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Ronald Rach
B: 1933-05-07
D: 2018-05-20
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Rach, Ronald
Dale Hougestol
B: 1949-03-15
D: 2018-05-15
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Hougestol, Dale
William Flint
B: 1931-06-24
D: 2018-05-14
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Flint, William
Jeanne Depalme
B: 1919-04-18
D: 2018-05-13
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Depalme, Jeanne
Leonard Blades
B: 1928-09-08
D: 2018-05-12
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Blades, Leonard
Kelvin Staples
B: 1970-03-10
D: 2018-05-11
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Staples, Kelvin
Verniece Butterfly
B: 1956-09-08
D: 2018-05-08
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Butterfly, Verniece
Tanner Ross
B: 1990-01-17
D: 2018-05-06
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Ross, Tanner
Brent Keryluke
B: 1982-05-06
D: 2018-05-05
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Keryluke, Brent
Nicole Keryluke
B: 1984-04-19
D: 2018-05-05
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Keryluke, Nicole
Mildred Baird
B: 1921-07-24
D: 2018-05-04
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Baird, Mildred
Alexander Valley
B: 1939-10-24
D: 2018-05-02
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Valley, Alexander
Nola Neufeld
B: 1964-11-20
D: 2018-04-30
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Neufeld, Nola
Kevin Babiak
B: 1964-02-10
D: 2018-04-29
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Babiak, Kevin
Reginald Haines
B: 1955-12-10
D: 2018-04-28
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Haines, Reginald
Justin Holt
B: 1985-07-10
D: 2018-04-27
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Holt, Justin
Maxwell Kaye Kelly
B: 1932-08-02
D: 2018-04-26
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Kelly, Maxwell Kaye
Lukasz Napiorkowski
B: 1983-06-10
D: 2018-04-20
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Napiorkowski, Lukasz
Kerry Schropfer
B: 1953-03-04
D: 2018-04-15
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Schropfer, Kerry
Bette Molleken
B: 1939-02-02
D: 2018-04-14
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Molleken, Bette
Gordon Bramley
B: 1925-08-23
D: 2018-04-13
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Bramley, Gordon

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Rhoda Stewart
In Memory of
Rhoda Gertrude Stewart (Clark)
1937 - 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.