On the evening of February 26, 2008 Renee Dueck passed away peacefully with her parents, her brother Justin, and friend Teresa, by her side after a two and a half year journey through leukemia at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her sisters Alayna and Karalee arrived shortly after.
She was born on March 18, 1984 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, and her grandpa Reimer.
Renee was born active. Before she was a year old we called her twizzler. When she was 7 she decided to move to the bedroom downstairs, and in no time she had moved. After her high school grad, she joined Youth With A Mission, and traveled to Asia with her group working in Thailand, Singapore and visited Angkor Watt in Cambodia. She travelled to Jordan and Greece. She was on the YWAM wave tour through the US in 2005 when she was diagnosed with leukemia and successfully treated at MSKCC.
She went to Capilano College in Vancouver for a 1 year course in Film Production. She enjoyed all the jobs she got in the industry and was devastated when in October 2007 she relapsed and had to go to New York for treatment. She has been under the wonderful care of Dr Steinherz and Dr O?Reilley since then.
Thank you to all the wonderful caring doctors, nurses, and staff at MSKCC. I would like to extend a special thank you to Jane Mather, chaplain, for being a friend and counsellor to Renee.
Memorial Services times
Feb 27, 6 pm at MSKCC chapel
Saturday Mar 1, 7 pm at Eastview Community Church 3500 Devries Ave Winnipeg - on the north Perimeter
Sunday Mar 2, 3 pm Riverton Community Centre
Internment at the Mennville Cemetery
A memorial service will also be held in Vancouver at a later date
Donations will gladly be received in her memory for the work of http://www.YWAMvancouver.com/
FRIENDS FUNERAL SERVICE 2146 Main Street 339-5555
Raymond and Martha Dueck
See our pictures at http://www.dueckpics.blogspot.com/
We live in E St Paul MB Canada R2E 0L2 and attend Eastview Community Church
See Renee's hospital at http://www.mskcc.org/
Visit us at http://www.duecks.com/
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