1928 – 2015

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the death of Sister Mary Raphael of the Infant Jesus OCD who passed away peacefully on March 27, 2015 at the age of 87. Being born in Koltata, India she left her home country for England when she was 20 years old. There she studied nursing and worked as a nurse for many years in London and then in Toronto. She entered the Carmelite Monastery in St. Agatha, ON on September 1, 1966 and made Perpetual Profession on October 27, 1972. On August 15, 1991 she travelled with 2 other sisters to begin a foundation of Carmelite life here in Armstrong.

She always expressed profound love and gratitude to God for her religious vocation, her sisters in Carmel, and her many friends. She will be greatly missed.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Most Reverend Bishop Monroe at the Carmel of St. Joseph Chapel on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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