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Raphael Jabbour
  • Place of passing:
    Canada
"In loving memory of Raphael who contributed so meaningfully to this world and was deeply loved"
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Raphael Jabbour, . We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tiffany Minorgan on 7th December 2015

"The last month of the year is here and it's been 7 months since you were ripped from our lives. The pain feels the same as that first day and some days it feels even greater. We miss you every day. I miss your smile, your heartfelt big laugh, your snoring, your cooking, your perfect stock (I haven't been able to do it so well). I am heartbroken that we will not spend the holidays with you. I will miss you complaining about getting a real tree (which I always put up and cleaned up, I never understood why you put up a fuss). We will get a tree this weekend and I will do my best to lift Ethan on my shoulders this year, to put that star on top. We love and miss you BP / Papa-do. Love SBC and Ethan xxx"

This tribute was added by beth levinson on 11th June 2015

"a note of compassion
a breath of prayers
for Ethan and beautiful brave Tiffany"

This tribute was added by marion joyner on 5th June 2015

"How very sad I am to hear that Raphael left us so suddenly.  Although I went to see him because of a concussion from being hit by a truck and was in a lot of pain, Raphael never failed to make me feel like I was the most interesting person he'd ever met and because of his great sense of humor he made me laugh, despite my pain.  I looked forward to our sessions but after only 5 visits I was healed and now will never see him again.  I will miss our talks about our respective families and how lucky we were to have such joy in our lives.  I send his family my sincere regrets for their loss.  Marion"

This tribute was added by Wanjira Njenga on 23rd May 2015

"Raphael, we will miss you.  Gone too soon.

Sincere condolences to his family.

Rest in peace.
Wanjira"

This tribute was added by Patrick Otvos on 16th May 2015

"Raphael Jabbour was large part of my formative years as a young man.  He taught me what hard headed determinism and hard work can get you in life, and he did it with passion and humour.  He loved sharing and we often spoke of solving the worlds problems together.  He was a big man, and he will be missed.  My heart goes out to his family and friends."

This tribute was added by Guy Bérard on 14th May 2015

"J'ai appris la bouleversante nouvelle alors que j'étais et suis toujours à l'étranger.  Je suis de tout coeur avec vous, Tiffany et Ethan.  J'ai vu comment les yeux de Raphael rayonnaient de son amour quand il vous regardait lors des quelques occasions ou j'ai eu le plaisir de vous rencontrer lors de ses légendaires "bootcamps".  J'ai eu la chance de connaître Raphael d'abord comme un professionnel qui m'a grandement aidé à récupérer d'un accident de ski il y a quatre ans et qui est vite  devenu un entraîneur, mais surtout un ami presque vingt ans plus jeune que moi, que j'admirais et que j'admirerai toujours, pour son authenticité, son intelligence et sa bonne humeur communicative.  C'est la seule personne que je connaissais qui m'a donné le goût de me lever à six heures du matin pour aller souffrir une heure avec le sourire.  Tu étais trop jeune pour nous quitter, mais un modèle qui va  à jamais continuer à nous inspirer. Chers Tiffany et Ethan, et parents de Raphael, toutes mes condoléances les plus sincères.
Repose en paix, Raphael

Guy"

This tribute was added by brigitte dallaire on 13th May 2015

"J'ai gardé Raphael et Guillaume quand ils étaient petits, c'est triste de partir si jeune, sincères sympathie à toute la famille."

This tribute was added by Steven Leung on 13th May 2015

"Great guy. Always laughing and smiling. Good memories from SuperCamp."

This tribute was added by Ohini Byll-Cataria on 12th May 2015

"I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear about Raphael's sudden departure and only hope that the wonderful family and friends he has left behind will remember him for the kind and generous person he is.

I can only cherish and remember the times during which I trained in his facility and had appointments with him. He genuinely cared about my improvement and taught me things that nobody else had brought to my knowledge in the past. In him, I saw a man who was extremely passionate yet relaxed about his craft, what an example for society!

I will miss the random chats and the guidance.

Raphael, may you rest in peace.

Ohini"

This tribute was added by Marie Ruth Des Lierres on 12th May 2015

"J’ai eu le privilège de rencontrer « monsieur Raphael » durant quatre heures au total. Quatre séances de traitement pour mon petit-fils Jonathan : juillet 2013, décembre 2013, novembre 2014 et décembre 2014, séances auxquelles j’ai assisté.

Qu’ai-je vu ? J’ai été témoin de la bonté même en action.

Raphael était accueillant et attentionné vis-à-vis de Jonathan (qui avait presque dix ans, lors de la première rencontre) avec une qualité de présence exceptionnelle. Il s’intéressait à toutes les dimensions : physique, bio-sociale, cognitive, affective, relationnelle, spirituelle, religieuse, et savait engager le dialogue avec aisance et fluidité, tout en respectant des moments de silence durant le traitement.

En sortant de chez monsieur Raphael, après la première rencontre, Jonathan m’a dit : « J’aime beaucoup ce monsieur, il dit la vérité. Il ne fait pas comme les médecins qui disent : « Ça ne va pas te faire mal ! » alors que ce n’est pas vrai. Lui, il dit la vérité et tu peux te préparer. J’aime beaucoup ce monsieur ! »

Reposez en paix, monsieur Raphael (c’est ainsi que Jonathan et moi vous nommions, à la fois par respect et par sentiment d’être connectés), et consolez celles et ceux qui vous sont proches, en particulier Tiffany et Ethan."

This tribute was added by Shehrazade Bakarally on 12th May 2015

"Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Raphaël. Un être exceptionnel duquel j'ai beaucoup appris. Il sera grandement regretté

Repose en paix Raph

Suzanne"

This tribute was added by Eitan Ben Dor on 12th May 2015

"Raph was tremendous in helping me regain my health and learning how to maintain it.  I will always remember him for the depth of his knowledge, his love of learning and the amusingly groggy state he had after his power naps.  He spoke so often and so lovingly of his family it felt as if I had met them.  I feel very fortunate to have been under his care.

My sincere condolences."

This tribute was added by joseph Lévy on 12th May 2015

"Quelle perte et quelle tristesse!
Raphaël était mon ostéopathe depuis quelques années et celui de membres de ma famille, en particulier mon petit-fils, et de plusieurs de mes amis. C'était surtout une personne d'une rare gentillesse,  d'une grande compassion et d'une disponibilité totale. Sa disparition me laissera une grand vide.
Sans avoir recontré son épouse et son fils, je les connaissais par les photos et les échanges que j'avais avec lui. Il en parlait avec une tendresse extrême.
Je suis avec vous de tout coeur en ce moment dfficile

Joseph Lévy"

This tribute was added by Michel Tousignant on 12th May 2015

"C'est avec grand regret que nous venons d'apprendre que Raphaël nous a quitté subitement. Nous ne pouvons dire dans des mots la chaleur de sa présence et son grand dévouement. Il nous manquera beaucoup.
Nous transmettons nos condoléances à Tiffany et à Ethan dont ils nous parlaient durant les séances de thérapie et que nous avons l'impression de connaître un peu. Au-delà de la souffrance de la séparation, il vous aura laissé de très bons souvenirs. Bon courage.

Tzippy et Michel"

This tribute was added by Sandra Mai on 12th May 2015

"Hard to accept Raphael is not with us anymore... always trying to find you a spot when you were in pain, such a nice guy and great professional.
My condolences to his family,

Hope you will find some nice restaurants up there, Raphael!

Sandra"

This tribute was added by Margo Pfeiff on 12th May 2015

"Don't even know what to say. So shocked. Raphael was brilliant and cheerful, so full of life and made mine so much better with his work for 10 years. My sincere condolences to Tiffany and Ethan whom he clearly loved so very very much.

Miss you already, Raph,
Margo"

This tribute was added by Fred Wiseman on 11th May 2015

"My deepest sympathies to Tiffany and Ethan. Raph will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him.

Rest in Peace Raph"

This tribute was added by Jina Barker (Jabbour) on 11th May 2015

"Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace and may his soul rest in peace.

Jina (Ghada) Jabbour Barker & family"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Holt on 11th May 2015

"My deepest condolences to you, Tiffany and Ethan, Guillaume and Tanis, and the Jabbour Family. Words cannot express my shock and sadness for the loss of this wonderful Son, Brother, Father, Therapist, Friend and Husband, Raphael.

" Out beyond ideas of right and wrong doing, there is a field. I will meet you there." Rumi

Rest in Peace..."

This tribute was added by Marie-Josée Lavoie on 11th May 2015

"My heart goes out to to Tiffany and Ethan. Please accept my deepest condolences.

There are no words to express my sadness and my shock.  Raphael was my therapist and my trainer, but he was most of all a caring, kind and generous friend.  I will miss my friend terribly.

I hope that you are in a better place Raphael. Rest in peace my friend.

MJ"

This tribute was added by Darquise Huard on 11th May 2015

"Toute nos sympathies  a sa compagne, son fils et ses porches.

Nous l'avons connu recemment.  Avons apprecie sa competence.
Il dégageait Une grande chaleur humaine.

Il nous marquesas.

Darquise Huard et Louison Caron"

This tribute was added by Martin Richer on 11th May 2015

"I've know Raphael for most of my life (almost 30 years actually). I grew up at his house as much as I grew up at mine. I've been thinking all weekend about how much Guillaume's big brother was really part of my life. I can't believe he's gone and I'm thinking so much of his parents, his wife and child and his brother who has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. I have so many childhood memories that involve Raph, most of them concerning some funny/shocking comment he would make to me rapidly followed by his booming laugh.

This year I was lucky enough to move back to Montreal and meet Raphael the osteopath. I remember him opening the door to his studio and saying in his booming voice: "Hey Party Marty (I don't remember the last time anyone called me that...), come on in!". I've been struggling with back and neck issues for the last 15 years and he fixed most of them in just 4 visits! He was so attentive and dedicated, it was incredible to see the goofy loud kid I grew up with be such a great professional. Just last saw week I saw that he was online and thought about saying thanks to him for how much he's helped me (those of you of have dealt with chronic pain issues know how incredible it feels to be free of pain) but i got too busy and I didn't... Thanks for helping me out so much my friend! I'm forever grateful. We had some really fun conversations during my treatments and it was clear that he was always looking to learn more and more (even when, in my scientist way, I challenged his views pretty strongly).

I was really glad to get the chance to reconnect with Raph and to see him so happy about what he did, so in love with his wife and so proud of everything and anything associated with his son.

May you rest in peace Raph. We'll never forget you."

This tribute was added by Chris Cormier on 11th May 2015

"Our deepest condolences to Tiffany and Ethan.

Like many posters here, I met Raph through his line of work. It started by him helping me with rehab following my knee surgery and continued over the years with helping to overcome the aches and pains from regular activities and just general strength training. Up until recently we would see each other weekly. It started as a professional relationship but quickly developed into a nice friendship. It is hard to sit here and think I won’t be able to call you up to help me with my next injury or see you around at our kids' school always asking us how we are doing and what's new.

Raph was one of a kind. Everytime I would go see him I would get a new suggestion of a restaurant to try, maybe a recipe or a suggestion that he had a connection to someone else that could help me with another issue I was having. He was there to help in any way he could.

Over the years he had met my fiancé, my brother, my son and step-son. We often bonded over the love of our kids. He would remember things I told him about my life and constantly ask follow up questions to see how things were and if everything was OK.  If I didn’t have an upcoming appointment he would reach out by text or phone to check up. You really felt he truly cared and loved nothing more than to make people better.

Rest if peace Raph. You will be missed.

- Chris, Sara, Ben and Logan."

This tribute was added by Christopher Held on 11th May 2015

"I'm saddened by the news of Raphael's passing.

My condolences to Ethan, Tiffany and the rest of his loving family."

This tribute was added by Louise Métivier on 11th May 2015

"Cher Raph

La preuve qu’on ne devrait jamais remettre à plus tard, je ne t’ai jamais dit comment j’appréciais l’aide que tu m’as donné dans des moments difficiles. J’espère que tu peux entendre ses mots aujourd’hui.
Mes pensées sont avec ta femme, ton fils et toute ta famille.
Bon courage à tous.
Louise"

This tribute was added by Angie Gravelle on 11th May 2015

"My deepest condolences to Raphael's wife, son, and family. The support and friendship he easily provided to many will be sorely missed.

You will remain in my thoughts.

Rest in peace, Raph xo"

This tribute was added by John Pradier on 10th May 2015

"I am deeply sadened by the tragic passing of my colleague, rugby brother and old friend...I remember so many things from what seems a lifetime ago now...it all floods back.

so many long walks and talks about nothing and everything, late nights, early mornings...his laughs, his smile, his dedication to his work, to his friends, to his family. I'm only sorry that we lost track over the years...

He was a good man and I am privilidged to have known him and to have been able to call him my friend, my brother.

Peace be upon you old friend and with those you leave behind.

John (Pablo the 'dumpster kid')"

This tribute was added by MJ Fernandes on 10th May 2015

"My deepest sympathies to Tiffany and Ethan.

You are both in my prayers.

MJ"

This tribute was added by Sami Jabbour on 10th May 2015

"I heard the news and still in shock, in this sadness and sorrow our hearts goes to you all my cousin William/Pierette & family specially
wife Tiffany and son Ethan god be with you, gone are the days to share, but in our hearts you are there, the gates of memory will never close, we miss you more than anyone knows, we who loves you will never forget. Rest in peace Raphael .

Love
Sami / Yolla &
    Family"

This tribute was added by mary ellen power on 10th May 2015

"I only met Raphael about 5 months ago but he put me back together. Like so many people have shared, Raphael looked at your whole well being. It was like he was vested in your recovery. Working through each of the good and bad moments figuring the puzzle out as to how to improve your situation. He was incredibly unique and I was so grateful to have met him. He talked often of his wife and the desire in their old age to spend more time together and shared stories of his little boy at school. A truly wonderful healer and human being. I know I am a better person having known him. Thank you Raphael for making me stronger in so many ways."

This tribute was added by Geneviève Barré on 9th May 2015

"Cher Raphael que j'appelais monsieur Jabbour en rigolant.

On s'était dit on se donne des nouvelles sans faute avant la fin des classes!
Comme j'étais loin de penser à cette si triste nouvelle ,un choc!
Plein d'images se bousculent dans ma tête et prennent dorénavant le chemin des souvenirs.

Mes plus sincères pensées vont à son épouse et à son petit garçon Ethan ainsi qu'à ses parents.

Raphael restera pour toujours dans mes pensées et je le remercie
pour ses judicieux conseils et toute l'attention qu'il m'a accordée.

Il est de ces gens qu'on ne peut oublier.

"Geneviève""

This tribute was added by Randolph Stephenson on 9th May 2015

"I want to express my heartfelt condolences to Tiffany and Ethan."

This tribute was added by Ellen Wolfe-Cape on 9th May 2015

"I can't believe I am even writing this for Raphael and family… It's such a shock and my heart aches for you Tiffany and Ethan.
I met Raph only this past February and he was an awesome Osteopath and Healer.  However, I feel that we became friends and as I read these tributes I can tell that that is how all his patients felt.

I saw him almost weekly and he helped me immensely! His knowledge of his field was so apparent that I was so happy to have found him.

I also felt that he was a friend that I could talk to and he was so concerned with my well-being physically and mentally. When he learned that I lost my husband to cancer almost 2 years ago, he always made me feel like I wasn't alone… He gave me support and I trusted him. He gave me names of restaurants to try… told me funny stories and helped me figure out what to do as a single parent… He also checked in with me if we hadn't seen each other in a few days just to make sure that I was doing ok. It made me smile to see his texts and I felt comfort in the fact that he cared.

When I asked him about his family, he would smile and talk so lovingly about you both.

My son Russell also went to Raph and I was happy that he had such a wonderful role model in his life.

As soon as I heard the news, my heart has been aching for you as I know what you are going through. I feel the void and the loss and I wish that you didn't have to go through this. He was far too young and had so much more living to do with you both.

I will miss him and I am so sorry for your loss…

Ellen"

This tribute was added by Chris Diktakis on 9th May 2015

"My deepest condolences to Raphael's family. I was a student of his in the YMCA Corrective Conditioning course where needless to say, he blew my mind with his immense knowledge which ultimately led me to pursue a career in athletic therapy. Thank you for all of the the knowledge you have shared, and thank you for caring Raphael.

Rest in Peace,
Chris"

This tribute was added by Bassel Youssef on 9th May 2015

"My phone rang last night at around 8:00 pm and this is usually when he calls me although many times I told him this is the time I put my kids to bed so he texts me "Bastard answer me"

Many times we hanged out, he is on his phone texting and I am telling him I am going to break this phone and usually he steals my phone so for once I decided to take it out of his hands to see what is he doing and this when I realized that even when it is a pleasure time he is helping someone and all the texts he was receiving were from his patients and he is giving them tips or supporting them. I told him man they will totally understand if you just enjoy your time for once.

A great guy with a big heart available for his family and friends at all time.

We will always celebrate you my friend and share memories of you. I am happy to be a close friend of you

Tiff and Ethan: be strong we are there for you at any time."

This tribute was added by Bassel Youssef on 9th May 2015

"My phone rang last night at around 8:00 pm and this is usually when he calls me although many times I told him this is the time I put my kids to bed so he texts me "Bastard answer me"

Many times we hanged out, he is on his phone texting and I am telling him I am going to break this phone and usually he steals my phone so for once I decided to take it out of his hands to see what is he doing and this when I realized that even when it is a pleasure time he is helping someone and all the texts he was receiving were from his patients and he is giving them tips or supporting them. I told him man they will totally understand if you just enjoy your time for once.

A great guy with a big heart available for his family and friends at all time.

We will always celebrate you my friend and share memories of you. I am happy to be a close friend of you

Tiff and Ethan: be strong we are there for you at any time."

This tribute was added by Gabriel Sylla on 9th May 2015

"RJ ! I'm still in Shock!!!!!!! Que la terre te soit légère mon cher!
Je suis chanceux de t'avoir connu! Que Dieu protège ta famille!"

This tribute was added by danielle desrosiers on 9th May 2015

"My deepest sympathies to Tiffany and Ethan on the loss of a loving husband and adoring dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Guillaume, Tanis and your children. Mr. And Mrs. Jabbour, may you all find comfort in knowing that Raph was appreciated and loved by many. I am so sad to have lost an old-new friend. xoxo danielle"

This tribute was added by Celine Matteau on 9th May 2015

"Je suis encore sous le choc d'apprendre le décès de Raphael.  Il y aura un grande vide car il a contribué au mieux-être de tellement de gens. Son sens de l'humour et sa joie de vivre étaient contagieux.  Combien j'ai aimé prendre les formations et d'apprendre toute sa science qu'il partageait généreusement. Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille.  Repose en grande paix Raphael."

This tribute was added by Tim Nishikawa on 9th May 2015

"My deepest condolences to Raphael's friends and family.

I met Raph while working at Vanier College's supercamp. He was a fun loving, gregarious person, but also an honest, articulate man. It was no surprise that he opened his own athletic therapy office where he helped me recover from multiple issues with the greatest of skill, professionalism and of course, humor.

He will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Enrico Quilico on 9th May 2015

"I would like to say a word about this incredible man. Raphael's passion for his work was an inspiration and his knowledge was unmatched. He will forever be a leader and pioneer in the world of health and fitness. His legacy will carry on through the memories of the thousands of individuals who he helped.

It was an honour to be his student. I extend my prayers and deepest condolensces to his wife and son.

Sincerely,

Enrico"

This tribute was added by Mark Charron on 8th May 2015

"To Raphael’s Family,  I extend my heartfelt condolences.  Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts."

This tribute was added by Cathy Bsilis on 8th May 2015

"My deepest sympathies to Tiffany, Ethan, Guillaume, M.and Mrs. Jabbour, and all of his friends and family. We met at Vanier College and we dated for a short period. We did our lifeguard course together, worked at supercamp and had spent some really great times together. You introduced me  to rugby and you taught me a lot  about having a good time. You had the best sense of humor and always had a grin on your face. We lost touch for a good while but I was glad that our paths crossed again at the COQ (Centre Osteopathy Quebec). It was nice to have met your wife Tiffany and your beautiful boy Ethan. You loved them both so much and you will be greatly missed. You touched my heart in many ways.Thanks for all the memories. May you rest in peace. Love, Cathy"

This tribute was added by Patricai Desrosiers on 8th May 2015

"We were never fortunate enough to meet Tiffany and Ethan, but heard through our daughter Danielle Desrosiers and Our Grandaughter Carly
how wonderful they are. Raph was Carly's therapist and she adored him. We are so very sorry for you both.
Patty and Michael"

This tribute was added by Patricai Desrosiers on 8th May 2015

"We, The Desrosiers Family are devestated by your loss. We have known Guillaume as our third son his whole life. We love you Gulliaume
and want you to know that we are so sad for You, Your Mom and Dad on this terrible occasion. We shed tears of sorrow for all of you.
Patty and Michael."

This tribute was added by Bonnie Sandler on 8th May 2015

"My most heartfelt condolences to Raph's family
Raph, my healer, my trainer, and my dear friend.
A gentle soul, so caring, so devoted to helping everyone in his life, always smiling, always encouraging, sharing stories, laughter and kindness. I used to joke with Raph asking him if I was his favorite client he would laugh and tell me that I was special, but I knew that everyone in his life was special and he made each person feel sospecial.  Raph connected with people easily and beautifully. So talented in his work, so caring in his life, truly a rare treasure, my heart is broken,I will miss him terribly and send my sincere sympathies to his beloved family, may your beautiful memories of this wonderful man stay with you forever and provide you with some comfort  and strength during this most difficult time.

Bonnie Sandler"

This tribute was added by Kym Sheppard on 8th May 2015

"I don't have the words to express my deepest condolences to Raphael's family.

Raphael and I were classmates at Concorda during the AT days. He made me laugh right away and that was it. I finally met someone that laugh louder then me.

We got back in touch over the past couple of years. We mostly talked about family. He was so proud of his family. He is going to be deeply missed.

Rest in peace Raph

Kym"

This tribute was added by Jason retter on 8th May 2015

"Our deepest condolences to Tiffany, Ethan and the entire family. Raph. was a colleague and a friend. We are devastated. Our relationship felt unique although I think Raph had the ability to make everyone feel that way. His passion for what he did and the sincerity he brought to his profession will be missed.

Rest in peace our friend,

Jason Retter and Lindsay Hollinger"

This tribute was added by Janet Alexander on 8th May 2015

"My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Tiffany, Ethan and all of Raphael's extended family. I can't believe this loving, easy going, laughter filled cool friend has passed on. Rest in peace bro :)
Much love
Janet Alexander"

This tribute was added by Dan Gustaffson on 8th May 2015

"I'm absolutely devistated.  May you rest in peace old friend.  My deepest sympathies go out to your family and friends.  1979.  I remember like it was yesterday, when you and your Mom road up on your bycycles to welcome me and my family into the neighbourhood.  We became instant friends.  Through out our childhood years and into our teenage years, we had so much fun!  As adults we may have been busy with our own lives, but you remained a special person to me.  We did alot of growing up together.  How could you not influence part of who I am today?  Even though I have not seen you in a while, I will miss you just the same because I realize you are no longer with us..."

This tribute was added by Rhea Tock on 8th May 2015

"Dearest Tiffany and Ethan...our most sincere and heartfelt condolences.Ricky and I and the family already feel the void and great loss. As I mentioned our relationship with Raphael over these last 3 years has been of a great friendship,with his knowledge of making all our aches and pains dissapear,training in the gym or park and our wonderful evenings all together..He was one in a million...NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN,BUT REMEMBERED TODAY,TOMORROW AND ALWAYS..."

This tribute was added by Patrick Papagouras on 8th May 2015

"Raffi, Rafou, those names that I liked to called you…
Rapahel, after one consultation I discovered a unique man,
After one consultation I had a friend and you helped me so much.
So happy and full of life…
And I would never share the same experience with nobody of sitting down in front of you in a restaurant…
My Friend I’m gone miss you so much and you will always have you in my heart!
Love,
Patrick"

This tribute was added by Michael Hayes-Rivet on 8th May 2015

"A great man and a wonderful highschool friend!"

This tribute was added by Silvia Bruno on 8th May 2015

"My deepest condolences to Tiffany and Ethan and the rest of Raph's family.
I was one of Raph's students and probably a very good client. Even though he kept fixing me, there was always something else to get fixed. He was always so helpful and pleasant.
Raph, if I could only thank you one more time for all the great help you've done for me. All the great treatments and advise you've given me. I have learned so much from you in therapy, assessments, and training. Thanks buddy! You will be greatly missed by many, many, many people.
Stay stong Tiffany"

This tribute was added by Matthew Tock on 8th May 2015

"I think met Raph for the first time a year ago this week and we've been great friends ever since.  Spending almost every weekend together, from workouts in the park, to time on the squash court we were there for each other  - to talk, laugh, joke but most of all have a great time. Sunday will never be the same again."

This tribute was added by Helen Neves on 8th May 2015

"I had the honour to learn from Raphael and to this day I incorporate what he taught me. He shared his knowledge generously and trusted his students to go out there and properly assess their clients. I proudly referred some clients to him with full confidence in his professionalism and competence, knowing he could help them.  
My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends and most of all his wife and son.
Raphael has been a great influence to many and even now he brings us the harsh reminder that our days our numbered, that life is precious and that everything can change suddenly and without warning.
Rest in peace Raphael knowing you helped so many directly and indirectly!!
Helen"

This tribute was added by Deva Asch on 8th May 2015

"We met Raph 10 years ago when we opened the store, he was among our first customers. We become friends right away! He is so easy going, likeable, funny and always had a kind words to say, restaurant recommendation, health advice. we were his favourite groceres he often told people about us, made friend with the staff and they loved him back. He was a great osteopath, compassionate,attentive and a very good one and I was proud to be his patient. Raph will continue to exist in the hearts and in the memories of the family and so many people he touched in his short life. We will miss him so much. Dear Jabbour family, Tiffany, sweet Ethan, May you never know sorrow again.
Deva and Jeff Asch"

This tribute was added by edwin Jabbour on 8th May 2015

"Our deepest condolences to all the Jabbour family from the Jabbour’ s in Houston, that is a Huge lose;  May he rest in peace, “Allah Yer Hamou”.
Edwin Farid Jabbour & family"

This tribute was added by Michael Nehemia on 8th May 2015

"I had the great privilege of being one of Raph’s patients, but I considered him a friend.  I always looked forward to our time together, not only because he worked miracles for me, but because I genuinely enjoyed his company. I always loved hearing his stories and watching him light up when he spoke of his wife and boy.  As a new father to a baby boy, he would always give me tips and tell me how much I had to look forward to. Tiffany and Ethan, I wish you the strength to get through this difficult and I offer you and the family my sincere and heartfelt condolences. Raph will be deeply missed but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Marcus Adrian on 8th May 2015

"Raph, I will miss our conversations. Thanks for all your help. You will be missed.

Rest in peace.

Marcus"

This tribute was added by Rébecca Veillette on 8th May 2015

"Raphael,

Nous nous sommes rencontrés pendant nos études en ostéopathie et avec ta gentillesse et ta simplicité, nous sommes rapidement devenus amis et complices.
Je me considère très chanceuse d'avoir eu ta présence réconfortante tout au long de ces années.
Tu resteras toujours pour moi un ami précieux.  Merci.

Ethan and Tiffany, I am deeply sorry for your loss.  Raphael talked about you both with so much love.  You are in my prayers.

Love,

Reb"

This tribute was added by Sophie Dupontgand on 8th May 2015

"Cher Raph,
Merci pour ta grande générosité, ton humour, ton talent, ta passion, ta franchise. Merci pour l'aide que tu m'as apporté et ta grande ouverture et honnêteté.
Je ne connais pas ta femme Tiffany ni ton fils mais tu n'as pas manqué une seule fois de les mentionner avec tant d'amour.
Je vous offre mes condoléances Tiffany et Ethan.
Je ne t'oublierai jamais.
Sophie"

This tribute was added by Paul Gagne on 8th May 2015

"Mes sinceres condoleances a la famille
Raph , tu va nous manquer a tous
Paul Gagne"

This tribute was added by Ray Ranjit P on 8th May 2015

""He who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother"          

No  words can express the loss of a Rugby Brother.. His Laughter and great stories is what I cherish most...

My Condolences to Tiffany and son Ethan, Family and Friends,  Colleagues and Patients. He touched many lives and will be missed by all.  

Ranjit"

This tribute was added by Rakan Al-Hiraki on 8th May 2015

""He who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother" You will be missed brother.
My condolences to Tiffany, Ethan and family. Stay strong

Rocky"

This tribute was added by Kal Souleiman on 8th May 2015

"The last moment I had with Raph was enjoying a beer during the NDG street fair last summer.  It was a beautiful sunny day with food trucks lined up on Monkland avenue. We gave each other hugs and we were both happy to see each other.  Your loving wife and son were there too.  It was a beautiful day, we talked about rugby, life and friends.  We talked about me moving out west and I remembered your thoughtful words and wishing me all the best.  

Raph, I will truly miss you and your quirky smile and genuine laugh.  I am truly shattered to hear the news and I will miss you always.  I'm sending my prayers to your loving wife Tiffany and son Ethan

Love
Kal"

This tribute was added by Jessica Gallant on 7th May 2015

"Please accept my deepest, most sincere condolences.  The way I remember Raph from CEGEP is: extremely smart, kind of "quirky" with a dangerously clever sense of humour and of course, just below the surface, a big generous heart.  My thoughts are with his friends and loved ones, especially his partner and child.
Jessica"

This tribute was added by Heidi A on 7th May 2015

"My deepest condolences to all of Raphael's family, friends, colleagues and patients. He touched many lives and will be missed by all."

This tribute was added by Fadlo Haddad on 7th May 2015

"Dear friends,

Where do I start...

I do not know what to say or were to begin with when talking about Raphael...

Too his family and friends I will say this...

Words cannot explain how this man has changed so many people lives...specially mines.
As once a student of Raph it did not take too long for me to realize how great his knowledge and wisdoms was. He was a man with a few words but had great meaning in each of them.

I will dedicate everything he has thought me and use it as best as I can....
And I believe it is the best way that I can do to live up through him and keep him alive all inside of us.

I will never forget what he said to me the day he gave me my corrective condition certificate..."I like what you did..nice..."  And then smiled

What he said makes me laugh and proud at the same time because I know what he said really meant more than "nice"...as you all know what he really means when he gave you  that smile :)

Thank you my teacher, my mentor and most importantly my friend...
until next time. I will see you again.

your friend,

Fadlo"

This tribute was added by Barbara Gollob on 7th May 2015

"I was privileged to know him and to benefit by his coaching. He had a soft manner and was committed to improving the health and athletic potential of his clients. My sincere condolences to his wife and son.

Barbara"

This tribute was added by Shehrazade Bakarally on 7th May 2015

"My dearest Raphael

He is God, exalted is he, the Lord of loving kindness and bounty
Raph was so kind, generous....... and always smiling!
Raphael was so devoted and Excellent in his profession. Oh my lord!!!
I was so lucky to find you and thank full for all the help...
My deepest condolences to his family.
We will always remember you

Rest in peace Raphael

Mahnaz Mehrabi"

This tribute was added by Shehrazade Bakarally on 7th May 2015

"Raphaël will definitely be missed!!!

You left so soon and had so much more to accomplish in this world!

As my trainer and my osteopath, you made my pain heeled so fast. Passionate and always devoted to your clients! I wish i could bring you back!

When i first came to your office, i noticed a lovely picture of your wife and son who you loved deeply! Proud to be an husband and a father, you will guard and protect them through their path in life.

To his dear son: look up in the sky, there's a star shining! Daddy will always be there looking up for you!

To his dear wife: Raph will always be there to support you in any way! Love will always be strong and he'll always be around!

My blessing goes to the family and loved ones

Rest in peace Raphaël

Julie Leblanc"

This tribute was added by Shehrazade Bakarally on 7th May 2015

"Raphael has enriched so many lives including my own. He was a hard person to miss with hIs sharp mind, great sense of humour, desire for his students to succeed and his deep love for his profession. Always friendly and smiling, his generosity and presence will be missed. We feel a deep sense of loss.

My most profound condolences to his family. I wish you all great strength in this very difficult time.

Rest in peace Raphael.

Shehrazade"

This tribute was added by Rachel Pariente on 7th May 2015

"Dearest all who loved and were loved by/treated by/came in contact with/was a student of Raphael:

I know you are hurting like I am and Shehrazade kindly made this space for us.

Raphael was not only my osteopath/trainer. He was my therapist, friend and mentor. He was outstanding at his profession, a kind, generous and good hearted soul and I will miss him terribly.

Sending hugs to his darling wife Tiffany and son Ethan.

Rest in peace Raph.

Love,
"Jacynthe"


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