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Ramsay Cranna
B: 1925-07-15
D: 2018-09-25
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Cranna, Ramsay
Raymond Rines
B: 1930-01-09
D: 2018-09-24
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Rines, Raymond
Sam Gatto
B: 1945-11-12
D: 2018-09-24
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Gatto, Sam
Emil Komac
B: 1928-09-09
D: 2018-09-24
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Komac, Emil
Lionel Foster
B: 1928-10-06
D: 2018-09-24
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Foster, Lionel
Joan Cochrane
B: 1930-06-25
D: 2018-09-22
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Cochrane, Joan
Genevieve Golinski
B: 1926-07-16
D: 2018-09-21
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Golinski, Genevieve
Norma German
B: 1933-05-04
D: 2018-09-21
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German, Norma
Allan Stansbury
B: 1932-08-27
D: 2018-09-21
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Stansbury, Allan
Walter Ramey
B: 1926-05-30
D: 2018-09-21
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Ramey, Walter
Robert Schroeder
B: 1934-04-27
D: 2018-09-20
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Schroeder, Robert
Achille Luison
B: 1938-07-25
D: 2018-09-20
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Luison, Achille
Domenic Mastroianni
B: 1939-09-15
D: 2018-09-20
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Mastroianni, Domenic
Lillian Hasenack
B: 1936-12-08
D: 2018-09-19
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Hasenack, Lillian
Stella Adams
B: 1926-03-03
D: 2018-09-19
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Adams, Stella
Clive Beard
B: 1937-07-08
D: 2018-09-19
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Wilfred Scott
B: 1936-11-20
D: 2018-09-19
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Olive Sacks
B: 1922-10-03
D: 2018-09-18
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Sacks, Olive
Lorna Margaret Turner
B: 1938-01-04
D: 2018-09-18
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Turner, Lorna Margaret
Antoni Grabowski
B: 1922-09-24
D: 2018-09-17
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Grabowski, Antoni
John "Jack" Bailey
B: 1925-01-02
D: 2018-09-17
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Bailey, John "Jack"

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Marian Garside
In Memory of
Marian Cairine Teresa
Garside (MacDonald)
1932 - 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.