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James "Jim" Rutherford
B: 1942-03-04
D: 2018-11-14
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Rutherford, James "Jim"
Gina Sander
B: 1952-05-05
D: 2018-11-12
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Sander, Gina
Barbara Trickey
B: 1944-08-09
D: 2018-11-09
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Trickey, Barbara
Shashikala Godbole
B: 1943-12-25
D: 2018-11-08
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Godbole, Shashikala
Robert Smith
B: 1963-08-16
D: 2018-11-07
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Smith, Robert
Joyce Cameron
B: 1927-01-24
D: 2018-11-07
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Cameron, Joyce
Darwin MacIntyre
B: 1934-10-05
D: 2018-11-06
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MacIntyre, Darwin
Peter Birchall
B: 1934-09-15
D: 2018-11-06
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Birchall, Peter
Gertrude "Trudy" Weir
B: 1920-01-27
D: 2018-11-04
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Weir, Gertrude "Trudy"
Jim (William) Attfield
B: 1925-11-08
D: 2018-11-03
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Attfield, Jim (William)
Margaret Joyce Scott
B: 1928-02-11
D: 2018-11-03
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Scott, Margaret Joyce
Peter Eligh
B: 1956-11-08
D: 2018-10-26
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Eligh, Peter
Donna Larcombe
B: 1955-08-23
D: 2018-10-26
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Larcombe, Donna
Doris Donovan
B: 1930-06-02
D: 2018-10-25
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Donovan, Doris
Melva Allcock
B: 1933-10-31
D: 2018-10-23
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Allcock, Melva
Bill Robertson
B: 1938-07-14
D: 2018-10-22
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Robertson, Bill
Martha Maxwell
B: 1930-12-10
D: 2018-10-21
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Maxwell, Martha
Beatrice Charron
B: 1922-09-04
D: 2018-10-19
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Charron, Beatrice
Annie Taylor
B: 1924-01-08
D: 2018-10-18
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Taylor, Annie
Robert Kercher
B: 1934-01-25
D: 2018-10-15
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Kercher, Robert
Robert Rannells
B: 1932-06-08
D: 2018-10-15
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Rannells, Robert

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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.

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