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Mary Hepburn
B: 1945-11-14
D: 2019-02-16
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Hepburn, Mary
Steven Hartnagle
B: 1959-04-20
D: 2019-02-12
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Hartnagle, Steven
Patricia Bullock
B: 1942-09-02
D: 2019-02-06
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Bullock, Patricia
Lorraine Johnson
B: 1956-07-22
D: 2019-02-05
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Johnson, Lorraine
Keith Gamble
B: 1967-06-07
D: 2019-01-31
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Gamble, Keith
Marion Storey
B: 1935-08-02
D: 2019-01-31
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Storey, Marion
Maria Frost
B: 1931-05-27
D: 2019-01-31
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Frost, Maria
Reginald Thompson
B: 1929-07-15
D: 2019-01-25
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Thompson, Reginald
Stanley Saunders
B: 1927-05-03
D: 2019-01-25
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Saunders, Stanley
Barbara Wilson
B: 1935-04-30
D: 2019-01-18
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Wilson, Barbara
Richard Newman
B: 1956-01-18
D: 2019-01-14
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Newman, Richard
Kenneth Frechette
B: 1958-10-07
D: 2019-01-13
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Frechette, Kenneth
Gary Mitchell
B: 1949-03-08
D: 2019-01-11
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Mitchell, Gary
Bradford William Keith Andrews
B: 1963-10-15
D: 2019-01-09
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Andrews, Bradford William Keith
Marlene Bogart
B: 1946-10-03
D: 2018-12-31
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Bogart, Marlene
Mac McIsaac
B: 1939-08-28
D: 2018-12-26
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McIsaac, Mac
Ann Ingles
B: 1934-11-10
D: 2018-12-24
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Ingles, Ann
Roy Gibson
B: 1924-07-02
D: 2018-12-22
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Gibson, Roy
Paul Graser
B: 1925-06-03
D: 2018-12-12
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Graser, Paul
Agnes Hall
B: 1933-09-02
D: 2018-12-08
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Hall, Agnes
William "George" Forrest
B: 1946-05-11
D: 2018-11-20
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Forrest, William "George"

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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.