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Paul Hughes
B: 1959-09-21
D: 2018-10-13
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Hughes, Paul
Earle Brennan
B: 1931-06-29
D: 2018-10-12
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Brennan, Earle
Marleen Neal
B: 1952-10-10
D: 2018-10-10
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Neal, Marleen
Alma MacDuffie
B: 1947-05-09
D: 2018-09-28
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MacDuffie, Alma
Sybil Gee
B: 1928-05-22
D: 2018-09-25
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Gee, Sybil
Rev. Canon Margaret Johnston
B: 1929-10-23
D: 2018-09-16
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Johnston, Rev. Canon Margaret
Eva McCoy
B: 1948-11-01
D: 2018-09-15
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McCoy, Eva
Helen Armstrong
B: 1929-11-06
D: 2018-09-09
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Armstrong, Helen
Faye Gray
B: 1954-03-13
D: 2018-09-07
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Gray, Faye
Ronald Griffin
B: 1949-03-18
D: 2018-09-04
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Griffin, Ronald
Darlene Williams
B: 1946-07-04
D: 2018-09-01
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Williams, Darlene
Heather Whyte
B: 1952-06-25
D: 2018-09-01
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Whyte, Heather
Sydney Cross
B: 1936-03-26
D: 2018-08-28
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Cross, Sydney
John Davie
B: 1923-12-22
D: 2018-08-24
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Davie, John
Austin Tipple
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2018-08-23
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Tipple, Austin
Brittany Cabral
B: 1993-07-06
D: 2018-08-19
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Cabral, Brittany
Muriel Liscombe
B: 1918-04-01
D: 2018-08-19
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Liscombe, Muriel
Joseph Brooks
B: 1973-04-12
D: 2018-08-18
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Brooks, Joseph
Danielle Edmonds
B: 1988-05-18
D: 2018-08-13
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Edmonds, Danielle
Carole Thorburn
B: 1939-04-23
D: 2018-08-07
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Thorburn, Carole
Marilyn Barnes
B: 1959-04-24
D: 2018-08-02
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Barnes, Marilyn

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215-1 Bay Street
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1H1
Phone: 705-687-3242
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Jacqueline Hrynchak
In Memory of
Jacqueline Dorothy "Jackie"
Hrynchak (Toombs)
1948 -
2017

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.