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Norman L. Lawrence
B: 1936-04-16
D: 2020-09-11
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Lawrence, Norman L.
David Van Beek
B: 1960-07-30
D: 2020-09-10
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Van Beek, David
Lillis Dorothy Couturier
B: 1934-02-06
D: 2020-09-07
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Couturier, Lillis Dorothy
June Kenny
B: 1938-06-06
D: 2020-09-06
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Kenny, June
James Walter Vanner
B: 1931-06-15
D: 2020-09-01
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Vanner, James Walter
John Briand
B: 1937-03-29
D: 2020-08-31
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Briand, John
Justin Ryan Bennett
B: 1982-05-28
D: 2020-08-29
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Bennett, Justin Ryan
Robert Charles Cassista
B: 1946-08-10
D: 2020-08-27
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Cassista, Robert Charles
Adeline Eileen Firlotte
B: 1926-05-09
D: 2020-08-16
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Firlotte, Adeline Eileen
Pete John Luhowy
B: 1936-06-17
D: 2020-08-16
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Luhowy, Pete John
Lloyd Parsons
B: 1938-11-18
D: 2020-08-15
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Parsons, Lloyd
Sister Teresa Morrissey gsic
B: 1925-12-06
D: 2020-08-10
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Morrissey gsic, Sister Teresa
Kenneth Weldon Pleadwell
B: 1942-01-04
D: 2020-08-09
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Pleadwell, Kenneth Weldon
Desmond Wagner
B: 1930-01-04
D: 2020-08-04
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Wagner, Desmond
Jean Green
B: 1927-11-08
D: 2020-07-25
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Green, Jean
Keith Edwin Markham
B: 1928-05-07
D: 2020-07-24
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Markham, Keith Edwin
Christine Graham
B: 1961-07-29
D: 2020-07-24
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Graham, Christine
Ambrose Laderoute
B: 1933-05-24
D: 2020-07-23
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Laderoute, Ambrose
John Edward Stunt
B: 1946-05-18
D: 2020-07-23
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Stunt, John Edward
Parnell Isadore Lance
B: 1935-11-29
D: 2020-07-15
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Lance, Parnell Isadore
Karen Judith Milroy
B: 1962-07-20
D: 2020-07-14
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Milroy, Karen Judith

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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.