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John Ackerman
B: 1976-10-24
D: 2020-05-28
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Ackerman, John
Timothy Wolfe
B: 1958-05-25
D: 2020-05-25
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Wolfe, Timothy
John Derbyshire
B: 1953-06-03
D: 2020-05-25
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Derbyshire, John
Robert McLean
B: 1929-11-13
D: 2020-05-23
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McLean, Robert
Alan Gale
B: 1942-10-10
D: 2020-05-23
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Gale, Alan
Kenneth Dob
B: 1949-09-05
D: 2020-05-22
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Dob, Kenneth
John Davis
B: 1944-12-29
D: 2020-05-18
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Davis, John
Richard Wetzel
B: 1937-08-24
D: 2020-05-17
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Wetzel, Richard
Margaret Cooper
B: 1935-12-02
D: 2020-05-16
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Cooper, Margaret
James Branagan
B: 1956-07-03
D: 2020-05-15
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Branagan, James
Harold Paugh
B: 1944-05-22
D: 2020-05-15
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Paugh, Harold
Margaret Perkowski
B: 1959-12-28
D: 2020-05-14
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Perkowski, Margaret
Evelyn DeGroot
B: 1930-04-21
D: 2020-05-12
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DeGroot, Evelyn
Alvan Monzo
B: 1962-03-15
D: 2020-05-10
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Monzo, Alvan
Anne Zayacz
B: 1923-09-05
D: 2020-05-03
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Zayacz, Anne
Richard Farley
B: 1941-06-04
D: 2020-05-02
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Farley, Richard
Margaret Struck
B: 1939-05-08
D: 2020-04-27
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Struck, Margaret
Robert Prochaska
B: 1941-09-20
D: 2020-04-27
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Prochaska, Robert
Judith Gustofson
B: 1947-10-08
D: 2020-04-26
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Gustofson, Judith
Frederick Crawn
B: 1934-10-03
D: 2020-04-24
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Crawn, Frederick
Robert Weller
B: 1965-09-07
D: 2020-04-22
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Weller, Robert

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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.