elevated visAl March 4, 1979 – March 3, 2019
elevated visAl Visitation
Friday March 8, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm
elevated visAl Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated visAl Funeral Mass
Saturday March 9, 2019 at 10:45am
elevated visAl Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated visAl Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated visAl Reception
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home – Following the Interment
elevated visAl Obituary
elevated visAl Franca passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital surrounded by the love of her family. Beloved wife of Simon Kolinas, and proud and loving mother of Gabriel and Luca. Franca was the loving daughter of Anna and the late Ralph (2012) Romano, and sister of Carla and her husband Peter Roberto, and Elisa and her husband Jordon Philip. Dear aunt of Francesco and Connor. She will be sadly missed by her parents-in-law Greg and Christine Kolinas, and her sisters-in-law Sophia and Elaine. Dear granddaughter of Immacolata and Sophia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.
Our deepest condolences to the family. Wishing you strength and peace during this terribly difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
La tua risata,il suono della tua voce, la tua dolcezza restano stampati nella mia testa, nei miei occhi, nelle mie orecchie.
To Franca’s entire family,
I find myself still trying to process Simons note from Sunday. I wanted to believe it was a sick joke and now accept that a dear friend and colleague is gone.
I hired Franca many years ago to be my art director at Rogers. I knew the second I met her that she was not only uniquely talented, but a very special and kind human being. She became my friend and while we maybe didn’t speak every day, she was always in my thoughts.
More recently I asked Franca to work with me on a special project for UofT. We created a website for the Medical Sciences dept and they were thrilled with the finished product. The quality of her work has led to new opportunity with the university and I am so very sad that I will not be able to enjoy our brainstorming sessions over cappuccino. Franca did make a mean cup of coffee!❤️
I’ve enjoyed many days sitting with Franca at her kitchen table, playing with her beautiful boys, so she could work her on-screen magic for me.
Franca made the world a better place and I know this loss will be felt by many. It will take a very long time to accept this. She was far too young and too kind.
Please accept my love and best wishes to her family. And know I will continue to celebrate Franca and will cherish the memories we created.
I have just heard about Franca. Such a shock. I am leaving HPAC and sent her a note about having lunch. We used to get together once or twice a year to catch up. Can’t believe our beautiful friend is gone. Kerry
Simon and family
Words do not do justice to how I feel in my heart. I am terribly saddened to the passing of a great mother, wife, sister, daughter and my friend. I was blessed beyond measure to have had her as my friend. I loved her deeply. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and my prayers.
I am so so sorry for your loss. She will always forever be remembered and in our hearts.
My deepest condolences to Simon and family.
Simon, Luca, Gabriel and family,
My utmost condolences for the passing of your dearest Franca. She was always full of kindness for others and shared her love of life with all around her. May all those beautiful life moments that you spent with her transform into long-lasting memories in your hearts and minds. I know she loved you very much and wants happiness for you, forever. My sincere sympathies. Love always.
Our deepest condolences for your loss. May she rest in peace now after having been suffering in pain for so long.
To Simon and family,
My thoughts are with you. She was so young. Remember all the happy times you shared with Franca and know that she will always be with you in your memories and thoughts. My deepest condolences.
Simon my friend so heartening hearing about the loss of your wife and best friend. She was so young and should have had so many years ahead of her. Really unfair especially leaving back two young children. May you have the courage and strength in the upcoming days and of course months and years to follow. God bless you and your family.
Sincere Condolences on behalf of Tryad Publishing Inc. Franca was an integral part of our team and she will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Simon, the boys and family.
SImon, Gabriel, Luca, and family.
My heart breaks for all of you. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Franca will be so incredibly missed by so many.
To Simon, Gabriel, Luca and all of Franca’s family, I do not know where to begin to express my sadness at the loss of such a kind and caring friend. I’m so honoured to have known her and ever so greatful that our paths crossed. In her short life she has touched so many and I will miss her terribly. I pray that God gives you strength to face the days to come..
To Simon and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry to hear of your loss.
My deepest confidences Simon to you and your family. So sad to lose someone so dear and beautiful so young. I know God has relieved her from pain and suffering and will send blessings on you and you children
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May Franca’s laugh, infectious smile and only the fondest of memories remain in your hearts. She will be forever missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Gabriel, Luca and your family.
Amor te ne vai
e’ tanto triste e tu lo sai
I giorni interi passero’ penzando a te
Darei la vita per averti sempre qui vicino a me
Come una voce che ormai conosco gia
Questo silenzio di te mi parlera’
Nulla potrebbe cambiar anche se devo aspettar
Dear Franca this song say exactly what we feel
Love you forever
This is one of those times when things just done make any sense. Franca was such a lovely young women. She will be missed… remember the sweet moments. We send our deepest sympathies.
Vi giunga in una così triste circostanza l’espressione del nostro cordoglio.
There are no words. Rest In Peace Franca 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Franca made the days is high school shine brighter. She had the kindest heart and was one of the sweetest girls. Although we lost touch after graduation, I remember her smile, friendship and kindness with the greatest affection. My heart goes out to the whole family. My deepest condolences.
Our deepest condolences to Simon, Gabriel, Luca and family.
May your soul Rest In Peace Franca.
Simon, nothing I express will take away any of the pain and sadness of this deep loss. I only hope and pray that the loved ones around you can hold you up and you feel their strength while you mourn your beautiful wife and mother to your boys. I’m thinking of you and sending you hugs
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace and comfort find you and your family during this difficult time.
Simon, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Simon, Gabriel, Luca, and family.
Our hearts ache for you all. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. It was an honour to call her my friend. Franca and her warm smile will be so incredibly missed.
To Simon and family, words can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Simon, Gabriel, Luca and Family
I am so very sorry to hear about your tragic loss.
Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Simon, Greg and Family
My deepest condolences and can’t express how sorry I feel for your loss. My thoughts & prayers and may the God provide you the strength and courage.
The world has lost a beautiful soul. Heaven has gained an Angel. She is with her Father now. He’s always been so proud of her.
Dear Simon, Gabriel, Luca and family,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Franca and I worked together at Tryad Publishing and became very close over the years. We spent wonderful times working together while sharing stories, recipes and decorating ideas. She taught me how to bake the best bread ever!! She became not only a co worker but a very close friend who I loved and trusted. My only comfort is knowing she is no longer suffering. May God give you the courage and strength needed to get through this difficult time. All our love xo
There are no words to express this tragic loss.
She will be missed and our love for each of you Simon, Gabriel, Luca continues.