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Diana Keifer
B: 1946-05-14
D: 2017-09-19
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Keifer, Diana
Antonio D'Amico
B: 1959-02-12
D: 2017-09-14
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D'Amico, Antonio
Lawrence Lohmiller
B: 1949-05-04
D: 2017-09-11
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Lohmiller, Lawrence
John James
B: 1941-09-10
D: 2017-09-01
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James, John
Melissa Bortoli
B: 1952-11-15
D: 2017-08-31
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Bortoli, Melissa
Frank Prevendar
B: 1942-08-17
D: 2017-08-17
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Prevendar, Frank
Elizabeth Grannis
B: 1922-08-25
D: 2017-08-16
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Grannis, Elizabeth
Alfredo Labra
B: 1940-08-21
D: 2017-08-15
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Labra, Alfredo
Bernice Barnes
B: 1924-09-22
D: 2017-08-13
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Barnes, Bernice
Caroline Duarte
B: 1923-12-03
D: 2017-08-11
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Duarte, Caroline
Matthew Bernas
B: 1950-12-30
D: 2017-07-30
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Bernas, Matthew
Theresa Borowski
B: 1918-02-16
D: 2017-07-25
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Borowski, Theresa
Marie Balsie
B: 1918-05-09
D: 2017-07-25
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Balsie, Marie
Kathleen Mayer
B: 1937-10-08
D: 2017-07-22
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Mayer, Kathleen
Wanda Onstad
D: 2017-07-14
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Onstad, Wanda
Micheal Santolin
B: 1963-06-06
D: 2017-07-14
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Santolin, Micheal
Margaret Leahy
B: 1928-03-31
D: 2017-07-06
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Leahy, Margaret
Mary Karr
B: 1920-11-02
D: 2017-07-05
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Karr, Mary
William Barnes
B: 1928-03-13
D: 2017-06-25
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Barnes, William
Richard Fox
B: 1936-02-05
D: 2017-06-25
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Fox, Richard
Donald Finger
B: 1933-06-17
D: 2017-06-21
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Finger, Donald

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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.