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Michael Paul Budinski
D: 2019-04-15
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Budinski, Michael Paul
Margaret "Joy" Iftody
D: 2019-04-15
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Iftody, Margaret "Joy"
Gioconda Rotella
B: 1930-05-02
D: 2019-04-15
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Rotella, Gioconda
Francis "Frank" Paul Thibault
D: 2019-04-14
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Thibault, Francis "Frank" Paul
Paul Zazulak
D: 2019-04-14
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Zazulak, Paul
James Taylor
D: 2019-04-14
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Taylor, James
Chi Ping Wong
D: 2019-04-13
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Wong, Chi Ping
William Paranych
B: 1934-05-26
D: 2019-04-12
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Paranych, William
Danny Oleksyn
B: 1956-05-11
D: 2019-04-12
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Oleksyn, Danny
Mary Bartko (nee Rachmistruk)
B: 1934-07-31
D: 2019-04-12
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Bartko (nee Rachmistruk), Mary
Carole Macpherson
D: 2019-04-12
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Macpherson, Carole
Mary Diakun
D: 2019-04-11
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Diakun, Mary
Benny (Bohdan) Elkow
D: 2019-04-10
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Elkow, Benny (Bohdan)
Stella Yanitski
D: 2019-04-10
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Yanitski, Stella
Jim Laniuk
B: 1936-11-04
D: 2019-04-10
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Laniuk, Jim
David Gabriel and Sarah Maria Enache
D: 2019-04-10
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Enache, David Gabriel and Sarah Maria
Leo Lawrence McMahon
B: 1935-08-20
D: 2019-04-09
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McMahon, Leo Lawrence
Diane Parsons
D: 2019-04-09
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Parsons, Diane
John Pysmeny
D: 2019-04-08
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Pysmeny, John
Edoardo Canino
D: 2019-04-08
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Canino, Edoardo
Taras Michael Szmihelsky
B: 1962-07-02
D: 2019-04-08
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Szmihelsky, Taras Michael

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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.