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Frances Pierce
B: 1930-04-29
D: 2018-04-29
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Pierce, Frances
Joshua Brown
B: 2002-03-22
D: 2018-04-22
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Brown, Joshua
James Askin
B: 1963-06-01
D: 2018-04-17
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Askin, James
Susanne Raback
B: 1975-08-11
D: 2018-04-06
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Raback, Susanne
Marlene Anderson
B: 1938-09-29
D: 2018-04-02
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Anderson, Marlene
Robert "Bob" Johnston
B: 1942-11-20
D: 2018-03-21
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Johnston, Robert "Bob"
Joyce Adams
B: 1931-09-24
D: 2018-03-21
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Adams, Joyce
Maria van den Brink
B: 1930-08-31
D: 2018-03-14
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van den Brink, Maria
Karen Bishop
B: 1963-01-16
D: 2018-03-11
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Bishop, Karen
Bradley Cripps
B: 1955-08-16
D: 2018-03-06
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Cripps, Bradley
Marjorie Tarrant
B: 1921-02-27
D: 2018-03-02
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Tarrant, Marjorie
Rachel Genzler
B: 1951-11-06
D: 2018-02-28
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Genzler, Rachel
Anton Gorjup
B: 1921-11-10
D: 2018-02-21
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Gorjup, Anton
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

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55 Mill Street East
Acton, ON L7J 1H4
Phone: 519-853-0350 / 1-877-421-9860
Fax: 519-853-1656
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.