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Nancy Laws-Lepage
B: 1946-10-15
D: 2021-05-13
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Laws-Lepage, Nancy
Margarette "Maggie" Ladouceur
B: 1948-08-29
D: 2021-05-11
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Ladouceur, Margarette "Maggie"
Betty Dow
B: 1937-08-24
D: 2021-05-09
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Dow, Betty
Brenda Hodges
B: 1963-08-31
D: 2021-05-09
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Hodges, Brenda
Kathryn Blackburn
B: 1945-07-26
D: 2021-05-07
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Blackburn, Kathryn
Daniel Robertson
B: 1959-01-04
D: 2021-05-05
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Robertson, Daniel
John Fowler
B: 1932-04-06
D: 2021-04-26
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Fowler, John
Pauline Donahoe
B: 1925-12-11
D: 2021-04-20
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Donahoe, Pauline
Els Geuer
B: 1921-06-11
D: 2021-04-04
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Geuer, Els
John Robitaille
B: 1947-03-14
D: 2021-04-03
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Robitaille, John
W. Steele
B: 1939-03-11
D: 2021-03-26
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Steele, W.
Tim Merriman
B: 1958-09-01
D: 2021-03-21
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Merriman, Tim
Jordan Giles
B: 1996-05-02
D: 2021-03-21
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Giles, Jordan
Audrey Lawrence
B: 1930-03-03
D: 2021-03-15
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Lawrence, Audrey
Diane McCuaig
D: 2021-03-13
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McCuaig, Diane
Clio Kelly
B: 1928-04-22
D: 2021-03-04
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Kelly, Clio
Ursula "Babs" Dobbs
B: 1940-03-28
D: 2021-03-02
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Dobbs, Ursula "Babs"
Lilli Holland
B: 1939-04-16
D: 2021-02-28
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Holland, Lilli
Lynne Lavigne
B: 1957-04-23
D: 2021-02-20
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Lavigne, Lynne
Maurizio Carlucci
B: 1940-12-16
D: 2021-02-15
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Carlucci, Maurizio
Wayne Giardino
B: 1943-11-07
D: 2021-02-15
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Giardino, Wayne

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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.

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