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Jack Lipe
B: 1942-03-16
D: 2018-06-19
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Lipe, Jack
Betty Taylor
B: 1927-12-02
D: 2018-06-16
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Taylor, Betty
David Coleman
B: 1947-03-17
D: 2018-06-16
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Coleman, David
Brian Stewart
B: 1971-12-19
D: 2018-06-12
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Stewart, Brian
John Houston
B: 1940-12-19
D: 2018-06-11
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Houston, John
Regina "Joan" Wyman
B: 1933-03-17
D: 2018-06-01
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Wyman, Regina "Joan"
Marilyn McRoy
B: 1934-10-20
D: 2018-05-27
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McRoy, Marilyn
Lois Savitz
B: 1920-08-26
D: 2018-05-27
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Savitz, Lois
Kevin Dailey
B: 1957-07-10
D: 2018-05-15
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Dailey, Kevin
Jerry Wougamon
B: 1948-11-14
D: 2018-05-15
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Wougamon, Jerry
Juanita Rogers
B: 1932-07-17
D: 2018-05-11
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Rogers, Juanita
Deon Smith
B: 1939-08-09
D: 2018-05-10
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Smith, Deon
Elizabeth "Betty" Ebersohl
B: 1927-03-19
D: 2018-05-04
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Ebersohl, Elizabeth "Betty"
Donna Elbrecht
B: 1933-08-21
D: 2018-05-03
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Elbrecht, Donna
Vonny Davidson
B: 1937-04-14
D: 2018-05-01
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Davidson, Vonny
Gary Rains
B: 1957-04-10
D: 2018-04-30
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Rains, Gary
Phyllis Borgsmiller
B: 1928-03-01
D: 2018-04-24
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Borgsmiller, Phyllis
Starletta Kerley
B: 1959-01-25
D: 2018-04-24
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Kerley, Starletta
Bill Cripps
B: 1931-06-12
D: 2018-04-19
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Cripps, Bill
Brian Brown
B: 1989-02-25
D: 2018-04-14
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Brown, Brian
Michele Joiner
B: 1966-05-10
D: 2018-04-13
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Joiner, Michele

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Robert McKee
In Memory of
Robert James
McKee
1955 - 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.