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Robert Harnois
D: 2018-07-14
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Harnois, Robert
Jonathan Ward
B: 1980-09-01
D: 2018-07-14
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Ward, Jonathan
Keith McFadzen
B: 1955-12-20
D: 2018-07-11
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McFadzen, Keith
Phyllis Todd
B: 1930-01-14
D: 2018-07-08
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Todd, Phyllis
Alexander Rivera
B: 1979-07-19
D: 2018-07-01
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Rivera, Alexander
Lorraine Lewandowski
B: 1947-02-02
D: 2018-06-30
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Lewandowski, Lorraine
Harold Mathers
B: 1931-08-26
D: 2018-06-29
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Mathers, Harold
Concetta Sabino
B: 1931-10-11
D: 2018-06-28
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Sabino, Concetta
William Pekoske
B: 1946-08-24
D: 2018-06-26
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Pekoske, William
Gil Cividanes
B: 1959-02-23
D: 2018-06-26
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Cividanes, Gil
Mary Veronick
B: 1922-06-27
D: 2018-06-25
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Veronick, Mary
Lorraine Kennedy
B: 1939-09-19
D: 2018-06-25
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Kennedy, Lorraine
Dauné Oliveira
B: 1963-01-17
D: 2018-06-24
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Oliveira, Dauné
Theodore Turek
B: 1923-05-15
D: 2018-06-22
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Turek, Theodore
Leonilde Lucente
B: 1928-06-28
D: 2018-06-22
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Lucente, Leonilde
David Anziano
B: 1959-02-28
D: 2018-06-22
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Anziano, David
Wayne Wright
B: 1947-07-19
D: 2018-06-18
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Wright, Wayne
Claire Fields
B: 1924-02-14
D: 2018-06-15
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Fields, Claire
Vicki Hyde Wilson
B: 1964-03-06
D: 2018-06-14
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Hyde Wilson, Vicki
Joseph Dionizio
B: 1935-11-28
D: 2018-06-08
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Dionizio, Joseph
Virginia Starrett
B: 1926-10-05
D: 2018-06-06
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Starrett, Virginia

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

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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.