Thursday, March 06, 2008

Thanks for the visit

Cousin Bernie and Marie dropped in for a while this evening. Much appreciated. Kara is editing (and figuring out how to do it on Renee's Apple) the various videos taken during the Memorial services, to make one nice memorial video. We'd be very happy to send you a copy on request - when it is done.
Went for lunch with Cal & Anna and Alayna & Kara. Justin is back at work at Subway McIvor. Alayna is feeling very overwhelmed with how she will ever catch up with all the assignments at university.
Dan has offered to drive Renee's car back from BC. Need to book tickets for us all ASAP.
I added links of blogs that I found that refer to Renee. If you know of any others, please let me know so I can add them. It is so good to read all the Tributes from so many of Renee's friends. Yesterday Kara sobbed the question - Was Renee's life in vain? How has she impacted people for good? How many people have actually changed their lives for the better as a result of Renee's life?
Are we more compassionate now than we were? Are we more committed to Christ than before?


  1. I continue to ask the same questions Kara has. I believe she HAS impacted people for the good and she WILL continue to remind us of love, kindness and goodness to all.

    I love that picture of Renee. That is exactly as I remember her while she would play games with the "big girls".

  2. I'm so grateful for this blog and others, as I continue to remember Renee (every day) and all of you as well... It's hard to let her go...but I'm so thankful for your openness in grieving with has definitely helped me to grieve as well. I know Renee affected many people's lives...but in a less "in your face way". Like through her writings, her friendships, her committment to friends, and church and ministry...etc Obviously widely missed by the Winnipeg news has said. I am remembering you, as a family, as you continue to work out how life should go now.

  3. Anonymous9:05 AM

    I do video editing as a hobby on a Mac, so if I can be of any help let me know!

    Jay Boaz

  4. Anonymous10:49 AM

    The tears I shed are a testament to the impact Renee has had on lives and mine as well.She was so accepting of people no matter what their lot in life.A mirror image of Christ

  5. Anonymous11:55 AM

    The first thing I do once I am up every morning has been to check your blog. As Ang said, it has helped me to grieve and to remember Renee and be grateful for the time I knew her...rather than becoming bitter that God took her so soon, I am grateful that He blessed us with her for so long.

    I continue to be thankful that you have shared your grief with us so openly. As I have read others blogs, and yours, I am increasingly reminded of the impact Renee made on many lives.
    As others have said, you can rest assured that Renee's life was not in vain. She knew God and she drew others to Him everyday through her love for others and by using the gifts God gave her (through drama, poetry, art, etc). I think also what Gordie said is key...she really did accept people as they were, without judgement.

    Bless you.