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debrajo
debrajo Member Posts: 1,095 Member

Just received permission from her husband to post that Ro10, Roberta, passed from this life on Sunday Au. 2, 2015.  According to her husband Tom, she begain to cough up blood and the hospital was unable to save her.  Her obit will be this Wed. ot Thurs. in The Quincy Herald Whig, Whig.com, Roberta K. Wienkoff.  The funeral will be this Friday.  This is a very hard one for me since Ro and I have the same UPSC cancer.  Sorry to break this to you all.  I missed her and decided to go looking for her.  Her husband kindly let me know.  Love to all Debra     Rest well Dear Friend, you have won your battle and received your Reward!

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  • Sandy3185
    Sandy3185 Member Posts: 229 Member
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    Ro

    Oh I am so sad to hear this! Ro was such a fighter and a great inspiration to us all. I will miss her sage advise and kind words. Rest easy Ro, your suffering is over!  Sandy

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,680 Member
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    Sandy3185 said:

    Ro

    Oh I am so sad to hear this! Ro was such a fighter and a great inspiration to us all. I will miss her sage advise and kind words. Rest easy Ro, your suffering is over!  Sandy

    Oh

    This hurts so much.

  • StrongerthanIthought
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    So sorry to read this news.

    I don't post often, but browse frequently. Was always interested to read what Ro had to say. Always so caring and willing to share. Peace to her friends & family. She will surely be missed.

    Barb

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
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    Ro

    I am so sad. And, Ro had been on my mind for the last several days. I will miss her wisdom and caring responses. Rest in peace our dear friend.

  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,088 Member
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    Deeply sadden.......

    Oh no Debra:

    I was wondering where Ro was.   She was one of the original ladies who helped me when I came aboard.  I know she was having trouble with that darn cough.  Her posts and her positive thoughts will surely be missed.  Her picture with those flowers always made me smile.

    I am so deeply sadden to hear this.   I joined the same year as she did.   Please pass on to her husband how special she was, but I am sure he already knows that.

    Hugs to you Debra.

    Kathy

  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996 Member
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    So sad

    I have also been thinking of Ro the last few days, wondering if she got to make her trip to the 3 National Parks.  I guess she went to an even more beautiful place.  Peace to her family and friends.  Love, Lou Ann

    Many years ago, a 1st grader's mother told me that her daughter was very upset because people were telling her they were sorry that her grandmother had died.  Kelly said her grandmother was in heaven and everyone should be happy.  this has helped me a lot over the years.

  • Kathy G.
    Kathy G. Member Posts: 244 Member
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    Geez...I was afraid it was

    Geez...I was afraid it was Ro...this truly breaks my heart!

    She was one of the 'constants' on this board...always here to help others while sharing her own ongoing journey. I learned so much from her, and it wasn't just about cancer! She was the ultimate warrior...never stepping back from the fight. Her description of what she went thru this past year with the cough, treatments (that body thing that was molded to her...smh!), and her last few postings about being airlifted to the hospital made me admire her spirit & courage.

    I did get the feeling for the first time that she was worried when she posted the last few times. That was unlike her. I believe her sign-off...'in peace & caring' just captured who she was & what she did.

    Damn cancer! I know she was so looking forward to her trip, and was hoping that was why she had not posted the last couple weeks.

    I will try to focus on her being in a better place, but that is so hard to do when such a treasure from the board is gone. I came on after Linda P. had passed...she left such a legacy...I did get to enjoy Mary Ann & Jan... & Ro was one of several 'regulars' who seemed to keep all of us calm, but informed. I have to believe she is in a better place after all she suffered thru!

    Damn cancer!

  • Editgrl
    Editgrl Member Posts: 903 Member
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    So sorry

    to hear this.  When I first joined this board, I read many of Ro's past posts and was impressed by her kindness and wisdom.  She indeed was a treasure and singular spirit.

  • nempark
    nempark Member Posts: 681
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    Ro is asleep!!!

    Revelation 21:3 He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.  The former things have passed away.  A promise from our Great Creator.  Ro is resting until the resurrection.

  • AWK
    AWK Member Posts: 364 Member
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    I have a heavy heart.

    Ro was such a gift to so many of us; encouraging, kind, open.  She made my journey much easier in many ways - I often envisioned her in her garden - doing things she loved and made sure I did the same.  She was always good about reminding us about our wonderful support systems in our journeys and I considered her to be part of "Annie's Army" as I do with all of you ladies.

    sending hugs and as Ro would sign off - in peace and caring.  Rest gently my friend.  Anne

  • molimoli
    molimoli Member Posts: 514
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    I so wanted her to take that trip.her creator knows best

    Our Creator and Lord I thank you for leading me to this board and Roberta's posts, thank you for using her posts, and the many other posts here to  convince me that I can handle this horrible disease and still cultivate peace of mind, caring ways, sharing ways and fighting to the finish ways ,while rejecting anger and despair. I am stronger because you created her and put her in my path / in our path to inform and strengthen us . In all of her needs I think she thinks that you have always been there I ask you now to lead  her home fully blessed,pain free and comforted at last.My Lord while you see to her eternal rest I humbly ask that you cradle her husband and family and save them from despair.For this and all other blessings you see fit to extend to us I say Thank You My Lord.

     

  • molimoli
    molimoli Member Posts: 514
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    Sisters keepers,that's what we are.

    Thanks for informing us Debrajo, much appreciated. I am hugging you all in spirit. I can imagine the sadness and maybe fear that her passing will trigger. I hope we will all find some sunshine tomorrow after  this shadow is gone. Tomorrow may not be the day after this day so ask for added strength. To all of you who have known her for a long time, please reach out  if you are frightened,sad or falling, We will understand ,express yourselves,You won't be heavy.

    Nuff,Nuff Love. Moli

  • HellieC
    HellieC Member Posts: 524 Member
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    So shocked

    I am so shocked to read this.  I had been wondering whether Ro was OK and whether she had managed to go on her trip.  I checked in today to see if she had posted anything.  To read this has, to be honest, knocked the stuffing out of me.

    Although Ro and I had different types of womb cancer, she was always there to comfort whenever things got tough.  We shared the Cyberknife experience, having the treatment within weeks of each other.  There are so many times and so many ways that I have been grateful for her kind and gentle support. I always admired the way she handled her illness with courage, patience and dignity.

    This wicked disease has claimed yet another beautiful, kind, intelligent woman.  It makes me so angry.

    I hope and pray that Ro is now in a better place. I hope you will all forgive me for signing off this message with Ro's familiar words - it seems an appropriate tribute to someone who will be much missed.

    My heartfelt condolences to her husband, family and friends.

    "In peace and caring"

    Helen

     

  • artist49
    artist49 Member Posts: 87
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    Ro

    Just in shock!! Ro has been here since the beginning of my journey

    and I hoped she'd be here forever.   She had a kind response for

    everything anyone said.   This is indeed such a cruel disease.

    May she be rewarded   for all her kindness!

  • Abbycat2
    Abbycat2 Member Posts: 644 Member
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    artist49 said:

    Ro

    Just in shock!! Ro has been here since the beginning of my journey

    and I hoped she'd be here forever.   She had a kind response for

    everything anyone said.   This is indeed such a cruel disease.

    May she be rewarded   for all her kindness!

    Ro, rest in peace

    This comes as a shock to me. Like many of you, I wondered how Ro was doing and if she enjoyed her trip. Like you, I checked frequently to see if she had posted anything. She was the first person who responded to my first desparate post. She will be greatly missed.

     

  • survivingsu
    survivingsu Member Posts: 134 Member
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    So sorry.

    This is sad news, I am so sorry about Ro.  I really liked her presence on this site, she was very upbeat and helpful.  I'm shocked because she was such a trooper, went through all kinds of treatment and shared all along the way.  I felt like she would always be on this site, a friendly, familiar face.  A truly remarkable woman that will be greatly missed by so many!

  • cheerful
    cheerful Member Posts: 261 Member
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    Debra:

    Thanks for letting us know about Ro.

    I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Ro's passing. She was a friend of mine on the uterine board as were many other women.  I will miss her posts and hearing from her.  I will keep Ro in my thoughts and prayers.  We have lost another "sister".  Too many women from this cancer have passed away very sadly.  I know she battled UPSC a very long time.

    Jane

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,382 Member
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    Debrajo, thank you for

    Debrajo, thank you for sharing.  I don't know what to say.  I can't really accept this yet, I can't accept that this disease is allowed to continue to take the most beautiful souls in the world away from us.  I know God has opened his arms and welcomed her in a world free of disease and that Jan was there to dance together in joy. 

    In the event anyone wondered who our dear, sweet Roberta was, here was her picture with all of her beautiful flowers.  How fitting.

    Ro10's picture

    God bless you my friend.  "In peace and caring" much love.

  • janh_in_ontario
    janh_in_ontario Member Posts: 151 Member
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    Godspeed Ro

    So sad to read this. Thanks Debrajo for updating us. Ro was a warrior and she will be missed on here. Rest my friend, you deserve it.

    Janh_in_ontario

     

  • sunflash
    sunflash Member Posts: 197 Member
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    Godspeed Ro

    So sad to read this. Thanks Debrajo for updating us. Ro was a warrior and she will be missed on here. Rest my friend, you deserve it.

    Janh_in_ontario

     

    Sending prayers to Ro's

    Sending prayers to Ro's family as they cope with the passing of their precious Ro. She was indeed a warrior, dealing with this dreadful disease with dignity and grace.

     I am so saddened by this news, and for all the beautiful women that we have seen pass from this board. May they all be celebrating together in heaven, free from all pain and sadness at last!