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Patrick Besteman
B: 1969-11-25
D: 2019-11-14
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Besteman, Patrick
Douglas Terwillegar
B: 1930-08-12
D: 2019-11-08
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Terwillegar, Douglas
William Carmichael
B: 1939-06-26
D: 2019-11-07
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Carmichael, William
Peter Willems
D: 2019-11-04
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Willems, Peter
Katherine Pollard
B: 1958-05-09
D: 2019-11-03
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Pollard, Katherine
June Stevenson
B: 1939-06-13
D: 2019-11-03
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Stevenson, June
James Baxter
B: 1957-10-10
D: 2019-11-02
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Baxter, James
Glenn Noyon
B: 1952-04-29
D: 2019-11-02
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Noyon, Glenn
Graham Wooden
B: 1932-09-13
D: 2019-11-01
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Wooden, Graham
Joyce Ramsay
B: 1934-05-12
D: 2019-10-26
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Ramsay, Joyce
Helen Alves
B: 1935-10-29
D: 2019-10-23
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Alves, Helen
Lynda Rousell
B: 1947-08-11
D: 2019-10-19
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Rousell, Lynda
Luis Tolentino
B: 1940-01-20
D: 2019-10-18
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Tolentino, Luis
John Cullen
B: 1932-07-21
D: 2019-10-18
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Cullen, John
Charlotte Webb
B: 1930-05-17
D: 2019-10-16
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Webb, Charlotte
Nicole Anerussis
B: 1970-10-09
D: 2019-10-14
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Anerussis, Nicole
Breigh Danyleyko
B: 1983-11-23
D: 2019-10-10
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Danyleyko, Breigh
Thomas Kotsopoulos
B: 1951-03-09
D: 2019-10-06
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Kotsopoulos, Thomas
Lesley Acome
B: 1946-03-08
D: 2019-10-05
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Acome, Lesley
Stephen Eardley
B: 1961-05-03
D: 2019-10-05
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Eardley, Stephen
Pablo Bottaro
B: 1971-08-21
D: 2019-09-25
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Bottaro, Pablo

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  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
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  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
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  • With heartfelt condolences.
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  • 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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