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Trudy Whitehead
B: 1968-06-27
D: 2018-11-13
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Whitehead, Trudy
Muriel Scott
B: 1940-08-24
D: 2018-11-03
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Scott, Muriel
Clarence Stroud
B: 1933-01-22
D: 2018-10-19
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Stroud, Clarence
Dr. David Sprowl
B: 1936-11-25
D: 2018-10-13
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Sprowl, Dr. David
Mark de Koning
B: 1961-10-19
D: 2018-10-12
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de Koning, Mark
Derek Pite
B: 1920-12-19
D: 2018-10-12
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Pite, Derek
Kenneth Symons
B: 1933-04-09
D: 2018-10-11
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Symons, Kenneth
Norman Haines
B: 1932-11-21
D: 2018-10-03
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Haines, Norman
Agnes DeSutter
B: 1925-05-05
D: 2018-09-27
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DeSutter, Agnes
George Almond
B: 1952-09-15
D: 2018-09-25
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Almond, George
John King
B: 1977-02-13
D: 2018-09-16
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King, John
Hazel Bowman
B: 1926-09-08
D: 2018-09-13
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Bowman, Hazel
Beatrice McCauley
B: 1919-11-18
D: 2018-08-31
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McCauley, Beatrice
Marrigjie Marr
B: 1949-05-10
D: 2018-08-26
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Marr, Marrigjie
Helen Farkas
B: 1927-02-16
D: 2018-08-15
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Farkas, Helen
Leslie James
B: 1937-02-12
D: 2018-08-10
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James, Leslie
William Agnew
B: 1938-08-00
D: 2018-08-06
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Agnew, William
Mary Simpson
B: 1960-04-26
D: 2018-07-31
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Simpson, Mary
Gloria Terryberry
B: 1950-10-30
D: 2018-07-25
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Terryberry, Gloria
Frank Paterak
B: 1925-10-01
D: 2018-07-25
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Paterak, Frank
Lillian Kipp
B: 1921-12-15
D: 2018-07-24
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Kipp, Lillian

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  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
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  • 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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