OBITUARY

Cecile Harvey-Francis

February 5, 1941July 12, 2019

Cecile Harvey-Francis was born on February 5, 1941 and passed away on July 12, 2019 and is under the care of Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel.

Memorial Service will be held on September 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm at St. James Cathedral, 106 King Street East, Toronto, 08. Graveside Service will be held on February 14, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. James' Cemetery, 635 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON.

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Services

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, September 20, 2019

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, February 14, 2020

Memories

Cecile Harvey-Francis

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Gillian Hanlon

July 13, 2020

I was looking through photos recently & came across 4 of Cecile. Two when she visited us after the birth of our first child in 1982. Two taken when she was at the February birthday parties hosted by my sister Penny. Memories of Cecile always brings a warm glow to my heart. What a beautiful person. She will be happy to know that the Black Lives Matter & Me Too is getting such attention in so many countries. And that positive action that has been taking place in so many countries is having real effect. We are all God's children! Thank you Cecile for your loving heart & spirited action on behalf of all who have been under-valued and God's beautiful creation.

Carol Spiegelberg

December 28, 2019

As the year 2019 comes to a close, we wish to remember Cecile as a cheerful, generous and loving person, who has been part of our family's lives for many years.
We will miss her!
Keith and Carol Spiegelberg, Julia, Tanya and Joel.

Gillian Hanlon (nee Marrett)

August 24, 2019

Cecile was a very special person, who knew me before I was born. Big Cecile (her mother) attended my parents wedding (John & Eileen Marrett). Cecile first came to Canada to go to university in Montreal. She & her friend Shirley used to babysit the 4 of us sometimes so my parents could go away for a weekend or special event. I remember visiting Cecile, her mother & grandmother in Kingston, (Jamaica) in 1969. I was struck by the tenderness with which both Ceciles (Sr & Jr) helped their mother/grandmother to the bathroom. Later, Cecile emigrated to the Toronto area to work as a teacher. She sponsored her mother & lived with her mum until Big Cecile passed. After I graduated from university and moved to Victoria BC, Cecile came to visit my husband & I after our first child was born. She came again on 2 or 3 other visits. I would get together with her when I visited Toronto. Cecile cared deeply for other immigrants, for students, especially those who were falling by the wayside, for the mentally ill, for the homeless, the elderly, those who were isolated due to illness, age or life circumstances & did whatever she could to help. She would pray deeply with & for others. Was always wanting the church to reach out with concrete love, care & compassion and did this herself. My sister asked Cecile to be grandma to her daughter as our mother had passed. Cecile agreed & took this as a serious & fun responsibility. Larry & I were blessed to know Cecile. My condolences to all who loved her. May she rest in peace. For sure she is rejoicing in heaven with the angels !

Elena Jenny-Williams

August 23, 2019

Cecile-Grace, with her warm, intelligence and caring ways, was the family member who kept in touch with all of us all over the world (USA, Panama, we in Switzerland, ) and kept us all informed of family news and history. Her generosity was extended to her church, friends and to anyone in need. We miss her. May Cecile-Grace rest in blessed peace. Elena, Jonathan & Alexandra

Leo Cheljahn

August 21, 2019

Cecile was the most amazing person I have ever met. Thanks for everything🙏. You’ll always be remembered and missed. Cecile, RIP in the loving arms of your saviour🙏

Ricardo Manning

August 20, 2019

We, were very stunned to learn about the death of Gracie. I still cannot believe that she died so unexpectedly. However, as they say, the one who is adored the most by the God, is the one who achieves eternal life. We will miss Gracie, and we will cherish all the happy memories we had with her. Gracie was a wonderful person, hugest joy was to make others happy. Please accept our sincere condolences .One thing I can only say is just enjoy the moments we had with Gracie and ascertain that we keep living without regrets.
May She rest in peace, our love and sympathies.
Ricardo, Olga, Itzel, Karina, Ricky and Christian.

JAVIER EDUARDO MANNING

August 19, 2019

Gracie every day you showed how much you could do for our family and this world until the end, and fought for a better place than you found. Your effort will always be remembered well and will continue to live in each of us. You were always aware for the health of all of us and kept the family connected, often calling in every health situation, birthday, bride, anniversary or giving advice just like your MOM always did.

Nyema Cheljahn

August 17, 2019

Cecile at my graduation in June 2015. RIP Cecile ! You are sorely missed! Forever you are in our thoughts!

Rogelio Manning

August 16, 2019

Wendy Pappas

August 13, 2019

The last time I saw Cecil was almost a year ago, on Holy Cross Day at St. John, West Toronto, where we had come to join Father David Hoopes and other members of the Order for a lovely worship service and lunch. Afterwards we were invited over to the Priory and sat out on the front porch almost the whole afternoon talking. Cecil came regularly to St. James Cathedral, always decked out in a dress and hat and a big supporter of Dean Douglas Stoute. She even came back frequently after she had moved to another church. We were hoping to invite her to our 25th Anniversary Celebration for our Drop-In this coming September as she did volunteer there over the years. I had no idea she was 78, she looked so much younger. My condolences to all her family and her many friends.