Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Welcome Home

Our 'Dearest', our 'Pudd', our beautiful Mom, 'Gaga', Grandma, Sister, Auntie and Friend will be so deeply missed.
We are terribly heartbroken Mom.
We will continue to look for you and find you in the beauty all around us and within.

May your journey be safe and may you find peace.
Till we meet again on the day beyond days.
Goodnight, God bless you Mom.


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Sarah said...

Oh oh oh I am heartbroken..well just broken..I am just sobbing.... I am relieved that she is at peace and out of pain now..with those who were waiting for her to arrive there in Heaven. Hugs and love to you all..my heart and love is with you! I am at a loss...love you all!
Love, Sarah

The Strawberry Mallard said...

With all my heart I prayed I would not find this post.
Her journey is complete.......rest now Renee. One thing that we all do know...she has been welcomed by our Lord who truly exclaimed,
"Well done good and faithful servant."
Her reward will be great and we will mourn with all of you..so very very sorry..for all of those left behind.

Marion said...

Welcome Home, indeed...

My heart is broken for you and your family, dearest Angelique. Renee is the most beautiful, wonderful, selfless person I've ever known and I will never, ever forget her, never. I know she's in heaven: whole, pain-free and gloriously happy, swimming in God's love and peace. I know you all will feel her warrior spirit now and forever.

Thank you so much for taking the time to update her blog and keep us informed. You, Jacquie and your entire family are in my prayers. May God bless you and comfort you, dearest Angelique. Sending you love & blessings...

Revelations 21:4 - "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

Julie Fillo said...

I'm so sad to hear this, but so happy she is not suffering anymore. Goodbye Renee, how we loved reading your words.

jacquie said...

i am already at such a loss without you that my heart is just broken. i don't know who i am without you...or what to do
i will love you and miss you renee...all the days of my life.
like ang says i will look for you always... in your children and your beautiful grandchildren.
i am sure i hear cheers from sheldon, mom and dad and many others who have gone before you.
rest easy my beautiful sister while you take your journey, as i will be here for wahid,ang,nad,nathan, josephine and dominic
we will talk of you often and fondly and you will never be someone else's memory.
together strong..
love jacquie

Pattee said...

Good night Renee~Until we meet again. You will always be in my heart and soul... from the day I met you I knew I had an angel by my side...

My prayers and thoughts of love go out to you, Renee's family.


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Delwyn said...

Farewell Blogging friend Renee
Love Delwyn

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

My heart goes out to you and your family.

Love you Renee, we will miss you.


A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Sweet Renee...I will never, ever forget her. She was one of the kindest and most un-judgemental people I have ever known. I will miss her beyond measure.

With love and prayers to all of you,


YayaOrchid said...

Please accept my deepest most heartfelt condolences. Renee was a joy to know, even in the difficult circumstances I came to know her in. She will always be remembered. I am so very sorry for your loss and for your sadness.

*jean* said...

good night sweet renee...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Rest in eternal peace, Renee, the long journey is done and you are safe at home again. We rejoice to have known you.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm devastated. No words.
Bask in her love - she leaves so much behind.

cinner said...

I am so sorry for your loss, My prayers and condolescence at your terrible loss. I lost my father last May and I know there are no words I can say to make this any easier. your family are in my thoughts now and for the difficult days ahead. May you find some peace that she is not in any more pain.

Cottage Cozy said...

God Bless you all...good bye to your sweet Mom. Rest assured that she is in the Lord's welcoming arms.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

My heart is heavy, but in a way light...I know Renee will continue to wrap her love and compassion around all of you, especially now...but for always and forever

Catherine said...

Love and rest to you all.

Nina P. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this heart breaking time. Your mother was an Angel while here on earth, she now resides with them in heaven. She will always be with you... She's as close as the Love in your heart. Blessings to you and your family always. We will miss Renee, she was a precious precious soul...


It’s never easy to say goodbye
It’s downright hard I will not lie

Your heart it hurts as if to break
Please take it away for goodness sake

For all you feel is pain inside
Why oh why did she have to die

To leave you here with all this pain
And all your feelings to many to name

Why oh why are some lives short Why oh why is my retort

Thinking back on all we’ve lost
We realize life has such a cost

Have faith in God, for He is Love
Have faith He’s looking down from above

Find comfort in knowing she’s by His side
For it’s in His home she now abides

She’s gone but yet she’s right near by
She’s in your dreams singing lullabies

She may not be right here on earth
But she’s up in Heaven it’s her rebirth

When you sit quiet and are at rest
That’s when your memory is at its best

Remember the fun you both share
The Joy and laughter it seems right there

For in those thoughts she’s reminding you
How much you are loved in all you do

Time will heal your broken heart
And you will know your not far apart

The gentle breezes across your cheek
Are her angle kisses oh so meek

Her scent you smell you can almost touch
Her spirit is near you, know that much

And when your sad and missing things
Remember she’s in Heaven with Angel wings

Time will pass your life will move on
And there will be times you come upon

Smiles will come and warm inside you
That’s her pride in all that you do

For years from now you’ll remember when
She held your hand a way back then

Find comfort in knowing all of this too
That one day you’ll see her and all will be new

She’s waiting in Heaven with all that have past
With Love in her heart that will last and last

God promised us through the gift of His Son
Life in Heaven His free gift we have won

Grief is a part that we must get past
In order to find Peace in our heart that will last

So take time now and shed your tears
For God knows this and all of your fears

May God keep you and hold on to you tight
And may sweet dreams be yours through the night

May family and friends continue with Pride
Know that’s what she’d want deep down inside

Goodbye with Love is what I send
To Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend.

Love and Light, Nina P.

Lo said...

Condolences and much love. I am glad she's free.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I am so, so sorry. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the Lord hold you close and comfort you as only He can do. We will all be missing her terribly as well, or at least I know I will. I can't believe she's gone.

~Babs said...

Sigh,,,"welcome home, and well done my child"
She is only finished here,,her work completed in all of you, and in all of us. She continues on in spirit, never far away, and remains here in all things beautiful.Celebrate her life in a very big way, even through your tears. She would want you to.
God Bless all of you, her family, who are suffering a huge loss.

Till we meet again, Sweet Renee,,,save us a good spot, and watch for us when we come, in the day beyond days.
I am so glad you don't hurt anymore.

Shonna said...

Rest in peace you strong courageous women. I pray for your family and that they are at peace with your passing.

Bella Sinclair said...

Be at peace, my beautiful sisterfriend. You are free. I love you.

My deepest, most heartfelt condolences to you all. She was truly a remarkable soul, and the world is a better place because of her.

All my love,

Sophia said...

My dearest, Renee.

My heart is at a loss for words for losing such a wonderful woman who touched my life. You were so caring and selfless. Even when you were not feeling well, you STILL stopped to visit me and encourage me in my own health issues and sickness.

You KNEW what I was going through. You UNDERSTOOD my frustrations.

My world will not be (and has not been) the same without you in it.

(tears streaming down my cheeks here)

I will light a candle every single day for you and your family. And I will try to be the woman and friend you were to me, to others.

I love you and miss you so much.

aimee said...

my heart is in pieces for you. i am so deeply sorry.

Bobbi said...

I'm so sorry, all my love, blessings and thoughts are with yous! I'm speechless right now. May our Lord Bless you sweet and dear Renee. You touched my heart and I know that you touched the heart of many. I'll miss you, peace and love always be with you Renee.
Hugs and love...

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I knew this was coming, I could feel it all week. I was talking to your Mom in my head all week and sending her my love and prayers. My deepest and most profound sympathy to you and your family who are surely just at a loss without Renee in your lives. And us, her blogging friends, we are going to miss her like you would not believe. My mom was also from Manitoba and your mother and I had a fun conversation about it.I do hope they meet up there, I think they would get along. To say I admired and enjoyed your mother would be an understatement, to speak for and to others who were suffering is a beautiful gift and your mother had that gift to make people feel accepted and comforted.
She helped us to understand cancer in a way that we ddn't want to always hear, but that we needed to so we can understand and help those around us. This is an enormous loss to you and your family, to each and every person she has touched. You may be surprised at how many you will hear from, then knowing your own mother you might not be surprised at all. Much, much love and I am sending something along to you, I know your mother would want me to do something special for you so it will be on it's way shortly. She often ordered special gifts for her friends from me and it would be my honour to gift wrap one of exquisite beauty. I am so sad and I am going to miss her posts but I am so thankful she is at rest and peace. I love you Renee and I sure hope we meet agin.

Kolleen said...

my heart is with you and your family....your gor-juss mom was an angel on this earth walking among us, walking with us, walking beside us.

now, she is our angel in heaven but still walking among us, walking with us and walking beside us.

sending all my love and prayers and warmth,


staceyjwarner said...

God bless...

You are all in my prayers.

much love

Chrisy said...

No words, just heartbreak.

Kelly Lish said...

As I type my comment, I have tears running down my cheeks, and I know that is happening all over the world, as we find this news of our dear friend Renee. All I can feel is how lucky I am to have been touched by her beautiful heart and soul. Thank you Renee. You have made this world a better place by touching all of us with your love. I will never forget you. I believe you were one of Gods angels and you did your work so perfectly. I know God must be so proud of you and happy to have you home safe.
My prayers are with you Angelique and all the rest of the family. God bless you all.

pinkglitterfae said...

I am so heartbroken to hear that our beautiful Renee has passed on.
Renee was an amazing woman, and we are all blessed to have known her. I was praying for a miracle, but she has gone through so much, now she will find peace.
I truly believe your mother is now with Sheldon, and your grandmother, and that they will forever watch over your families. My prayers are with you.

I will never forget you Renee, you are one in a billion.
Goodbye sweet friend


Deborah said...

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Jesus, we know that our beloved Renee is seated at The Table of The Lord with her Mother and Father, Sheldon, and brother and sister she never got to meet here on earth. Blessed Mother Mary, comfort Renee with the knowledge that The Lord, God, loves her children and family even more than she does, and that you will be with them, and that they will have Life to the Fullest. Hold them all in your arms, in your heart, and lift them up to Heaven, that they may have a knowing in their very souls that Renee now resides in Eternity, where they will meet once again, and that they will never be without her love...for all the love remains. We pray for strength and courage for the family, and comfort that only You, Lord, can give. We pray in the Most Holy Name of Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord, Life Everlasting, Amen.

Rosemary said...

My heart goes out to you all. We will, as well, miss her.

Woman in a Window said...

my love~
for a beautiful woman
with a raucously beautiful soul
and such a wonderful family.
my love~

lawatha said...

I'm so sorry- I was hoping that this day would never come. My heart hurts for each of you, I can only imagine how much your own hearts must ache.

Renee left such an imprint on my life; What a wonderful woman/wife/mom/sister/aunt/daughter/grandmother...

I love you Renee... thank you for being you- for always taking time out of your day to make me (and undoubtedly everybody else who was fortunate to cross paths with you) feel special.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace dear Renee. I will forever cherish the days you spent with me and your amazing smile that could ease my mind. Love you forever and always. x0x0 love lindsey

Donna, The Decorated House said...

I am heartbroken. Please feel the love we send you to and let it help you through this time.
As you have said, I will continue to seek the beauty around me, remembering & honoring your mom.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Sending so much love.

I am so very very very deeply and truly sorry.

She will be so much missed by all of us. I loved talking to her via email. I loved seeing her blog posts and reading what she had to say...

She was a treasure.


B.J. von Schneyder Art said...


Dear Angelique, to you and your family my heartfelt condolences.
I was dread of this post and the same time it´s a relief to know you mother in peace and not in pain anymore.

She left wonderful footsteps in this world and though not physical she will be always with you.

Your grief must be so immense..I cannot even immagine. I´m not good in words, specially in english, as it isn´t my motherlanguage, but remember in this hard time that this grief, as dreadful it is, it is a product of your great love. Don´t fight it, try to embrace it, let the tears flow...it´s a part of the process..and I wish for you that this grief will soon transform into an ocean of fondly memories that gives you solace.

I love the picture you choosed. It makes me imagine your mother runs through this beautiful gate, all the pain and suffer falling off her shoulders so she can unfold her wings.

Sending much love you way

~ Bettina

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." > Elisabeth Kübler Ross

Joey said...

Thinking of my beautiful sister Renee, who today beat her fight with cancer,,, I say beat because she passed away on her terms with her family by her side. Thank you Renee for all you have taught us and the caring way you lived your life. I will continue to be inspired by you

TheChicGeek said...

My deepest condolence to you all. I know Renee is dancing in heaven right now...she is free from pain and we will meet again one day.
Love and Blessings to you all. We will miss you, Renee. You have touched us all so deeply.

one little acorn said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. So sad to say goodbye Renee and yet I am relieved your pain is over.
Renee, I will miss you so so much. You have bought joy, friendship and understanding into my life and have touched my life with beauty and light. Thank you for everything.
All my love to you.

Alli said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It's funny you read others blogs and it becomes like a family to know how they are doing. Keeping up with their posts. Rene posted on my blog a few times.....It was always a pleasure to read from her.

Go in Peace and Rest well dear lady....
Love Alli.....XXX

Everything's Rosie said...

Dear Angelique, I am so terribly sorry to learn about your mom. You do not know me; I am Inner Toddler's mom and have been following Renee's blog for some time now. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. I am heartbroken for all of you and yet glad that your mom isn't suffering anymore. May you all be blessed with the will and character that your mom possessed; she was quite a woman.

Zan Asha said...

My deepest, deepest condolences to your family. This is such a heartwrenching thing for you and you have my profound respect. I didn't even know your mother that long, so I can imagine the utter grief everyone else feels. I wish so much for a healing time for you. Know that you have an ocean of people who are here for you! Many Blessings!

momcat said...

Goodbye sweet Renee. You have left a big hole in many lives with your leaving - family and friends in real life and in the internet community. Rest in peace dear one until we all meet again one day. God Bless all the family left behind with peace and comfort in this time of mourning and pain.

PurestGreen said...

Everyday I have been here, checking and checking for news. And now that the news has come I feel unravelled. I never met Renee in person but she was one of the loveliest people I knew. Oh Angelique I'm so sorry. Much love for you and your family.

Sarah said...

I am so sorry. Goodbye Renee, I love you xx

Brighid said...

Celtic Prayer
For All Who Grieve
Do not hurry
as you walk in grief.
It does not help the journey.

Walk slowly,
pausing often.
Do not hurry
as you walk in grief.

Do not be disturbed
by memories that come unbidden.
Swiftly forgive unspoken words.

Be not disturbed
be gentle with the one
who walks in grief.

If it is you
be gentle with yourself.
Swiftly forgive.
Walk slowly,
pausing often.

Take time,
be gentle
as you walk with grief.

flossy-p said...

written through thick tears, constricted throat, gasping breath, and breaking heart...

Bon Voyage Renee... May your journey be lined with bright colours, sparkling light, and nothing but love.

I will never ever forget you, your kindness, generosity and boundless love changed me.

I shall also look for you in moments for nature so beautiful they steal your breath.

Much love and virtual support to you too Kahn family, you'll be in my thoughts. .xx.

Huge Fan said...

Hey Ang, Can't sleep because this is truly soooo fucking sad. My heart breaks for you and your family. In this time of GREAT loss I wish you all the strength in the world. I have a deep love and respect for Renee. She's a mother figure who I could always count on for her wisdom and love. Now an angel who will be guiding from above. She will always be with you!xoxoxoxoxox

nollyposh said...

Dearest Renee <3

Sweet Dreaming

my ~beautiful~ bloggy sister

My eyes weep

...and yet my Heart tells me
that the ~Angels~ are singing

With all my bloggy ~Love~ to You

Thankyou for being my friend

i will keep You in my Heart

Until we meet again


Anonymous said...

Renee, you will be in our hearts forever, we miss your beautiful
strong and very kind heart.
You gave me such caring friendship and I am honored to have known just a little part of you and your life. How much more wonderful and so dearly loved you are.
You are such a beautiful family and you don't deserve such great loss of so many close to you.
To lose your mom, must be the hardest of all.
Dearest sweet Renee you are a star and a true angel.
My love to your all.
I am so sorry!


Huge Fan said...

Hey Ang, Can't sleep because this is truly sooooooooooo fucking sad. My heart breaks for you and your family in this time of GREAT loss. I wish you all the strength in the world. I have a deep love and respect for Renee who I could always count on for her wisdom. An inspiration for so many, now an angel guiding from above. She will always be with you. Love you!xoxoxoxoxox

Anairam said...

I am so very, very sorry, Renee's family. But at the same time I am thankful that the suffering and pain is over. I wish you the happiest rest, dear Renee. Your warmness & love remains with all of us. x Anairam

Ribbon said...

I'm lost for words, but filled with compassion for you all.

xoxoxo she is missed and yet everywhere.

big love to you all and thank you for making the time for all of us.

Jaqi said...

Oh how sad I am to read this post , but part of me is thankful that Renee is in no more pain, God bless you all, an Angel has gone home xx

Arija said...

Angelique, my heart is heavy for you and your whole family, for all those who loved Renee and now have a hole in their lives. Renee meant so much to so many. Now the suffering is over and her work begins in earnest. From that other place she embraces us all with her love and will make us smile again.
A truly wonderful woman has left our midst yet her memory will give us courage and make us smile for years to come. Rest now dearest Renee from your earthly labours, rest in the hand of God, forever in the light.

My love to you all, Arija.

@eloh said...


CarolineH said...

Rest in peace my sweet sweet friend. I love you, Renee, my sweet sister of the heart.

Micki said...

Words cannot express the deep sense of loss felt over losing Renee, I can only imagine how painful it is for family and close friends.

Goodbye sweet friend you will be dearly missed!

Micki x

kathy hare said...


miruspeg said...

My heart aches.
My soul aches.
My whole being aches.
I knew this day would arrive but now that it is here I want to go back in time.
Angelique you and all Renee's family now have all my light and love beaming down on you.
She was and always will be the brightest star in the universe.
Peggy xxxxx

Sandy said...

Tears and sorrow for all of us who loved her. She will be greatly missed and was such an incredible woman.

My heart goes out to all.

Anonymous said...

I love you Renee.
Always have, always will.

Annika said...

Rest in peace beautiful.... I am grateful to have known you.

yoborobo said...

God bless you, dear Renee. No more pain, my sweet friend. You fought long and well, and we all love you for it. Thank you for the gift of being my friend. xoxoxoxoxo to the moon and back.

Angelique, my heart is with you and your family. I am so sorry.

talesfromagarden said...

So very sorry for your great loss, as is the loss of all Mothers. At peace now no more pain and suffering.Be strong and may your faith sustain you all in the times ahead.

♥ Braja said...

Krsna-kesava-raksava-mam...."may the Lord always protect me."

See you Renee...xoxo

Move With Me said...

Im so sorry and grieved to hear this news.

May God grant all of Renees family the strength to go on. She will be sorely missed.

Rest in peace Renee

Debra said...

God Bless and Receive this most loving Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend into his arms. I will miss her more than words can express. May she find the peace in Heaven that she was denied here on earth. My deepest condolences to your family for your great loss.

soulbrush said...

although i knew this was coming, i have dreaded this day. goodbye darling renee,you will be with your mom and dad and sheldon now. thankyou renee for all you have been and meant to me, i will never forget you, your strength, your humour and your love.xxxxxxx

sarah said...

I am really sorry....Sarah

Silke said...

I'm at a loss for words and simply heartbroken. But I also feel the joy of her freedom at last. Keeping you all in my thoughts and in my heart! Much love, Silke

Manon Doyle said...

Your mom, wife, sister, and friend will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Renee will remain in all our spirits forever. God bless Renee!

studio lolo said...

I have already been missing her so I was a bit prepared for the finality. But she WILL stay with each and every one of us because that's just who she was. Who she is still.
Thank God her pain is gone and she's running free with all who greeted her.

My heartfelt prayers to all of her beloved family. I know she lived for each and every one of you.

I will still keep yellow flowers in my studio. My little way of keeping her spirit around me every day.
My life is richer for having known her this short time. She was one of my best life teachers.

Love and blessings to you all, Angelique. And thank you for letting us know this sad news and not leave us forever wondering.



Lisa Lectura Creations said...

My deepest condolences to you and your dear family. Renee, you will be forever in my heart. We will miss you always.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so saddened by Renee's passing. Heartfelt sympathy to her wonderful family.May God hold you all tenderly in His arms during this difficult time. Love, Barb

Diva Kreszl said...

Oh dear Angelique, I am so sorry to hear this news. While I am relieved to know that Renee is no in pain, there is a great sadness that our dear friend is gone. She will be missed by so many, may you find comfort in knowing that your Mom touched so many lives. You were all blessed to have had her as Mom, sister, daughter, grandmom...please give my love to your family dearone and thank you for taking the time to post.

secret agent woman said...

Thank you for taking the time to let us know. It's clear that you carry your mother's kindness. Renee will be deeply missed here, too - she was unfailingly supportive, wickedly funny, and always took time to stay connected even while battling the hideous bats inside her. Sending all my love to your family, and wishing you all peace and healing.

Lynn said...

My heart goes out to you, your family and friends, for the pain you are all in, may you find some strength through love, and knowing that your mom is no longer in pain. From what I have read, she suffered a lot, may she never suffer again.

Kiki said...

Wishing you love, peace and healing..and may your broken hearts one day be filled with joy and light again!

Linda said...

Renee, you will live forever in my heart. I will never forget you, my beautiful friend. All the love you so generously showered upon me and the lessons I learned from you I will pass on to another generation.

Walk in the path of beauty and light. Spread your wings and soar. The birds that were circling your head were eagles. Now you go with them to where stars are born. You were always golden stardust, now you shine for us all.

To all of Renee's beautiful family, thank you for sharing her with us. Please don't go far. You must know that we love you too.

Angela Recada said...

My darlings, my heart is breaking with yours, and with the hearts of the hundreds of people your mother connected with through her blog.

Your darling Renee, our darling Renee, was one-of-a-kind. She was, and will always be, very special to me.

I've always seen her blog primarily as her love letter to her family. She loved you all so much. Her blogging friends were just lucky enough to be invited along for the ride. Whether she wrote about her beloved family members, her memories, the role of women, or gods and goddesses, she was recording it all for you. Each post is a precious piece of herself, a special gift to you.

Renee was funny, honest, naughty, thoughtful, generous, intelligent and kind. I am honored that we became friends, and I will always keep her in a special place in my heart.

I send you my condolences and my deepest sympathy during this sad and difficult time.

You are all in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers.

Hugs and love,

Deanna said...

We have all lost something wonderful, but your family has lost so much more.

Sending you all my deepest sympathies.

May she, finally, rest in peace. She will be missed.

Love Deanna

L.Holm said...

Godspeed and love, Renee.
To Angelique and family- my heartfelt condolences. Wishing you comfort and strength.

Christine said...

Dear Angelique and family, I am so very, very sorry for this news; thinking of you all, thinking of Renee. wishing you comfort and strength and love. xxx

A Cuban In London said...

I cannot begin to tell you how sad I feel. Your mother was unique in many ways and I, for one, will deeply miss her, too. Please, extend my condolences to the rest of the family.

Momo Luna said...

I was so afraid to find this post, because i was hoping on a miracle. At the same time i am happy that Renee doesn't have pain any longer and begins her exciting journey home. I didn't know her that long, and only on the www., but her bright and sparkling spirit amazed me and i felt so lucky and happy with her always emphatic, supportive and funny comments.
I'll miss you dear Renee, i still do. My heart goes out for your family and friends, i wish you all lots of strength. Know that your Renee is a very special spirit that leaves a bright trail all over the world.
My condolances and blessings for the family.


faerwillow said...

~i stumbled upon your moms blog just recently...what a beautiful strong and inspiring woman she was...and so L♥VED by so many...i have sat here this morning feeling your pain...i know sorry does not change anything or make it better...when i was writing my post this morning looking for quotes this is one that i found and thought i would share this piece with you all...

“When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart.

For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost. When I'm feeling most ghost-like, it is your remembering me that helps remind me that I actually exist. When I'm feeling sad, it's my consolation. When I'm feeling happy, it's part of why I feel that way.

If you forget me, one of the ways I remember who I am will be gone. If you forget, part of who I am will be gone. "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." the good thief said from his cross (Luke 23:42). There are perhaps no more human words in all of Scripture, no prayer we can pray so well. ”
BJRuhe Frederick Buechner quotes

may you find peace in your hearts in the days and weeks to come...there will be a day you walk along with her...till then may you always carry her within your hearts...much l♥ve and light to your family...brightest blessings~

Breeze said...

I am so sorry :(


Susan Erickson said...

my condolences....Renee's left a lot of love behind. What else is there?

Ruth said...

Ohhhh. Tears. Gratitude for her life. For what she did here. For what you've done too. Godspeed, dear Renee. I'll miss you so much. I love you.

Lilacrobin said...

Dearest Angelique and Family,
there are no adequate words....your beloved Mother is with her peers - the Angels. She has left a huge part of her enormous heart with you and with us. Know that she was able to make changes to the world because of her love and her spirit. A truly astounding accomplishment in this day of cold indifference and selfish greed.

And - she lives still...and will always be there to look after you and the family. She will.

God bless Renee, God Bless her wonderful family.

Love and Courage from San Francisco,

♥ Robin ♥

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

God bless you Renee! I will miss you terribly and I will always be grateful for your friendship and the wonderful, meaningful things you taught me♥

Love to your family as well!

Heidi said...

Your Mom changed the world for the many people she touched, both in person and through this blog.

She truly was an angel on earth and her loss will be felt far and wide forever.

My heart aches for all of you.

Love, Auntie Heidi

Caio Fernandes said...

God bless .
it is a previlege to have had contact with a so dear and good soul .
Renee was always loved here .

Anonymous said...

Renee, I'm writing this after hearing that you have left the bonds of earth to join the Angels.

I know your spirit, your soul, can read this somehow, and I want you to know that you and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I have that wonderful Christmas card from you that I STILL carry around as a reminder of your beautiful soul, and I have the painting that you sent me hanging in a place of honor in my home. Not to mention the numerous witty and endearing comments you have written on my blog over the past year.

Sweet dreams, my dear. Please stay close to me; I could use a new guardian angel. Lately, mine seems to be on sabbatical.

Until we shall meet again...

Anonymous said...

To all of Renee's Family:

She has touched many lives, you should be so proud to have had such a gifted woman in your life.
I know her spirit will live on forever.

Bev B

MBNAD woman said...

Bless you Angelique.

And bless Renee too.

Siân x

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

To all of Rene's family:

She has touched many lives. You should be proud to have had such a gifted woman in your life. Her spirit will live on forever in anyone that has been touched by her.

Bev B

Sydney said...

Oh Renee! Oh oh oh no! I woke this morning to this news and am devastated! I need to shake my feelings of shock and turn to blessings upon you Renee, and focus on prayers for you as you journey along in your transition now....

But before I do I have to use the words that I did in my first comment here that made us both laugh. SHIT sister girrrl! Sounds like we need to meet in Paris, or take a day spa or run away for a rest on an island. To which you said YES, and told me that you loved swearing. We were connected in that precise moment. And are now and forever.

Thank you for your honesty and courage. I have never known someone like you.

You can bet I will be joining the legions of people who are praying for your whole family -- who's been through so much I can't even comprehend. Family, now you all have the best crew of guaridan angels EVER watching over you, who at least are free of suffering. At least Renee is free now. There has been just too much pain.

Much much love to you ALL.

Annie said...

I am sending blessings and love and hugs. I am so sorry for your loss, out loss. Your mom is out of pain now and she is flying with the angels, she is one of them and always has been. There is no death, there is only passing through one door into the next.
Love to you and your whole family.
We will all miss her so much.
xoxox, Annie

Diana Evans said...

I have been thinking about you all week my dearest friend Renee...I know you are in a better place now...and I feel blessed to have you as a Guardian Angel from heaven....Always know how deeply you have touched many of us and we will never forget you...never....

I will think of you each and every day.....

I love you!

Hugs forever!!!


Jenea said...

I am so sory!

Diana Evans said...

An angel ...that is what you were to me and will always be ....

Here is a piece for you dearest friend....



Judy said...

So sorry for your loss...

Julie said...

Oh Renee, beautiful one. Rest in heavenly peace.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A million hugs.

Anonymous said...

RIP lovely Renee. Until we meet again!
Love audrey

Sue said...

Words are so inadequate.

My love goes out to Renee's family. The loss of this exceptional woman is so profoundly felt amongst us all, however it must be immense within her immediate circle of loved ones.

Dance amongst the stars Renee. You are loved and will be so sorely missed.


Lisa said...

Much love to you all. She will be so missed.

Lori ann said...

God Bless you Renee, and keep you. You are a special soul, I love you.
Take good care Renee's family.
Sending love ♥ ♥ ♥

karennisenson said...

Peace to you all.

Beverley said...

I am so sad to read your news, my thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

Julie said...

I'm so, so sorry for you and your family Angelique. I pray your heart will not be broken someday in the future. Your mom was such an angel as you well know. God Bless you sweetheart. : ( xxx

Sue said...

I'm so sorry. Bless you all.

Jenny S said...

I am so sorry to hear about Miss Renee. Please know that she will be VERY missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.

Jos said...

Ah Renee, at last you are splashing along that beach with your Dad, Sheldon and Daisy. Life after life ... I hope you remembered to take your water pistol. See you there. I love you, always. Meanwhile, until then, I will miss you. Every day.

Angelique I am so sorry for your loss, yours, Wahids, Jacquies ... your whole family. No words of comfort can ever suffice.

Renee watches over you from a place where there is no pain, no regrets. Finally free. I know it hurts so much right now. I wish you could feel her arms around you. I know she would comfort you if she could.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jos xx

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Sadness fills my heart for all Renee's family and friends. She is at peace now and pain free; though I know she misses you all she will live forever through the love she gave so readily & freely. We miss her & love her. Bon voyage dear friend.

lakeviewer said...

Our deepest sympathies. WE are circling around you, with love and faith that she is HOME and smiling down on all of you.

Barbara said...

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. She is finally at peace and without pain.

Mel said...

My deepest condolences on your loss. Words are inadequate, I know.

Your mother's light shines far and wide, as she touched and inspired so many others through her blog.

May you see her often in the beauty around you, and may you find comfort in one another.

Ronnie said...

Your mom was an extraordinary woman. She will be missed. But you know that. God bless your family.

Vagabonde said...

I read Renee’s blog very often even though I may have placed just a comment or two. I feel so sorry for your immense loss which is the loss for everyone who knew her. Be sure that your sorrow and grief are shared.

marianne said...

Hope you will find lots of love on this new journey as I know you have spread here on earth.

the wild magnolia said...


I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you, and your family and friends comfort, from the source that comforts each of you.

I blogged here from She Who Seeks.

Margaret Ann said...

May Renee's glorious inner light now encircle all of our hearts as she flys peacefully free. Love and warmth to her beautiful family. Her spirit will shine on with every breath you take...♥

Ces said...

Renee. I love you forever. I weep with your family.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I'm so very, very sorry...My heart and my prayers are with you and your family...Love, Janine XOXO

Marie S said...

Renee, God bless you and keep you my pretty!
I will dearly, dearly miss you.

Angelique and family, I am so sorry for all your hurting hearts.
May the angels hold you in their arms and bring you comfort in this time of your deepest sorrow.
If there is anything...I am here.

Baino said...

Angelique .. I am so, so, sorry. The world has lost a wonderful person. My heart is broken today. Much love and solace to you and your family. God bless Renee, she was and will remain an inspiration.


Anonymous said...

Rest in peace, dearest Renee.
We are already missing You, but loving all the memories and everything we learned from You, Renee, never forget You.

Dearest Angelique, my thoughts are with You and the Family.

Gloria said...

Oh we will miss Renee so very much. My heart is hurting so badly. She will be here for every in each and everyone of us. God loves you, we love you forever.

Shaista (Lupus in Flight) said...


If I should die tomorrow
there would be many sorrows
but the deeper print
of my name
would carry you through
the pain

And if you should hear me laugh
I am only playing a game
Hold on, hold on, to the centre
until I find my way again.

I posted this poem for your Mum a few days ago. You are all very much in my heart and thoughts.
All my love,

Just saw the word verification letters. rhene.
Has brought me and my Mum to tears. Your Mum is telling me she will always watch over me too. I feel very blessed and protected.

Noreen said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

So difficult to see another friend from our sisterhood (Tuesday support group) pass on from this life.

I will continue to keep all those dear to your mom, in my prayers.

Gloria said...

Angelique, my hearfelt condolences to you and all your family. Renee is now without pain and resting in God's arms. My heart is with you all.

karen gerstenberger said...

Writing through tears, I am so sad for your loss (for everyone's loss, but yours is the greatest). Yet I'm happy that dear Renee is now out of pain, and no more suffering.
God bless and God love you, Renee. I hope you have found your parents, Sheldon and my Katie! May you & your loved ones be now in the embrace of Love forever. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Yarrow said...

So,so much love to you all.x

turquoise cro said...

No wonder I had insomnia all last night and today I was laying in bed with the ringing in my head, more like a train station and thought of Renee with the bats! I'm GLAD I got to know Renee for such a short time it was but we are friends for life and beyond! God Bless YOU Renee my sweetheart! Love and prayers for Renee and all the family! (((((((Renee&family)))))

suzanne said...

God Bless You Sweet Lady.You are someone I will never forget. Please hug all of my dear loved ones for me especially my Mom. She is someone you will enjoy sharing a cup of tea and lots of stories with. I am trying not to feel so sad because you are pain free now, but it's so very hard.

KaLynn said...

You all are in my prayers.

rochambeau said...

Amen !
God bless you on your new journey Angel Renee. I still feel your love and warmth near by.

Dear Angelique, Wahid and family,
I am HERE for you
& am so terribly sorry for your great loss.

With love,

Meghann LittleStudio said...

I am so sorry. The world is darker without her bright light.
She is at peace now and not suffering, so that is my consolation for her loss.
God Bless you Renee, I salute you as a free person and spirit.

Debbie said...

We will all miss you, Renee.

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Holding you close and knowing that Renee is at peace.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you hurt darlings. I loved her too.
I think the ancestors have wrapped their love around her and she is smiling. She is all spirit now. You will see and feel her spirit everywhere.
Goodnight Renee Love, goodnight.

Blake said...

I just wanted to express my sincere sadness at the loss of your mother, grandmother, sister, wife, aunt and friend and my deepest respect for the strength in which she showed during this tragic adventure.

I have never met Renee or any of her family for that matter, but was introduced to her blog through a friend of her daughters. The courage, strength and humour in which she traversed through this horrendous disease was not only compelling in it's reality but uplifting in the sense of hope which she refused to let be diminished.

Though her words can never replace her presence in your life, I want you all to know that they have had a lasting affect on mine and that she has left behind a true gift for those struggling to find a sense to this crazy world and the horrible tragedies we must face without reason.
My deepest condolences and gratitude.
Blake Dobie

Wendy said...

Tears pour down my face as I read this. Renee you will be missed. Such a dear friend. I felt over the weekend that you were flying.

God bless you on your journey, and keep you safe.
Gentle cyberhugs

f8hasit said...

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this wonderful, brave woman.

Having lost my own mother not so long ago, I understand.
God Bless.

Daria said...

I am so sorry ...

Sydney said...

Dear Family of Renee --
Once again, I am so very sorry for such a great loss.

I have literally sat all day at my computer, going back over every post here (including the first one that I found of hers -- 4/22/09). There is so much richness here, so far these words can reach if it continues to be available. I so hope that it remains open to be read and reread.

I posted s tribute on my blog. In case you care to see it, here is the link:


ToM KiDDo said...

what the...I can't believe that...now no one's gonna visit my blog anymore...i'm so sad and shocked when I saw this post...oh my...may Renee rest in peace..blessed be :(

prutsels said...

So sorry for your loss...

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

My deepest condolences to you and all of your family. Renee touched all of our lives and continues to do so.
In the short time that we corresponded, we became fast friends and she was absolutely lovely. I will miss her beautiful spirit and her vibrant words. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

julie mitchell said...

This is the saddest of news...I didn't know her well, but instantly knew she was a gift.
I am so sorry for for your loss, it is just so very hard losing someone so important in your life...
holding you all in the light...love and peace...

Anonymous said...

I have so been dreading this day.
I'm numb, and oh so sad and heartbroken.
Renee is like no person I have ever known. She has inspired me to be a better person, and mom. I treasure the memories I have of her. She loved her family so, so much.
My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to her husband Wahid and her beautiful children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and everyone else whose lives she has touched.
I'm glad she's at peace and in no more pain.
I'm glad that she is with her mom, dad, and Sheldon.
I'm glad that she was my friend.
I love you Renee, and I will never forget you.
Her spirit will live on...

Love Yvette

susanc said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Angie Muresan said...

Oh darling, beautiful, Renee. I will miss her so.

sinnlighet said...

A swedish girl is sooooo heartbroken. Goodbye Renee it was sooo nice to 'meet you'!

Lots of love


Anonymous said...

This is sad news indeed. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

I only discovered your mom's blog on Monday and have a post planned for Friday about IBC, linking to it (my mom has IBC). The post will go ahead as planned - awareness needs to be spread! Please, if you can, leave this blog up so that others can learn from your mom's strength and experiences.

Blessings to you all.

Bailey said...

Oh my heart has been broken.
Thank you Renee for listening to my silly teenage ramblings when no one else would. Thank you for showing me how to deal with problems without being negative or harming others. I don't care if you were only a virtual friend, you are still one of the dearest. Knowing I could post to you and having no doubt that you would reply really has helped me over the past 2 years.
You're such a beautiful lady, inside and out.
I love you forever, I will meet you one day in a land not known to me and we shall sip tea and laugh for hours.
Lots of love and kisses to her family,
Bailey xoxox

Zom said...

Such Love to be Released back into the Universe. I feel fortunate to have been brushed by that Huge Heart.

Elizabeth said...

Dear Renee, rest in peace. Your presence and warmth will be missed. And may the Lord above, the creator, the universe herself have mercy on Renee's family.

Snowbrush said...

I am very sorry. I will miss her. She often encouraged me through my own chronic pain, although my problem isn't fatal. She gave to others when she might have felt that it was her right to demand that they give to her. I don't know of another blogger who touched so many so deeply.

Diana Evans said...

I am working and just popping in again...I listen to Renee's play list and feel that she is right here with me...in my studio...looking over my shoulder...

I will be here everyday....

Mim said...

I an so sorry to hear this news, but glad that she is not suffering any more.

Renee did so much good in this world, she will be so missed. Heartfelt condolences to your family.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry xxx

Eddie Bluelights said...

I am very sad to read this - Renee was a great lady, very kind and warm with a great sense of humour. She was and is still loved by many and I found her extremely helpful and sympathetic with my wife's breast cancer problems. May God bless her. Eddie

Dean Grey said...

Ah, rest in peace, dearest Renee!

You are and will continue to be an inspiration to many of us.

I wonder what will become of this blog?

Perhaps the rest of the family can update it from time to time?

My thoughts are with the entire family during this difficult time.

God bless you all.


The Dutchess said...

Renee...thinking of you...You are with your Mom now..all is well..and you will be THE BEST gardian angel your family could wish for! They will need your strenght to carry on..and they will..in your spirit.
I will hug you when I come up there...Your blog friend T.D

Geek+Nerd said...

My thoughts are with you and your family during this awful time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Laura Hegfield said...

Blessings to you sweet Renee, to you and your family as you all traverse this newest part of the journey...your loved ones here on earth and your beloved soul in a place/time/space we can only imagine. You touched my life, the lives of so many. Shanti, shalom, salaam, peace.

Maggie May said...

My heart goes out to all the family. I only just got to know Renee.
I can see she will missed by everyone apart from the family.
Pain free at last.

Nuts in May

Sandy said...

Rest well Renee xo

ArtPropelled said...

Out of pain... but oh so sad. Thinking of you.
Go well dear Renee.

Sassy Scribbles said...

my heart is bruised... i will miss her, we all will...but with hope and faith in God, I'm sure she rests easy, she is no longer in pain, nor will ever be and that gives me enough consolation... I love you Renee! Thanks for touching our lives. :)

LOVE from Manila,

MJ @ Sassyscribbles

Holly said...

Renee...born again into new life, joy, endless peace and no more pain or suffering....blessings and big hugs to all of you...

OK - this is WEIRD...the word verification is EYEDIE...i die

beedeebabee♥ said...

I'm so deeply sorry. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss your beautiful mom. xo Paulette

Flor Larios Art said...

There are special people in your life that most of the time are counted with the fingers on one hand... of those are the exceptional...Renee is one in my life. I will always remember her.

I miss you so much!

magikalseasons said...

Your mom's heart touched many people. She lives on in those hearts. She lives on through dreams. We all know we are not bound here. We just have to look up in the night sky and she's be there the very brightest star. My love to you all! Becca

suziart said...

Renee is flying with the Angels, no pain, and watching over us now. I am honored to have met her through this blogging community and she had captured our hearts with her compassion, love, life and strength.
Prayers for her family and loved ones with this enormous loss, May you all find comfort in memories and knowing she was so loved by many.
Love, SuZi

purplecat said...

what a heart break to find this post.
Renees light has not gone out she will shine on in your hearts forever and in all the peoples lives she touched .

Susan said...

To Renee's family - I never knew Renee, but came to know many of her friends here in the blogosphere in just the past two weeks. I have learned what an incredible woman she was and how much she changed the world. My prayers go out to you, peace and God bless,


A Fanciful Twist said...


I pondered and pondered through tears and knots, not knowing how to convey how Renee touched my life, or how to tell you how sorry I am ...

All I can say is, I send all my love, and will forever have a place in my heart, that holds the memory of your amzing loving kind Mom.

You may not know me, but from where I am, I hold your hand, and hug you in this time of heartbreak...

All my love, Vanessa

Deborah said...

Hey Lovee, I know you're not here, for I swear (I know you would like that, if I swore) that I saw you dangling from the sliver of the moon early this morning, and the birds weren't chirping...they were singing HAR HAR. I love you forever, Renee, and your Holy Family. I shall lift your family up in prayer every day, never ceasing. My gosh, Renee, your heart is as wide as the heart of God. And all the love remains.
**blows kisses to eternity** Deb

Dawn said...

I read your post but couldn't comment straight away as I had to come to terms with the fact that darling Renee has gone to meet up with her mum, dad, Sheldon - but still my heart breaks... why? because Renee was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. I used to avidly read her posts because she had the ability to stop and make you look at things in a new way. She was a hero to me, her will power, her love of life, of her family of all the joys we take for granted were unsurpassable. Her honesty and integrity are to be greatly admired. I will never forget her, I will hold her in my heart and I pray that the family find comfort knowing that she is suffering no more.... God Bless you all xxx


Blessings to Renee, on this her Graduation day.

The Victorian Parlor said...

My heart is broken for your loss.

God Bless you in this time of grief,


Esti said...

Farewell Renee.

Leticia said...

Rest in Peace dear Renee - - -

Aarthi said...

It is heartbreaking Angelique.
Thanks for letting us know.
It is so hard to believe that a person so full of life, who maintained sucha blog full of life force is gone.
GoodBye Renee, you were truly an inspiration.

Tina said...

God has Welcomed You Home Renee. Your Love, Spirit and Beauty willl be missed here on Earth but Never forgotten.

You are Whole Agian

I pray your family feels God's Strength and Love around them during this difficult time.



Becky said...

peace be with you

Odd Chick said...

I'm so glad I got to "meet" her in blogland and hope to meet her in the next place that she now dwells in perfectly well and content.

Ces said...

Oh my dearest Renee,

At the risk of sounding like a fool, I don't really care, your blog and Bella's are the only places I could be myself and express my views without having to walk on eggshells.

I know you are not here. You are actually in my heart. You are probably up there looking down at us and at this very moment probably telling me to stop weeping because I am making snot and I can just hear you consoling me and finally saying that "F' word that makes my hair stand on ends and you want to go up there and gallivant with Michael himself, I wonder if he does look like that brawny dark man on your previous post?

Oh God Renee, I love you, not loved you. I love you and your memory and everything that you mean to me. My face looks like a sausage, yes, I looked at myself in the mirror, of course I am vain! I have been crying, weeping because on my work email which the Automatic Mail Administrator rudely keeps notifying me that it is full so I have to delete mails. I found an email exchange with you dated April 16th 2009 and at 1:56AM you sent me an email. Now I am a mess. Oh Jesus, No wonder I learned to love you two seconds after I exchanged my first email with you earlier. The email turned out to be a three-way mail among the three of us, Bella and you and I and you said "we can relax and be the best of friends in our pajamas and a cup of tea." That is why I drew that celestial tea party. I am done crying now. I feel better. Oh my God, I have never known anyone like you and I doubt I ever will again. You are one of a kind. I will honor you for the rest of my life.

I am sorry Angelique, I needed to let that out. I thought I would be rational about this whole thing but how can I be rational when I feel I have lost my sister. God bless you Angelique and Nadalyn and Nathan and your father Wahid, Oh dear how is he doing? And your aunts and uncle. You are such a beautiful loving family.

Thank you. I am just a crazy friend of your Mother's.

Lorraine said...

I am so sorry to be reading this post..My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you..May God be with you during this sad time..

Debbie said...

Dear Renee, goodbye for now, but I know we will meet face to face someday. I am so sorry for your loss, dear Angelique. Renee was such a special person and I am so glad I knew her, if only for a short while.

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