RAFUSE, James (Jim, Jimmy) Alvin – On Saturday January 3, 2015, James (Jim, Jimmy) Alvin Rafuse joined his beloved Rosalie (predeceased May 10, 2007) and although he is no longer in pain he leaves behind some broken hearts. He fought a good fight and wanted to make it to his birthday back in October which he did. His sisters Jackie Rafuse Bourdages-Hatt, Pat Rafuse-Patterson and Beverly (Rafuse) Lynch made it to hospital from Nova Scotia to visit when he was told he could not go back home. Unfortunately his two sisters Jeannette Rafuse Rogers and Edith Rafuse could not make the journey due to health issues but joined the get-together via skype. He was surrounded by his children Shelley (Rafuse) Larochelle and husband Gaston of Timmins, Stephen Rafuse of North Bay, and his wife Louise and Peter Rafuse of Vancouver. He leaves behind a wonderful Lady Friend and long time companion Lorraine Ross of Sudbury as well as his four grandchildren, Jasmine Rafuse of Stratford, Nicolas and Alycia Larochelle of Timmins and Jennifer Rafuse of Noelville as well as many nieces and nephews spread throughout whom he loved and enjoyed their company on every occasion possible. He will be remembered by many throughout Sudbury and Canada as a wonderful man with a very loving and giving heart. There will be no services here in Sudbury but will be a service this summer in Liverpool, Nova Scotia when He joins Rosalie once again. Donations to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.
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The Rafuse family:
I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a nice person, and if I can remember correctly, was a friend of my brother, Jim. His sister, Jackie and I, chummed around together many years ago. Please accept my sincere condolences at this most difficult time.
Valerie and Donald Inness
Please accept my deepest condolence at this very sad time.
To all of Jim’s family,was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing,I believe he was about the age of our brother Jim whom has also passed on,my condolences to all the family,remember the good times it always helps get us through these hard times
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Pat, Janette, and Bev and the rest of the Rafuse family, we send our condolences to you all.
Dear Edith,Bev and family,
So sorry to hear about your brother. Take care!
Bev & family So very sorry to hear about your loss,you are all in my thoughts & prayers . Nancy
Sorry for the loss of your loved one, in the future the Bible promises that we will be united with our loved ones whom fell asleep in death, (Acts 24:15).
Manson & Nancy White
So sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Our thoughts are with you.
Sincerely, Manson & Nancy
The family of the late Jim Rafuse:
So sorry to learn about Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope to see you in the summer.
With sincere sympathy,
Dearest Pat, Edith and family. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your brother. Know that I,as well as many others are sending love and prayers at this sad time. Warmest regards~ Angela
paul and Cathleen
Dear Jeanette and family,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother.
with our Sincere Sympathy,Paul and Cathleen
Ronald & Sharon Verge
Dear Edith, Pat and all of the Family, Please accept our most sincere sympathy in the passing of your brother Jim.
To the family of James Rafuse,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Dear Pat and Family,
It is so difficult to lose a sibling. Each of you are in my thoughts at this difficult time
With sincere sympathy,