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Pepe, what does up mean?
Judy

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Judy,

"up" just means Pepe was posting again to bump up this post to the top so people would see it. His question for the post was the title..."Worried about Anne Can- any news from her?"

I haven't heard anything either- hope Anne is doing alright!

Anne... if you're lurking out there, please check in with us- we worry about you!!
Hugs,
Lisa

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thanks, Lisa.
Anne, what Lisa said,please.

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Hi Everyone. My name is Rob I am Anne's husband. Anne lost her battle on July 8 at a beautiful hospice not far from our home. She left this world in my arms at 2:45 am. She maintained her optimism and sense of humour to the end of her life. She had excellent care. She loved all of you. This forum and your messages sustained her for much of this journey. For that I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. For those of you fighting, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Never have I appreciated the simple things of life as I do now. Enjoy each moment, and continue to support each other. I am sending our family's love to each and every one of you. Rob

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I'm so sorry for your loss of your beloved Anne. She was an amazing woman, and we will all miss her dearly. So sorry.

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I am so very sorry. Thank you for updating us, my sincere sympathies to you and your family.

Anne was such a ray of light, she will be missed by us all. RIP.

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Your sweet Anne, our sweet AnneCan was a shining light here on our forum, she was so sweet and wonderful to us. The tears are sliding down my face as I write this, I, we, shall miss her so very much. You and your family have our support and love. We loved her very much. I'm so sorry for your loss,our loss. I just spent time going through my email and seeing notes from her, she cared so damn much for us all. She was quite the woman, Rob and I'm so glad you had her and she had you in your lives.
Winter Marie

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It is with a heavy heart that I take in your message to us.

Anne was a lovely lady, who will be sorely missed by all.

My thoughts are with you, your family and friends who knew her far better than we here, but be assured our love for her was deep as well.

Thank you for letting us know.

Marie who loves kitties

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Anne was so wonderful to the people on this board. She was so willing to share whatever she could, she always had a word of love and encouragement to everyone and will be missed by myself and so many others on this board.
We are all blessed to have had her in our lives.

Take care - Tina and George

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here ,she was the first who welcomed here to me! My dearest friend , you always will be in my hart!
praying for your eternal rest you deserve Anne!! .Rob,just know she was one of the most respected , and beloved members of this forum,we will never forget our dear Anne!.

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Hi, Rob.

Thank you for letting us know. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady.

*hugs*
Gail

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Sorry to hear of this, thoughts and prayers to Rob and the family.

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Anne was a guiding light here, always offering strength and wisdom...

It is with deep sorrow I post this to you, dear soul...Know that we are all carrying her in our hearts...

Hugs, Kathi

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Dear Rob,

It is good to finally meet the man behind the legend. I am so sorry it under these circustances but I appreciate so much you taking the time to let us all know what has happened to our dear Annie.

I can only tell you what a privilege it was to ride along on the journey with her and have her share her life with us here. She was a confident and a sage. She had a way of wielding her wisdom without hurting another person's feelings. She knew how to tell you something and make you reflect and see it in the same manner that she did.

All such gifts she shared not only with me but the group as well. A couple of times I caught her counsel and she gave me some "tough love" one time but in such a loving way.

She was the dearest person to me over the time I've gotten to know her - her support, love and friendship carried me through many dark passages in my battles. She was one of my biggest supporters and I'll always fondly remember her postings and messages that she sent me.

I know it does not take me to tell you what a wonderful, brave, wise, and considerate person that she was. You know that she was a strong, courageous, and determined fighter as she fought her cancer so tenaciously and was so graceful and dignified in this pursuit.

She was the type of person that was concerned with everyone else, even with all that she had going on herself. That was just who Anne was - but again you know that already as I have no doubt that she touched many lives during her lifetime as well as the many here on the board who loved and adored her. She was such a tremendous friend and supporter to everyone here. I could never think of a day when I did not see her post.

Recently, I began to notice that her posts lacked some of the ususal "zip" that they ususally had and that they had become much shorter in length. I knew that something was wrong as she hinted that the chemo had stopped working and the Erbitux was the next stop.

When she stopped posting completely, I offered to call her and when I did not hear back, I knew that something was definitely wrong but I did not want to pry. I figured she needed family time at that point and that she needed some time for herself.

Reading of her passing has hit me very hard, I must say. I've had a few "moments" before I sat down to write this and several in the writing of this post. As I sit here and think of her and the conversations "we talked about" on the board, I am flooded with grief and my eyes well up with tears and I find myself stopped and then having to get going again.

As we spend time on these boards, we gather feelings for the others that we are talking to. It's hard for some to imagine that you could have feelings for someone that you never met - but they don't really understand that we did "meet" everyday on this board and as you share your lives with each other, a bond forms through friendship and I've found that can become very real and very close. Losing her definitely makes me sad today.

As we got to know each other, I stopped calling Ann, Ann and nicknamed her Annie...just something I do with people as the bonds develop. She made me smile one night when she replied back "Your Annie." See, she got it - understood the nickname and it made me feel sort of special, if you know what I mean.

I'll close this post with this last thought. Annie knew that I was writing my cancer book and she was excited about that and could not wait to read it. Reading of her passing makes me want to stop my book, because if I can't help her, what makes me think I could possibly help somebody else. I wanted her soooo badly to be able to read what I had written.

I'm going to pull myself together and continue on in my pursuit of my book, Rob. I'm at the 1/2 way point right now. I know that Annie would want me to continue this project as it was dear to her heart.

So dear in fact, that her last email to me said "If there is ever anything I can do to help with your book, please let me know." Yep, makes me want to cry too - but that was our Annie - thinking of others before herself.

One other thing, one of my last posts that she read I had created a character called "Big Billy." She remarked to me in an email how much fun she had with that post and how it made her laugh. She had a great sense of humor and was very intelligent and wise. She understood the meaning of what I was doing and had fun with it.

So, when you talk to "Annie" please tell her that Craig and Big Billy love her and thank her for everything that she did and all that she was! Will you do that for me?

I wanted to offer my sincerest condolences on the loss of your wife. She will be forever remembered by us and kept close to our hearts. I know hollow words from a distant stranger does not help much right now, but just know that your wife made an impact here and touched lives - as I'm sure she did all through her life to anyone who ever came in contact with her.

One of my big regrets now will be not getting the opportunity to meet her. I know I can speak for everybody here when I say that our lives were enriched and we came away better people for having known her.

I wish for you, Rob, some type of peace and comfort and strength during these most difficult days ahead.

-Craig and Big Billy

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About Our dearest Annie, Craig , thank you for helping us to express our feelings about " our Annie". I never meet such a discreet person even in this last days when she just commented she was not feeling well but still positive trying don't to put us in a worry! What a real Lady!.

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Dear Rob, I am so very saddened to hear this news. Anne was a lovely lady and will be deeply missed by all of her friends here. My sincere condolences to you and your family. With sympathy, Cynthia

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Dear Rob,

Thank you so much for letting us know. My heart is aching and have tears in my eyes when I read this post. She has always been so nice to me, support me ever since I joined this board. She always reply my post immediately and being very positive. I don't want her to leave us. I just lost my very good friend end of June and now is Anne...

I will miss her a lot, please accept my sincere condolence.
Love Dora

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dear rob and family,

it was wonderful to know anne, she helped me so much with my battle.
your loss is the grestest but it sounds like she was very well loved by you
and all of us, so that may give you some solace.

i am scuba diving in fiji, on a great family holiday at volivoli diving the bligh waters, well i found out about anne's passing this morning and all day i have been sombre. i spent a few hours today reflecting on annes passing while watching some amazing sights of our seas. annecan was a real angel, now i hope she and you can have peace, and all of us here.

love and hugs,

pete

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Dear Rob:

I am very very VERY sorry for both you, and the two kids! I wish I could fully expressed how I feel...another angel up in there...Anne was an amazing lady that I've got to know through this forum...she helped me so much with my battle of losing my Mom...I know she must be very happy because she doesn't suffer anymore and because she can reunite with her dad. She was like me...she emailed me how she also wondered about how her dad thinks about how she decided to live her life...how he would be proud of her...he her dad would like you...although you would be probably scared of him first. :) And that made her smile always...I know, these senseless sentences I'm jotting down here won't help you in any way, or your two kids...all I can tell you and to them...be strong! I know...easier said than done, but...I know...it won't be easy...and no...it won't go away...but we have to put aside our selfishness and not wanting them back...they would just suffer. But I was somewhat relieved to hear that she maintained her full optimisim and sense of humour to the end of her journey! She did have a good sense of humor...even here on the board! I will miss her and will think of her! I will never remove her from my buddylist here...she'll be always with me. And, most importantly, she will be always with you and with the kids!
Please take care,
Sophie

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Rob, I am very sorry to hear this news. Anne and I started this round of chemo on the same exact date. Mine is a mop-up chemo. I am not sure what Anne's was - if she still had cancer or not at the time she started - but my heart goes out to you. May God bless you and your entire family.

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I am so sorry for your loss! I am glad you were with her but I know the ache of hospice and loved ones. My father and mother in law. May God grant you strength to meet the days ahead.

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Anne will be missed. She was a lovely lady, so giving.

Prayers to all of you.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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I'm so sorry about this. *sigh*

*Hugs*
Gail

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Rob,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of Anne. Even though I didn't know her in person, she very much affected me and was very kind and helpful. She shall truly be missed. My heart is heavy, but knowing she's singing with the angels now helps a bit.

God bless you and the rest of the family during this very difficult time,
Lisa

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I will miss her very much....She is a wonderful lady ..........Thank you Rob for taking the time and having the strength to do this for her and for us....May there be peace and calm for you soon..........buzzour

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i don't post here often. in fact i said i would never post here again. but i do still read these boards now and then. because there are folks i care about here. and Anne topped the list. Anne was in every thread, giving support and knowledge. i noticed she wasn't posting as much and knew that was not typical Anne. so i knew like probably a lot of others she was not doing well. i never saw her complain about herself. she always gave. she was so special to me. she answered the first post i ever made. she helped me get to my first chemo treatment because she understood. i'll never forget her. RIP Anne, you made an impact on me. my condolences to you and your family. i'm so sorry.

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i don't post here often. in fact i said i would never post here again. but i do still read these boards now and then. because there are folks i care about here. and Anne topped the list. Anne was in every thread, giving support and knowledge. i noticed she wasn't posting as much and knew that was not typical Anne. so i knew like probably a lot of others she was not doing well. i never saw her complain about herself. she always gave. she was so special to me. she answered the first post i ever made. she helped me get to my first chemo treatment because she understood. i'll never forget her. RIP Anne, you made an impact on me. my condolences to you and your family. i'm so sorry.

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sorry for the repeats

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I'm sorry for your loss. Anne was a pleasure to talk to, always kind and an inspiration to me. I will miss her.
Erin

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Annie was such a great person, we have had many great conversations, I am so sorry for your loss, she will be missed by so many. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers...

GOD BLESS Annie

Beth

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May she rest in peace

michelle

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I don't know if you can grasp the sincere well wishes and pure sadness that is posted here. I have been away from this board for awhile for other reasons and check in occasionally I am so sadenned by the news of annes passing she was so good to me and so many other people. I hate this disease it has taken so many beautiful people that I have met here just since may 2010 and anne was most definately a beautiful person.
My heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless
Tom

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Rob....my name is Maggie and I live in Owen Sound Ontario.....every summer.....partially to escape cancer we journey up to a shack in the woods near Sault Ste Marie....we are usually gone for 3 months and there is no electricity there.....

Rob each year i come home to find dear dear members of this community gone....I just got in the door and searched for Anne's name.....

Rob I cannot tell you how this saddens me....Anne was so wonderful....sweet, honest and kind.....but you that....please accept my deepest sympathies Rob

anne and i actually talked about getting together.....it's only 3 hours away but we never did it....

with great love and sadness

maggie

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