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Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:47 pm
by CRguy
With deep sorrow and heartfelt sympathies,
I pass along Diane's ( Mrs. Frenchie ) notice of the passing of a true legend on this forum

Rest in Peace Ron, forever on the Journey my friend.

Diane I send you and family Love Peace and Harmony

"They lived and laughed and loved and left,
and the world will never be the same."
- James Joyce

If ever a quote embodied a member here ... it IS Frenchie

With deepest respects

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam BrownBagger

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:19 am
by CRguy
I have started a Memorial topic to honour Eric
BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

This post however, will not be the usual In Memoriam

Once upon a time
the ColonTalk forum was a very different place.
It seemed maybe a bit more “homey” casual chillaxed …. for folks dealing with CRC.

I was a firebrand and a bit of an in yo’ face asshole back then if someone would attack somebody else.

Developed a friendship with a fellow lung thang ganger named BrownBagger.
We chatted, posted in/out of topics, PM’d and emailed.

He once said to me “ didn’t come here to get in fights and make an enemy ”
among MANY other very astute offerings. NOT in a critical or threatening way .. he just kinda got his message out there.

Many years passed and he did more chemo than anyone ever had the bad fortune to have to do…all with grace, humility and in your face honesty…. while continuing to ride his bike about 10,000 miles !

Somebody once said his avatar of Einstein riding a bike around campus was epic …. It was , BUTT I always saw Eric on that bike … riding 10,000 miles … on any and EVERY campus !!!

We both had aging fathers who were advanced cancer patients
We discussed things in confidence we would never share in public, but each KNEW .. what we each knew.

If I told him something .. it was in the vault and he knew the same of me.

We were not always politically correct, especially with each other !
We shot a lotta shit and gave as good as we got …….


never would I have ever doubted him or called him into question

over the last 2 months we exchanged emails and I think we both knew the sub context

He was being BrownBagger
and I was being CRguy

WE were who we ARE !

This forum
this world
my life

just got smaller, with a void which cannot be filled

Eric, BrownBagger

You are my best friend
I hold you in the light
You are with me
and I am with you
and together we will still do what we always did

Kick Ass and Take Names
and will NOT rest until cancer IS DEAD

Fuck Cancer
Long Live BrownBagger



Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:26 pm
by CRguy
Sadly we have lost another friend here.
Maia has started this memorial topic to honour her :
Our friend dudette (Temi) has departed

Rest in Peace Temi

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:26 pm
by CRguy
Sending heartfelt condolences to our friend here ebv60 who has started this memorial topic
for his beloved wife My Wife Passed Away Today
after sharing their recent challenges in Coming to the end of the journey....

With deepest sympathy to you and your family

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:56 pm
by CRguy
New member, Diana17 has just started this heartfelt topic to honor My dear beautiful Mother
and express her gratitude to others here.

My sincere sympathies to you and your family for your loss.

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:09 pm
by CRguy
Sadly, a new posting by JerryY in the NEW THREAD FOR LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND ONGOING topic has just shared the loss of his beloved wife.

Please join in extending sincere condolences to Jerry and family over their loss of wife, mother and friend.


Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:15 pm
by CRguy
LMighty has just posted this memorial topic to let us all know My mom's journey is over

With deepest condolences over your loss and my sincere sympathies to you and your family.

In Harmony

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:06 pm
by CRguy
Our friend here, daisydaisy, has started this memorial topic Stella (vilca11) went home (more than a month ago) to confirm what many of us had feared.

Dearest Stella, Rest In Peace my friend.
With deepest sympathies to her family and all who knew her.

In Harmony

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:43 pm
by CRguy
A Difficult Year I believe truly understates what our dear friend Kathy has endured.

Please join us in supporting her in her own topic which sadly tells us all of the tragic passing of her beloved daughter, Kim.

With deep respect and my most heartfelt sympathies to you and your family Kathy.
Love, Peace and Harmony to you

The end of an era

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:03 pm
by CRguy
Our dear friend and research rock star, Tom, cancer researcher, patient and advocate, dies at 45

DK37 ( Tom ) is being honoured and remembered in this memorial topic Tom marsilje started by our dear friend exaussie.

Tom was living proof of the need to fight this disease with everything we have.
He lived his life and gave his life as a patient and researcher on the front lines.

He will be missed by all who knew him and remembered as someone we all wanted to know and support.

My deepest sympathies to his loving family and all of his friends, everywhere.
We shall not see his likes again.

Rest Peacefully my dear friend

Love, Peace and Harmony

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:45 pm
by CRguy
Our good friend here, BUD2016 has sadly informed us
My mom has passed away on Wednesday. Thank you all for this wonderful support forum

Please join in offering our sincere condolences for her loss, and thanks for being part of our forum.
We hope you will wish to remain with us here.

With deepest sympathies to you and your family over your mothers passing.

Chris Roberts 2017 Featured Survivor

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:38 pm
by CRguy
From the Colon Club's Facebook post :
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of one of our featured survivors, Chris Roberts. He passed away last night surrounded by his family and fiancee. Chris was dx with Stage 4 Colon Cancer in 2015 at the young age of 29. His family will be laying him to rest this weekend. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. He will truly be missed. You can read about his fight with cancer by going to ... r-roberts/

We have started a memorial topic Sad news about one of our 2017 Featured Survivors and his obituary has been posted Here

My sincere condolences to his friends and family.

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:52 pm
by Maggie Nell
I google-stumbled across the blog of Tom Floria - don't know if he was a member here.
Tom went to the Great Yooper in the sky, but his legacy lives on in this
very informative blog he kept from 2009-2015.

Thomas James Floria 24 Dec 1944-28 Oct 2016

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:59 pm
by CRguy
Our dear friend exaussie has started a memorial topic for a colontown friend, Tammy Hubbard
Dont know if she was on here, was on colontown who passed away at the end of 2017.

I share my condolences with her friends and family for their loss

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:00 pm
by CRguy
Allison Thomas was selected as a 2018 Featured Survivor and sadly, passed away last June.
She will be honored by the Colon Club in this years publication.
She is already in the hearts of this years survivors :
But no one, including staff, could tell us what to expect when one of our sisters didn’t make it this year. You see, our Angel sister was there every day of the retreat, she is the reason we keep fighting, she is the reason we must find a cure. We didn’t get to meet her, Colon Cancer took that from us. And when something attacks a family, we attack back. And we will fight for Allison. We will fight for each and every person that has been taken from this disease.
- Kristina Smith

My sincere sympathies to her friends and family for your loss.
She was truly one of our own.