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Patricia Meinzer
D: 2018-01-15
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Meinzer, Patricia
Arlene Long
B: 1929-08-18
D: 2018-01-11
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Long, Arlene
Michael Smith
B: 1955-10-27
D: 2018-01-08
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Smith, Michael
Judith Rissell
B: 1940-01-12
D: 2018-01-07
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Rissell, Judith
Shirley Preston
B: 1923-12-26
D: 2018-01-03
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Preston, Shirley
Charles Mutter
B: 1933-09-08
D: 2018-01-02
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Mutter, Charles
Beatrice Dzurenda
B: 1931-03-02
D: 2018-01-02
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Dzurenda, Beatrice
Charles Keck
B: 1921-03-10
D: 2017-12-29
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Keck, Charles
Brian Holmstock
B: 1978-12-15
D: 2017-12-29
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Holmstock, Brian
Sandra Wentzel
B: 1950-06-09
D: 2017-12-27
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Wentzel, Sandra
Conrad Kozak
B: 1936-07-10
D: 2017-12-26
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Kozak, Conrad
Kathryn Beatty
B: 1941-04-05
D: 2017-12-23
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Beatty, Kathryn
Gary Sorber
B: 1951-07-28
D: 2017-12-23
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Sorber, Gary
Patricia Breyer
B: 1940-07-12
D: 2017-12-22
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Breyer, Patricia
Susan DelConte
B: 1971-01-25
D: 2017-12-18
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DelConte, Susan
Peter Preston
B: 1953-05-12
D: 2017-12-16
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Preston, Peter
Charles Jarrett
B: 1954-06-08
D: 2017-12-08
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Jarrett, Charles
Patricia Brightbill
B: 1944-05-07
D: 2017-12-08
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Brightbill, Patricia
Robert Niedzwiecki
B: 1958-09-29
D: 2017-12-07
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Niedzwiecki, Robert
Joseph Straka
B: 1942-09-01
D: 2017-12-06
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Straka, Joseph
Georgine Simon
B: 1951-07-16
D: 2017-12-03
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Simon, Georgine

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Shirley Preston Shirley Preston Shirley Preston
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Shirley W. Preston (Wilson)
1923 - 2018
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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.