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Marion Locke
B: 1922-11-06
D: 2018-11-14
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Locke, Marion
Robert Fox
B: 1933-08-07
D: 2018-11-10
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Fox, Robert
Michael Preziose
B: 1941-08-15
D: 2018-11-01
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Preziose, Michael
Catherine Marshall
B: 1938-05-06
D: 2018-10-28
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Marshall, Catherine
Robert Bleakley
B: 1937-07-06
D: 2018-10-27
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Bleakley, Robert
Dora Godfrey
B: 1931-01-21
D: 2018-10-26
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Godfrey, Dora
Glendon Pells
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2018-10-24
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Pells, Glendon
Linda Desell
B: 1950-10-23
D: 2018-10-22
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Desell, Linda
Dorcas White
B: 1926-08-23
D: 2018-10-21
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White, Dorcas
Catrina Noyes
B: 1948-10-31
D: 2018-10-19
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Noyes, Catrina
Gloria Kempton
B: 1945-01-08
D: 2018-10-16
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Kempton, Gloria
William McMahon
B: 1946-10-13
D: 2018-10-16
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McMahon, William
Charles Tilton
B: 1932-03-30
D: 2018-10-15
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Tilton, Charles
Kyle Ebbett
B: 1973-07-05
D: 2018-10-15
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Ebbett, Kyle
Pauline Mears
B: 1948-04-27
D: 2018-10-10
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Mears, Pauline
Leo Bernard
B: 1939-10-25
D: 2018-10-10
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Bernard, Leo
June Selby
B: 1936-06-05
D: 2018-10-08
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Selby, June
Ruth Xavier
B: 1964-01-07
D: 2018-10-02
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Xavier, Ruth
Madhukar Joshi
B: 1930-02-09
D: 2018-09-30
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Joshi, Madhukar
Norman Pratt
B: 1948-05-07
D: 2018-09-29
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Pratt, Norman
Lillian Wimble
B: 1928-05-13
D: 2018-09-28
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Wimble, Lillian

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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.

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