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Betty Barnes
B: 1920-08-10
D: 2017-06-28
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Barnes, Betty
Shirley MacLeod
B: 1934-10-23
D: 2017-06-26
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MacLeod, Shirley
Annie Burrows
B: 1946-01-17
D: 2017-06-26
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Burrows, Annie
Theresa Eby
B: 1929-03-29
D: 2017-06-23
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Eby, Theresa
Bernice Short
B: 1923-04-12
D: 2017-06-22
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Short, Bernice
Robert Sparks
B: 1935-07-15
D: 2017-06-21
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Sparks, Robert
David Lee-Kwong
B: 1952-02-06
D: 2017-06-20
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Lee-Kwong, David
Edith Woodward
B: 1919-08-11
D: 2017-06-17
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Woodward, Edith
John Colven
B: 1945-01-22
D: 2017-06-12
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Colven, John
Paul O'Brien
B: 1981-06-14
D: 2017-06-09
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O'Brien, Paul
Anthony Teknyos
B: 1936-06-14
D: 2017-06-06
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Teknyos, Anthony
Joanne Hannam
B: 1939-03-06
D: 2017-06-04
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Hannam, Joanne
June Doherty
B: 1932-10-13
D: 2017-06-04
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Doherty, June
Alexandra Pettus
B: 1923-01-15
D: 2017-06-03
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Pettus, Alexandra
Madilyn Guindon
B: 2015-04-17
D: 2017-05-29
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Guindon, Madilyn
Janet Aubrey-Bateman
B: 1928-08-08
D: 2017-05-28
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Aubrey-Bateman, Janet
Kirby Hannan
B: 1947-05-13
D: 2017-05-26
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Hannan, Kirby
Margaret Wilkes
B: 1940-02-15
D: 2017-05-25
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Wilkes, Margaret
Isabella Jardim
B: 1928-12-03
D: 2017-05-21
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Jardim, Isabella
Bob Hughes
D: 2017-05-18
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Hughes, Bob
Doris Kocot
D: 2017-05-17
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Kocot, Doris

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Mavis Neill
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Mavis Deloris Neill
1949 - 2017
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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.