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Brittany Owens
B: 1989-02-23
D: 2020-05-31
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Owens, Brittany
James Hurd
B: 1952-06-03
D: 2020-05-27
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Hurd, James
Bruno Santos
B: 1974-02-22
D: 2020-05-23
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Santos, Bruno
Carmelo Martinez
B: 1980-10-21
D: 2020-05-21
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Martinez, Carmelo
Luis Lebron
B: 1958-10-25
D: 2020-05-21
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Lebron, Luis
Geraldine Banashak
B: 1952-11-19
D: 2020-05-18
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Banashak, Geraldine
Martha McCullough
B: 1984-02-13
D: 2020-05-17
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McCullough, Martha
Norman Goodman
B: 1936-04-10
D: 2020-05-14
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Goodman, Norman
Lisa Hahn
B: 1964-06-10
D: 2020-05-13
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Hahn, Lisa
Joan Proctor
B: 1932-02-07
D: 2020-05-05
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Proctor, Joan
Paige Massenburg
B: 1975-04-14
D: 2020-05-03
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Massenburg, Paige
Jack Miller
B: 1930-10-18
D: 2020-04-28
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Miller, Jack
Edward Gingras
B: 1952-12-04
D: 2020-04-28
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Gingras, Edward
Rafael Dalipe
B: 1943-10-24
D: 2020-04-26
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Dalipe, Rafael
Helen Welch
B: 1924-04-27
D: 2020-04-22
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Welch, Helen
Vilma Ocampo
B: 1948-10-24
D: 2020-04-19
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Ocampo, Vilma
Jacob Frost
B: 1996-09-19
D: 2020-04-11
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Frost, Jacob
Barbara Hollinger
B: 1941-04-16
D: 2020-04-10
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Hollinger, Barbara
James Davis
B: 1954-10-27
D: 2020-04-07
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Davis, James
Russell Burkhalter
B: 1957-11-19
D: 2020-04-06
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Burkhalter, Russell
John Emde
B: 1949-10-05
D: 2020-04-05
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Emde, John

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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.