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Geraldine McParland
B: 1946-11-23
D: 2017-09-19
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McParland, Geraldine
Jean Jamieson
B: 1930-11-17
D: 2017-09-17
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Jamieson, Jean
Annie Gauthier
B: 1927-01-21
D: 2017-09-15
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Gauthier, Annie
Frances Kras
B: 1935-08-11
D: 2017-09-14
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Kras, Frances
Gary Ashbaugh
B: 1942-12-16
D: 2017-09-12
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Ashbaugh, Gary
Harold Williams
B: 1928-06-04
D: 2017-09-09
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Williams , Harold
Donald Cheshire
B: 1946-01-27
D: 2017-09-08
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Cheshire, Donald
Louis Blacqueire
B: 1952-01-18
D: 2017-09-08
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Blacqueire, Louis
Dea Kowalski
B: 1931-06-14
D: 2017-09-07
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Kowalski, Dea
Amanda Devine
B: 1927-12-11
D: 2017-09-07
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Devine, Amanda
Anne Kulikowski
B: 1917-11-22
D: 2017-09-07
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Kulikowski, Anne
Jennifer Harney
B: 1933-04-06
D: 2017-09-06
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Harney, Jennifer
Isabel Crouse
B: 1946-02-19
D: 2017-09-03
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Crouse, Isabel
Janet McGill
B: 1955-12-11
D: 2017-09-03
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McGill, Janet
Raymond Dubois
B: 1924-06-27
D: 2017-09-03
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Dubois, Raymond
Marcia Parry
B: 1953-10-15
D: 2017-08-30
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Parry, Marcia
Sr. Fidelis Orban
B: 1927-06-21
D: 2017-08-29
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Orban, Sr. Fidelis
Glenn Murray
B: 1946-02-19
D: 2017-08-29
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Murray, Glenn
Avril Gordon
B: 1940-03-17
D: 2017-08-27
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Gordon, Avril
Catherine Pead
B: 1928-02-11
D: 2017-08-26
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Pead, Catherine
Donald Scott
B: 1925-05-03
D: 2017-08-26
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Scott, Donald

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Gary Ashbaugh
In Memory of
Gary Lloyd Ashbaugh
1942 - 2017
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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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