Raymond Thompson
B: 1934-03-06
D: 2018-03-22
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Electa Cook
B: 1929-05-28
D: 2018-03-21
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Wanda Gibson
B: 1931-03-03
D: 2018-03-21
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Gibson, Wanda
Russell Morgan
B: 1934-04-02
D: 2018-03-21
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Morgan, Russell
Patricia Pritchard
B: 1937-03-05
D: 2018-03-21
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Linda Andes
B: 1945-08-13
D: 2018-03-20
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Andes, Linda
Dana Torello
B: 1966-09-13
D: 2018-03-20
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Torello, Dana
Vera Clark
B: 1928-05-29
D: 2018-03-19
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Clark, Vera
Velia Tebeck
B: 1935-12-14
D: 2018-03-19
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Tebeck, Velia
Mary Porter
B: 1946-08-14
D: 2018-03-19
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Porter, Mary
Patrick McCaulla
B: 1923-09-09
D: 2018-03-18
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McCaulla, Patrick
Carmella Impellizzeri
B: 1926-07-25
D: 2018-03-18
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Nadine Benn
B: 1927-11-29
D: 2018-03-17
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Minerva Pickett
B: 1929-04-11
D: 2018-03-17
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Pickett, Minerva
Judith "Judy" O'Bryan
B: 1947-10-25
D: 2018-03-17
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O'Bryan, Judith "Judy"
Donald Austin
B: 1959-11-07
D: 2018-03-16
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Leota Anderson
B: 1927-04-28
D: 2018-03-15
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Laurel Bonine
B: 1942-11-22
D: 2018-03-14
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Samuel Farnsworth
B: 1950-06-14
D: 2018-03-14
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Kay Longwith
B: 1946-06-12
D: 2018-03-11
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John Longwith
B: 1936-05-20
D: 2018-03-11
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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.