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Margaret-Anne Plosz
B: 1938-08-21
D: 2019-07-16
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Plosz, Margaret-Anne
George Hallam
B: 1953-05-01
D: 2019-07-15
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Hallam, George
Roger Dye
B: 1929-06-03
D: 2019-07-14
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Dye, Roger
Karen Middleton
B: 1957-05-16
D: 2019-07-14
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Middleton, Karen
Suzette Norris
D: 2019-07-12
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Norris, Suzette
George Lavoie
B: 1934-08-28
D: 2019-07-11
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Lavoie, George
Patrick Madden
B: 1939-06-03
D: 2019-07-10
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Madden, Patrick
Susan Derbyshire
B: 1947-03-20
D: 2019-07-09
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Derbyshire, Susan
Raymond Gallant
B: 1942-07-31
D: 2019-07-08
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Gallant, Raymond
Sheela Nair
B: 1955-11-01
D: 2019-07-08
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Nair, Sheela
John Bittorf
B: 1945-10-12
D: 2019-07-07
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Bittorf, John
Vera Edgeworth
B: 1932-01-06
D: 2019-07-04
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Edgeworth, Vera
John Murdoch
B: 1928-03-10
D: 2019-06-30
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Murdoch, John
Lillian Fletcher
B: 1927-07-09
D: 2019-06-29
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Fletcher, Lillian
Jo-Anne Hamilton
B: 1955-02-16
D: 2019-06-25
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Hamilton, Jo-Anne
Richard De Clercq
B: 1946-06-22
D: 2019-06-23
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De Clercq, Richard
Raymond Senio
B: 1949-01-22
D: 2019-06-23
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Senio, Raymond
Julianna Burke
B: 2008-05-02
D: 2019-06-23
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Burke, Julianna
Melvin Ball
B: 1943-05-30
D: 2019-06-22
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Ball, Melvin
Ronald Ponych
B: 1948-01-20
D: 2019-06-21
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Ponych, Ronald
Jeanne Poirier
B: 1931-09-16
D: 2019-06-18
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Poirier, Jeanne

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Peter Stafford
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Peter Glenn
Stafford
1956 - 2017
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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.