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Margaret Stanley
B: 1914-01-26
D: 2018-10-14
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Stanley, Margaret
William Coble
B: 1941-08-20
D: 2018-10-10
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Coble, William
Jean Omerso
B: 1931-09-29
D: 2018-10-08
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Omerso, Jean
William Parker
B: 1941-06-03
D: 2018-10-07
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Parker, William
Paul Cornelius
B: 1932-10-24
D: 2018-10-06
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Cornelius, Paul
Jennie Nolan
B: 1925-02-10
D: 2018-10-05
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Nolan, Jennie
Gene Nelson
B: 1942-11-21
D: 2018-10-02
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Nelson, Gene
Richard Brennan
B: 1955-03-02
D: 2018-10-01
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Brennan, Richard
Barbara Jones
B: 1930-07-24
D: 2018-09-30
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Jones, Barbara
Marilyn Kinney
B: 1934-11-04
D: 2018-09-27
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Kinney, Marilyn
Diane Wood
B: 1948-12-23
D: 2018-09-26
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Wood, Diane
Norma Deaner
B: 1927-07-08
D: 2018-09-21
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Deaner, Norma
Catherine Manwarren
B: 1939-09-09
D: 2018-09-20
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Manwarren, Catherine
Marjorie Carmichael
B: 1928-10-30
D: 2018-09-16
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Carmichael, Marjorie
Judith Matteson
B: 1947-07-28
D: 2018-09-11
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Matteson, Judith
Robert Benson
B: 1940-05-01
D: 2018-09-10
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Benson, Robert
Althea Suire
B: 1934-08-13
D: 2018-09-10
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Suire, Althea
Barbara Meyer-Wendt
B: 1932-12-07
D: 2018-09-09
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Meyer-Wendt, Barbara
J. Richard Hughes
B: 1936-09-15
D: 2018-09-08
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Hughes, J. Richard
Caroline Keith
B: 1918-10-03
D: 2018-09-08
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Keith, Caroline
Marvin Jantzen
B: 1930-02-17
D: 2018-09-05
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Jantzen, Marvin

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Richard Brennan
In Memory of
Richard L.
Brennan
1955 - 2018
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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.