Obituaries

William Webb
B: 1930-06-30
D: 2017-10-15
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Webb, William
Diane Knighton
B: 1955-08-17
D: 2017-10-15
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Knighton, Diane
Patricia Bradley
B: 1922-04-06
D: 2017-10-14
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Bradley, Patricia
Jacolyn Smith
B: 1957-08-27
D: 2017-10-11
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Smith, Jacolyn
Michael Smith
B: 1959-01-25
D: 2017-10-09
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Smith, Michael
Barbara Meikle
B: 1921-03-17
D: 2017-10-07
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Meikle, Barbara
Brian Broom
B: 1950-11-14
D: 2017-10-05
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Broom, Brian
Lewis Tremeer
B: 1946-07-30
D: 2017-10-04
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Tremeer, Lewis
Susan Bignell
B: 1946-09-17
D: 2017-10-04
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Bignell, Susan
Joan Jameson
B: 1940-03-04
D: 2017-10-04
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Jameson, Joan
Lisa Kritzer
B: 1960-08-17
D: 2017-10-01
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Kritzer, Lisa
Charlotte Raby
B: 1917-01-03
D: 2017-10-01
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Raby, Charlotte
Murvin Courtemanche
B: 1920-10-01
D: 2017-09-30
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Courtemanche, Murvin
Gale Bonner
B: 1950-07-21
D: 2017-09-30
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Bonner, Gale
Barbara Backus
B: 1926-03-26
D: 2017-09-28
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Backus, Barbara
Stephen Trevett
B: 1955-10-15
D: 2017-09-27
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Trevett, Stephen
Margaret Luke
B: 1944-01-08
D: 2017-09-26
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Luke, Margaret
Anthony Melia
B: 1932-03-08
D: 2017-09-25
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Melia, Anthony
Wayne Oliver
B: 1949-02-12
D: 2017-09-24
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Oliver, Wayne
Audrey Tremeer
B: 1939-08-25
D: 2017-09-22
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Tremeer, Audrey
Vera Hall
B: 1921-10-15
D: 2017-09-21
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Hall, Vera

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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.