Obituaries

Rita Streeter
B: 1926-02-01
D: 2018-01-18
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Streeter, Rita
Viola Hover
B: 1924-06-22
D: 2018-01-16
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Hover, Viola
Charlie Moss
B: 1963-05-31
D: 2018-01-13
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Moss, Charlie
Judith Hall
B: 1941-03-11
D: 2018-01-12
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Hall, Judith
Dorothy Cetti
B: 1928-07-09
D: 2018-01-07
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Cetti, Dorothy
Richard Hines
B: 1935-01-17
D: 2018-01-05
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Hines, Richard
Bernice Kinna
B: 1926-07-03
D: 2018-01-05
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Kinna, Bernice
Gloria Rolland
B: 1922-01-11
D: 2018-01-02
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Rolland, Gloria
JoAnn Wells
B: 1939-03-03
D: 2018-01-01
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Wells, JoAnn
Patrick Morell
B: 1949-04-18
D: 2018-01-01
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Morell, Patrick
Thomas Naughton
B: 1926-06-16
D: 2018-01-01
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Naughton, Thomas
Robert Sullivan
B: 1944-12-16
D: 2017-12-31
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Sullivan, Robert
John Leahy
B: 1928-08-24
D: 2017-12-31
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Leahy, John
Alice Collins
B: 1933-02-05
D: 2017-12-28
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Collins, Alice
Walter Lofink
B: 1926-04-21
D: 2017-12-26
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Lofink, Walter
Sylvia Tonoli
B: 1931-07-25
D: 2017-12-25
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Tonoli, Sylvia
Earle Rathbun
B: 1932-09-17
D: 2017-12-22
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Rathbun, Earle
Brian Donovan
B: 1966-10-18
D: 2017-12-20
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Donovan, Brian
Susan Bristol
B: 1950-03-23
D: 2017-12-19
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Bristol, Susan
Mary Bastow
B: 1939-03-16
D: 2017-12-18
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Bastow, Mary
D. Amlaw
B: 1930-07-29
D: 2017-12-18
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Amlaw, D.

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Gloria Rolland
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1922 - 2018
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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.