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Bruce Graham
B: 1950-03-12
D: 2018-02-17
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Graham, Bruce
Dorothy Meredith
B: 1934-05-14
D: 2018-02-16
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Meredith, Dorothy
Robert Moore
B: 1939-08-03
D: 2018-02-15
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Moore, Robert
Jeannette Sams
B: 1923-09-14
D: 2018-02-10
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Sams, Jeannette
Merrill Smith
B: 1925-03-20
D: 2018-02-08
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Smith, Merrill
Carl Church
B: 1931-01-13
D: 2018-02-03
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Church, Carl
Shirley Siple
B: 1943-12-27
D: 2018-02-03
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Siple, Shirley
Cletus Stutzman
B: 1934-12-03
D: 2018-02-02
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Stutzman, Cletus
Robert Wall
B: 1938-01-10
D: 2018-01-30
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Wall, Robert
Jimmy Steele
B: 1960-12-16
D: 2018-01-28
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Steele, Jimmy
Sadie Dennis
B: 1921-11-30
D: 2018-01-27
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Dennis, Sadie
Robinson Castaneira
B: 1957-12-17
D: 2018-01-25
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Castaneira, Robinson
Michael Lawrence
B: 1948-09-27
D: 2018-01-20
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Lawrence, Michael
Philip Klefeker
B: 1931-01-07
D: 2018-01-19
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Klefeker, Philip
Kalinda Koolhaas
B: 2010-02-21
D: 2018-01-18
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Koolhaas, Kalinda
Barbara Johnson
B: 1936-04-14
D: 2018-01-17
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Johnson, Barbara
Edith DaCosta
B: 1935-01-12
D: 2018-01-12
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DaCosta, Edith
Wayne Preisinger
B: 1947-07-10
D: 2018-01-11
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Preisinger, Wayne
Joseph Mirando
B: 1921-03-18
D: 2018-01-08
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Mirando, Joseph
Martha Hilliard
B: 1926-07-06
D: 2018-01-08
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Hilliard, Martha
Victor Caggiano
B: 1941-01-20
D: 2018-01-07
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Caggiano, Victor

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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.