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Vito Maglione
B: 1930-06-06
D: 2018-10-17
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Maglione, Vito
Marilyn Phelan
B: 1937-05-05
D: 2018-10-17
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Phelan, Marilyn
Faith Schneider
B: 1963-03-11
D: 2018-10-16
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Schneider, Faith
Lidia Amendola
B: 1929-03-29
D: 2018-10-15
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Amendola, Lidia
Filip Mayer
B: 1938-05-06
D: 2018-10-13
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Mayer, Filip
Wendy Shetler
B: 1950-03-20
D: 2018-10-10
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Shetler, Wendy
Betty Balson
B: 1950-03-10
D: 2018-10-09
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Balson, Betty
Dorothy Anderson
B: 1929-09-07
D: 2018-10-09
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Anderson, Dorothy
Ruth Chant
B: 1928-11-25
D: 2018-10-08
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Chant, Ruth
Maria Pennings
B: 1925-06-30
D: 2018-10-07
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Pennings, Maria
Allan Rahm
B: 1933-04-03
D: 2018-10-06
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Rahm, Allan
Mary Mullen
B: 1920-10-07
D: 2018-10-05
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Mullen, Mary
Gordon Butler
B: 1929-08-10
D: 2018-10-02
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Butler, Gordon
Gerard Beaudry
B: 1941-06-14
D: 2018-09-30
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Beaudry, Gerard
Catarina Ferreira
B: 1930-05-17
D: 2018-09-29
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Ferreira, Catarina
Edward Tripp
B: 1937-07-12
D: 2018-09-29
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Tripp, Edward
John Huzar
B: 1931-11-30
D: 2018-09-28
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Huzar, John
Robert Pickering
B: 1950-12-21
D: 2018-09-28
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Pickering, Robert
Daniel Rowell
B: 1959-09-21
D: 2018-09-22
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Rowell, Daniel
Blake Simpson
B: 2018-09-21
D: 2018-09-21
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Simpson, Blake
Ron Foskett
B: 1928-12-25
D: 2018-09-20
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Foskett, Ron

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Ruth Starzynski
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Ruth Hilda
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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.