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Jean Good
B: 1930-05-22
D: 2017-11-21
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Good, Jean
Timothy Craig
B: 1946-10-05
D: 2017-11-19
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Craig, Timothy
Roberto Reyna Banda
B: 1973-03-31
D: 2017-11-19
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Reyna Banda, Roberto
William Schroeder
B: 1927-10-07
D: 2017-11-16
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Schroeder, William
James Freeman
B: 1934-11-10
D: 2017-11-14
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Freeman, James
Robert Finethy
B: 1956-10-31
D: 2017-11-13
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Finethy, Robert
Travis Lucas
B: 1981-12-26
D: 2017-11-11
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Lucas, Travis
William Flamm
B: 1935-12-07
D: 2017-11-10
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Flamm, William
Dr. Peter Kennedy
B: 1940-11-14
D: 2017-11-07
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Kennedy, Dr. Peter
Queenie Foster
B: 1930-01-07
D: 2017-11-06
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Foster, Queenie
Clifford Keller
B: 1944-03-25
D: 2017-11-05
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Keller, Clifford
Lana Lloyd
B: 1943-04-06
D: 2017-11-03
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Lloyd, Lana
Jerry Burr
B: 1947-07-28
D: 2017-11-02
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Burr, Jerry
Mary Dorton
B: 1937-05-20
D: 2017-11-01
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Dorton, Mary
Gregory Trennepohl
B: 1956-10-29
D: 2017-11-01
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Trennepohl, Gregory
Marianna Haber
B: 1935-01-15
D: 2017-10-31
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Haber, Marianna
Grace McGuigan
B: 1982-05-16
D: 2017-10-31
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McGuigan, Grace
Donald DeBaggis
B: 1935-02-05
D: 2017-10-30
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DeBaggis, Donald
Paul Wood
B: 1921-04-04
D: 2017-10-30
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Wood, Paul
John Newe
B: 1932-04-03
D: 2017-10-29
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Newe, John
Henry Graul
B: 1920-12-18
D: 2017-10-29
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Graul, Henry

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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.