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Shirley Sonnenburg
B: 1929-01-25
D: 2019-04-22
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Sonnenburg, Shirley
Keith King
B: 1934-11-02
D: 2019-04-14
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King, Keith
David Drummond
B: 1942-11-26
D: 2019-04-13
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Drummond, David
Simone Pope
B: 1923-06-03
D: 2019-04-09
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Pope, Simone
Gerry Branje
B: 1932-08-11
D: 2019-04-06
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Branje, Gerry
Deborah Wheatley
B: 1966-04-22
D: 2019-04-05
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Wheatley, Deborah
Robert Renwick
B: 1930-02-04
D: 2019-04-05
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Renwick, Robert
Isobel McGill
B: 1930-08-10
D: 2019-03-27
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McGill, Isobel
Mary Larose
B: 1914-11-05
D: 2019-03-26
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Larose, Mary
Simon Cheresna
B: 1997-07-19
D: 2019-03-25
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Cheresna, Simon
"Pat " Joseph LaForce
B: 1934-01-23
D: 2019-03-23
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LaForce, "Pat " Joseph
Karen Brunner-Gilmore
B: 1971-04-12
D: 2019-03-22
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Brunner-Gilmore, Karen
John Souter
B: 1944-02-05
D: 2019-03-21
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Souter, John
John McCullagh
B: 1938-01-02
D: 2019-03-16
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McCullagh, John
Etta Wilson
B: 1935-04-29
D: 2019-03-12
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Wilson, Etta
Donald Thurston
B: 1928-10-16
D: 2019-03-10
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Thurston, Donald
Jean McGill
B: 1920-07-23
D: 2019-03-07
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McGill, Jean
Jane Bonnell
B: 1942-08-21
D: 2019-03-06
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Bonnell, Jane
Keith Stanley
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2019-03-04
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Stanley, Keith
Leigh Morton
B: 1946-11-01
D: 2019-03-04
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Morton, Leigh
Colin Thacker
B: 1926-02-18
D: 2019-03-02
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Thacker, Colin

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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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