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Anthony "Tony" Bedini
B: 1928-06-07
D: 2017-07-19
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Bedini, Anthony "Tony"
Olive Smith
B: 1919-03-02
D: 2017-07-19
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Smith, Olive
Florence Kozak
D: 2017-07-18
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Kozak, Florence
Glen Mitchell
B: 1966-02-22
D: 2017-07-18
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Mitchell, Glen
Paul Smithson
B: 1944-01-19
D: 2017-07-18
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Smithson, Paul
June Penderell
B: 1943-06-01
D: 2017-07-18
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Penderell, June
Alan Shepherd
B: 1960-03-10
D: 2017-07-18
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Shepherd, Alan
Elsa McKay
B: 1935-05-28
D: 2017-07-17
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McKay, Elsa
Joanna Whalen
B: 1942-04-08
D: 2017-07-17
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Whalen, Joanna
Joyce Edwards
B: 1925-06-19
D: 2017-07-17
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Edwards, Joyce
Milda "Em" Morgan
B: 1965-04-10
D: 2017-07-17
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Morgan, Milda "Em"
William Lavergne
B: 1936-07-22
D: 2017-07-17
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Lavergne, William
Gismondo DiMartino
B: 1930-06-19
D: 2017-07-16
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DiMartino, Gismondo
Doris Vella
B: 1926-09-07
D: 2017-07-16
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Vella, Doris
John Bright
B: 1940-07-01
D: 2017-07-16
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Bright, John
Margaret Dawe
B: 1936-07-09
D: 2017-07-16
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Dawe, Margaret
Madelaine Brown
B: 1916-02-17
D: 2017-07-16
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Brown, Madelaine
Alexander Bell
B: 1951-08-01
D: 2017-07-16
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Bell, Alexander
Thomas Hammond
B: 1933-07-22
D: 2017-07-15
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Hammond, Thomas
John Martin
B: 1962-02-24
D: 2017-07-15
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Martin, John
Ronald Oke
B: 1940-01-28
D: 2017-07-14
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Oke, Ronald

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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.