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Barbara Taylor
B: 1937-07-26
D: 2017-11-20
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Taylor, Barbara
Beverly Riley
B: 1937-07-20
D: 2017-11-17
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Riley, Beverly
Roy Bartlett
B: 1953-07-30
D: 2017-11-16
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Bartlett, Roy
Marie Warnock
B: 1928-03-20
D: 2017-11-15
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Warnock, Marie
Leslie Sitton
B: 1940-01-13
D: 2017-11-15
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Sitton, Leslie
Alvin MacKinnon
B: 1940-01-15
D: 2017-11-14
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MacKinnon, Alvin
Rhonda Graham
B: 1964-01-08
D: 2017-11-14
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Graham, Rhonda
Joyce Wilson
B: 1941-07-25
D: 2017-11-12
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Wilson, Joyce
Antoli Szeksztello
B: 1942-12-11
D: 2017-11-06
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Szeksztello, Antoli
Melba Stone
B: 1921-09-14
D: 2017-11-06
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Stone , Melba
Philip Nelson
B: 1952-10-10
D: 2017-11-05
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Nelson, Philip
Colleen Whalen-Vale
B: 1967-05-03
D: 2017-11-05
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Whalen-Vale, Colleen
Sarah McAtear
B: 1950-10-19
D: 2017-11-01
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McAtear, Sarah
Erna Pickard
B: 1931-01-01
D: 2017-11-01
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Pickard, Erna
Jim Hill
B: 1933-11-14
D: 2017-10-30
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Hill , Jim
Donald Martin
B: 1934-03-01
D: 2017-10-30
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Martin, Donald
Gladys Rewutzsky
B: 1944-09-12
D: 2017-10-30
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Rewutzsky, Gladys
Robert Chilvers
B: 1930-01-09
D: 2017-10-30
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Chilvers, Robert
Marvin Petersen
B: 1938-07-03
D: 2017-10-29
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Petersen, Marvin
Frances Knight
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2017-10-29
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Knight, Frances
Helen Noddin
B: 1932-04-29
D: 2017-10-28
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Noddin, Helen

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Jim Hill
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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.