Dear Brad and Mathew,
With disbelief and saddness we send our condolences on the loss of Colette. Our hearts go out to you both. We know that the Lord will give you strength to continue on. Hold on to the beautiful and treasured memories of your times together. We will always remember Antelope and the many times out front with the kids. We were truly blessed to have had such great neighbors. Colette's cheerful smile will be missed.
Kyle,Edy,Kids Hanna- Sac., CA
So sorry to hear about this, she was a great lady.
You are and always will be the only one in my heart... I miss you!
Brad and Matt,
I just heard about Colette passing. She was a great influnce on many people. SHe always thought of your girls soccer teams as if they were her own. My thought and prayers go out to your family and hers. Her light will always be shining.
I just heard about Colette and I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. She was such a nice women and the world will be a darker place without her beautiful smile to light it up.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Fenner Family
My heart is broken. I still expect to hear her full hearted laugh and the way she threw her head back when she did cracked me up. She loved our kids as her own. I am so sad for her son she was so proud of you. The way you took on so much at school thinking ahead for college. She beamed when she spoke of you, in sports, in school, everything. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you both.
My wife and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Colette's passing. We know that her family was the most important thing in the world to her. Brad and Mathew, you have our deepest sympathies.
I'm saddened to learn of Colette's passing. My heart aches knowing such a warm and kind person is no longer with us. Though I've only known Collete for a few years, she will be a lasting memory and dearly missed.
Dear Brad I hope you remember us The Stuart Family form up the hill from the Buenos.Words can't express our deepest sympathies we have for your loss.I have not seen you since you left the area nor met your son, your miracle son. We pray you find strength in God to carry on with your son. All of our love and prayers go out to you and your son. Growing up with her family was just incredible times she the big sister i never had. love Mark Stuart and family Dr and Mrs Stuart
Although it's been years since I had seen her, I have great memories of many, many seasons playing for her. Colette was the most awesome volleyball coach I had ever had. It was always fun to have Brad around too way back then helping out with practice and games. The Bueno family has and will always be a second family to me and my family. I send the Watson and Bueno family my deepest condolences.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I'm so saddened to hear of the loss of such a caring, lovely and giving person. I had the honor of having Colette as our volleyball, basketball and softball coach back at St Victors. Such great memories. I will never forget your stearn but yet positive energy and encouragement you gave to me. Yes someone under 5 feet can play basketball! Thank you for being so inspiring. What a ray of sunshine you were back then and now - it is evident in all these loving messages. My condolences to your family. (oh and I cannot forget the time we all piled in your little Volkswagon Bug! There had to be about 10 of us in there! :)
Dear Brad and Mat,
So sorry for your loss. Rob and I have great memories of going to the Olde Spaghetti Factory and even Carl's, Jr. with both of you. Collette was a bright light in this life and will be greatly Missed.
Rob and Leslie Cross
I just heard about Colette.I am so sorry about your loss.
My heartfelt condolences to you and your son. May God ease your pain my old friend.
Brad, my heart goes out to you. Prayers for you and Matt
Colette you were a wonderful person and a great role model. You were like a Mother to me and I will never forget you. I truly am blessed to have known you.
Brad and Matt,
Our condolences to you and Colette's family. We are grateful for the time we got to know Colette at the many Cap FC practices and games. May the Lord look over your family and provide strength during your time of sorrow until the day you are with Colette for eternity.
Brad - I just learned of Colette's passing this afternoon and am truly heartbroken and saddened. You and Colette were like a second set of parents to Katie and Carly via 4th R and soccer for so many years. Both of you were instrumental in shaping their lives and have been great friends to our entire family. Colette was the best at being a firm, no-nonsense educator and at the same time being equally kind, loving and nurturing. I am so glad we had the opportunity to run into you and Colette and Mathew a few months back. I will truly miss her so much. My heart aches for you and Mathew and the rest of your family. Much love to all, Terri
My condolences to Colette's family, and everyone who has been blessed to know her. I've known Colette since I was about five years old as an elementary student at Sequoia and a kid at 4th'R.' Like many of us former 4th'R' kids, I was one who came back when I turned 18 to work at 4th'R.' I can definitely say that Colette was every reason why I wanted to go back to Sequoia and work with kids at that time. Colette taught me so much about working with school-aged children, and being a strong woman. Colette's influence on the community, the many children, and young adults she treated like family is especially remarkable. Thank you and God bless you, Colette! I love you.
Colette- you were such a cool lady to talk too! I will truly miss our conversations at the office. My thoughts are with your family and may time bring healing for them.
I was deeply saddened to hear of your passing. I have many fond memories of working alongside you at 4TH R. Your dedication to the children was always an inspiration and you will be missed dearly.
I am very saddened to hear of Colette's passing. Our boys attended 4th R at Sequoia. She was always made me feel safe leaving them with her.
Your family is in our prayers,
Brad and Matt, we are so sorry to hear about Colette. There are no words to express how truly sad we are, or to heal your broken hearts. Please know that we will continue to pray for you and if you need anything, please don't hesitate to call.
Colette will truly be missed on the sidelines of the soccer field! She was definitely a proud Mama!
I feel fortunate to have had her in our lives thank you Brad for sharing your lives with us.
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you Brad and Matthew. I spent 7 years with Colette and she taught me so much and was such a great role model as well as a grest boss and friend. I am truly saddened that she is no longer with us, but will always keep her in my heart. Will miss you Colette.
Brad, Mathew, and Family, Cathy and I were stunned by the news of Colette's passing. Although we had not seen her in many years, we remember her for her lively spirit, her strong commitment to family, her profound integrity to everything good and right, and especially for the loving way she treated everyone. She was and is a beautiful woman in body and spirit. We pray the Lord grants you peace and great memories of her in the days ahead. We are sorry we are not able to join you as you celebrate her life but she remains in our thoughts.
My sincere condolences to Colette's family, esp. Brad & Mathew. I will always remember Colette as my first boss at 4th R. I learned so much from her in those 3 years at Sequioa. I am shocked and saddened in learning of her passing and wish love & prayers to all those close to her. May you find peace & comfort in this time. Blessings.
I am shocked to hear of your passing you have been such an important role model to so many people over the years. I always look back at my time working at 4th R as such an amazing experience and you were a huge part of that. My heart aches for your family and they should know all our thoughts and prayers are with them. You left us WAY too soon.
SEQUOIA 4TH R <3
Dear Brad and Matthew,
It seems so very hard to believe that Colette is gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Matthew your Mom LOVED and ADORED you so very much, always remember that she will live on in your heart. We were fortunate to work with Colette for many many years as fellow 4th "R" Coordinators. Colette's leadership and love for the hundreds of children and staff that she supervised will be her legacy. We will miss sitting beside her at our Coordinator meetings, she so proudly spoke of you both each month during breaks at those meetings. She always without a moments hesitation, willingly gave her staff as "subs" whenever we had a need at our 4th "R" sites, her generousity and willingness to help along with her wonderful laugh will be so very missed.
May you rest in peace my soccer mom friend. Too many great memories I will always cherish. You are very loved.
Colette's light will shine forever through her family and friends. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. May peace and comfort find you always.
Love ~ The Raney Family
Colette was a wonderful role model not only to the all the kids that had the privilege of attending 4th R, but also to her staff. I had the opportunity to work at 4th R, Colette made working here a wonderful experience.
You will be greatly missed and my deepest condolence to Brad and Matthew.
Dearest Evelyn, Michele, the rest of the Bueno Family and the Watson Family. I am so deeply saddened to hear of your loss. May you find comfort knowing that Colette is no longer suffering in pain and she is with our Lord. Keep her memories alive and she will always be with you. You and your family are in my prayers.
God Bless, and Love Always,
Our heart felt emotions go out to the Watson and Bueno families for such a sudden loss. Colette was taken from you much too soon. Stay strong Brad.
Dear Brad, Paul told me of the passing of your wife. I am deeply saddened and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. I can not imagine all the feelings you must be having right now. Please know that each one of those feelings are completely natural. It may not feel like it now, yet time will pass. That is not to say it will be easy, or that you will forget, yet keep in your heart Brad that you are loved and cared for by many, both near and far.
No better memory of Colette than when she was razzing Andy P for not paying for the pizza. Colette was a strong woman who was not only hilarious but had a heart of gold. My best memories are with all of the Bueno family. I know Chic must be so happy to welcome her along with Ed and Mr. B. Brad and Matthew I am heart broken for your loss. Love you all.
Brad, Mathew, and The Bueno Family. May you find comfort in the many good memories you experienced with Colette. I've known her as a strong and loving person with her family. My condolences go out to all who's lives she has touched. She will be missed yet her spirit will still be with us.
We have so many fond memories of Colette from our years at Piedmont Hills High School. Her smile would light up a room. Sending our sincerest condolences to Brad & Mathew and the entire Bueno family,
We are sadden to hear the passing of Colette. Our thoughts and prayers go out to my auntie Eve and her brothers, sisters, Brad and Matthew. She left us to soon but she also left you with some fond memories that will make you smile when we think of her during this difficult time.
Colette taught me what it means to be a “good-egg.” We all have positives guides through our lives, and she is one that has touched so many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brad, Mathew, and the Bueno family.
Dan and Heather
I am deeply saddened to hear this! Colette was a wonderful lady. My son went to her 4th R program from K-6th grade and would still go back to visit her and Carmen even though he is now in the 9th grade! We both have a lot of fond memories of her and our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Brad, Matthew and the Bueno Family,
My condolences to you all for your loss. Colette was a beautiful person that will be missed. Her positive contribution on decades of young lives is immeasurable.
We have only met Colette for a Moment last June at the home of her sister Denise. We know she was a loving, caring and generous person and will be deeply missed. We send our love and sympathy to her grieving family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Please know that Colette is now in peace and in Gods hands. Her spirit will forever live among you.
Hans and Marianne Witsch.
I am deeply saddened to hear of Colette's passing--what a great lady! I spent a lot of time talking to her at 4th R while my son went there and we had many wonderful conversations. Mathew, your Mom was SO proud of you and talked about you often!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family--God Bless You.
There are people that we met through out our life that touch our heart and soul in many ways. Colette and the Bueno Family may have only been in my life a short time, but I think of them fondly. We may not have been in touch at this point in our lives, but my heart is filled with a past that runs deep and wide with the memories of our friendship. R.I.P Collete, tell your brother I said Hello.
May God's blessing be with your Husband and Son filling them with sweet memories of your life while lightening the load of their sorrow.
Colette will remain in our hearts forever! We love you Colette, look over us and rest in peace.
"To live in the hearts of others is not to die" - You will forever live in all our hearts Colette
I went to 4th R during the school year and summer all the way through 6th grade. At 28, I reflect fondly on that program and Colette- both were a huge part of my childhood. She touched so many children's lives and will be missed by many. My thoughts are with her family and friends. Thank you Colette for all you did to help shape me into the woman I am today.
Brad, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be. Please know that you have my love, support and prayers and you can call on me for anything.
"To live in the hearts of others is not to die" -You will forever live in all our heart
Brad I am heartbroken for you and Mathew. I know how much you loved Colette. I only met her a couple of times-she was such a beautiful person. Praying for the strength it will take for you to endure this loss. Please take care of you..
Dear Bueno Family, so sorry to hear about Colette, I have great memories of all the fun we had in high school. She was one of the best friends I have ever had.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.