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Robin Elizabeth Forbes Reaume

Robin, age 53, passed away from ovarian cancer at the Christiana Hospital with family by her side.

She was born in Wilmington and graduated from Thomas McKean High School.  She studied in the arts, worked as a charge back adjuster at the Bank of New York, a teacher’s aide at John G. Leach School, Jack’s Country store, Midas, Wawa, the Maids, and AC Moore.

She took pride in raising her daughters, all while battling Guillain-Barre (twice paralyzed), Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Renault’s, Arthritis and Ovarian Cancer. ROBIN DID NOT let these rare and deadly diseases DEFINE her.  She was a testament to LIVING and not giving up. She loved family gatherings, “Stitch & Bitch,” camping, “Church of Little Progress,” playing cards/games, and movies. She was extremely talented in the arts, loved sharing her knowledge of holistic remedies, singing, dancing, and traveling across the U.S. and Italy. She participated in the 5K Ovarian Cancer walk for the last 6 years.

She is predeceased by her parents, Donald J. Forbes Sr. and Sylvia Clark Forbes; Her grandmother, Mildred Forbes; and grandparents, Annie and E. A. Worrell Clark, Sr. Robin was extremely proud of her Forbes Scottish and Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape heritages.

She is survived by her daughters, Rachel Ritter (Daniel) and Jesse Reaume; son, Phillip Reaume III; ex-husband, Phillip Reaume Jr.; sister, Donna Forbes Valiante (Joseph); brother, Donald (Joe) Forbes, Jr. (Jennifer); uncles; aunts; Chance, Kaiju, Binx, Emma; and the many people, strangers, or patients she met and chatted with and left a deep impression on during her life. She followed in her mother’s footsteps by acting as a foster mother to them. To her many friends she left behind with memories, she wanted to thank and acknowledge: Tracy, Charlie, Merry, Lisa, and Helen for their friendship.

Memorial services will be at Immanuel Church, 2414 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, 19806 on Saturday at 11am, where friends may call after 9:30 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, Robin would like donations to be made in her honor to Cancer Research Institute of New York, 29 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.

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Submitted by Angie Crowl on
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I am sorry that I cannot attend Robins service. I leave for New York tomorrow till Sunday. I will keep the family in my prayers as I did when Robin was alive. Sincere Condolences.

Submitted by Angie Crowl on
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I am sorry that I cannot attend Robins service. I leave for New York tomorrow till Sunday. I will keep the family in my prayers as I did when Robin was alive. Sincere Condolences.

Submitted by Julie Parrack on
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Donna and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences.

Submitted by Sherry Cernos on
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All my love to My family, Robin was an INSPIRATION to all of us, she never let what life dealt her define her. She found a way to smile, and her laugh (giggle) was contagious. She was a FIGHTER each and everyday of her life. May she Rest In Peace.....

Submitted by Noelle Bolingbroke on
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Rachel, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences. I wish there was something I could say or do.

Submitted by Linda schiavi on
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A strong person since she was a toddler! Well loved in life.Eternally cherished.

Submitted by Julie Lucas on
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Sending my condolences...I am very sorry for your loss. Robin was a wonderful woman and mother but most of all she was a fighter....and I am sure she will be greatly missed by all. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for the family.

Submitted by The Smiths on
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We wanted to share our condolences with Robin’s family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Terry Hohman on
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I offer my sympathy to all of Robin's family and friends. Robin made such and impact on me in such a short time. I have NEVER had a patient with such a strong, positive, CAN DO attitude. She was the model of perseverance! I looked forward to seeing her and was honored to have taken care of her (when she let me)!

Submitted by Roberts on
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Grief can be so hard and painful, but our special memories  can help us to cope. I'm sorry to hear about your loss and wanted to share the Bible's hope of a resurrection at a time when there is no more sickness, pain or death right here on earth. This is the promise from our father according to Revelation 21:3,4. Sincerely Rebecca

Submitted by Ben on
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* Revelation 21:4 And 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.. I hope this scripture gives you some comfort during your difficult time.