Elizabeth Auer
B: 1934-11-10
D: 2018-03-04
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Auer, Elizabeth
Sterling Campbell
B: 1926-02-17
D: 2018-03-04
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Campbell, Sterling
Mary Isaac
B: 1940-12-19
D: 2018-03-04
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Isaac, Mary
B: 1930-01-30
D: 2018-03-03
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James Hughes
B: 1933-01-12
D: 2018-03-03
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Hughes , James
Edith Hughes
B: 1934-10-02
D: 2018-03-03
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Hughes, Edith
David Mirk
B: 1971-10-25
D: 2018-03-01
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Mirk, David
Raymond Guthrie
B: 1952-12-29
D: 2018-02-25
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Guthrie, Raymond
Roy McKeehan
B: 1928-12-08
D: 2018-02-18
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McKeehan, Roy
Ronnie Hurley
B: 1967-04-18
D: 2018-02-18
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Hurley, Ronnie
Glenn Foster
B: 1926-04-26
D: 2018-02-17
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Foster, Glenn
Shirley Shelby
B: 1940-06-23
D: 2018-02-15
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Shelby, Shirley
William Wallace
B: 1930-09-21
D: 2018-02-14
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Wallace, William
Willie Ates
B: 1949-07-07
D: 2018-02-11
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Ates, Willie
Charles Marshall
B: 1934-01-12
D: 2018-02-09
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Marshall, Charles
B: 1933-12-18
D: 2018-02-02
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Larry Gordon
B: 1932-10-24
D: 2018-02-02
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Gordon, Larry
Irene Keeling
B: 1924-04-17
D: 2018-02-01
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Keeling, Irene
Donna Koop
B: 1931-05-02
D: 2018-01-31
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Koop, Donna
B: 1925-08-26
D: 2018-01-27
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James Greene
B: 1942-12-28
D: 2018-01-26
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Greene, James


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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.