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Delma Platanella
B: 1928-10-12
D: 2020-06-26
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Platanella, Delma
Pauline Hand
B: 1929-08-08
D: 2020-06-26
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Hand, Pauline
Robert Gondolf
B: 1947-01-21
D: 2020-06-23
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Gondolf, Robert
Daniel Champion
B: 1938-09-12
D: 2020-06-23
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Champion, Daniel
Margaret Disbrow
B: 1941-06-29
D: 2020-06-20
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Disbrow, Margaret
William Perna
B: 1957-10-20
D: 2020-06-16
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Perna, William
Ellen Cavilla
B: 1959-09-25
D: 2020-06-15
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Cavilla, Ellen
Tracy Roblin
B: 1977-10-29
D: 2020-06-15
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Roblin, Tracy
William Rhodes
B: 1952-01-30
D: 2020-06-11
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Rhodes, William
Emily Hottum
B: 1921-09-05
D: 2020-06-10
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Hottum, Emily
Barbara Bruno
B: 1951-03-14
D: 2020-06-08
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Bruno, Barbara
Charleen Bell Chatelain
B: 1985-04-22
D: 2020-06-05
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Bell Chatelain, Charleen
Lloyd Beldin
B: 1941-06-12
D: 2020-06-04
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Beldin, Lloyd
George Ehmer
B: 1954-08-13
D: 2020-06-03
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Ehmer, George
Angela Copes
B: 1964-09-27
D: 2020-06-02
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Copes, Angela
Rita Farrell
B: 1927-01-09
D: 2020-05-26
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Farrell, Rita
Veronica Jurasik
B: 1926-05-28
D: 2020-05-23
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Jurasik, Veronica
George Aaron
B: 1930-11-01
D: 2020-05-23
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Aaron, George
Fern Kennedy
B: 1926-10-31
D: 2020-05-22
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Kennedy, Fern
Minerva Valiante
B: 1932-12-16
D: 2020-05-21
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Valiante, Minerva
John Ryan
B: 1943-05-15
D: 2020-05-19
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Ryan, John

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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.