock.

Remember that the authorities have been warning Quebecers against the theft of packages for months.

The Journal had also reported last December that more and more Montrealers are installing cameras to capture petty criminals in the act.

They were warned

It is the company Incimal Inc, a crematorium of Berthierville specialized in the incineration of pets in Quebec, which was to take care of the body of Boris.


Lydia Yakonowsky took this photo the same day she was forced to have her dog Boris euthanized.

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Lydia Yakonowsky took this photo the same day she was forced to have her dog Boris euthanized.

“The company called me before the delivery. I demanded a signature from the delivery person to be sure I had the ballot box. They told me it was impossible, but they agreed to ask the delivery man to hide the package behind the trash can,” says the Montrealer.

Despite directions and warnings, Boris’ ashes were placed outside his door and not hidden behind a bin. Lydia Yakonowsky even received a photo from the carrier Dicom in support.

Result ? The worst scenario imagined by Ms. Yakonowsky has occurred.


“Someone stole it. I found the gutted box further down my street. I also found the bill for the crematorium and Boris’s necklace. But the ashes and the urn have disappeared,” she says.

Cry of the heart

The Montrealer affirms that she filed a complaint with the Police Department of the City of Montreal to find the culprits.


“Finding his ashes would help me better mourn. It’s not replaceable. It’s the only thing I wouldn’t have wanted stolen, ”she drops.

Contacted on this subject, the company Incimal was sparing of comments.

“The company finds the situation deplorable, but cannot comment because of the intention expressed by the client to initiate legal proceedings,” say Katy and André Loiselle, at the head of the crematorium.

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