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Alexander Kufta
B: 1916-03-01
D: 2018-09-20
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Kufta, Alexander
James Wilson
B: 1937-12-18
D: 2018-09-17
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Wilson, James
Curtis McCluskey
B: 1958-05-07
D: 2018-09-15
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McCluskey, Curtis
Margaret Landry
B: 1955-02-25
D: 2018-09-14
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Landry, Margaret
James Norman
B: 1940-06-29
D: 2018-09-12
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Norman, James
Mildred Porter
B: 1925-05-07
D: 2018-09-08
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Porter, Mildred
Thomas Rorke
B: 1958-03-14
D: 2018-09-07
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Rorke, Thomas
Richard Cullen
B: 1937-05-05
D: 2018-09-06
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Cullen, Richard
Oliver Knapp
B: 1930-05-14
D: 2018-09-01
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Knapp, Oliver
Charles Smith
B: 1938-05-21
D: 2018-08-31
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Smith, Charles
Daniel Brown
B: 1951-11-07
D: 2018-08-31
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Brown, Daniel
Norman Jurchison
B: 1951-09-14
D: 2018-08-30
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Jurchison, Norman
Raymond Partridge
B: 1952-11-28
D: 2018-08-27
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Partridge, Raymond
Joan Burns
B: 1932-11-04
D: 2018-08-26
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Burns, Joan
Ida Mary "Betty" McHolm
B: 1937-02-08
D: 2018-08-23
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McHolm, Ida Mary "Betty"
Heather Smith
B: 1960-09-07
D: 2018-08-21
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Smith, Heather
Ralph Boyer
B: 1939-11-14
D: 2018-08-18
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Boyer, Ralph
Mary Burry
B: 1934-02-28
D: 2018-08-16
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Burry, Mary
Dr. Donal Hurley
B: 1931-08-23
D: 2018-08-12
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Hurley, Dr. Donal
Carole Kennedy
B: 1944-07-25
D: 2018-08-11
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Kennedy, Carole
John Eddy
B: 1938-11-07
D: 2018-08-08
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Eddy, John

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386 Mill Street S.
Newcastle, ON L1B 1C6
Phone: 905-987-3964
Fax: 905-987-3769
Steven Langley
In Memory of
Steven Jeffery Wayne
Langley
1977 -
2018

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.