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Elsie Outhouse
B: 1926-08-25
D: 2017-04-23
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Outhouse, Elsie
Muriel Deveau
B: 1919-05-13
D: 2017-04-18
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Deveau, Muriel
Ernest "Ernie" White
B: 1943-01-05
D: 2017-04-11
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White, Ernest "Ernie"
Hilda White
B: 1932-04-29
D: 2017-04-10
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White, Hilda
Natalie Langille
B: 1926-09-08
D: 2017-04-06
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Langille, Natalie
Anthony Challoner
B: 1945-10-04
D: 2017-04-05
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Challoner, Anthony
Warren Gavel
B: 1956-02-24
D: 2017-04-03
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Gavel, Warren
Paula Burgess
B: 1956-11-20
D: 2017-03-30
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Burgess, Paula
Laura Butler
B: 1920-06-17
D: 2017-03-23
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Butler, Laura
Catherine "Cassie" McDevitt
B: 1932-03-01
D: 2017-03-22
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McDevitt, Catherine "Cassie"
Gladys MacIsaac
B: 1942-04-17
D: 2017-03-21
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MacIsaac, Gladys
Lillian Piggott
B: 1928-02-15
D: 2017-03-19
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Piggott, Lillian
Ervin Ward
B: 1933-05-18
D: 2017-03-18
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Ward, Ervin
Grace Hanley
B: 1929-03-16
D: 2017-03-16
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Hanley, Grace
Armand St-Pierre
B: 1937-07-06
D: 2017-03-13
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St-Pierre, Armand
Raymond Fitzgerald
D: 2017-03-13
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Fitzgerald, Raymond
Clara Harris
B: 1919-07-08
D: 2017-03-11
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Harris, Clara
Linda Gray
B: 1959-01-18
D: 2017-03-08
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Gray, Linda
Malcolm Trefry
B: 1931-02-08
D: 2017-03-06
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Trefry, Malcolm
Pauline Comeau
B: 1928-01-25
D: 2017-03-04
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Comeau, Pauline
Frances Delaney
B: 1919-12-21
D: 2017-03-02
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Delaney, Frances

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Paula Burgess
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Paula
Burgess
1956 - 2017
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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.

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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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