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Francis Powless
B: 1927-04-19
D: 2018-05-18
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Powless, Francis
Judith Webb
B: 1942-07-19
D: 2018-05-16
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Webb, Judith
Edna Allen
B: 1919-11-08
D: 2018-05-10
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Allen, Edna
Roger Morgan
B: 1955-07-18
D: 2018-05-02
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Morgan, Roger
Hazel Dean
B: 1923-01-28
D: 2018-04-29
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Dean, Hazel
Leona Cunningham
B: 1928-08-01
D: 2018-04-28
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Cunningham, Leona
Gordon Petch
B: 1934-10-13
D: 2018-04-28
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Petch, Gordon
Christopher Holden
B: 1950-11-10
D: 2018-04-24
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Holden, Christopher
B. Pajari
B: 1935-08-19
D: 2018-04-21
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Pajari, B.
Elizabeth Canavan
B: 1946-12-01
D: 2018-04-20
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Canavan, Elizabeth
Barbara DeCaire
B: 1944-01-30
D: 2018-04-16
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DeCaire, Barbara
Peter Stuart
B: 1925-02-21
D: 2018-04-12
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Stuart, Peter
Laurence Fernley
B: 1949-01-13
D: 2018-04-12
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Fernley, Laurence
Margaret Adamson
B: 1927-07-25
D: 2018-04-10
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Adamson, Margaret
Emmerson McCready
B: 1926-09-26
D: 2018-04-10
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McCready, Emmerson
Guy Allard
B: 1938-12-06
D: 2018-04-06
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Allard, Guy
Bruce Stuckless
B: 1943-07-04
D: 2018-04-05
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Stuckless, Bruce
Barbara Nicol
B: 1963-01-11
D: 2018-04-03
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Nicol, Barbara
Ross Hopkins
B: 1934-02-14
D: 2018-03-30
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Hopkins, Ross
Adalbert Schuh
B: 1922-04-27
D: 2018-03-28
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Schuh, Adalbert
Phyllis Hatch
B: 1918-12-04
D: 2018-03-27
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Hatch, Phyllis

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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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