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Judith Albert
B: 1957-03-23
D: 2018-02-19
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Albert, Judith
Erna McCafferty (Shantz)
B: 1921-08-09
D: 2018-02-10
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McCafferty (Shantz), Erna
Phillip Meeres
B: 1947-10-23
D: 2018-02-09
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Meeres, Phillip
Frederick Flores
B: 1965-10-12
D: 2018-02-08
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Flores, Frederick
Garnet Eastcott
B: 1939-07-04
D: 2018-02-08
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Eastcott, Garnet
Edward Hunt
B: 1935-08-07
D: 2018-02-05
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Hunt, Edward
James McInnis
B: 1955-02-13
D: 2018-02-04
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McInnis, James
Raymond Coleman
B: 1947-04-24
D: 2018-02-01
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Coleman, Raymond
Myrtle Repas
B: 1935-04-22
D: 2018-01-31
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Repas, Myrtle
Jean Berryere
B: 1970-07-20
D: 2018-01-30
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Berryere, Jean
Carol Dufour
B: 1959-04-10
D: 2018-01-28
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Dufour, Carol
Karen Bauld
B: 1957-09-02
D: 2018-01-26
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Bauld, Karen
Clarinda Langford
B: 1948-08-19
D: 2018-01-25
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Langford, Clarinda
Dorena McGraw
B: 1958-10-14
D: 2018-01-23
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McGraw , Dorena
Violet Knoss
B: 1928-02-16
D: 2018-01-22
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Knoss, Violet
Robert Ebl
B: 1955-12-16
D: 2018-01-20
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Ebl, Robert
Albert Armstrong
B: 1930-04-02
D: 2018-01-20
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Armstrong, Albert
Vance Smith
B: 1946-11-25
D: 2018-01-18
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Smith, Vance
Glenda Hambley
B: 1954-05-08
D: 2018-01-16
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Hambley, Glenda
Loverne Chaddock
B: 1947-04-30
D: 2018-01-14
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Chaddock, Loverne
Conrad van Kuilenburg
B: 1947-10-10
D: 2018-01-11
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van Kuilenburg, Conrad

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Peter Stafford
In Memory of
Peter Glenn Stafford
1956 - 2017
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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.