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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
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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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    je n'ai jamais vu « R.I.F. » sur une tombe française ou dont l'épitaphe est écrite en français. Ne pourrait-il s'agir d'un « R.I.P. », latin donc, dont le P soit abîmé ? – 5915961T Jan 3 at 18:06

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