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David Stirton
B: 1931-07-02
D: 2019-08-15
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Stirton, David
Stephen May
B: 1960-02-13
D: 2019-08-14
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May, Stephen
Glen Ferguson
B: 1923-10-19
D: 2019-08-13
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Ferguson, Glen
Harold McBride
B: 1947-11-19
D: 2019-08-11
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McBride, Harold
Chantal Lange
B: 1998-04-08
D: 2019-08-09
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Lange, Chantal
Bowman Burrell
B: 1926-08-20
D: 2019-08-09
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Burrell, Bowman
Gwen Olsen
B: 1935-03-23
D: 2019-08-09
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Olsen, Gwen
Marie Sommerville
B: 1929-08-29
D: 2019-08-08
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Sommerville, Marie
Ingrid Bergmann
B: 1934-09-02
D: 2019-08-07
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Bergmann, Ingrid
Linda Taylor
B: 1949-08-27
D: 2019-08-06
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Taylor, Linda
Brian Bunce
B: 1953-02-22
D: 2019-08-05
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Bunce, Brian
Garry Woodruff
B: 1940-04-12
D: 2019-08-03
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Woodruff, Garry
Robert Barker
B: 1927-09-04
D: 2019-08-03
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Barker, Robert
Hope Anderson
B: 1942-01-21
D: 2019-08-01
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Anderson, Hope
Florence Huseby
B: 1936-05-30
D: 2019-07-31
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Huseby, Florence
Shirley Tokaryk
B: 1928-02-17
D: 2019-07-30
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Tokaryk, Shirley
Judy Wallace
B: 1945-05-02
D: 2019-07-25
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Wallace, Judy
Raoul Caouette
B: 1930-08-04
D: 2019-07-24
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Caouette, Raoul
Robert Wilson
B: 1931-00-00
D: 2019-07-24
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Wilson, Robert
Virginia Hendriks
B: 1924-05-18
D: 2019-07-22
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Hendriks, Virginia
John Mackay
B: 1935-03-26
D: 2019-07-21
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Mackay, 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.