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David Callaghan
B: 1950-07-28
D: 2019-01-17
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Callaghan, David
Nettie Koudys
B: 1936-01-26
D: 2019-01-17
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Koudys, Nettie
John "Jack" Ingram
B: 1929-09-28
D: 2019-01-16
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Ingram, John "Jack"
Carol Dunstan
B: 1936-06-20
D: 2019-01-15
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Dunstan, Carol
Bill Needham
B: 1948-02-12
D: 2019-01-15
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Needham, Bill
Antanas Elvikis
B: 1943-01-25
D: 2019-01-15
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Elvikis, Antanas
Nice Pulcina
B: 1934-03-04
D: 2019-01-15
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Pulcina, Nice
James Morrison
B: 1951-12-19
D: 2019-01-15
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Morrison, James
Vera Bashista
B: 1933-07-08
D: 2019-01-15
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Bashista, Vera
Lorne Lillico
B: 1952-02-11
D: 2019-01-14
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Lillico, Lorne
Naomi Duval
B: 2002-06-05
D: 2019-01-14
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Duval, Naomi
Gordon White
B: 1959-06-26
D: 2019-01-14
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White, Gordon
Marilyn Stewart
B: 1932-07-09
D: 2019-01-14
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Stewart, Marilyn
Judith Thorley
B: 1947-03-26
D: 2019-01-12
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Thorley, Judith
Sally Hunter
B: 1948-06-17
D: 2019-01-12
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Hunter, Sally
John Dudik
B: 1930-07-13
D: 2019-01-12
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Dudik, John
Ben Hutton
B: 1930-12-11
D: 2019-01-11
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Hutton, Ben
Jan Sudnik
B: 1920-01-24
D: 2019-01-11
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Sudnik, Jan
Keenan Lang
B: 1997-07-07
D: 2019-01-11
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Lang, Keenan
Nellie Penn
B: 1925-09-11
D: 2019-01-10
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Penn, Nellie
Tara Taylor
B: 1962-05-20
D: 2019-01-10
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Taylor, Tara

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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.