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Edward Walters
B: 1930-11-05
D: 2018-10-17
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Walters, Edward
Lucy McMahon
B: 1927-06-16
D: 2018-10-16
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McMahon, Lucy
Larry Dunsdon
B: 1938-01-06
D: 2018-10-15
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Dunsdon, Larry
Francesco Di Pelino
B: 1955-08-20
D: 2018-10-15
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Di Pelino, Francesco
Raymond Prime
B: 1945-10-30
D: 2018-10-15
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Prime, Raymond
Gaetan "Gates" Chabot
B: 1948-04-24
D: 2018-10-15
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Chabot, Gaetan "Gates"
Donald Ames
B: 1937-03-06
D: 2018-10-15
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Ames, Donald
Doreen Daechsel
B: 1922-05-28
D: 2018-10-14
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Daechsel, Doreen
Maria "Mary" Schiavo
B: 1951-10-14
D: 2018-10-14
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Schiavo, Maria "Mary"
Cindy Monaghan
B: 1942-01-30
D: 2018-10-14
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Monaghan, Cindy
Stylianos Samothrakis
B: 1947-05-09
D: 2018-10-13
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Samothrakis, Stylianos
Grace Bell
B: 1926-04-11
D: 2018-10-13
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Bell, Grace
Bronwen Parfitt
B: 1923-10-10
D: 2018-10-13
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Parfitt, Bronwen
Kimberley-Ann Seager
B: 1973-03-01
D: 2018-10-12
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Seager, Kimberley-Ann
Betty Masur
B: 1938-12-12
D: 2018-10-12
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Masur, Betty
Rita Quast
B: 1935-06-16
D: 2018-10-12
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Quast, Rita
Shirley Blades
B: 1929-01-15
D: 2018-10-11
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Blades, Shirley
Shirley Nelson
B: 1922-11-08
D: 2018-10-11
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Nelson, Shirley
William "Wally" Kirkpatrick
B: 1935-09-16
D: 2018-10-11
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Kirkpatrick, William "Wally"
Isolina Fidanza
B: 1930-03-28
D: 2018-10-10
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Fidanza, Isolina
Sandra Andersen
B: 1939-06-13
D: 2018-10-10
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Andersen, Sandra

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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.

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