Frances Ann Rafelton

April 23, 1953December 7, 2012

Frances Ann Rafelton

SUNRISE April 23, 1953 Toronto, Ontario

SUNSET December 7, 2012 Toronto, Ontario

Suddenly at Sunnybrook Hospital on Friday, December 7, 2012 loving sister of Ruth Johnstone (Duncan) of Hamilton. Visitation on Friday, December 14th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the GIFFEN-MACK FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE, 2570 Danforth Ave., (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121. Service in the chapel on Sunday, December 16th at 2 p.m. If desired, a donation may be made to Food Banks Canada. Condolences may be made at

We Miss Thee

We miss thee from our home, dear. We miss thee from thy place. A shadow o'er our life is cast. We miss the sunshine of thy face. We miss thy kind and willing hand. Thy fond and earnest care. Our home is dark without thee. We miss thee everywhere. At rest


  • Vistation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Vistation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Judy ApSimon-Moffatt

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.

Carolyn and David ApSimon

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.

Judy Wu

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.

Judy Reid

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.

Ida D'Souza

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.

Rik Spence

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.

Karen Hilliard

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