Reniers, Denise Elizabeth

Reniers, Denise Elizabeth

March 26th, 2020

Passed peacefully at home, on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in her 58th year. Loving wife and best friend of Peter. Cherished mother of Sarah. Preceded in death by her beloved mother Betty Bloomer (2002). Sorrowfully missed by her father David H. Bloomer (Eva), of Alliston. Fondly remembered as ‘Nisey’, the devoted sister of David A. Bloomer, Dianne Ospreay and Donna (Rob) Nolan. Cherished sister-in-law of Chris (Eleatha), Matt (Michelle), Evelyn, Elizabeth (Ed), Dorothy (Garth), Marcia (Fraser) and Paul (Carrie). Lovingly remembered by many nephews, nieces, and family and friends across Canada, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Denise was born in Downsview, grew up in Schomberg and attended the University of Toronto. She was a dedicated clinical pharmacist, first at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and then, Children’s Hospital - London Health Sciences Centre, specializing in Paediatric Oncology. In 2018, she was recognised for her substantial contribution to the childhood cancer care community in Ontario. Denise was a woman of great humour, great strength and great heart. Quick with a joke, a hug, or a little gift; her spirit touched the patients she cared for, their families, the people she worked with and all those she met. A passionate baker, Denise created Bakers for a Cause, an informal group of family, friends, and neighbours to produce hundreds of pies, loaves, cakes and cookies in marathon days to support a variety of charities. Denise loved the outdoors, whether it was canoeing and camping in Algonquin Park, hiking the Bruce Trail, cycling routes around Ontario and beyond, or simply enjoying the sun, sand and waves at Woodland Beach. A private service will be held, with a celebration of her life to follow at a later date.  In lieu of flowers and due to an allergy, the family requests and would appreciate donations in memory of Denise be made to Childcan or Children’s Health Foundation. 

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Tom TelferSending sincere condolences. We will always remember her smile.
Janis BoyleI am so sorry to hear about Denise's passing. She will be missed by her friends at Westmount Presbyterian Church. I fondly remember helping with one of her weekend pie baking marathons. Thinking of you, Peter and Sarah at this difficult time.
Gwen MooreHeartfelt condolences to Peter and Sarah and family. Denise’s beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew her.
Rosa and Anthony BullockHi David, Sorry about the passing of your sister. Our more sincere condolences to you and all your family. Rosa and Anthony Bullock
Madelyn & Hal RutledgeDear Pete, Sarah and all the family We are so sorry to hear of Denise’s passing. I was so privileged to have know her throughout high school & pharmacy at U of T. Denise truly was a woman of great humour, strength and heart. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Janice KingMy condolences to Peter and family. Denise was an amazing person and I feel privileged to have worked with her where she demonstrated such care and compassion every day. I have and will miss her sunny inclusive personality (and her baking).
Steve & Teresa BarrettPeter & Sarah, so sorry to read of the loss of Denise. It seems like just yesterday that we all shared time together with the kids at Growing Concerns daycare. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
Ron and Melinda GroenOur thoughts are with you in this time of great loss. Denise was much loved and will always be remembered by all. Deepest sympathy.
Janet GritzanPeter and Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about Denise. She made a tremendous impact at work and I always enjoyed our conversations at Church. She reached out to others with her delicious baking. She will be missed. Take care of yourselves during this time.
Scott DaltonPete: Miyuki and I were fortunate enough to have met Denise a couple of times. She was exceedingly kind and gracious towards us as two complete strangers that showed up at your doorstep. We're so very sorry for the loss you and Sarah have suffered. Our deepest condolences are with you.
Ina PatiencePete and Sarah. Cannot begin to tell you what a shock it was when I learned about Denise ‘s passing. My sincerest condolences to you both and to her family.
Carolyn, Gary and Liam MartynWe are so sorry for your loss. We may be missing a Neighbour but she will not be forgotten. Our sincerest condolences.
HelenDonna: I am sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
George McCluskeyPeter and Sarah, Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
Nancy MalloryPete - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
David ThomasPete, so sorry to hear this tragic news. My condolences to you, Sarah and both yours and her families.
Mike & Dianne FenningPeter & Sarah, Dave & Mom, David, Dianne, Donna & Rob & Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Denise's passing. Thinking of you all in this very difficult time & sending our deepest condolences. Mike, Dianne, Sam, Bob, Owen, Josh & Nan
Jim and Lisa VandermolenPete and Sarah, We are so sorry for your loss. Denise had a big heart. She touched us all with her kind spirit. I feel so lucky to have worked and learned from her over the many years we worked together. She will be so missed. Thinking of you during this extremely difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies. Jim and Lisa
Pat BayliffPete and Sarah, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both. Denise will be greatly missed. I wish you strength for the difficult life without her. Pat
Tom LahayMy condolences on your loss Pete and Sarah. Denise was always cheery and kind. Just a week ago I was mentioning her baking skills to someone and it brought fond memories. My thoughts have been with you and I pray for you both during these difficult days.
Naomi NewellSending lots of love to Pete and Sarah during this difficult time. Denise was very loved and will never be forgotten.
Kevin JohnstonMy condolences Pete and Sarah
irene whyteDonna and your family my hear goes out to you all my deep condolences send you hugs from my heart
Denise ParrackPete - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Domenic and Gwen LunardoDear David Our deepest thoughts and prayers on the passing of your sister. Blessing to you, Peter, Sarah and enter family. Love Gwen and Dom
Dan and Gloria CostiganDear Pete and Sarah, You have many precious memories of your Denise as you grieve her sudden loss. We will remember her as a vibrant woman who cared for everyone she met. . God bless your family.
Laura and Doug stephensWe send our condolences to the family. I have known Denise since she was born and she has a special place in my heart. She has always been kind and caring and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She lives in our memories. Laura and Doug
Dorothy & GarthThere are no words to describe the sadness I feel at the loss of Denise. I can only reconcile the loss by believing God has recalled an angel to help where there is a more pressing need. Her suffering was short because we knew and recognized what a special person she was. We are grateful Denise was a part of our lives, for the wonderful partner she was for Pete, and the loving mother for Sarah. We are grateful for the charity work she did and being able to participate in Bakers for a Cause with her and Pete. I am grateful for her support and encouragement through my cough and back issues. We will miss her texts asking how we were, her sense of humour, her generosity, and cycling with her. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with everyone who knew her, especially Pete, Sarah, and Denise’s family, as you grieve for her.
Sandy & Brent Van AlstynePete and Sarah. As you mourn the loss of your wife and mother, may you find comfort in the family memories and in the caring words and thoughts of friends. Denise always had a kind word to say, a positive way of looking at life and was a giving member of our community. She will be missed. Keeping you in our prayers. God bless.
Barb WatterworthPete and Sarah, I was so sorry to hear about Denise. She was a kind and caring person and an excellent pharmacist. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Ed WoodSorry for your loss Pete and Sarah. Denise was a great lady. She had a quick wit and enjoyed a good joke. She was always smiling and pitching in at family events. I am certainly glad that I was able to know her, if only for a short time. She will be missed and not forgotten. We can all be as strong as she was and support each other during this difficult time. Let’s keep the good thoughts.
Linda and Pat O'LearySending our thoughts and prayers to the all the family.
Tammy DickertI feel blessed to have known Denise as a co worker and also as a friend. From supporting her baking efforts to meeting up unplanned at a buttertart festival and getting great advice on the best tarts to try! to watching her give her all at work. Her kind and caring ways were always appreciated. Always looking out for others. Her support to me meant so much. I only wish I could have supported her longer and her outcome be different but God had a different plan. Go now in peace Denise. Until we meet again ❤️ 💞💞🧸🧸💞🧸🧸💞💞
Emma GroenMy thoughts are with you at this difficult time. You have my deepest and sincerest sympathy.
Annie OngMy deepest sympathies to you and your family. I met Denise through a friend at a pediatric oncology conference many years ago. She became a great colleague to share and discuss pharmacy issues. She has always been kind and helpful. I will miss her.
Susan, Richard, Abby and Isaac StevensonMany prayers and lots of love being sent your way. Cannot imagine the depth of your loss - prayers for strength and comfort over your family xoxo
Gina AdamsonI was blessed to have known Denise and her beautiful family through my friendship with Donna. The Bloomer residence was my 2nd home. The memories and laughter in that bungalo on hwy 9 in Schomberg with Dave, Betty, David, Dianne , Denise and Donna I will always cherish, welcoming me into their home no matter what time it was. I remember Denise always such a joy in the kitchen! We had great times at Woodland Beach together. Denise always watching over her little sis on the beach. I miss you all and am sending my love and prayers to you through this difficult time. Denise will always be with you. With love, Gina xo
Ryan and Jennifer Itterman and FamilyPete and Sarah: We are so sorry for your loss - Jennifer and I both had the opportunity to work with Denise and will cherish many memories. We also learned a great deal professionally and personally from our time spent with Denise. She will be deeply missed and will be remembered as a great pharmacist, mentor and person. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Jennifer and Ryan Itterman and Family
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