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Irene Dundas
B: 1927-08-19
D: 2020-02-12
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Dundas, Irene
David Young
B: 1950-12-21
D: 2020-02-11
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Young, David
Marie Walker
B: 1939-02-12
D: 2020-02-10
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Walker, Marie
Helen Lowns
B: 1930-09-10
D: 2020-02-10
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Lowns, Helen
Shirley Darby
B: 1933-07-09
D: 2020-02-09
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Darby, Shirley
Gladys Kinsman
B: 1946-07-21
D: 2020-02-07
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Kinsman, Gladys
Zelia Tavares
B: 1938-07-02
D: 2020-02-06
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Tavares, Zelia
Margaret Forget
B: 1931-10-24
D: 2020-02-06
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Forget, Margaret
Basil Lapier
B: 1920-04-10
D: 2020-02-05
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Lapier, Basil
James Liddell
B: 1933-05-04
D: 2020-02-04
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Liddell, James
Lauriette Robert
B: 1928-12-02
D: 2020-02-02
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Robert, Lauriette
Hugh Jones
B: 1951-02-09
D: 2020-01-28
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Jones, Hugh
Elga Oberwasserlechner
B: 1926-02-17
D: 2020-01-28
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Oberwasserlechner, Elga
Virginia Mihut
B: 1924-08-05
D: 2020-01-24
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Mihut, Virginia
Cecil Pinkerton
B: 1940-10-23
D: 2020-01-21
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Pinkerton, Cecil
Josephine Wijesinghe
B: 1925-03-16
D: 2020-01-21
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Wijesinghe, Josephine
Maria Sanders
B: 1952-10-22
D: 2020-01-18
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Sanders, Maria
Dawna Rafuse-Mitchell
B: 1939-02-12
D: 2020-01-17
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Rafuse-Mitchell, Dawna
Audrey Williams
B: 1931-11-21
D: 2020-01-16
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Williams, Audrey
Trevor Sawler
B: 1962-03-18
D: 2020-01-16
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Sawler, Trevor
Roger Toner
B: 1948-08-01
D: 2020-01-14
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Toner, Roger

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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.