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Wayne Forsyth
B: 1957-04-11
D: 2018-02-20
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Forsyth, Wayne
Swanie Henke
B: 1928-05-20
D: 2018-02-11
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Henke, Swanie
Graham Copp
B: 1938-08-19
D: 2018-01-27
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Copp, Graham
Ken Nixon
B: 1942-04-04
D: 2018-01-27
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Nixon, Ken
Mary Kirley
B: 1924-12-20
D: 2018-01-26
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Kirley, Mary
Donald "Don" Kelly
B: 1938-11-24
D: 2018-01-26
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Kelly, Donald "Don"
Ivan DesGrosseilliers
B: 1940-09-03
D: 2018-01-23
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DesGrosseilliers, Ivan
John Reynolds
B: 1959-05-31
D: 2018-01-23
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Reynolds, John
Cyril (Augie) Handley
B: 1931-04-15
D: 2018-01-21
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Handley, Cyril (Augie)
George Bell
B: 1943-01-05
D: 2018-01-17
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Bell, George
Norman Cox
B: 1921-06-03
D: 2018-01-16
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Cox, Norman
Frederick Kastner
B: 1923-08-28
D: 2018-01-10
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Kastner, Frederick
Mary Jewell
B: 1917-04-30
D: 2018-01-09
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Jewell, Mary
Roger Krugel
B: 1937-05-27
D: 2018-01-08
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Krugel, Roger
Ron Hood
B: 1945-10-04
D: 2018-01-07
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Hood, Ron
Robert (Bob) Shaw
B: 1953-09-24
D: 2018-01-07
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Shaw, Robert (Bob)
Derek Pinto
B: 1934-09-04
D: 2017-12-31
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Pinto, Derek
Joan Wood
B: 1928-06-27
D: 2017-12-29
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Wood, Joan
Lana MacMurray
B: 1940-04-12
D: 2017-12-28
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MacMurray, Lana
Nel Atkinson
B: 1942-08-08
D: 2017-12-26
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Atkinson, Nel
Mary Killnack
B: 1917-09-25
D: 2017-12-24
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Killnack, Mary

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Ivan DesGrosseilliers
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Ivan DesGrosseilliers
1940 - 2018
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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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