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Deanne Gilmour
B: 1942-07-11
D: 2018-06-23
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Gilmour, Deanne
Clarice Norman McKee
B: 1925-12-25
D: 2018-06-22
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Norman McKee, Clarice
Lucia Iarrusso
B: 1934-08-10
D: 2018-06-22
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Iarrusso, Lucia
Adam Marianski
B: 1952-10-18
D: 2018-06-21
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Marianski, Adam
Mary Peck
B: 1927-06-01
D: 2018-06-21
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Peck, Mary
Stella Psarakis
B: 1958-06-15
D: 2018-06-20
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Psarakis, Stella
William Adams
B: 1939-06-29
D: 2018-06-20
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Adams, William
Patricia Bingham
B: 1933-05-15
D: 2018-06-20
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Bingham, Patricia
Mira Kotarscak
B: 1956-11-19
D: 2018-06-19
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Kotarscak, Mira
Ivy Baillie
B: 1928-04-28
D: 2018-06-19
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Baillie, Ivy
Lauriene DePodesta
B: 1923-01-14
D: 2018-06-19
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DePodesta, Lauriene
David Conway
B: 1955-01-30
D: 2018-06-19
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Conway, David
Sarah Pocaluyko
B: 1992-01-28
D: 2018-06-19
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Pocaluyko, Sarah
Barbara Leslie
B: 1935-01-18
D: 2018-06-18
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Leslie, Barbara
Willa Whittaker
B: 1936-10-27
D: 2018-06-18
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Whittaker, Willa
Kevin Price
B: 1971-05-25
D: 2018-06-18
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Price, Kevin
Grant Pascoe
B: 1922-01-15
D: 2018-06-18
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Pascoe, Grant
Bill Slaunwhite
B: 1944-01-28
D: 2018-06-18
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Slaunwhite, Bill
Leo Smitas
B: 1929-11-26
D: 2018-06-17
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Smitas, Leo
Delores "Dodie" Mason
B: 1931-04-23
D: 2018-06-17
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Mason, Delores "Dodie"
Diane Stoodley
B: 1954-04-18
D: 2018-06-16
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Stoodley, Diane

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David Piersma
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David Piersma
1990 - 2018
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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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