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Sr. Anna Clare Berrigan gsic
B: 1930-12-27
D: 2020-02-15
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Berrigan gsic, Sr. Anna Clare
Esther Ryan
B: 1931-12-28
D: 2020-02-07
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Ryan, Esther
Robert Erskine Strachan
B: 1931-08-22
D: 2020-01-31
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Strachan, Robert Erskine
Carlyn Emily Buske
B: 1951-08-21
D: 2020-01-30
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Buske, Carlyn Emily
Glenna Taylor
B: 1930-03-05
D: 2020-01-28
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Taylor, Glenna
Brian Mottershead
B: 1940-05-11
D: 2020-01-26
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Mottershead, Brian
Elizabeth June Rowe
B: 1928-06-08
D: 2020-01-22
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Rowe, Elizabeth June
Anastasia Tennian
B: 1930-04-03
D: 2020-01-22
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Tennian, Anastasia
George William Moses
B: 1962-01-08
D: 2020-01-22
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Moses, George William
Fernande Jacqueline Noël
B: 1928-06-24
D: 2020-01-22
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Noël , Fernande Jacqueline
Earl Alfred Saar
B: 1932-08-15
D: 2020-01-18
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Saar, Earl Alfred
Gerard Joseph Cuddy
B: 1929-10-29
D: 2020-01-12
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Cuddy, Gerard Joseph
Lori Ann Degrechie
B: 1965-12-22
D: 2020-01-12
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Degrechie, Lori Ann
Sherry Leigh McMillan
B: 1965-11-26
D: 2020-01-12
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McMillan, Sherry Leigh
William James Suckow
B: 1939-08-03
D: 2020-01-12
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Suckow, William James
Carl Everett Mitchell
B: 1940-08-07
D: 2020-01-08
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Mitchell, Carl Everett
David Allan Behan
B: 1928-04-12
D: 2020-01-07
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Behan, David Allan
Melinda Gay Chapman
B: 1958-07-29
D: 2020-01-02
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Chapman, Melinda Gay
Sheila Ann Schultz
D: 2020-01-02
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Schultz, Sheila Ann
Paulette Marie Furnival
B: 1949-06-06
D: 2020-01-01
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Furnival, Paulette Marie
Helen Rita Hartlin
B: 1935-04-02
D: 2019-12-29
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Hartlin, Helen Rita

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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.

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