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Dorothy Roseman
B: 1917-12-18
D: 2017-11-16
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Roseman, Dorothy
Mary Semkowicz
B: 1920-03-01
D: 2017-11-13
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Semkowicz, Mary
Edwin Thompson
B: 1945-03-30
D: 2017-11-13
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Thompson, Edwin
Amelia Stechyshyn
B: 1921-10-04
D: 2017-11-10
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Stechyshyn, Amelia
Joan Kieffer
B: 1947-11-27
D: 2017-11-09
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Kieffer, Joan
Anna Bognar
B: 1919-11-22
D: 2017-11-05
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Bognar, Anna
Pasquale DeSapio
B: 1925-03-17
D: 2017-11-05
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DeSapio, Pasquale
Margaret Cline
B: 1932-11-09
D: 2017-11-04
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Cline, Margaret
Shirley Smith
B: 1961-03-25
D: 2017-11-04
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Smith, Shirley
Helena Palynchuk
B: 1927-04-25
D: 2017-11-02
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Palynchuk, Helena
Edward Hartnett
B: 1930-12-24
D: 2017-10-31
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Hartnett, Edward
Alfreda Bodnar
B: 1921-02-28
D: 2017-10-30
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Bodnar, Alfreda
Doreen Pierroz
B: 1929-07-05
D: 2017-10-28
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Pierroz, Doreen
Catherine Seeley
B: 1936-02-21
D: 2017-10-28
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Seeley, Catherine
Anne Sutherland
B: 1928-02-08
D: 2017-10-27
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Sutherland, Anne
Stephania Rabatich
B: 1926-01-22
D: 2017-10-27
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Rabatich, Stephania
Zachary Falukozi
B: 1937-09-14
D: 2017-10-27
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Falukozi, Zachary
Vincent Downey
B: 1924-11-10
D: 2017-10-23
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Downey, Vincent
Shirley Stroud
B: 1938-01-06
D: 2017-10-22
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Stroud, Shirley
Jacques Carignan
B: 1952-07-16
D: 2017-10-22
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Carignan, Jacques
Pamela Laforme
B: 1944-12-24
D: 2017-10-21
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Laforme, Pamela

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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.

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