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Robert Mackey
B: 1934-09-24
D: 2021-07-27
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Mackey, Robert
Angela Restrepo
B: 1953-01-27
D: 2021-07-26
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Restrepo, Angela
Leo Whitty
B: 1923-07-12
D: 2021-07-24
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Whitty, Leo
Phillip Smith
B: 1946-08-20
D: 2021-07-23
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Smith, Phillip
Janet Rude
B: 1936-10-06
D: 2021-07-22
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Rude, Janet
Glenn Keller
B: 1947-04-18
D: 2021-07-22
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Keller, Glenn
Keith Bahr
B: 1959-07-12
D: 2021-07-16
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Bahr, Keith
Donna Ross
B: 1952-10-11
D: 2021-07-15
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Ross , Donna
John Yanish
B: 1920-07-01
D: 2021-07-15
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Yanish, John
Avanente Tamagnini
B: 1947-10-06
D: 2021-07-11
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Tamagnini, Avanente
Julius Loops
B: 1935-06-01
D: 2021-07-10
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Loops, Julius
Catherine Sabo
B: 1958-11-27
D: 2021-07-07
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Sabo, Catherine
John Henry
B: 1932-02-23
D: 2021-07-01
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Henry, John
Charles Munroe
B: 1937-11-25
D: 2021-06-29
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Munroe, Charles
Robert Hatcher
B: 1963-09-03
D: 2021-06-28
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Hatcher, Robert
Barbara Van Vooren
D: 2021-06-28
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Van Vooren, Barbara
Mary DePue
B: 1930-03-27
D: 2021-06-27
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DePue, Mary
Edward Platvoet
B: 1935-08-28
D: 2021-06-27
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Platvoet, Edward
George Zydel
B: 1940-01-23
D: 2021-06-23
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Zydel, George
Glenn Keller
B: 1947-04-18
D: 2021-06-22
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Keller, Glenn
Hewitt Decker
B: 1922-12-12
D: 2021-06-20
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Decker, Hewitt

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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.