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Thomas Pennybacker
B: 1944-11-26
D: 2017-07-21
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Pennybacker, Thomas
Herman Walden
B: 1935-08-11
D: 2017-07-18
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Walden, Herman
Lynette Bishop
B: 1941-11-30
D: 2017-07-17
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Bishop, Lynette
Gloria Price
B: 1927-12-22
D: 2017-07-15
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Price, Gloria
Ellenora Leonard
B: 1916-02-14
D: 2017-07-12
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Leonard, Ellenora
Keith Robbins
B: 1954-03-28
D: 2017-07-12
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Robbins, Keith
Donald DeLuca
B: 1933-11-15
D: 2017-07-08
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DeLuca, Donald
Seta Aghazarian
B: 1923-06-27
D: 2017-07-04
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Aghazarian, Seta
Carolee Birka
B: 1929-08-03
D: 2017-07-04
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Birka, Carolee
Stephanie Leung
B: 1942-07-25
D: 2017-07-04
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Leung, Stephanie
Elaine Lee
B: 1927-12-22
D: 2017-07-02
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Lee, Elaine
Charles Thompson
B: 1924-03-27
D: 2017-07-01
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Thompson, Charles
Richard Snyder
B: 1926-07-22
D: 2017-06-30
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Snyder, Richard
Clella Breshears
B: 1917-06-10
D: 2017-06-30
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Breshears, Clella
Katherine LoForte-Delgadillo
B: 1975-09-23
D: 2017-06-30
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LoForte-Delgadillo, Katherine
Twyla Saltzman
B: 1919-06-21
D: 2017-06-27
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Saltzman, Twyla
Frances Sherwood
B: 1922-03-30
D: 2017-06-26
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Sherwood, Frances
Michael Gavan
B: 1944-06-07
D: 2017-06-25
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Gavan, Michael
Liesbeth Neumann
B: 1929-08-09
D: 2017-06-24
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Neumann, Liesbeth
Elaine Lindeland
B: 1925-12-03
D: 2017-06-22
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Lindeland, Elaine
Peter Nelson
D: 2017-06-22
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Nelson, Peter

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Keith Robbins
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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.