Dear Ian and family
I am in disbelief and so saddened to learn of Renate's passing recently. What a heartbreaking and devastating loss! Since first meeting her in the mid 80's Renate's voice and gracious presence would always bring cheer and feeling of true caring. Seems like yesterday she called me on the phone about organizing a long term stay up at Whistler for one of her sons. She lived a carpe diem spirit, held a great love for you and her family. Renate will be very much missed in this world. It was a privilege to know her. My deepest sympathy goes out to you.