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Velma Thomas
B: 1944-11-28
D: 2018-12-16
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Thomas, Velma
Samuel Bedwell
B: 1947-10-05
D: 2018-12-16
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Bedwell, Samuel
Rose Speer
B: 1921-11-23
D: 2018-12-14
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Speer, Rose
Ruby Johnson
B: 1942-11-02
D: 2018-12-14
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Johnson, Ruby
Ronald Mills
B: 1934-05-11
D: 2018-12-14
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Mills, Ronald
Grace Kneedler
B: 1934-12-29
D: 2018-12-13
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Kneedler, Grace
Steven Steffan
B: 1960-01-30
D: 2018-12-12
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Steffan, Steven
Kenneth Johnston
B: 1938-01-18
D: 2018-12-11
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Johnston, Kenneth
Alberto Ibarra
B: 1944-10-24
D: 2018-12-11
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Ibarra, Alberto
Peggy Ward
B: 1947-09-27
D: 2018-12-10
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Ward, Peggy
Shirley Stanley
B: 1932-11-11
D: 2018-12-10
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Stanley, Shirley
Kenneth DeSpain
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2018-12-09
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DeSpain, Kenneth
Barbara Fabela
B: 1955-12-06
D: 2018-12-09
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Fabela, Barbara
Helen Warren
B: 1923-09-16
D: 2018-12-09
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Warren, Helen
Ivy Carpenter
B: 1931-07-26
D: 2018-12-07
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Carpenter, Ivy
Charles Struewe
B: 1925-01-27
D: 2018-12-07
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Struewe, Charles
James Goodwin
B: 1955-10-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Goodwin, James
Patricia Larabee
B: 1936-02-01
D: 2018-12-07
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Larabee, Patricia
Cheryl Kosman
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2018-12-07
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Kosman, Cheryl
Lawrence Smith
B: 1926-07-19
D: 2018-12-04
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Smith, Lawrence
Priscilla Mershon
B: 1945-06-04
D: 2018-12-04
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Mershon, Priscilla

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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.