Our dear friends Charles, Janet, Matthew and Ethan Ko, lovingly arranged to have this Ginkgo Tree, also known as Maidenhair Tree, planted in memory of our Sweet Angel. It recently found its home at Melville Park; a place where AnnFrances loved to play with her brothers. The tree has been strategically placed near the gazebo where the children enjoyed many picnics…we can see her now nibbling on Nutella sandwiches and sliced apples in between running through the sprinklers and the jungle gym with her dear brothers.
The Kos, our first neighbours and friends of 25 years, have been extremely present throughout AnnFrances’s illness and continue to bless us with their love and support. Janet made every effort to ensure that the tree was planted before Christmas in the hopes that it could bring the family a sense of comfort and peace….We look forward to the commemorative plaque being placed in the spring.
The community of St. David school continues to bless us with love and kindness. This beautiful bench is lovingly dedicated to our precious Annie by the wonderful St. David students, parents and staff of past and present. The plaque reads: In loving memory of our Sweet Angel AnnFrances Tropea now dancing with God.
The bench currently sits in the school foyer and will be blessed by Father Ernie. Thank you to everyone for your continued thoughtfulness and generosity.
How amazing are the students of St. David Catholic School? Each child diligently designed a feather that was then used to create these beautiful “Angel” wings for our beloved and cherished Angel, AnnFrances.
Each mounted feather represents hope for all those who have suffered and who are currently suffering, that one day soon, a cure will be discovered for Sarcoma cancer. Many blessings to all the children at St. David
Greg Kuzemczak and Bernard Zasiadczyk from Diamond Stone Landscaping Ltd. lovingly donated and installed this natural stone bench to the Tropea Backyard. This beautiful addition to the patio helped create the much needed sanctuary that AnnFrances adored.
This bench is a constant reminder of your kindness and generosity towards our family.
Once again, the owners of Diamond Stone Landscaping Ltd. graced the family with gifts in honour of Annie. Greg and his wife Anna lovingly added two natural stone tables to the Tropea backyard to compliment the bench. These beautiful additions will be cherished forever.
David Greco: “… got into a collision in the prefinal and started 5th for the final. I managed to pull everything together and finish on top but most importantly I want to dedicate this race win to @annietropea and the family. It was absolutely heartbreaking hearing about you not walking this Earth anymore.. you are just so beautiful inside and out and it kills me to wrap my mind around such an amazing soul that was taken away by cancer. I dedicate this win to you. Rest in peace angel.”
Alexa Quattrociocchi and Family:
“Creating this painting of AnnFrances dancing her heart out gave me the chance to reflect on all of the special memories I shared with her and what a blessing it was to have her in each of our lives. I hope that I was able to capture her truly angelic beauty and strength, inside and out. Every time you look at this painting, may you smile and think of AnnFrances forever dancing joyfully in heaven with God.”
Olivia Gigliotti, a talented young woman who had never met Annie, created this beautiful sketch. Olivia was able to capture Annie’s grace and her tender love for her “sweet angel face” dog Bailey.
This beautiful collage is a tribute of many memorable moments in Annie’s life, dedicated to the family by Bruno Boreanaz and Ray Chan from Universal Picture Framing and Sports Memorabilia. We thank you for your gesture of love.
On September 21, 2018, the caring teachers and staff at St. David Catholic School prepared a very moving prayer service to honour Annie’s memory, inviting the school community.
Dozens of Annie’s wonderful teachers and amazing dance and soccer friends participated in various fundraising events in the community, including the Rexall One Walk in Toronto. Thousands of dollars were raised for the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada by these amazing groups of people.