Thad Miller
B: 1957-02-12
D: 2018-03-15
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Miller, Thad
Edwin Swartz
B: 1931-10-23
D: 2018-03-13
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Swartz, Edwin
Rebecca Samuelson
B: 1958-03-12
D: 2018-03-09
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Samuelson, Rebecca
Jule Martin
B: 1923-04-03
D: 2018-03-06
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Martin, Jule
Michael Hilt
B: 1965-12-25
D: 2018-03-05
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Hilt, Michael
Richard Mills
B: 1932-02-14
D: 2018-03-02
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Mills, Richard
Georgeanna Oxnam
B: 1934-02-22
D: 2018-03-01
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Oxnam, Georgeanna
John Blackburn
B: 1936-06-29
D: 2018-03-01
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Blackburn, John
Mary Newton
B: 1933-06-29
D: 2018-02-26
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Newton, Mary
Harold Whitehorn
B: 1940-03-18
D: 2018-02-25
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Whitehorn, Harold
Jerry Johnson
B: 1944-10-01
D: 2018-02-24
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Johnson, Jerry
Imelda Watkins
B: 1950-04-24
D: 2018-02-24
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Watkins, Imelda
Walter Woods
B: 1943-02-03
D: 2018-02-23
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Barbara Hudson
B: 1941-08-08
D: 2018-02-22
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Vera Thompson
B: 1953-12-11
D: 2018-02-20
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Thompson, Vera
Stefan Logue
B: 1952-01-17
D: 2018-02-19
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Logue, Stefan
Dennis Lyons
B: 1935-10-03
D: 2018-02-16
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Lyons, Dennis
James Stiehl
B: 1917-02-13
D: 2018-02-16
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Gladys Staley
B: 1924-12-01
D: 2018-02-14
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Staley, Gladys
Ralph Swartz
B: 1929-11-19
D: 2018-02-12
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Swartz, Ralph
Mary Nelson
B: 1941-03-29
D: 2018-02-11
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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.