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Julie Skramko
B: 1958-01-15
D: 2019-03-14
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Skramko, Julie
Madeline Kelley
B: 1926-11-30
D: 2019-03-13
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Kelley, Madeline
James Crandall
B: 1938-05-09
D: 2019-03-12
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Crandall, James
Harry Mulligan
B: 1931-06-16
D: 2019-03-10
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Mulligan, Harry
James Shaheen
B: 1925-03-07
D: 2019-03-10
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Shaheen, James
Alice Bowie
B: 1936-11-09
D: 2019-03-09
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Bowie, Alice
Stinius Dahl
B: 1930-05-07
D: 2019-03-09
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Dahl, Stinius
Catherine Pierson
D: 2019-03-09
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Pierson, Catherine
Donna Tooke
B: 1945-07-30
D: 2019-03-07
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Tooke, Donna
H. Darwin Baker
B: 1936-07-26
D: 2019-03-06
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Baker, H. Darwin
John Chrisbacher
B: 1938-02-23
D: 2019-03-04
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Chrisbacher, John
Gordon Symonds
B: 1953-12-06
D: 2019-03-03
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Symonds, Gordon
James Bogan
B: 1938-12-05
D: 2019-02-28
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Bogan, James
Mary Woodhouse
B: 1923-02-06
D: 2019-02-28
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Woodhouse, Mary
Bernard Green
B: 1924-04-26
D: 2019-02-28
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Green, Bernard
Lewis Bullock
B: 1947-01-04
D: 2019-02-25
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Bullock, Lewis
Gloria Youngs
B: 1946-04-17
D: 2019-02-24
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Youngs, Gloria
Eric Ferris
B: 1975-09-16
D: 2019-02-23
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Ferris, Eric
Michael Hurley
B: 1950-12-10
D: 2019-02-23
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Hurley, Michael
Lynn Morse
B: 1969-01-14
D: 2019-02-21
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Morse, Lynn
Owen Fortnam
B: 2007-02-07
D: 2019-02-20
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Fortnam, Owen

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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.