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Maria Van Roessel
B: 1931-03-19
D: 2019-08-09
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Van Roessel, Maria
Malcolm "Clair" McKerchar
B: 1952-10-16
D: 2019-08-03
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McKerchar, Malcolm "Clair"
James Ward
B: 1934-09-07
D: 2019-07-31
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Ward, James
Ann De Vries
B: 1936-04-23
D: 2019-07-27
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De Vries, Ann
Armando Ara
B: 1938-12-10
D: 2019-07-16
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Ara, Armando
Joyce Ristau
B: 1953-08-08
D: 2019-07-16
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Ristau, Joyce
James Paratchek
B: 1944-08-25
D: 2019-07-15
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Paratchek, James
Patricia Zurba
B: 1960-01-27
D: 2019-07-12
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Zurba, Patricia
Abraham Friesen
B: 1988-12-07
D: 2019-07-06
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Friesen, Abraham
Hugh Edighoffer
B: 1928-07-22
D: 2019-07-02
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Edighoffer, Hugh
Mike Danieli
B: 1971-06-15
D: 2019-07-02
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Danieli, Mike
Elnor Wick
B: 1952-01-13
D: 2019-07-01
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Wick, Elnor
Alfred Young
B: 1936-06-16
D: 2019-06-28
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Young, Alfred
Eva Rock
B: 1916-07-14
D: 2019-06-11
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Rock, Eva
Cheryl Wettlaufer
B: 1968-01-18
D: 2019-06-08
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Wettlaufer, Cheryl
Ilene MacDonald
D: 2019-05-30
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MacDonald, Ilene
Raymond Myers
B: 1935-03-16
D: 2019-05-29
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Myers, Raymond
Audrey Henderson
B: 1938-07-08
D: 2019-05-21
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Henderson, Audrey
Dorothy Wiederman
B: 1943-06-22
D: 2019-05-16
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Wiederman, Dorothy
Jason Satchell
B: 1974-11-10
D: 2019-05-16
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Satchell, Jason
Nancy Dearing
B: 1955-11-26
D: 2019-05-10
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Dearing, Nancy

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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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