In Memory of Francemi

June 4, 2012 1:41 am

Tags: Francemi, Memorials

file_481528.jpgIt 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

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Article Comments

Kazam561 ( posted at 11:58PM Tue, 05 June 2012

She was a good friend and a wonderful person. My condolences to her family and friends. We will miss her dearly.

1971s ( posted at 12:06AM Wed, 06 June 2012

eternal memory...

TaishoBee ( posted at 12:48AM Wed, 06 June 2012

I miss her very much, she was a very talented person who inspired me very much.

drdeep ( posted at 1:23AM Wed, 06 June 2012

My condolences, the range of her work will be greatly missed.

aproctor ( posted at 1:24AM Wed, 06 June 2012

France, my dear, dear friend - I miss you every day. You will be in my heart forever. Love, Alisa

lyron ( posted at 1:59AM Wed, 06 June 2012

My condolences to her family.

capelito ( posted at 3:54AM Wed, 06 June 2012

So sorry to hear that. My condolences to her family and friends.

beachsidelegs ( posted at 3:54AM Wed, 06 June 2012

Really sorry to hear this she will be sadly missed....

Bobbo1 ( posted at 3:55AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

toyyaris ( posted at 4:18AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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

OonaTheWild ( posted at 4:33AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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 .

renecyberdoc ( posted at 5:16AM Wed, 06 June 2012

RIP -from the bottom of my heart - very generous heart she was indeed.

arbee999 ( posted at 6:25AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

elleque ( posted at 7:30AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

butterfly_fish ( posted at 7:41AM Wed, 06 June 2012

It makes me sad to hear this. She was such a generous and helpful person. Cheers, France. You will be missed.

JenX ( posted at 7:56AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

Cupcake ( posted at 8:40AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

TheMystEra ( posted at 10:20AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

aRtBee ( posted at 10:22AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

TheOwl68 ( posted at 10:50AM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

ArtByMel ( posted at 11:22AM Wed, 06 June 2012

Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Goldenthrush ( posted at 11:28AM Wed, 06 June 2012

Such a wonderful and generous soul, my deepest condolences to her family. She is terribly missed.

tiggersprings ( posted at 11:43AM Wed, 06 June 2012

France was a great friend, an excellent teacher, and a talent artist. She will be missed very much.

art-digital ( posted at 12:01PM Wed, 06 June 2012

toutes mes condoléances les plus attristés

JohnDelaquiox ( posted at 12:49PM Wed, 06 June 2012

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

starlitemoon ( posted at 12:53PM Wed, 06 June 2012

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

yakchat ( posted at 1:18PM Wed, 06 June 2012

I am so sorry to hear of her thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

KnightWolverine ( posted at 1:48PM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

Jazzmin ( posted at 2:41PM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

Roxam ( posted at 2:49PM Wed, 06 June 2012

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.

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