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Jessie Chamley
B: 1921-10-06
D: 2018-12-08
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Chamley, Jessie
John Cooney
B: 1949-06-11
D: 2018-11-20
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Cooney, John
Gerald Hamilton
B: 1941-07-23
D: 2018-11-15
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Hamilton, Gerald
Lorane Poulsen
B: 1931-07-09
D: 2018-11-08
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Poulsen, Lorane
Robert McCormack
B: 1931-07-21
D: 2018-11-05
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McCormack, Robert
Sharon O'Fallon
B: 1937-10-29
D: 2018-11-03
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O'Fallon, Sharon
Chae Lee
B: 1968-12-23
D: 2018-10-27
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Lee, Chae
Dorothy Diotte
B: 1924-06-11
D: 2018-10-19
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Diotte, Dorothy
Stuart Armstrong
B: 1942-10-22
D: 2018-10-10
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Armstrong, Stuart
Alan Wood
B: 1945-08-22
D: 2018-10-09
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Wood, Alan
Joseph Chinapen
B: 1944-02-12
D: 2018-10-07
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Chinapen, Joseph
Magdalena Varga
B: 1938-03-15
D: 2018-09-30
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Varga, Magdalena
Rainer Schwarz
B: 1942-08-27
D: 2018-09-27
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Schwarz, Rainer
Magdalena Luengo
B: 1932-01-01
D: 2018-09-26
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Luengo, Magdalena
Norma Gratton
B: 1945-02-19
D: 2018-09-25
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Gratton, Norma
Margaret Gaspar
B: 1940-10-24
D: 2018-09-20
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Gaspar, Margaret
George Sloan
B: 1925-10-04
D: 2018-09-19
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Sloan, George
Todd Dawe
B: 1963-07-29
D: 2018-09-14
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Dawe, Todd
Doreen Barr
B: 1934-02-19
D: 2018-09-06
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Barr, Doreen
Nicklaus Ogborne
B: 1990-09-01
D: 2018-08-22
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Ogborne, Nicklaus
Michael Forry
B: 1966-08-03
D: 2018-08-15
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Forry, Michael

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.