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Suad Attiq
B: 1932-07-01
D: 2018-06-16
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Attiq, Suad
Yousif Yousif
B: 1960-02-05
D: 2018-06-14
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Yousif, Yousif
Nancy Trusso
B: 1945-02-02
D: 2018-06-12
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Trusso, Nancy
Warda Kosa
B: 1931-01-17
D: 2018-06-06
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Kosa, Warda
Steven Hannosh
B: 1939-08-01
D: 2018-06-05
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Hannosh, Steven
Jack Balistreri
B: 1947-09-20
D: 2018-06-05
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Balistreri, Jack
Karim Maroki
B: 1950-07-01
D: 2018-06-04
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Maroki, Karim
Virginia Schneider
B: 1928-12-14
D: 2018-06-03
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Schneider, Virginia
John Hernandez
B: 1936-10-30
D: 2018-05-31
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Hernandez, John
George Clark
B: 1936-09-19
D: 2018-05-29
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Clark, George
Kathleen Viessman-Heath
B: 1946-09-13
D: 2018-05-29
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Viessman-Heath , Kathleen
Ronald Kole
B: 1946-12-05
D: 2018-05-29
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Kole, Ronald
Madlin Maria
B: 1929-02-28
D: 2018-05-28
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Maria, Madlin
David Martin
B: 1928-08-24
D: 2018-05-28
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Martin, David
Fawzi Tominna
B: 1939-11-18
D: 2018-05-27
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Tominna, Fawzi
Simonne Swegles
D: 2018-05-25
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Swegles, Simonne
Francis McComb Jr
B: 1951-01-09
D: 2018-05-24
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McComb Jr, Francis
Paul Robbins
D: 2018-05-24
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Robbins , Paul
Karen Gamble
B: 1956-11-06
D: 2018-05-21
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Gamble, Karen
Virginia Kropp
B: 1926-10-28
D: 2018-05-19
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Kropp, Virginia
David Coons
B: 1961-03-21
D: 2018-05-19
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Coons , David

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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.