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Scott Vass
B: 1964-11-12
D: 2018-09-23
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Vass, Scott
Donald Macumber
B: 1948-03-13
D: 2018-09-22
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Macumber, Donald
Maria Arruda
B: 1930-11-24
D: 2018-09-21
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Arruda, Maria
Pasqualina Iantorno
B: 1935-02-02
D: 2018-09-21
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Iantorno, Pasqualina
Elizabeth Savanyu
B: 1928-02-07
D: 2018-09-20
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Savanyu, Elizabeth
Antonio Costa
B: 1935-03-09
D: 2018-09-20
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Costa, Antonio
Joanna Hartholt
B: 1928-11-25
D: 2018-09-19
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Hartholt, Joanna
Ida Capisciolti
B: 1939-01-03
D: 2018-09-18
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Capisciolti, Ida
Polimnia "Palla" Potkidis
B: 1927-08-24
D: 2018-09-18
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Potkidis, Polimnia "Palla"
Marjorie Kirk
B: 1911-07-23
D: 2018-09-18
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Kirk, Marjorie
Beverley McArthur
B: 1934-07-10
D: 2018-09-17
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McArthur, Beverley
Veronika Topic
B: 1948-06-25
D: 2018-09-16
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Topic, Veronika
Pablo Ancheta
B: 1938-01-25
D: 2018-09-16
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Ancheta, Pablo
Patricia Carrine
B: 1954-09-23
D: 2018-09-16
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Carrine, Patricia
Christine Keane-Sellars
B: 1962-12-19
D: 2018-09-16
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Keane-Sellars, Christine
June Despres
B: 1935-10-27
D: 2018-09-16
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Despres, June
Alfred Dignard
B: 1919-08-30
D: 2018-09-15
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Dignard, Alfred
Doreen Drapeau
B: 1932-06-04
D: 2018-09-15
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Drapeau, Doreen
Simone Campagna
B: 1930-07-24
D: 2018-09-15
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Campagna, Simone
William "Will" Fraser
B: 1993-09-13
D: 2018-09-15
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Fraser , William "Will"
Madeline Sinclair
B: 1922-11-27
D: 2018-09-14
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Sinclair, Madeline

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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.