In Memory of Noel - Bruce "Rick" Peters
Although Renderosity has grown to over 200,000 active members, we still mourn the loss of each �family� member. Even though we are one of the largest online art communities, what sets us apart from the rest is the depth of feelings we have for one another. For, it is not just "the art that counts," but more importantly it's the "artist that counts!" Thus, it is with a heavy heart that I bring you the sad news of another loss to our community, our family. Bruce �Rick� Peters known to his friends on Renderosity as Noel [Noel Kettering] � died suddenly, at the age of 55, of a heart attack on Christmas morning while visiting his mother. Noel�s passion for 3D art is showcased within his Renderosity Art Gallery and his outstanding and diversified Bryce images. Not only was he a lover or art, but he was also a lover of the art-of-words.
Assorted Images From Noel's Renderosity Gallery � Bruce �Rick� Peters [Noel]
Noel was a longtime member of Renderosity and the Bryce community. Although few knew ... Noel was a member of Mensa and the Triple Nine Society. Yet, he remained a humble man, who was always there to lend assistance to his fellow artist; posting helpful comments to artist�s images and offering advice and encouragement, both within the galleries and the Bryce forum.
A favorite image which shows Noel's artistic style as well as his sense of humor. Strataquarium � Bruce �Rick� Peters [Noel]
Below, a poem reproduced from Bruce �Rick� Peters' memorial memory card reproduced by permission from author: Heaven Is My Home � Janice Winslow Harper Picture me in Heaven with a smile upon my face. Here I am an angel, living in God�s grace. Don�t grieve for me because I�m gone � rejoice that I am here. Jesus knew I needed Him, thus, He drew me near. My life on Earth was wonderful in love and memories sown. But Earth was just a stopping place. Heaven is my home. I miss you all so very much, and I know you�re missing me. But home is where the heart is and that�s where I need to be. Look up and see my shining face. Reach out and touch it too; I am but a breath away, standing close to you.
We invite you to visit Noel's Renderosity Art Gallery Please join with us in sending his beloved mother Evelyn, and Noel�s family and friends our prayers and best wishes. Noel shall be missed greatly as an artist and more importantly a friend! Gentle hugs, From the Renderosity Staff and Community!
January 9, 2006

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Member Opinions:
By: jjean21 on 1/9/06
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of yet another member of the community. My thoughts and prayers are with Bruce's Mother, family and friends.

By: nikitanights on 1/9/06
My deepest sympathies to Bruce's family. I'm so sorry for the loss.

By: Paula Sanders on 1/9/06
It is heartbreaking to hear of another early loss. My prayers go out to Bruces's mother. May the love of Renderosity members help her through this time.

By: wparrott1 on 1/9/06
My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family. May God hold you close and give you comfort.

By: leifse on 1/9/06
I didnt know Bruce, Im a newcomer in here, but its always very sad to lose your loved ones, and I give my prayers and my sympathies to the family.

By: Rainfeather on 1/9/06
this little art community suffered quite a loss the past month. i am saddened to hear of another. my deepest sympathy and prayers to rick's friends and family.

By: LillianH on 1/9/06
So sad to see such a brilliant and talented artist pass so soon and so suddenty. My deepest sympathies to his family. May they take comfort in knowing that his memory will live on through his creative art.

By: SndCastie on 1/9/06
My prayers are with his family and friends. He will be missed here in both the community and the Bryce forum.

By: marcfx on 1/9/06
A very sad loss and on such a day too.
Condolences to family and friends

By: magickmedbh on 1/9/06
So sad to hear of another loss! My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends!

By: OonaTheWild on 1/9/06
Bruce's art will be lovely memorial to all those who knew him and too many who didn't for generations to come. My prayers go out to his family and a great deal of love for them during this time of grief. Some one dear to me passed just before Christmas and she always used to say " The only mistake in love is not to share it " . So know your loved and prayed for !

By: Christel on 1/9/06
This is harbreaking :o( Another tallented artist is gone.. This is just so so sad.. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends..

Rest in piece

~Christel~

By: EXISTO on 1/9/06
i didnt know him, but always is pretty sad to lose an artist...there are many people who deserve such destiny but not artists,, we are creatures of God,, but well,, now he's beside HIM. im pretty sure about it.
My condolences are with his family and friends.

By: rockets on 1/9/06
So sad to see one so young and talented taken so quickly. My condolences to his mother, Evelyn and all his family and friends.

By: grotto on 1/9/06
I never had the oportunity to meet Bruce, but he was an artist and to all of us a kindred soul.
To his mother Evelyn and everyone that loved him; May the Lord comfort you and keep you strong until you are reunited.

By: Foxseelady on 1/10/06
Hugs to Mrs. Evelyn and my deepest sadness to hear such news. God bless you all and hold you near. I will keep you in my prayers.

By: UVDan on 1/10/06
My condolences to his family and friends. May God ease their pain.

By: gavangar on 1/10/06
So many lately. Blessings and prayers to his family and loved ones.

By: modcon on 1/10/06
A great loss to us all.Condolences to his family and friends who loved him.

By: cinderella2002 on 1/10/06
My deepest sympathies to Noel's mother and the rest of Noel's family and friends!

By: -BrandyE- on 1/10/06
My thoughts and prayers to his loved ones....

By: Quest on 1/10/06
My condolences to the family and friends.

By: enigma-man on 1/10/06
Losing a loved one, especially on or near Christmas day is very sad indeed. I lost my father one Christmas Eve and an uncle one Christmas day.
My sincere condolences to Bruce's family and his friends.

By: fenixcats on 1/11/06
As the Prophet said:

Then Almitra spoke, saying, "We would ask now of Death."

And he said:

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.

Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?

Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

My deepest condolences to his family and all of that were friends.

By: twingo on 1/11/06
My condolences to the family and friends, a great loss.

By: Raptura on 1/11/06
I'm so sorry to hear about this loss. My thougths and prayers go out to the family and friends.

By: kayjay97 on 1/12/06
another artist, friend and beloved member gone. My deepest prayers to his family and friends.

By: Samanthie on 1/12/06
Very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

By: karanta on 1/12/06
Very sad...
My deepest condolences to his family and to his friends.

By: wallsjk on 1/13/06
A beautiful sentiment expressed in the poem, I am sure that this is indeed the case for Bruce. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends.

By: thip on 1/13/06
My sincerest sympathies to his family and friends. I hope they can take a little comfort in the fact that he has left some of himself with us in his art.

By: pixeldiva0628 on 1/14/06
Although I am new to this community, I would still like to extend my deepest sympathies to Bruce's mom,Evelyn, and to all his friends and family. As some have already said, his art will live on in this world as will the memories that he has left those so precious in his life. God Bless.

By: bonepile on 1/14/06
The asians say that the key to immortality is to live a life worth remembering. Bruce will surely be with us for many generations yet to come. His family and friends are in my thoughts and my prayers.

By: heartnsoul on 1/14/06
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to Rick's family and friends. While I've never had the honor of knowing him or his work our loss is deeply felt. The poem written by Ms.Harper is a beautiful testimont to the person that Rick was, and leaving us with warm and comforting thoughts. The advantage of being in a community such as this is the knowledge that Rick touched the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. I was taught to either leave this world the same, or make it a better place than when I came into it. Rick has surpassed that. Just from the few artworks on this page I can tell before I even glance at his gallery he has left us the most inspriring and profound beauty. I am so happy to know that his gallery will remain here. As it is a place for those that knew him to visit, but also for those of us yet to know him to be inspired and touched by his work. What a wonderful thought that is, Ricks legacy will continue to nurture and inspire!

By: camera on 1/15/06
So young, so vibrant, so sad.

By: Flak on 1/16/06
My sincere condolences to Bruce's family and his friends - my deepest sympathies go to you in this time of loss.

By: LillianaSapphire on 2/1/06
May you rest in peace.

By: razzell2 on 12/7/06
passing on, on the day we set aside to remember our god. the irony brings tears to my eyes.


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