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Bernadine Miller
B: 1921-01-06
D: 2017-08-13
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Miller, Bernadine
Laurie Paul
B: 1927-05-01
D: 2017-08-13
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Paul, Laurie
Jimmy Williams
B: 1963-05-28
D: 2017-08-13
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Williams, Jimmy
Anthony Anderson
D: 2017-08-12
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Anderson, Anthony
Mary Sheuring
B: 1934-08-11
D: 2017-08-11
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Sheuring, Mary
Barry Carson
B: 1953-06-02
D: 2017-08-10
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Carson, Barry
Evelyn Hardigree
B: 1924-08-26
D: 2017-08-09
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Hardigree, Evelyn
Peter Nadeau
B: 1940-01-17
D: 2017-08-08
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Nadeau, Peter
Sybil Walker
B: 1932-11-13
D: 2017-08-08
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Walker, Sybil
Richard Payne
B: 1930-11-13
D: 2017-08-08
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Payne, Richard
Janet Anthony
B: 1936-06-21
D: 2017-08-07
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Anthony, Janet
Albert Cox
B: 1980-02-25
D: 2017-08-05
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Cox, Albert
Sharon Dixon
B: 1954-05-15
D: 2017-08-04
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Dixon, Sharon
June Johnston
B: 1927-01-05
D: 2017-08-04
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Johnston, June
Michael Wilson
B: 1981-11-24
D: 2017-08-03
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Wilson, Michael
Ivy Willoughby
B: 1969-07-15
D: 2017-08-02
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Willoughby, Ivy
Barbara Hembree
B: 1934-11-02
D: 2017-08-01
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Hembree, Barbara
Lorraine Morgan
D: 2017-07-31
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Morgan, Lorraine
Mary Long
B: 1927-03-30
D: 2017-07-31
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Long, Mary
William Webb
B: 1946-07-24
D: 2017-07-30
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Webb, William
Ray Hanson
B: 1941-02-16
D: 2017-07-30
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Hanson, Ray

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Natalie Nation
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Natalie Nation
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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.