Friday, November 16, 2007

In Loving Memory of my Uncle Rene

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post .... my Uncle Rene passed away this morning. For those of you that have been praying for him, I thank you, and ask that you keep his wife Connie, son Mark, daughter Dawn, and our entire family in your prayers.

Rene was diagnosed with Brain Cancer last Spring, and lost his battle this morning. He was a man of deep faith, and I know that he is in Heaven with Jesus.

This photo is of Allie and Drew with Rene in July. We were able to spend a few days with Rene and the entire family in Denver, Colorado to celebrate Mark & Holly's wedding. Our memories of that time with family will be cherished forever!

I have so many memories of my Uncle Rene, but wanted to share a few .... small children were always in awe when Rene talked to them like Donald Duck (me included!) .... Rene had an incredible singing voice (he and Connie sang at our wedding over 17 years ago) ... Rene was a HUGE Iowa Hawkeyes Fan and loved the game of golf .... but most of all, he LOVED his family. I love you and miss you, Rene. Thank you for being a part of my life in such a big way! ~Nancy

27 comments:

Dottie K said...

Nancy I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family and his.

Melissa said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss Nancy and I pray that you hold the thought of him resting at the feet of Jesus close to your heart.

Hang in there!

Many Blessings,
M.

Amy G. said...

So sorry to hear the news. He sounded like a wonderful man and I'm sure he will be missed greatly. We'll keep you all in prayer. Take care.

Flossie's Follies said...

The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie said...

Thoughts and prayers with you. My husband and I just lost an uncle yesterday morning to cancer...he was only 63...he too fought hard...and I believe just got tired as his wife found him "sleeping" in his favorite chair.

Heather Summers said...

Nancy, know that I'm thinking of you and your family right now. It is a beautiful photo. Take care of yourself and your family. HUGS

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy,

I'm sorry for your loss. What a wonderful picture you have of him and your kids. Cherish that.

My FIL passed away from brain cancer too and it was a difficult time.

Please know I'm thinking of you RIGHT NOW!

Big hugs
Dawn

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Nancy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish all of the fond memories,It sounds like your Uncle was a wonderful person.

Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Diane

corinnesomerville said...

Oh Nancy, I'm so very sorry. You can absolutely count on my prayers for your entire family. What a beautiful legacy of faith and family he has left behind. I'm sure you will always miss him this side of heaven.

Love you sweetie
Corinne

Scrappychick said...

Nancy,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep yours and Rene's familys in my prayers.

Cyndi

Dale said...

Nancy - I am truly sorry for the loss of your Uncle Rene. Cherish your wonderful memories of him. Rest in the comfort that he is with Jesus. I will be praying God will be your portion of comfort during this difficult time for you and your family.

Michele said...

Nancy, my thoughts are with you. He sounds like a wonderful man. May God bless you all during this difficult time.

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry for the passing of your uncle that's very sad news.
Hold dear to your memories and know that some day you will see him again.
Your in my prayers

Staci said...

Oh Nancy,
I am so sorry to read this about your uncle. I am glad you have the comfort of knowing he is in heaven. I will say a prayer for you and your family.

Staci

Ticia said...

Like the many others who have said it before I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is wonderful that you have such great memories to remember and share. Ticia

Bonnie Weiss said...

Hold onto those special memories of your Uncle Rene, until you see him again. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Doris said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Glad you thought to take that photo of Uncle Rene and your kids. Yes, you will see him again soon! What a reunion heaven will be for those of us who know the Lord.

Lorri said...

Nancy, I am SO SORRY to hear about your Uncle, but am so HAPPY there is a PARTY IN HEAVEN FOR HIM! Seems not that long ago that you told me about him and I started praying for him.....God's timing is best and it was HIS time to take him home to be with HIM. I know you are thankful for the years the Lord had him here on earth with his family.
God bless you and your family as you grief the loss of your precious Uncle!
~Lorri :)

Tammy Dunlap said...

So sorry to hear about your Uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Linda McClain said...

Nancy, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute to him.

Jenn in GA said...

Nancy, there's too much loss in this world, but I know you're drawing comfort from the fact that you will see him in the next.

Corie said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!!

nancy morgan said...

Hugs and prayers to you my friend

Rhonda said...

I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. Your family and his will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Nancy,
Iam so sorry to about the loss of your Uncle Rene.He sounded like a wonderful person! Know of my thoughts and prayers for your family!
Sincerely,Elizabeth Glass

Pam Varnell said...

Nancy,
I'm very sorry for your loss. Only God can comfort you at a time like this. My prayers are with you and your family.
Take care,
Pam

Rose Ann said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I will keep you and the family in my prayers.