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Margaret Levesque
B: 1923-07-03
D: 2018-04-23
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Levesque, Margaret
Joanne Elizabeth Whelan
B: 1936-12-01
D: 2018-04-23
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Whelan, Joanne Elizabeth
Zwaantje Van Dyken
B: 1932-07-10
D: 2018-04-18
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Van Dyken, Zwaantje
Rodney McFarlane
B: 1921-09-12
D: 2018-04-13
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McFarlane, Rodney
Emma Mary Sullivan
B: 1921-07-31
D: 2018-04-13
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Sullivan, Emma Mary
Beverley Ann Heideman
B: 1945-07-26
D: 2018-04-08
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Heideman, Beverley Ann
Aubry Murchison
B: 1937-01-04
D: 2018-04-07
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Murchison, Aubry
Ruth Alice Doering
D: 2018-04-05
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Doering, Ruth Alice
MCpl Scott MacDougall
B: 1988-06-17
D: 2018-04-04
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MacDougall, MCpl Scott
Norma Dorothy Buder
B: 1917-08-11
D: 2018-03-29
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Buder, Norma Dorothy
Willard Edmund Verch
D: 2018-03-28
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Verch, Willard Edmund
Howard Alfred Hempstead
B: 1929-04-27
D: 2018-03-27
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Hempstead, Howard Alfred
Gloria Duchesne
B: 1943-03-04
D: 2018-03-25
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Duchesne, Gloria
Carl Reiche
B: 1922-03-28
D: 2018-03-21
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Reiche, Carl
Philip Deakin
B: 1924-05-19
D: 2018-03-21
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Deakin, Philip
Marilyn Thrasher
B: 1935-12-18
D: 2018-03-20
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Thrasher, Marilyn
Sharon Ann Dupuis
B: 1947-07-01
D: 2018-03-20
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Dupuis, Sharon Ann
Edna Giroux
B: 1928-09-12
D: 2018-03-19
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Giroux, Edna
Ali Mansveld
B: 1921-03-15
D: 2018-03-12
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Mansveld, Ali
Patricia Josephine Noll
B: 1933-03-10
D: 2018-03-10
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Noll, Patricia Josephine
Mary Frances Dupuis
B: 1925-11-19
D: 2018-03-09
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Dupuis, Mary Frances

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Rodney McFarlane
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Rodney "Rod" McFarlane
1921 - 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.