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Patrick Coffey
B: 1925-10-31
D: 2018-07-17
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Coffey, Patrick
Eileen Hogg
B: 1941-12-09
D: 2018-07-17
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Hogg, Eileen
Yvonne Spofford
B: 1950-08-31
D: 2018-07-14
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Spofford, Yvonne
Carole Bittorf
B: 1951-08-06
D: 2018-07-12
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Bittorf, Carole
Sharon Cuthbert
B: 1947-01-03
D: 2018-07-10
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Cuthbert, Sharon
Catherine Plowright
B: 1947-06-25
D: 2018-06-27
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Plowright, Catherine
Lori Needham
B: 1960-11-14
D: 2018-06-25
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Needham, Lori
Muriel Metcalf
B: 1928-09-05
D: 2018-06-25
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Metcalf, Muriel
Rafeek Charran
B: 1962-07-07
D: 2018-06-24
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Charran, Rafeek
Derwyn Highfield
B: 1939-10-28
D: 2018-06-23
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Highfield, Derwyn
Lorri Hooey
B: 1964-02-06
D: 2018-06-22
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Hooey, Lorri
Ross Hickey
B: 1969-12-20
D: 2018-06-18
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Hickey, Ross
Bernard Lamothe
B: 1947-01-01
D: 2018-06-12
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Lamothe, Bernard
Niven Clark
B: 1963-08-22
D: 2018-06-12
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Clark, Niven
Grace Trewin
B: 1918-09-22
D: 2018-06-07
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Trewin, Grace
Katherine McCarthy
B: 1951-12-27
D: 2018-06-07
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McCarthy, Katherine
William Willoughby
B: 1946-07-07
D: 2018-06-06
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Willoughby, William
Beverley Bannister
B: 1943-06-12
D: 2018-06-06
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Bannister, Beverley
Samuel Gust
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2018-06-04
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Gust, Samuel
June Phippen
B: 1936-02-02
D: 2018-05-31
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Phippen, June
Joan Fisher
B: 1930-11-16
D: 2018-05-26
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Fisher, Joan

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Cecil Stephenson
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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.