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Garry Bishop
B: 1940-01-10
D: 2020-08-01
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Bishop, Garry
Donna Syrette-Robitaille
B: 1952-09-26
D: 2020-07-29
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Syrette-Robitaille, Donna
Carol Mauro
B: 1943-05-29
D: 2020-07-27
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Mauro, Carol
Delmer St. Jacques
B: 1959-03-04
D: 2020-07-22
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St. Jacques, Delmer
Heather Angeconeb
B: 1979-08-27
D: 2020-07-17
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Angeconeb, Heather
Levis Wright
B: 1938-12-07
D: 2020-07-16
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Wright, Levis
Elvin Sawatzky
B: 1936-04-28
D: 2020-07-14
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Sawatzky, Elvin
Deborah Miners
B: 1955-06-02
D: 2020-07-13
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Miners, Deborah
Donald Russell
B: 1934-09-22
D: 2020-07-13
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Russell, Donald
Frederick Prentice
B: 1933-11-21
D: 2020-07-13
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Prentice, Frederick
Jennifer Nicholson
B: 1974-10-06
D: 2020-07-12
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Nicholson, Jennifer
Emma MacDonald
B: 1929-10-20
D: 2020-07-11
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MacDonald, Emma
David Hebert
B: 1955-05-30
D: 2020-07-10
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Hebert, David
Philip Leslie
B: 1957-07-20
D: 2020-07-10
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Leslie, Philip
Bill Martynuck
B: 1940-05-18
D: 2020-07-09
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Martynuck, Bill
David Strum
B: 1971-05-22
D: 2020-07-09
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Strum, David
Jack Gagnon
B: 1951-05-13
D: 2020-07-08
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Gagnon, Jack
Teresa Sowka
B: 1961-03-21
D: 2020-07-07
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Sowka, Teresa
David Gouge
B: 1953-04-17
D: 2020-07-06
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Gouge, David
David Smeltzer
B: 1947-10-25
D: 2020-07-05
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Smeltzer, David
Filomena Niro
B: 1927-10-10
D: 2020-07-05
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Niro, Filomena

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Mary Janveau
In Memory of
Mary Jean
Janveau (Sanderson)
1953 - 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.