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Victoria Vivian
D: 2018-10-14
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Vivian, Victoria
Colleen Smith
B: 1926-05-14
D: 2018-10-10
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Smith, Colleen
JoAnn Delany
B: 1935-01-24
D: 2018-10-09
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Delany, JoAnn
Orgene Stampfli
B: 1925-04-15
D: 2018-10-07
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Stampfli, Orgene
LeAnn Keller
B: 1933-08-01
D: 2018-10-05
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Keller, LeAnn
William "Bill" Roth
D: 2018-10-04
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Roth, William "Bill"
David Naber
B: 1934-09-14
D: 2018-09-29
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Naber, David
Lois Gross
B: 1928-09-12
D: 2018-09-28
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Gross, Lois
Kenneth Bauer
B: 1947-06-18
D: 2018-09-25
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Bauer, Kenneth
David Latham
B: 1942-08-04
D: 2018-09-22
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Latham, David
Judith Tigges
B: 1937-11-10
D: 2018-09-19
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Tigges, Judith
Germaine Gavin
B: 1925-05-04
D: 2018-09-10
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Gavin, Germaine
Steven Test
B: 1942-09-21
D: 2018-09-10
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Test, Steven
Daniel Aslin
B: 1961-09-13
D: 2018-09-04
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Aslin, Daniel
Rita Dougherty
B: 1928-05-22
D: 2018-09-03
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Dougherty, Rita
Dr. Mark Singsank
B: 1952-09-27
D: 2018-08-31
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Singsank, Dr. Mark
Alice Fuhrman
B: 1933-11-04
D: 2018-08-28
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Fuhrman, Alice
Carole Martin
B: 1941-04-25
D: 2018-08-25
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Martin, Carole
Jeanne O'Hearn
B: 1924-04-29
D: 2018-08-24
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O'Hearn, Jeanne
Leonard Shepherd
D: 2018-08-22
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Shepherd, Leonard
Lorraine Lattner
B: 1927-01-14
D: 2018-08-20
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Lattner, Lorraine

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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.