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Barbara Robinson
B: 1937-03-03
D: 2018-01-18
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Robinson, Barbara
Anne Woods
B: 1919-07-09
D: 2018-01-17
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Woods, Anne
Ann Musser
B: 1921-09-02
D: 2018-01-16
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Musser, Ann
Margaret Frederick
B: 1954-07-21
D: 2018-01-12
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Frederick, Margaret
Helen Stec
B: 1926-12-13
D: 2018-01-12
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Stec, Helen
Delores Nissen
B: 0000-01-02
D: 2018-01-10
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Nissen, Delores
Thomas Barlow
B: 1946-09-12
D: 2018-01-09
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Barlow, Thomas
Elemer Sarkozi
B: 1940-01-06
D: 2018-01-08
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Sarkozi, Elemer
Nick Pappas
B: 1949-08-08
D: 2018-01-05
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Pappas, Nick
Scott Kehlet
B: 1966-02-02
D: 2017-12-21
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Kehlet, Scott
Mary Batchelor
B: 1924-11-04
D: 2017-12-20
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Batchelor, Mary
Edith Nicholson
B: 1941-11-30
D: 2017-12-05
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Nicholson, Edith
Marion Tait
B: 1920-10-21
D: 2017-12-04
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Tait, Marion
George Wasson
B: 1934-06-26
D: 2017-12-02
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Wasson, George
Linda Tvaroha
D: 2017-11-25
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Tvaroha, Linda
Marilyn Kurina
B: 1933-07-13
D: 2017-11-21
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Kurina, Marilyn
Nancy Wright
B: 1943-06-16
D: 2017-11-20
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Wright, Nancy
Harold Robertson
B: 2017-11-26
D: 2017-11-17
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Robertson, Harold
Shirley Meyers
B: 1926-02-15
D: 2017-11-12
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Meyers, Shirley
Bert Davis
B: 1943-09-02
D: 2017-11-11
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Davis, Bert
Georgine Waitkoff`
B: 1951-11-22
D: 2017-11-06
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Waitkoff`, Georgine

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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.