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David Hall
B: 1952-11-03
D: 2019-12-06
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Hall, David
Faithe Burchard
B: 1926-12-10
D: 2019-11-28
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Burchard, Faithe
Karen Derusha
B: 1958-03-25
D: 2019-11-26
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Derusha, Karen
Kathleen Bradley
B: 1954-07-22
D: 2019-11-26
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Bradley, Kathleen
James Bonitatibus
B: 1946-08-25
D: 2019-11-24
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Bonitatibus, James
Joseph King
B: 1933-01-03
D: 2019-11-24
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King, Joseph
Marion Gillis
B: 1924-01-22
D: 2019-11-22
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Gillis, Marion
Carol Tatsey
B: 1940-12-24
D: 2019-11-21
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Tatsey, Carol
Sara Allen
B: 1946-10-21
D: 2019-11-20
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Allen, Sara
Elwyn Sumner
B: 1933-10-17
D: 2019-11-20
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Sumner, Elwyn
Patricia Hilder
B: 1946-05-31
D: 2019-11-20
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Hilder, Patricia
Robert Brown
B: 1948-10-02
D: 2019-11-19
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Brown, Robert
Sandra Waterman
B: 1945-02-26
D: 2019-11-16
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Waterman, Sandra
Donald Gillis
B: 1927-09-13
D: 2019-11-15
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Gillis, Donald
David Bain
B: 1931-11-11
D: 2019-11-13
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Bain, David
Donna Spear
B: 1956-03-25
D: 2019-11-13
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Spear, Donna
Patricia Fillmore
B: 1941-08-17
D: 2019-11-10
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Fillmore, Patricia
Irene Norris
B: 1924-07-03
D: 2019-11-10
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Norris, Irene
Phillip Brilling
B: 1921-10-26
D: 2019-11-08
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Brilling, Phillip
Janet Brown
B: 1950-05-03
D: 2019-11-07
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Brown, Janet
Paul Wolfe
B: 1945-06-08
D: 2019-11-07
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Wolfe, Paul

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Mary Barbara
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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.