Graveside Service


Friday, December 9, 2022
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Beechwood Cemetery - Section 106, Grave 204

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Submitted by adele on Wed, 12/07/2022 - 02:36:PM

Carol Stewart Raphael (nee Findlater)  -  1958-2022

Passed away unexpectedly at her residence in Ottawa at the young age of 64. Daughter of the late William Findlater and Catherine Stewart. Beloved mother of Morgan and the late Colin. Cherished grandmother of Christian, Evelyn, Dominic, and Damian. Dear sister of Gail, Shannan, Allan, Stewart, and late Kurt. She will also be missed by other family members and friends.

Carol was born in Scotland on August 14, 1958, and she was very proud of her birthplace. She then came to Canada with her mother and sister. She eventually moved back to Scotland to be with her father and loved to go hiking with him all over Scotland including Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran, which was their favorite place to hike.

She was a loving mother to her two children from her marriage to Fouad Raphael and lived in Canada, Scotland, and Lebanon. She was full of life, loved to travel, meet people, and to help others in every way possible. She loved to be outdoors and was very active. She was a swimming instructor with several medallions and rescue certifications. She was a dive master with a great love for the ocean and exploring it. She later joined the Royal Canadian Navy of the Canadian Armed Forces. Sadly, four years ago she lost her beloved son Colin and her wish was to be reunited with him again. God bless you, Carol and Colin in Heaven, together again.

A graveside service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Friday, December 9 at 1:30 p.m. Attendees will meet at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre for 1:15 p.m. and we will proceed to graveside.


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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/07/2022 - 05:55:PM


Shannan Pulkowski

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom, Morgan! She will be deeply missed!
Let’s take peace in knowing that she’s reunited at last with Collin xo

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/07/2022 - 07:02:PM


Craig Wilson

Rest in peace Carol, you will be sadly missed. I'll always remember our trip to Goat Fell. Colin will be reunited with you and he too is sadly missed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/07/2022 - 08:51:PM


Valerie Black

Carol. My dear you are now at peace. I know you were so very sad. Friends forever. Gone but not forgotten. Love, Val

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/08/2022 - 10:31:AM


Mirna Al Ahmar

May your soul rest in peace, Carol. You will never be forgotten. At last you are reunited with Colin. Love, Mirna and family

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/08/2022 - 12:48:PM


Margaret McNamee

Sadly gone but not forgotten. May you rest in peace Carol. Xx

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/08/2022 - 04:47:PM


Stewart Maynard

I can’t get upset, feel sad that she had sorrow the last few years but I’m glad that she pulled herself up and loved life during the diving and marine years and she loved her boys. Love you always your brother

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/09/2022 - 09:40:AM


Mariam Raphael And Family

Today,it's very Sad to say goodbye to you,Carol you had a white heart. After the Beirut blast On August 4th, you Called and checked on each one of us .you are now relieved from the pain of losing Colin .and you will stay with him and with the Saints. May God have mercy on your souls in heaven. Christ is truly risen.????❤?❤???

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/09/2022 - 10:45:AM


Donna Stewart

Thinking of all family and friends at this sad time. Sleep tight Carol. Xxx

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/09/2022 - 03:04:PM


Rachelle Rouphaël

Rest in peace dear Carol. Blessed to know you. Thanks for asking about us lately. Will pray for you always. So sorry for your loss Morgan, may God protect and bless your family.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 01/28/2024 - 10:33:PM


Allan Maynard

I miss my sister and my family. Now that she’s gone there’s a void in my life. She was a special person, she was my sister after all. If anyone wants to gef in tough with me, please call me. i would greatly appreciate contact of some kind. Farewell my sister. Allan.

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