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In English on gravestones one sees R.I.P.

French Canadian Cemetery gravestones use R.I.F. What do these three initials signify?

  • Good question, I have seen "repose en paix" and "rest in peace" as well as the latin "requiescat in pace" and german "Ruhe in Frieden", but not noticed RIF on french graves. – Mick Aug 3 '18 at 10:03
  • I can't see any idiom in french... I'm having hard time to fill the "i"... – Random Aug 3 '18 at 17:30
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    Maybe some word related to fidel-. Do you have a picture or link showing this, by the way? – Luke Sawczak Aug 4 '18 at 13:04
  • Is it a military cemetery ? Could be related to "Riffles", if so. – Koreth Aug 10 '18 at 14:56
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    Are you sure that "RIF" is used in Canada? It doesn't correspond to any common phrase and I cannot find any example online, unlike "RIP" which is common. – Gilles Dec 31 '18 at 9:15

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