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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
Michael Hammett
B: 1956-05-13
D: 2018-08-12
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Hammett, Michael
Isidoro Boscariol
B: 1926-05-29
D: 2018-08-08
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Boscariol, Isidoro
Arthur Wittman
B: 1936-02-08
D: 2018-08-07
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Wittman, Arthur
James MacMillan
B: 1984-08-31
D: 2018-08-07
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MacMillan, James
Martin Sloan
B: 1988-12-22
D: 2018-08-06
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Sloan, Martin
Tej Sidhu
B: 1931-05-03
D: 2018-08-05
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Sidhu, Tej
Diane Hromyk
B: 1936-10-11
D: 2018-08-05
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Hromyk, Diane
Sherry Ballard
B: 1947-06-22
D: 2018-08-04
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Ballard, Sherry
Murdock McLeod
B: 1926-05-03
D: 2018-08-03
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McLeod, Murdock
Nicolette Orssich
B: 1929-07-01
D: 2018-07-31
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Orssich, Nicolette
Jasvir Sidhu
B: 1957-03-02
D: 2018-07-27
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Sidhu, Jasvir
Colleen Drenka
B: 1928-01-18
D: 2018-07-24
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Drenka, Colleen
Frances Hoogenboom
B: 1990-09-04
D: 2018-07-16
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Hoogenboom, Frances
Emil Gaspar
B: 1937-11-28
D: 2018-07-07
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Gaspar, Emil
Sharon Horne
B: 1945-12-16
D: 2018-07-04
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Horne, Sharon
Wendy Moore
B: 1947-07-23
D: 2018-07-01
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Moore, Wendy
Phyllis Swift
B: 1924-08-07
D: 2018-06-30
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Swift, Phyllis
Michal Balinowski
B: 1942-10-25
D: 2018-06-29
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Balinowski, Michal

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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.