Obituaries

Barbara Jones
B: 1943-01-23
D: 2024-04-27
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Jones, Barbara
Elaine Miske
B: 1958-07-29
D: 2024-04-27
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Miske, Elaine
Sonya Ward
B: 1946-10-12
D: 2024-04-26
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Ward, Sonya
Renée Kulczycki
B: 1977-11-17
D: 2024-04-25
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Kulczycki, Renée
Alice Rawlings
B: 1922-07-06
D: 2024-04-23
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Rawlings, Alice
Bruce Van Vliet
B: 1935-03-03
D: 2024-04-18
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Van Vliet, Bruce
Paul Plunkett
B: 1950-02-10
D: 2024-04-07
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Plunkett, Paul
Kenneth Welsh
B: 1954-01-28
D: 2024-04-05
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Welsh, Kenneth
Ronald Boys
B: 1939-10-25
D: 2024-04-01
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Boys, Ronald
John O'Donnell
B: 1962-10-28
D: 2024-03-26
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O'Donnell, John
Shirley Hamilton
B: 1942-10-28
D: 2024-03-21
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Hamilton, Shirley
Nathan Thompson
B: 1991-02-26
D: 2024-03-18
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Thompson, Nathan
Beverley Olsen
B: 1946-11-06
D: 2024-03-16
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Olsen, Beverley
Donald Dennis
B: 1933-12-22
D: 2024-03-15
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Dennis, Donald
Douglas Walker
B: 1955-05-27
D: 2024-03-11
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Walker, Douglas
Daniel Rose
B: 1934-04-26
D: 2024-03-09
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Rose, Daniel
Jeannie Duggan
B: 1938-01-12
D: 2024-03-07
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Duggan, Jeannie
Jill Matthews
B: 1971-08-24
D: 2024-03-06
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Matthews, Jill
Donna Harrison
B: 1946-05-26
D: 2024-03-05
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Harrison, Donna
Carl Stewart
B: 1935-02-09
D: 2024-03-02
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Stewart, Carl
John Meredith
B: 1965-03-28
D: 2024-02-29
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Meredith, 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.