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Crystal Strachan
B: 1993-02-06
D: 2019-10-21
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Strachan, Crystal
Paulina Texidor
B: 1951-06-22
D: 2019-10-21
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Texidor, Paulina
Lawrence Morehouse
B: 1942-05-25
D: 2019-10-19
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Morehouse, Lawrence
Valentine Tella
B: 1923-03-12
D: 2019-10-14
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Tella, Valentine
Amber Pinkerton
B: 1931-04-08
D: 2019-10-11
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Pinkerton, Amber
John William Suttmeier Jr.
B: 1931-01-31
D: 2019-10-09
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Suttmeier Jr., John William
Robert Griffin
B: 1931-05-08
D: 2019-10-08
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Griffin, Robert
Theresa Pawlowski
B: 1930-11-14
D: 2019-10-06
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Pawlowski, Theresa
Mary Bush
B: 1945-10-07
D: 2019-10-06
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Bush, Mary
Daniel LeHerissier
B: 1976-11-14
D: 2019-10-06
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LeHerissier, Daniel
William Pappas
B: 1951-06-01
D: 2019-10-06
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Pappas, William
Anthony Zavaglia
B: 1986-05-28
D: 2019-10-01
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Zavaglia, Anthony
Delmar Burdick
B: 1932-05-04
D: 2019-10-01
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Burdick, Delmar
Dora LaFlamme
B: 1930-02-11
D: 2019-09-29
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LaFlamme, Dora
Camila Lorenzo
B: 1925-02-10
D: 2019-09-29
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Lorenzo, Camila
Lee Stockman
B: 1947-03-20
D: 2019-09-29
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Stockman, Lee
Patricia Conroy
B: 1935-09-12
D: 2019-09-23
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Conroy, Patricia
Marie Smithausler
B: 1940-12-09
D: 2019-09-22
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Smithausler, Marie
Jennifer St. Arnauld
B: 1972-07-11
D: 2019-09-21
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St. Arnauld, Jennifer
Paul Marnalse Sr.
D: 2019-09-19
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Marnalse Sr., Paul
Genevieve Damm
B: 1927-09-22
D: 2019-09-18
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Damm, Genevieve

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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.