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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
Charles Carter
B: 1953-11-28
D: 2018-01-07
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Carter, Charles
James McQuarters
B: 1933-02-01
D: 2017-12-31
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McQuarters, James
William Hayton
B: 1923-12-22
D: 2017-12-29
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Hayton, William
June Reed
B: 1925-06-08
D: 2017-12-27
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Reed, June
Richard Czapla
B: 1940-04-16
D: 2017-12-24
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Czapla, Richard
Eleanor Boyd
B: 1930-06-03
D: 2017-12-18
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Boyd, Eleanor
Richard Barina
B: 1942-05-30
D: 2017-12-18
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Barina, Richard
Dorothy Bortka
B: 1927-09-07
D: 2017-12-17
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Bortka, Dorothy
Jan Arthur
B: 1939-01-01
D: 2017-12-16
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Arthur, Jan
Margaret Jorgensen
B: 1922-11-11
D: 2017-12-15
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Jorgensen, Margaret
Mary Wilmer
B: 1933-10-14
D: 2017-12-15
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Wilmer, Mary
Yoko Harrison
B: 1938-10-29
D: 2017-12-13
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Harrison, Yoko
Kathleen Ekberg
B: 1929-10-15
D: 2017-12-12
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Ekberg, Kathleen
Lynn Plant
B: 1930-05-02
D: 2017-12-07
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Plant, Lynn

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Charles Carter
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Charles Mikell Carter
1953 - 2018
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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.