Obituaries

Peter Hardy
B: 1940-04-07
D: 2019-12-07
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Hardy, Peter
Willy Michielsens
B: 1936-10-18
D: 2019-12-07
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Michielsens, Willy
Shannon Brock-Newton
B: 1986-08-14
D: 2019-12-03
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Brock-Newton, Shannon
Barrie Jackson
B: 1968-04-25
D: 2019-12-02
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Jackson, Barrie
Frank Loscombe
B: 1928-06-10
D: 2019-11-28
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Loscombe, Frank
Robert Goulding
B: 1949-09-16
D: 2019-11-28
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Goulding, Robert
Donald Richardson
B: 1951-08-29
D: 2019-11-25
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Richardson, Donald
Elizabeth Dowling
B: 1939-09-30
D: 2019-11-21
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Dowling, Elizabeth
James Tost
B: 1945-04-18
D: 2019-11-18
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Tost, James
Terry Rogers
B: 1964-06-25
D: 2019-11-17
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Rogers, Terry
William Tedball
B: 1977-12-24
D: 2019-11-05
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Tedball, William
Mark Gorth
B: 1925-07-19
D: 2019-11-05
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Gorth, Mark
Tyler Bannon
B: 1975-12-10
D: 2019-11-05
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Bannon, Tyler
Klaus Keunecke
B: 1938-07-12
D: 2019-11-04
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Keunecke, Klaus
Donald Stoakley
B: 1938-02-06
D: 2019-11-02
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Stoakley, Donald
Arthur Chester
B: 1948-07-20
D: 2019-11-02
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Chester, Arthur
Mary Fuller
B: 1949-01-30
D: 2019-11-01
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Fuller, Mary
Doris Moore
B: 1927-06-29
D: 2019-10-30
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Moore, Doris
George Pedlar
B: 1927-06-14
D: 2019-10-20
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Pedlar, George
Mary Mollard
B: 1939-07-23
D: 2019-10-13
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Mollard, Mary
Doreen Grills
B: 1922-10-21
D: 2019-10-04
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Grills, Doreen

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Mary Ryan
In Memory of
Mary Catherine "Mary Kay"
Ryan (Kettle)
1942 -
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.