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Ross Britton
B: 1929-07-04
D: 2018-02-14
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Britton, Ross
Eva Rokols
B: 1935-08-01
D: 2018-01-29
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Rokols, Eva
George MacPhail
B: 1956-07-16
D: 2018-01-02
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MacPhail, George
Hannah Wood
B: 1922-07-03
D: 2017-12-30
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Wood, Hannah
Mary "May" Rouse
B: 1928-05-30
D: 2017-12-24
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Rouse, Mary "May"
Peggy Sampogna
B: 1955-08-18
D: 2017-12-22
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Sampogna, Peggy
Sebastian Rinder
B: 1935-01-20
D: 2017-12-19
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Rinder, Sebastian
Sharon McIntyre
B: 1954-04-28
D: 2017-12-11
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McIntyre, Sharon
Arthur Driedger
B: 1945-11-27
D: 2017-12-08
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Driedger, Arthur
Robert Merrikin
B: 1940-06-17
D: 2017-12-04
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Merrikin, Robert
Walter Harding
B: 1950-07-19
D: 2017-12-03
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Harding, Walter
Joyce Longley
B: 1929-07-30
D: 2017-11-28
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Longley, Joyce
Margot Bollert
B: 1934-07-17
D: 2017-11-27
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Bollert, Margot
Marion Anderson
B: 1944-05-13
D: 2017-11-25
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Anderson, Marion
David McCowan
B: 1968-06-29
D: 2017-11-21
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McCowan, David
Henry Kuipery
D: 2017-11-06
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Kuipery, Henry
Marie Archibald
B: 1949-01-07
D: 2017-11-05
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Archibald, Marie
Florence "Lorraine" Seager
B: 1928-05-18
D: 2017-11-04
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Seager, Florence "Lorraine"
Elizabeth 'Betty" Jane Forbes
B: 1941-12-09
D: 2017-11-01
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Forbes, Elizabeth 'Betty" Jane
Darlene Geneau
B: 1955-09-22
D: 2017-10-09
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Geneau, Darlene
Carol Murphy
B: 1954-08-31
D: 2017-10-07
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Murphy, Carol

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55 Mill Street East
Acton, ON L7J 1H4
Phone: 519-853-0350 / 1-877-421-9860
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Robert Merrikin
In Memory of
Robert Jackson "Bob" Merrikin
1940 -
2017

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.