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Wai Wong
B: 1930-09-07
D: 2018-05-14
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Wong, Wai
George Kathawa
B: 1939-02-21
D: 2018-05-13
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Kathawa, George
Gary Frick
B: 1958-06-26
D: 2018-05-12
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Frick , Gary
Carolyn Lepage
B: 1968-11-01
D: 2018-05-12
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Lepage, Carolyn
Earl Lahmann
B: 1926-08-23
D: 2018-05-10
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Lahmann, Earl
Allen Miller
B: 1939-06-06
D: 2018-05-10
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Miller, Allen
Michael Szepelak
B: 1946-09-11
D: 2018-05-10
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Szepelak, Michael
Victoria Benny
B: 1932-12-31
D: 2018-05-09
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Benny, Victoria
Benjamin Caguioa
B: 1935-03-30
D: 2018-05-09
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Caguioa, Benjamin
Adam Adam
B: 1924-07-01
D: 2018-05-05
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Adam, Adam
Dewitt Leaman
B: 1936-06-06
D: 2018-05-04
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Leaman , Dewitt
Charles Dorsey
B: 1942-02-09
D: 2018-05-03
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Dorsey , Charles
Coreen Strumsky
B: 1926-05-11
D: 2018-05-02
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Strumsky, Coreen
Natik Nasser
B: 1952-07-01
D: 2018-04-30
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Nasser, Natik
Jun Sirvain
B: 1991-06-12
D: 2018-04-28
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Sirvain, Jun
Sinhareeb Mtiy
B: 1942-07-01
D: 2018-04-26
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Mtiy, Sinhareeb
Elton Taylor
B: 1929-03-27
D: 2018-04-26
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Taylor, Elton
Larry Steppat
B: 1944-08-25
D: 2018-04-26
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Steppat, Larry
Carolyn Jones
B: 1945-10-04
D: 2018-04-26
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Jones, Carolyn
Alham Isaac
B: 1946-11-14
D: 2018-04-25
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Isaac, Alham
Carla Steepy
B: 1944-06-17
D: 2018-04-25
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Steepy, Carla

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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.