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Bonnie Austin
B: 1947-03-10
D: 2017-11-18
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Austin, Bonnie
Robert Nivens
B: 1944-01-18
D: 2017-11-03
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Nivens, Robert
Jean Loflin
B: 1938-03-21
D: 2017-11-01
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Loflin, Jean
Amanda Simmons
B: 1986-05-01
D: 2017-11-01
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Simmons, Amanda
Annette Marthers
B: 1928-02-03
D: 2017-10-26
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Marthers, Annette
Jeannette Wancheck
B: 1927-12-12
D: 2017-10-26
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Wancheck, Jeannette
Wai Lui
B: 1914-02-09
D: 2017-10-25
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Lui, Wai
James Pulliam
B: 1944-05-04
D: 2017-10-21
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Pulliam, James
William Cross
B: 1935-02-07
D: 2017-10-18
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Cross, William
Raymond Logan Hutchinson
B: 1987-06-08
D: 2017-10-18
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Hutchinson, Raymond Logan
Carl Moyer
B: 1954-07-02
D: 2017-10-17
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Moyer, Carl
Margaret Kimbrell
B: 1929-05-02
D: 2017-10-14
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Kimbrell, Margaret
Stephen Turner
B: 1963-06-08
D: 2017-10-14
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Turner, Stephen
William Brewster
B: 1950-07-16
D: 2017-10-09
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Brewster, William
James Neely
B: 1935-05-24
D: 2017-10-07
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Neely, James
William Galloway
B: 1932-09-18
D: 2017-10-03
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Galloway, William
Frank Parrish
B: 1939-12-17
D: 2017-10-01
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Parrish, Frank
Peggy Smith
B: 1942-02-26
D: 2017-09-27
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Smith, Peggy
Chau Nguyen
D: 2017-09-22
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Nguyen, Chau
Ruthanne Anderson
B: 1963-02-12
D: 2017-09-16
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Anderson, Ruthanne
Ava Howe
B: 1948-10-23
D: 2017-09-16
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Howe, Ava

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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.