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Giustino Mattarelli
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D: 2019-02-12
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Bertha Smith
B: 1927-01-05
D: 2019-02-10
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Robert Beauregard
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Edward Willson
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Donald Oyston
B: 1942-05-21
D: 2019-02-08
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Angel Marcos
B: 1942-02-10
D: 2019-02-05
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Donald Drake
B: 1953-12-26
D: 2019-02-04
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Lea DiSimone
B: 1945-07-02
D: 2019-02-03
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Patrick Hunter
B: 1950-06-24
D: 2019-02-03
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Leo Neziol
D: 2019-02-02
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Fiorella Gallo
B: 1955-07-08
D: 2019-02-01
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Bill Gaskell
B: 1949-07-21
D: 2019-02-01
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Joyce Marion
B: 1931-02-14
D: 2019-01-30
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Theresa Wenzel
B: 1928-03-05
D: 2019-01-30
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Charles McCabe
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Ted Feniuk
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D: 2019-01-28
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D: 2019-01-27
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Rosemary Ferrell
B: 1938-01-30
D: 2019-01-27
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D: 2019-01-26
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Nora Smith
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D: 2019-01-25
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55 Charing Cross Street
Brantford, ON N3R 2H4
Phone: 519-753-8655
Fax: 519-753-1195
Elizabeth  Allen
In Memory of
Elizabeth  Margaret "Liz"
Allen
1942 -
2018

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.