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Vesa Vanska
B: 1958-03-10
D: 2018-04-18
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Vanska, Vesa
James Viklen
B: 1945-08-28
D: 2018-04-13
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Viklen, James
Beatrice Lyrette
B: 1928-03-21
D: 2018-04-09
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Lyrette, Beatrice
Donald Harris
B: 1938-05-07
D: 2018-04-08
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Harris, Donald
Anna Ruberto
B: 1939-06-08
D: 2018-04-06
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Ruberto, Anna
Margaret Tomasevic
B: 1926-11-12
D: 2018-04-04
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Tomasevic, Margaret
Francesco Bruni
B: 1931-06-10
D: 2018-04-04
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Bruni, Francesco
Edward Prochnicki
B: 1938-05-23
D: 2018-03-31
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Prochnicki, Edward
Eero Pontynen
B: 1926-12-26
D: 2018-03-31
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Pontynen, Eero
Diane Weatherby
B: 1942-03-03
D: 2018-03-30
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Weatherby, Diane
Lina Talarico
B: 1949-01-02
D: 2018-03-29
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Talarico, Lina
Dennis Cain
B: 1937-11-15
D: 2018-03-28
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Cain, Dennis
Elena Pedri
B: 1923-10-14
D: 2018-03-27
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Pedri, Elena
Mary Komistek
B: 1923-12-03
D: 2018-03-27
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Komistek, Mary
Wayne Hurley
B: 1955-11-28
D: 2018-03-26
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Hurley, Wayne
John Crooks
B: 1938-10-20
D: 2018-03-24
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Crooks, John
Paul Beazley
B: 1948-07-28
D: 2018-03-23
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Beazley, Paul
Dorothy Biloski
B: 1938-05-17
D: 2018-03-23
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Biloski, Dorothy
Ruth Kylander
B: 1930-04-29
D: 2018-03-19
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Kylander, Ruth
Gerda Dreyer
B: 1932-01-02
D: 2018-03-18
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Dreyer, Gerda
Ruth Wrightsell
B: 1928-08-05
D: 2018-03-17
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Wrightsell, Ruth

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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.