See you in 40 years or so…

ren My best friend, my brother, we will all miss you.

Ren passed away just after 2pm 27th October 2013, age 45, surrounded by family.

Words fail me, its hard to see through my tears.

Rest In Peace!

Ren’s work is not over, I am but a mere shade of his brilliance, so I just hope I can continue to help others learn and benefit from Ren’s wealth of research.

Ren’s Brother (David)

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About Ren

I have been diagnosed with stage 4, metastatic colorectal cancer in October 2012, 3 days after my 44th birthday. There is no cure, but I am determined to go down the road less travelled to find one. I have setup this blog to document my journey and hopefully help others in the process. My view is that if there is a cure, it does not lie with traditional chemo, but with the immune system. Time will tell.
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20 Responses to See you in 40 years or so…

  1. tony says:

    So sorry to hear this, Ren fought so hard for so long, a true inspiration. I hope you keep this blog up to remind us all.

    • Adrian Burrage says:

      Very sad news David. I haven’t seen Rene for a few years now but have been tracking this blog. Ditto to Carl’s comments. Much love to you all, and especially Rene’s kids. I met his little girl a few years ago – so gorgeous. No the kids doubt they will miss their dad terribly. Rene had such an incredibly bright mind, a lateral thinker, a pioneer and obviously an inspiration to many. I will miss his cheeky, dry humour and his no holds barred approach to the things he did. Gosh. What to say. Peace to you all. Adrian

  2. amby says:

    ren fought gallantly and his blog will inspire and guide others to get the best treatment possible….my deepest condolences dave…do keep the blog going , we will all contribute to it with whatever we know and have experienced..

    I am sure ren is now in a better place and he is happy !!!

  3. ImFM says:

    My thoughts are with his family and with you David. Been thinking about all of you quite a bit lately. My condolences.

    Even though I only meet Ren a few times at conferences throughout the years, I always felt we connected. He was always pleasant and we had some great conversations whenever we got together.

    Rest in Peace Ren, I’m blessed to have known you.

  4. amme_s says:

    Yes, keep this blog going, Dave. Ren was such an inspiration for many of us…

    My sincere condolences. I wish you and family a lot of strength during this difficult time.

  5. Adam Dicker says:

    I am very sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your entire family at the horrible time. Please let me know if I can do anything for you at all. Rest in Peace Ren. I am so saddened by this news. Ren was an incredible guy and will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences.

  6. nancy says:

    Ren put up a fierce fight and inspired many along the way.
    My friend, you will be missed greatly.

  7. JohnnyNames says:

    RIP Ren

    I got to know Ren a more so over the past few years .. than in prior years.. and to his colleagues a cupla times, I referred to him as being a “Quiet Giant” cuz he was a brilliant & focused guy with a low key & humble demeanor who worked (and lived) very well in tandem with his brother (and best friend) Dave

    I became aware of this blog launched by Ren back in the spring and since have been simply amazed with Ren’s courage and smarts in dealing with such a daunting illness.

    My sympathy and best wishes to his family (especially David for sure) and colleagues….Stay Strong ! … That’s what Ren Wants !

  8. carl109 says:

    Hi David.
    Today is truly a sad day for all of us, and having lost both my parents to cancer I know what you and your folks are going through right now and my heart goes out to you.
    Rene was such a great friend to me in my teens and twenties, and I’ll always remember our music, bands and dreams of fame and fortune.
    In true Rene style, he did everything conceiveable to overcome this roadblock.
    Please leave this blog up; it may not only help others find cures in the future, but it’s a symbol of his determination to never give up. Please pass my love on to your mum and dad for me too.
    Carl

  9. Grace says:

    Rest In Peace Rene, you were truly a fighter, til the very end.

    You have been nothing short of an inspiration the last 12 months, you have shown so much strength and unbelievable will for life.

    Sending my thoughts and love to the Warmuz family.

  10. Rona0909 says:

    Dear David,

    I’m still in shock and denial that Ren isn’t around anymore. I’ve only known Ren since he started blogging about Hallwang, and I’ve come to admire his courage, openness, intelligence, determination, and most of all, his sense of humour in the midst of a very difficult journey.

    He leaves behind a blog that will inspire many people. And a spirit that will not be forgotten. Thank you, Ren for all that you’ve written. You’ve touched the lives of many people! God bless you and your family.

    Rona

  11. Peter says:

    I still cannot believe that little mutants won.
    Rest in peace Ren.

  12. Shaun says:

    David:

    Condolences to yours and Ren’s family. I hope the memories of his life bring joy in the future. Rest in peace Ren

    Shaun

  13. Lori Anne says:

    Dear David,

    I am so very sorry to hear of Ren’s passing. He was such a bright light. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Ren’s soul rest in peace – and may your memories bring you much needed comfort.

    Lori Anne

  14. Peter Menzies says:

    Dear David,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Ren’s passing. I met him at Hallwang in May 2013 and regarded him as a comrade in adversity. He was a very impressive person: smart, resourceful, knowledgeable, and determined. But on top of that he was kind and generous, willing to share his knowledge and discoveries with the world. I feel my world is a smaller and sadder place without him.

    Please accept my condolences and send my best wishes to his wife and children.

    Peter M.

  15. Greg Ricks says:

    This is very saddening. You guys were a dynamic duo. I’ve been reading through the blog. Ren put up a valiant and remarkable fight. RIP Ren.

  16. Steve says:

    I am truly very sorry for your loss. May Ren rest in peace.

    I never had the privilege of meeting Ren in person. We corresponded by email. He was a tremendous resource with a caring, generous spirit. I owe him a debt of gratitude.

    He will be missed.

    Steve

  17. JD says:

    Dear Rene, on this special day today 1.11, I light another candle in memory of you my dear friend. Emotionally it’s very tough and hardly an hour goes by this week without thinking of you. Its extremely hard to fathom. You’re still here inside us all.

    The 1st candle for you was on Oct 27 when I wrote you this:

    R.I.P my dear lifelong friend Rene ! I light this candle & lie sadly beside it with memories of you. Only my stream of tears will put this candle out tonight :( ((((

    Have a peaceful journey Rene, & I’ll join you there some day too. Im sooooo sad you left this world today Oct 27 !!!:(((

    Knowing I’ll NEVER see you or talk with you again is very hard to fathom! No words!:(( just tears all night :( (( …

    My sincere condolences to your entire family. Its a very tough time for everyone. But we know you are resting in peace.

    RIP.

    Your lifelong friend, JD

  18. Adrian Burrage says:

    Very sad news David. I haven’t seen Rene for a few years now but have been tracking this blog. Ditto to Carl’s comments. Much love to you all, and especially Rene’s kids. I met his little girl a few years ago – so gorgeous. No the kids doubt they will miss their dad terribly. Rene had such an incredibly bright mind, a lateral thinker, a pioneer and obviously an inspiration to many. I will miss his cheeky, dry humour and his no holds barred approach to the things he did. Gosh. What to say. Peace to you all. Adrian

  19. freddy says:

    I have not been here for 2 weeks and now I see what happened.
    Ren and David accompanied me in my online advertising life since the beginning, I do not remember during which TRAFFIC conference I finally found who or what Ren and David is and what they have been since years for me.
    “David, I am very proud that I used to know your brother.”
    I can only say that I am very sad to see that a very nice and friendly person past away.
    Our community lost a great visionary mind.
    My condolences.
    Freddy

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