Sad news

Srashedb
Srashedb Member Posts: 482 Member

I just read on another forum that GS Ron passed away on November 6 from kidney cancer complications.

i am shocked and saddened with this news; I had been missing his posts but thou he wanted a cancer break after learning of his cousin's impending death.

Ron was so positive and supportive and I thought getting better.

if anyone has more information, can you share it?

I didn't think that I'd ever say Rest in Peace to him but, yes, Rest in Peace, Ron, rest in peace.

Sarah

 

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  • Suekub
    Suekub Member Posts: 137
    Wow

    This is news I didn't expect to read when I logged in tonight. So sad. Ron was always so upbeat and positive. I thought he was doing OK but know that he was upset about his cousin's health.

    damned disease! RIP Ron, you will be missed.

    Sue

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Thank You For Letting Us Know Sarah!

    Oh No! I can't bare to hear it, such sad news!! He was such a character and such a fighter. No matter how painful things became he never let it interfere with his enjoyment of life. He never gave up!

    We all appreciated his insight and guidance, he always kept us abreast of all the latest treatments. He was like the gentle Uncle with the whacky sense of humour and a keen eye for the ladies. I am going to miss him so so  much! We all love you very much Ronnie!

     

    Rest in Peace our dear friend!

     

    Djinnie xx

     

  • Phredswife
    Phredswife Member Posts: 162
    RIP Ron

    Terrible news. What an amazing guy. Informative and funny and so honest. You encouraged many of us andCry will be missed greatly Ron! Rest in peace

    Hugs Melissa xox

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member

    RIP Ron

    Terrible news. What an amazing guy. Informative and funny and so honest. You encouraged many of us andCry will be missed greatly Ron! Rest in peace

    Hugs Melissa xox

    This is very very sad news

    Ron was such an inspiration with his sense of humour and positive attitude. He had such a love of life...he just retired in January.

    I assumed the death of his cousin was the reason why he had been staying away from the forum.

    Oh Ron, we will miss you here so much. We needed to hear your wise words, your cheeky jokes, your positive advice.

    I pray that you are at peace now and joking like the naughty fellow you are with all the ladies up in heavean.

    God bless you, dear friend.

    Big hugs

    Jojo

  • Terrible news.  RIP,

    Terrible news.  RIP, Ron.

     

     

     

  • NanoSecond
    NanoSecond Member Posts: 653
    Stunned and sad

    I find myself at a loss for words here.

    This link to a video Ron made a few months ago was posted on SmartPatients earlier:

     

  • myoung790
    myoung790 Member Posts: 75
    I've only been around a short

    I've only been around a short while, but am very sorry to hear this news.

  • BDS
    BDS Member Posts: 172
    RIP

    So Sad.... I am at a loss for words. Ron will be greatly missed.

  • Poirier66
    Poirier66 Member Posts: 12
    So sad to hear that someone

    So sad to hear that someone lost their battle. I new here so I'm not sure which one was Ron. Was he the one with a leather jacket on in his profile.

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945

    Stunned and sad

    I find myself at a loss for words here.

    This link to a video Ron made a few months ago was posted on SmartPatients earlier:

     

    Video!

    Thanks for the link Nano, I have only seen Ronnie on the IOM stills. That was a lovely video of him he looked so well and happy, doing what he loved most! 

    Djinnie

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482 Member
    Poirier66 said:

    So sad to hear that someone

    So sad to hear that someone lost their battle. I new here so I'm not sure which one was Ron. Was he the one with a leather jacket on in his profile.

    Ron

    Ron is the one on the motorcycle in a colored pic; you are thinking of Fox in the leather jacket.

    Sarah

  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member
    Shocked. Very Sad.

    Ron stopped by a few months ago and met me while on a trip to attend a conference in San Diego. I knew he had some progression, but I had no idea his struggle was nearing this level. I'm very sad to hear about this. He's been so supportive and helpful and positive. What a kind soul. I'm going to miss seeing him here. I wish he had been able to let us know that his health was declining. On the other hand, I certainly understand that computers and posting would be the last thing on my mind when battling this God forsaken disease in the hospital.

    I wish his soul peace. I hope there's some misunderstanding and this isn't the case.

    Todd

  • sblairc
    sblairc Member Posts: 585 Member
    There are no words.

    His advice and humor will be missed terribly around here. Please keep us update with any information as it is made available. 

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    todd121 said:

    Shocked. Very Sad.

    Ron stopped by a few months ago and met me while on a trip to attend a conference in San Diego. I knew he had some progression, but I had no idea his struggle was nearing this level. I'm very sad to hear about this. He's been so supportive and helpful and positive. What a kind soul. I'm going to miss seeing him here. I wish he had been able to let us know that his health was declining. On the other hand, I certainly understand that computers and posting would be the last thing on my mind when battling this God forsaken disease in the hospital.

    I wish his soul peace. I hope there's some misunderstanding and this isn't the case.

    Todd

    stunned

    I was having a gut feeling. I had even intended to post a "Where are you Ron" thread today.

    We used to talk alot about keeping positive attitudes and living life.  Some believe that having a positive attitude when our prognosis is grim is like being in denial. They don't understand. It is about enjoying every breath you take while you are able. Ron had the concept mastered. He raised the spirits of all he met here and I'm sure all that provided care for him since his diagnosis. Never once did he even consider the "Why me".  Even when feeling poorly, Ron was on this forum looking to help someone with advice or just to raise their spirits. I hate cancer. Keep the shiney side up my friend. RIP.

  • nsb748
    nsb748 Member Posts: 89
    sblairc said:

    There are no words.

    His advice and humor will be missed terribly around here. Please keep us update with any information as it is made available. 

    Never met the guy in person,

    Never met the guy in person, but saddened nonetheless. 

    Always liked his ability to inject humor in any situation, and the fact that he acted as an advocate for everyone with this terrible disease.

    He will be missed. 

     

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    nsb748 said:

    Never met the guy in person,

    Never met the guy in person, but saddened nonetheless. 

    Always liked his ability to inject humor in any situation, and the fact that he acted as an advocate for everyone with this terrible disease.

    He will be missed. 

     

    please watch

       please watch the video link posted in this article.     

  • resistance2
    resistance2 Member Posts: 16 Member
    So sorry to hear the loss,

    So sorry to hear the loss, loss of words

  • Karen0074
    Karen0074 Member Posts: 64

    So sorry to hear the loss,

    So sorry to hear the loss, loss of words

    No words

    Oh no, when I was having a bad day thinking of kidney cancer this vile disease, I always thought of Ron and his sense of humour that he brought to this board. Also he was always so positive and inspirational. This board will never be the same. RIP GSron xxx

  • Bellweather
    Bellweather Member Posts: 102
    Ride on Ron

    Ron set the tone with positive words and actions, helping us all along 

    this path.  Rest in Peace Ron

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    I watched the video, and even

    I watched the video, and even though I have never seen a photo of him - he was exactly as I had imagined him to be. The video exuded his personality exactly as I had expected him to be - even just to have known him only virtually. In the video you could feel his good natured personality, his kind heartedness, his goodness. I know you all will understand, as only this group would understand, the nature of our great loss. I am not ashamed to tell you that I sobbed my heart out when I read the very shocking and sad news. I had a heavy heart all day and still do, as I am sure most of you who knew him (from CSN) can relate to how I am feeling. I am sorry for rambling...I am so upset and shocked about this.

    This is a reminder of how very precious life is. Hug your loved ones a little closer today - and every day after.

    Big hugs

    Jojo