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Irene Lajeunesse
B: 1930-06-12
D: 2018-05-18
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Lajeunesse, Irene
Hendrina Harvey
B: 1954-02-22
D: 2018-06-14
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Harvey, Hendrina
Mary Perro
B: 1927-01-10
D: 2018-06-16
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Perro, Mary
Lorne Thombs
B: 1932-08-28
D: 2018-06-11
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Thombs, Lorne
Clare Scanlon
B: 1930-07-16
D: 2018-06-07
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Scanlon, Clare
Beverly Groves
B: 1939-09-12
D: 2018-06-08
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Groves, Beverly
Ema Matos
B: 1927-12-29
D: 2018-06-06
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Matos, Ema
Joseph Dove
B: 1933-10-31
D: 2018-06-03
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Dove, Joseph
Bruno Gos
B: 1923-10-16
D: 2018-06-05
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Gos, Bruno
Terry Phillips
B: 1953-04-28
D: 2018-06-05
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Phillips, Terry
Mary "Theresa" Sparrock
B: 1930-12-18
D: 2018-05-31
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Sparrock, Mary "Theresa"
Stella Pawelczyk
B: 1935-11-21
D: 2018-05-31
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Pawelczyk, Stella
Yvonne Tang
B: 1934-03-12
D: 2018-05-25
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Tang, Yvonne
Eugene Baldasaro
B: 1927-04-21
D: 2018-05-23
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Baldasaro, Eugene
Gary Stark
B: 1952-11-07
D: 2018-05-19
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Stark, Gary
Walter Berendt
B: 1932-11-28
D: 2018-05-18
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Berendt, Walter
Christine Hickey
B: 1947-01-10
D: 2018-05-13
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Hickey, Christine
Maryanne Vizzari
B: 1940-09-11
D: 2018-05-11
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Vizzari, Maryanne
Giovanni "John" Pasquale
B: 1953-12-02
D: 2018-05-10
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Pasquale , Giovanni "John"
Mafalda Marconi
B: 1925-06-23
D: 2018-05-05
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Marconi, Mafalda
Martin Galvin
B: 1931-10-31
D: 2018-05-08
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Galvin, Martin

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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.