Memory Bears by ReMinkie Memory Bears

ReMinkie Memory Bears Offer Comfort in Times of Loss

Our ReMinkie Memory Bears are often made as a keepsake in memory of loved ones.

To the right is a photo of two memory bears we made for Jeanne G., who writes:

“Had two memory bears made. NYC Transit bears. Those are mine in memory of Bob. Display them proudly.”

Memory bears offer solace to those who have lost a loved one. Losing a loved one is never easy, but memory bears can be a comforting companion in times of grief. Our memory bears are made from the unique clothing, coats, furs, neckties of the departed — so that our customers have a tangible memento and keepsake to hug and hold in their arms. In remembrance of your loved ones, we build a bear for you from the furs, fabric or neckties you send to us. We also do speciality detailing, monogramming and personalization on our memory bears — so each is completely personal to our customers.

Memory bears are a great gift to give anyone who has experiencing a loss. Seeing loved ones clothing/furs/ties transformed into cute teddy bears can help the healing process. Our customers are able to the hug the bear when they can no longer hug their loved one. The scent of their loved one lingers in the materials from which each memory bear is made. Our customers tell us that our memory bears make them smile, bring them joy, and ease their pain.

We make our memory bears of the highest quality because we want them to last a lifetime, passing from one generation to another. Our cute teddy bears are huggable and fully jointed. You’re never too young or too old to hug a memory bear!

Memory Bear by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears

Memory Bears in Memory of NYC Transit Police

At ReMinkie Memory Bears, we’re honored to create memory bears in memory of your loved ones.

One customer sent her late husband’s shirts and ties, along with his New York City Transit Police badges. We love to transform fabrics, neckties, furs and more into treasured keepsakes and memory bears.

Shirts to be transformed into Memory Bears

Above is the BEFORE photo of shirts and ties. Pictured below are the memory bears we made.

Memory Bears by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears

Memory Bears: A Family Affair


We love happy customers at ReMinkie Memory Bears!

When a mother passed away, her family called us to create a family of memory bears from the mother’s fur coat.

We created two large bears for the mother’s daughters and four baby bears for their children (the mother’s grandchildren).

The family is pleased to have their mother’s old furs transformed into memory bears. Now they all have a keepsake in honor of their mother.

A Family of Memory Bears for a Family

The family of memory bears is pictured below.Memory Bears by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears


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Memory Bears as Memorial Gifts, Wedding and Baby Gifts

Over the years, we have made memory bears as memorial gifts, wedding gifts, baby gifts, graduation gifts, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, and more. The ReMinkie Memory Bears directly below were made for a family in memory of their mother. Each of these memory bears has a pocket in the back for her picture.


The ReMinkie Memory Bear (pictured  below) was made from a wedding gown in celebration of newborn baby — the couple’s first child. Congratulations on the birth of Emma Rae!

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Baby Elia Rose (pictured below) is holding a memory bear made from the neckties. The neckties were worn by her father and his groomsmen at her parents’ wedding.

Memory Bear by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears for Baby

We love happy customers!

Memory Bears by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears in Memory of Father

Memory Bears in Memory of Husbands and Fathers

We have made memory bears in memory of husbands, fathers, grandfathers, police officers, fire chiefs, and more. In their loving memory, we have made memory bears out of their uniforms, neckties, shirts, jackets, and more.

Remembering a Husband and Father with ReMinkie Memory Bears

Memory Bears (in memory of husband and father)When everyone in her family wanted a remembrance, Myrna had 6 ReMinkie memory bears made from her husband’s sport jackets and neckties.

Pictured to the right are two of the six bears.

The unusual buttons on his jackets became the belly buttons.

The embroidered neckties became foot pads.

A Memory Bear in Memory of the Murawski Patriarch and Fire Chief


Memory Bear by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears in Honor of Fire ChiefA memory bear couldn’t have been more fitting way to remember the patriarch of the Murawski family in Bay City, MI.

Fire Chief Murawski had assembled such a fine necktie collection that it was said he had “more ties than JC Penney.”

When Mrs. Murawski saw our small ad for ReMinkie Memory Bears in Town n Country, she contacted us. She and her friends say the bear is the “perfect keepsake.”

Memory Bears by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears in Honor of Teacher

Memory Bears in Honor of School Teacher

As far as we know, we were the first company in the USA to make memory bears from men’s neckties.

A man’s necktie is often where he expresses his personality, sense of color and design. This translates into a memory bear with great flair.

School Receives Memory Bear in Honor of Teacher

Mr. B retired after 30 years as an elementary school teacher in Ohio. A ReMinkie Memory Bear is now in the school library honoring him and his dedication.

His memory bear was made from the neckties he wore as a teacher. As you can see (pictured below), he enjoyed wearing colorful ties. The Memory Bear is a big hit at the school.

Memory Bears by Rita Glosser of ReMinkie Memory Bears in Honor of Teacher


We also make memory bears from furs and custom fabric.