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Ann Doering
B: 1936-12-06
D: 2019-11-13
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Doering, Ann
Dale Machan
B: 1956-06-02
D: 2019-11-13
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Machan, Dale
Mary Ness
B: 1923-07-11
D: 2019-11-12
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Ness, Mary
Willy Krusi
B: 1948-04-29
D: 2019-11-08
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Krusi, Willy
Stanley Oxtoby
B: 1949-11-22
D: 2019-11-04
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Oxtoby, Stanley
Annette Wells
B: 1933-10-17
D: 2019-10-26
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Wells, Annette
Edmund Fyten
B: 1930-03-04
D: 2019-10-25
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Fyten, Edmund
Glen Munro
B: 1922-04-24
D: 2019-10-24
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Munro, Glen
Jean Richards
B: 1925-10-21
D: 2019-10-22
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Richards, Jean
Bertha Oyka
B: 1927-09-04
D: 2019-10-21
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Oyka, Bertha
Patricia Collett
B: 1923-09-02
D: 2019-10-20
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Collett, Patricia
Lawrence Palmquist
B: 1932-09-29
D: 2019-10-18
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Palmquist, Lawrence
May Gillis
B: 1945-09-21
D: 2019-10-17
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Gillis, May
Donald Fritz
B: 1931-12-11
D: 2019-10-16
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Fritz, Donald
Laura Cudmore
B: 1940-04-05
D: 2019-10-15
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Cudmore, Laura
Neeltje van de Werfhorst
B: 1948-07-15
D: 2019-10-14
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van de Werfhorst, Neeltje
Vernon Murphy
B: 1938-01-05
D: 2019-10-11
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Murphy, Vernon
Rosemarie Mariak
B: 1939-11-05
D: 2019-10-10
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Mariak, Rosemarie
Norman Smith
B: 1923-04-20
D: 2019-10-08
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Smith, Norman
Jack Heatherington
B: 1942-09-22
D: 2019-10-06
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Heatherington, Jack
Edward Brooks
B: 1951-02-05
D: 2019-10-06
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Brooks, Edward

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5226-46 Street
Olds, AB T4H 1B8
Phone: 403-507-8610
Fax: 403-507-0018
Louise Campbell
In Memory of
Louise Marie Therese
Campbell (Lafreniere)
1932 -
2018

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.