In Memory of Francemi

It is with great sadness that we hear that Francoise Roy, known here as Renderosity member Francemi, passed away on April 4, 2012. Please join with us in sending our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

The following words are from France's friends at the club for 3D kids & cute toons lovers: Kids & Cute Toons Club (KCTC), that France had created in 2007.

This page is a memorial to our dear friend France (known in some places as Francemi) from her virtual family at KCTC (Kids & Cute Toons Club).  She passed away on April 4, 2012, at the far too young age of 58, about a week after undergoing emergency open heart surgery. She leaves behind many beloved family members, and many many friends.

France's contributions to the 3d community are so extensive, and so far-reaching.

Let what she wrote on her Renderosity home page in 2009 speak for her:

"Hello! My name is France and I live in Quebec. I discovered the wonderful world of 3D in April 2004 when I bought Poser 5. I've learned quite a bit since then but I still have so many new things to discover!

I don't pretend to be an artist. I would call myself a computer addict and I love to learn how to use new software. I am retired and I play with PaintShopPro, Poser and Bryce. (EDITED: Since DAZ released DS3A I have been using it instead of Poser. I think it is much easier to use and I get to see exactly what I'm doing while I pose my characters and props.)

What I have done so far in 3d World...

    * July 2004: created Sara's Fan Club that was managed by bnetta. I was too new to 3dWorld at that time to actually manage a group but when my suggestion to create such a group seemed to interest many Poser Forum users, I asked for someone to create it with me and manage it: Netta volunteered and she did a great job!

    * November 6, 2004: 3dSaraCreations (a group of generous and talented artists who worked hard together to give you wonderful freebies). We had to close 3dSC but our freebies are still available at or  at

    * Spring 2006: Bought my own domain name and webspace  and moved my website from Jeff's server

    * August 14, 2007: created an exclusive Club for 3D kids & cute toons lovers: Kids & Cute Toons Club. I had often felt that my freebies were not appreciated when they were for kids or cute toons. There were only a few replies to my messages in various forums so I decided to group all these people together in a place where we can enjoy what we like without being snubbed by "purist" artists. It is a fun club and over these 2 full years we have built a very close-knit virtual family.

    * Fall 2008: started a new freebie website "KCTC Freebies" that hosts freebies from KCTC members who either don't have a website to host their freebies or simply want to contribute to our group's website."

And what she didn't say -

France was endlessly generous with her time and her talent.  Since her death, we have heard from so many people who learned from her, were inspired by her, or who use the amazing freebies she created over the years. There is also a wealth of images, some of which are in her Renderosity Gallery here:

Many of her creations are at the KCTC freebie site and others are at her sharecg account

She was an excellent teacher, an outstanding artist, and most of all, a devoted and fierce friend.

Some of us at KCTC had almost daily contact with her since she started our group in 2007, and we can't even express how much of a loss we feel to not have her there, chatting, sharing all our our ups and downs, making us laugh, and teasing us (she so loved to tease us!). 

Whether or not you believe there is a heaven, we hope you will imagine France this way - pain-free, forever young in body as she was at heart, happily dancing and singing with some cute and toony friends in the clouds. A celestial jukebox of her favorite songs (some sung by her - she had a lovely singing voice and a lovely speaking voice as well) plays merrily, steadily somewhere on a cloud behind her.

France - you will live on through your work, through those you have touched, and in the hearts of all of us who love you.

With love from your virtual family at KCTC

The following are two images France had yet to post in her Renderosity Gallery...


A winter render (Winter was France's favorite Season, and Christmas her favorite holiday...)

Biggi's Winter Wonderland
Rocco the Reindeer
AmphiBackdrop 2
Background by tridymite

Quebec River

Quebec River

Cute boat by Mrsparky (free)
IC3 MATs - HoboBo
Gumdrops - LadyLittlefox
Gumdrops Clothes - Trudy, Dorkati and LLF
Gumdrops Textures - Me
Alexios Hair, Agent Hair, Punk Sadie Hair and another one we don't see. Laughing
Natural Smoke - Kayhan (in the chimney but we don't see it that much)

The Renderosity Community extends our deepest sympathies and best wishes to France's family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

We invite you to take some time to view France's Renderosity Gallery, and join with us in sending condolences to her family and friends.

~The Renderosity Staff and Community

Please note: If you find the color of the text hard to read, please click on "Printer-friendly" and black text will appear on a white background.

Printer-friendly format

Member Opinions:
By: Kazam561 on 6/5/12
She was a good friend and a wonderful person. My condolences to her family and friends. We will miss her dearly.

By: 1971s on 6/6/12
eternal memory...

By: TaishoBee on 6/6/12
I miss her very much, she was a very talented person who inspired me very much.

By: drdeep on 6/6/12
My condolences, the range of her work will be greatly missed.

By: aproctor on 6/6/12
France, my dear, dear friend - I miss you every day. You will be in my heart forever.
Love, Alisa

By: lyron on 6/6/12
My condolences to her family.

By: capelito on 6/6/12
So sorry to hear that. My condolences to her family and friends.

By: beachsidelegs on 6/6/12
Really sorry to hear this she will be sadly missed....

By: Bobbo1 on 6/6/12
The 3D community has lost a truly talented artist. She has been an inspiration to many of us in the 3D community. Many times, we forget to tell those who do inspire us, "thanks". Although I did not know France personally, I did know her through her work, and have enjoyed using many of her freebies in my own art. She will be sorely missed by all of us, and our hearts, and deepest sympathies go out to her family, and all of her friends.

By: toyyaris on 6/6/12
My dear friend you were my tutor for working with Poser,there is still much sadness in my heart,you were a true friend, a tower of strengh,always there when needed, I miss you terrible.
Until we meet again dear friend

By: OonaTheWild on 6/6/12
So sad to hear , she was a wonderful person and artist who I have had the pleasure of knowing in the community and having as a member of many of my sites. I will miss her dearly and keep her in my heart ! God Bless the family in this time and my thoughts and prayers are with you all .

By: renecyberdoc on 6/6/12
RIP -from the bottom of my heart - very generous heart she was indeed.

By: arbee999 on 6/6/12
Plus sincères condoléances à la famille de la France. Elle était toujours chaleureux et généreux, et il nous manquera beaucoup.
Deepest sympathies to France's family. She was always warm and generous and will be greatly missed.

By: elleque on 6/6/12
When I made a 3D object, she made many textures for it. I often wheedled her into making it. I still can't help feel it seems just the other day.

By: butterfly_fish on 6/6/12
It makes me sad to hear this. She was such a generous and helpful person. Cheers, France. You will be missed.

By: JenX on 6/6/12
My sincere condolences to France's family. We've lost an amazing artist, but the world has lost such a shining light. She was so giving and patient, and we were lucky to have her.

By: Cupcake on 6/6/12
She was truly a kind soul. Her presence will be greatly missed .Though she cannot be here with everyone in person, the skies are her canvas now, may she keep painting them with vibrant colors for everyone to see. Much blessing to her family at this time.

By: TheMystEra on 6/6/12
I didn't know her, only the freebies she shared with the community. But seeing the reaction of those who did, she must have been an outstanding and wonderfull person.
My condolences to her family and friends.

By: aRtBee on 6/6/12
Condolences to the family.
So many people liked her child-oriented stylish creations so much, and enjoyed her contributions to our community.
Françoise: merci beaucoup.

By: TheOwl68 on 6/6/12
So very sad to hear this news =( my deepest condolences to her family and friends~ France, your generous & caring soul shall live on through your inspiring artwork.

By: Justmel on 6/6/12
Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

By: Goldenthrush on 6/6/12
Such a wonderful and generous soul, my deepest condolences to her family. She is terribly missed.

By: tiggersprings on 6/6/12
France was a great friend, an excellent teacher, and a talent artist. She will be missed very much.

By: art-digital on 6/6/12
toutes mes condoléances les plus attristés

By: JohnDelaquiox on 6/6/12
It is always sad when a fellow artist passes on, she will be greatly missed, Let us not dwell on how she passed but on how she lived.

best wishes to her family and friends

By: starlitemoon on 6/6/12
I'm sorry I never got to know Francemi, but I've heard a lot of wonderful things about her. Sincere condolences to her family

By: yakchat on 6/6/12
I am so sorry to hear of her thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

By: KnightWolverine on 6/6/12
Though not familiar with her art I would like to wish my deepest condolences to her family and friends that knew her...An empty artist chair that will forever be missed.

By: Jazzmin on 6/6/12
What hurts those left behind is the loss, the absence of France's presence. Just know that she is smiling and happy. I hope the pain her friends and family feel heal quickly! All my best wishes for you.

By: Roxam on 6/6/12
France continues to be a significant presence in this community of artists, her generosity, talent, and wonderful spirit--her help and encouragement to so many, she truly made a huge difference. France made a significant contribution to establishing this new art form. We miss her dearly and will always remember her.

Deepest condolences to her family and close friends.

By: TeeTin on 6/6/12
I loved her work. Keeping her family in my thoughts and prayers. She will be truly missed.

By: wilmap on 6/6/12
I didn't "know" France for very long, but she made a lasting impression on me. She will be greatly missed by many.

Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

By: chohole on 6/6/12
A very generous and well loved friend, I will miss her and her chatty emails.

By: PositivelyCreative on 6/6/12
This is sad news indeed. I've always enjoyed her generosity. My heartfelt sympathies to her family, friends, and art communities.

By: quietrob on 6/6/12
My prayers and condolences go out to her and her loved ones. The world is a little dimmer today.

By: Cimarron on 6/6/12
France was such a kind and generous person, always willing to help ...condolences to family and friends.

By: Dave-So on 6/6/12
I remember her 2009 words .........
peace to you all

By: RAMWolff on 6/6/12
Rest well sweet France! Your missed! Your good nature, generosity and talents will be missed! My deepest condolences to your family and friends!

By: kyoto_kid on 6/7/12
...her posts, and even her avatar always brought a smile to me. She was a very kind and gentle person who is sorely missed.

By: Lucusoo on 6/7/12
Sorry for your loss. Condolences to her family and friends

By: infinity10 on 6/7/12
Rest In Peace.

Thank you for your creations which you have shared.

By: Lassie24 on 6/7/12
Miss you my dear friend

By: xantor on 6/7/12
She did a lot for the poser community and will be missed.

By: arlivre on 6/7/12
My deep condolences to her family and friends

By: FutureFantasyDesign on 6/7/12
A very sad loss...


By: bakapo on 6/7/12
This is so sad. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

By: screencraft on 6/7/12
Oh my goodness! I felt I knew her personally through her wonderful work, which shows her soul. What a loss to us all!

By: legolie on 6/7/12
My condolences to her family and friends ...

By: flavia49 on 6/7/12
My condolences to her family

By: BecSchm on 6/7/12
Such a generous giving person she was!

By: Acadia on 6/7/12
France was one of the first people here to take me under her wing! She was such a loving and caring person. She was very talented and very giving. This community was very lucky to have had her be part of it. It's a sadder place without her.

By: EugyptuS on 6/7/12
My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.......she will be missed

By: Kerya on 6/8/12
She is missed ... much!
My condolences to family and friends.

By: BE on 6/8/12
My sincere condolences go out to her family and friends. I'm so honored to have shared some freebies with the community that she and many of us worked on together some years ago. She will be missed by many. Love ya France!

By: novelist999 on 6/8/12
A beautiful person! She will be greatly missed!

By: gaetan036 on 6/8/12
Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de France elle était si gentille avec ses ami'es de Renderosity elle va nous manquer

By: blackravenwing on 6/8/12
my condolences to her family and friends.

i didn't know France personally but through her work it seems i knew her a little. she will be missed by so many.

By: ruby86 on 6/8/12
Truly sad news about this wonderful artist and personality.

By: karanta on 6/8/12
Sad news :( My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

By: MinayasStudio on 6/9/12
My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

By: Demon2330 on 6/9/12
My condolences to the family and big loss to the community.

By: UteBigSmile on 6/9/12
Our sincerly condolences to her family!
May our friend rest in Eternal Peace,
René & Ute

By: PainMD on 6/9/12
I wasn't lucky enough to know Mrs. Roy in this world. But then there's always the next one.

My deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved her.

By: Pommerlis on 6/9/12
What can I say, how is it that a person you have never met can touch your heart from such a distance. It were the fearie bearies that did it, I guess and I will miss her very much.

By: Kyms_Cave on 6/9/12
I am so sorry to hear such sad news, my prayers go out to her family and friends..she will be very missed..

By: DoodleMuffin on 6/9/12
I am so sorry to hear this sad news.She will be sorely missed in the 3D world.Condolences to all her friends,and family.Soar with the Angels France.
Big hugs Lynne

By: Thelby on 6/9/12
All Condolences to her family in the time of sorrow.

By: vdallas on 6/10/12
That's the kind of artist I like! Adieu!

By: mininessie on 6/10/12
a hole in our hearts is now!
all my love for her family!

By: gojira on 6/10/12
Sadly missed . . .

By: Mogwa on 6/10/12
Her sweet, gentle personality clearly comes through in her work. Sincere condolences.

By: GinaMarie on 6/10/12
Sincere condolences to the family and all her close friends!

By: Anjour on 6/10/12
So sorry to hear that. My condolences to her family and friends.

By: Sunshine78 on 6/11/12
My heartfelt condolences

By: hanny2 on 6/11/12
So sorry to hear that. My condolences to her family and friends.

By: Bossie_Boots on 6/12/12
I cant believe it bless her RIP my dear friend my sincere condolences to the family !

By: Thorne on 6/12/12
France contributed so much to our Faeriewylde family and we miss her lots. Farewell dear friend, we won't forget you.

By: Janl on 6/12/12
My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed.

By: dpanzee on 6/12/12
I'm so sorry to hear this news and send my sincere condolences to her family and friends.

By: Jean-Luc_Ajrarn on 6/13/12
My condolences to her family and friends. France was fun!

By: kgb224 on 6/14/12
My condolences to her loved ones and family.
God Bless.

By: meeshy on 6/14/12
So sorry to hear of frances passing, sincere condolences to her familyxxx

By: andolaurina on 6/14/12
Still missing France. I didn't talk to her daily but she was still one of my favorite 3D friends. She contributed so much to the Poserverse & this world. Hope to see her in Heaven one day. Miss you, France!

My condolences to her close friends and family. May God bless you always.

By: Desgar on 6/14/12
Quite a shock to hear of her passing. :( May she be at peace now, and that her art and generosity endure for all time. @}--,--

By: buckybeaver on 6/17/12
Feeling a real loss to the Poser community. May her family know how appreciated she was here and in the world.

By: Contajen on 6/23/12
I met France way back when after joining 3dSaraCreations. I knew nothing about modeling or anything much except for how to use Poser. She was a huge source of encouragement and knowledge. I will be forever thankful for her and her friendship.

Login and voice your opinion!
Powered by Bondware
Newspaper Software | Email Marketing Tools | E-Commerce Marketplace