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Pat Bice
B: 1934-11-11
D: 2017-10-22
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Bice, Pat
August Van Massenhoven
B: 1935-01-10
D: 2017-10-18
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Van Massenhoven, August
Gordon Harkness
B: 1926-11-01
D: 2017-10-15
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Harkness, Gordon
Dustin Wolfe
B: 1993-08-16
D: 2017-10-10
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Wolfe, Dustin
Martina Glavin
B: 1927-04-06
D: 2017-10-07
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Glavin, Martina
Emile Masschelein
B: 1928-10-15
D: 2017-10-05
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Masschelein, Emile
Adriana Roelands
B: 1931-07-07
D: 2017-09-30
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Roelands, Adriana
Keith Gayler
B: 1924-05-21
D: 2017-09-29
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Gayler, Keith
Robert Byrns
B: 1934-05-22
D: 2017-09-29
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Byrns, Robert
Gladys Beierling
B: 1924-08-29
D: 2017-09-27
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Beierling, Gladys
Suzanne Van Ekeren
B: 1963-03-28
D: 2017-09-26
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Van Ekeren, Suzanne
Doris Glenn
B: 1920-09-27
D: 2017-09-25
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Glenn, Doris
Orval Romphf
B: 1932-05-16
D: 2017-09-24
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Romphf, Orval
Kay Gilbert
B: 1927-11-27
D: 2017-09-23
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Gilbert, Kay
Maureen Craig
B: 1961-10-11
D: 2017-09-21
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Craig, Maureen
George Hewitt
B: 1920-09-11
D: 2017-09-19
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Hewitt, George
Pacita Weston
B: 1940-12-07
D: 2017-09-19
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Weston, Pacita
Arthur Evoy
B: 1925-08-22
D: 2017-09-13
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Evoy, Arthur
David Bressette
B: 1969-06-01
D: 2017-09-07
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Bressette, David
Lloyd Thompson
B: 1923-12-24
D: 2017-09-07
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Thompson, Lloyd
Mabel McChesney
B: 1923-11-10
D: 2017-09-04
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McChesney, Mabel

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Alma Blanchard
In Memory of
Alma Grace Blanchard (Nutt)
1935 -
2017

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.