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Robert Brumbaugh
B: 1932-02-11
D: 2017-04-28
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Brumbaugh, Robert
Michele Daley-LaFlame
B: 1951-04-05
D: 2017-04-27
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Daley-LaFlame, Michele
James Keen
B: 1932-12-25
D: 2017-04-27
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Keen, James
Edwin Kanaga
B: 1931-06-10
D: 2017-04-23
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Kanaga, Edwin
Phyllis Volk
B: 1935-08-23
D: 2017-04-21
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Volk, Phyllis
Thomas Hasty
B: 1947-01-20
D: 2017-04-20
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Hasty, Thomas
Raymond Baker
B: 1931-03-27
D: 2017-04-16
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Baker, Raymond
Timothy Woods
B: 1954-06-05
D: 2017-04-16
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Woods, Timothy
Sharon King
D: 2017-04-15
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King, Sharon
Jordan Dillon
B: 1985-03-21
D: 2017-04-14
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Dillon, Jordan
Danny Crane
B: 1943-06-06
D: 2017-04-09
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Crane, Danny
Teresa Lummer
B: 1938-08-30
D: 2017-04-06
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Lummer, Teresa
Julia Staigers
B: 1916-11-12
D: 2017-04-05
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Staigers, Julia
Norma McCowen
B: 1923-09-22
D: 2017-04-03
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McCowen, Norma
Helen Jones
B: 1918-05-05
D: 2017-04-02
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Jones, Helen
Leland Federico
B: 1931-03-16
D: 2017-03-31
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Federico , Leland
Barbara Shinkle
B: 1948-12-13
D: 2017-03-28
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Shinkle, Barbara
Florence Parmenter
B: 1916-06-08
D: 2017-03-26
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Parmenter, Florence
Margaret Barker
B: 1920-07-20
D: 2017-03-25
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Barker, Margaret
Ben Bauer
B: 1927-12-24
D: 2017-03-25
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Bauer, Ben
James Phelps
B: 1926-06-26
D: 2017-03-23
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Phelps, 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.