• Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Cen
    Toronto, ON
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Frances Ann Rafelton 1953 - 2012
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December 24, 2012
Thank you everyone for the kind words. As we all try to deal with our loss, it is helpful to read your comments and stories you have all shared. Thank you to everyone who came out to the service on December 16th. It was so nice to meet some of Frances' friends and former co workers, and hear how she has touched your lives,in sommany special ways. Frances was a special, kind, patient and thoughtful person. It was a pleasure to spend time with her and to have her visit with us. She was always so helpful, appreciative, and so easy to please. At the cottage she always enjoyed going for a boat ride with Drew. This summer I convinced her to go out in the canoe with me. It was her first time canoeing and she really enjoyed it. We had a great time in November making pizzas and muffins, and her creation, piña colada muffins (pineapple & coconut), were delicious. I will miss her company and all the games of scrabble we used to play. We were well matched opponents...always a close game. I will miss Frances dearly as I know you all will. Thinking of her fondly this Christmas. Again, it was nice to meet you all, and perhaps we will see you again at the internment on January 26th. It would be comforting to connect with you all again.
December 16, 2012
Even though we only saw Frances on special occasions like our family BBQ, Christmas and the cottage on Lake Clear she was always smiling and willing to participate in our games and enjoy life. She will be remembered by all of us here and sorely missed. A kind sweet soul has left left us but will always be in our hearts and minds.
Carolyn and David ApSimon
December 14, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you, at this time.
December 14, 2012
Ruth and Duncan,
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared with Frances comfort you now and in the days ahead.Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.
Judy, Bob, Heather and Harrison
December 13, 2012
Francis, we will miss you at the family gatherings here in Ottawa. We are glad we knew you and know you will be sadly missed.

Liz and Don Seguin
December 13, 2012
My deepest condolenses to the Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 12, 2012
I worked with Frances at Rogers and found her to be kind, caring and always with a smile. My deepest condolences go out to Frances' family and friends.
December 12, 2012
Dear family of Frances.
Please accept my sincere and deepest condolences. Frances was my friend, my colleague and lunch time buddy. I will always remember her. May her soul rest in peace.
December 12, 2012
Frances and family , only had the opportunity to see you (Frances) at the various family gatherings, cottage, summer barbeques, holidays and was so glad we had the chance to meet. You are so sweet and caring. At the barbeques you were never afraid to jump in and have fun, and you did, crochet and ball toss. We have lost a special person here on earth. But you live on in our hearts and minds, and the universe has gained a great soul.
December 12, 2012
Dear Ruth and Duncan,
Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures of Frances and the many happy times she spent with you, family and her friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Karen, Chris and Amy Hilliard
December 12, 2012
With great sadness I learned about Frances' passing. We worked together and working with her was always enjoyable and were professional. I will always remember her as a very sweet person and a (better) part of my professional life.
My deepest condolences to the whole family.
Irena Karczmarek
December 12, 2012
My sincere and heart-felt condolences go out to Frances' family at this sad time. I will always remember Frances as a dedicated colleague and for quietly introducing me to the Toronto Trek Convention circuit. Frances,"the word is given - Warp Speed".
December 12, 2012
Dear Frances Family
I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family. Frances was a very kind person who was so sweet to everyone,always wanting to help others ..I knew her from Rogers. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace
December 12, 2012
We are missing you greatly, even from a distance.
December 11, 2012
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Fran was a great asset to Toronto Trek/Polaris....can't believe it's been 18 years since we first met at the convention. She will be missed by all.
December 11, 2012
Dear Frances,

You will live on in the memories of your family and friends. May you rest in peace.
December 11, 2012
Dear Family of Frances
I would like to express my sincere heart felt condolences to you . Frances was a quiet kind person who was soo sweet , I knew her when i first started at rogers over 21 years ago. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. SL
December 10, 2012
Ruth and family, I am so sorry. I know Frances will be sorely missed.
We too, in her former Toronto Trek family, will miss her wry humour and thoughtful conversation. She was unique, and deserved a full and satusfying life. Unfortunately her heart was stronger in spirit than in reality.
We won't forget her!

December 10, 2012
How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.
-James Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
December 10, 2012
May you rest in peace Frances.
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