Obituaries

Robert Jefferson
B: 1933-03-18
D: 2018-08-18
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Jefferson, Robert
Steven Smith
B: 1947-10-14
D: 2018-08-16
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Smith, Steven
Lola Dunnell
B: 1942-01-29
D: 2018-08-13
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Dunnell, Lola
William Tedball
B: 1975-09-15
D: 2018-08-07
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Tedball, William
Alexander Brophy
B: 1924-11-29
D: 2018-08-05
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Brophy, Alexander
Gordon Whitehead
B: 1941-04-20
D: 2018-08-04
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Whitehead, Gordon
James Stoner
B: 1939-03-29
D: 2018-08-03
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Stoner, James
Helen Gratton
B: 1927-01-24
D: 2018-07-31
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Gratton, Helen
Stephen Bartlett
B: 1948-05-24
D: 2018-07-30
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Bartlett, Stephen
Aleiya Hellowell – Hall
B: 2011-02-11
D: 2018-07-30
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Hellowell – Hall, Aleiya
Georgie Russell
B: 1941-06-09
D: 2018-07-27
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Russell, Georgie
Joseph Lebel
B: 1941-04-29
D: 2018-07-23
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Lebel, Joseph
Grace Stephenson
B: 1933-09-11
D: 2018-07-18
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Stephenson, Grace
Thomas Arnold
B: 1955-12-30
D: 2018-07-06
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Arnold, Thomas
Gordon Johnston
B: 1940-06-23
D: 2018-07-03
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Johnston, Gordon
Patricia Davies
B: 1942-05-13
D: 2018-06-28
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Davies, Patricia
John Frith
B: 1952-07-31
D: 2018-06-28
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Frith, John
Mitchell Elliott
B: 1952-04-25
D: 2018-06-25
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Elliott, Mitchell
Edward Wolfe
B: 1966-10-20
D: 2018-06-14
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Wolfe, Edward
Evelyn Hamilton
B: 1923-06-10
D: 2018-06-06
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Hamilton, Evelyn
Ernest Hykawy
B: 1947-08-14
D: 2018-05-30
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Hykawy, Ernest

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In Memory of
Orval Lulleian
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1932 - 2017
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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.