Robert Rodrigues
B: 1959-10-13
D: 2019-03-08
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Rodrigues, Robert
Barbara Chan
B: 1959-03-19
D: 2019-01-08
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Chan, Barbara
Jay Hurley
B: 1942-01-01
D: 2018-06-10
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Hurley, Jay
May Warren
B: 1960-10-08
D: 2018-03-13
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Warren, May
Velma Solo
B: 1956-05-18
D: 2018-03-06
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Solo, Velma
Patricia Fountain
B: 1933-09-13
D: 2018-03-05
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Fountain, Patricia
Sulu Tafaoimalo
B: 1955-10-04
D: 2018-03-05
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Tafaoimalo, Sulu
Wayne Wagner
B: 1954-02-27
D: 2018-03-01
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Wagner, Wayne
Ellen Figueroa-Huewaa
B: 1959-02-04
D: 2018-02-28
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Figueroa-Huewaa, Ellen
Ekiko King
B: 1933-11-01
D: 2018-02-27
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King, Ekiko
Daniel Kapu
B: 1945-11-07
D: 2018-02-27
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Kapu, Daniel
Robert Hookano
B: 1974-03-09
D: 2018-02-26
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Hookano, Robert
Jack Bishaw
B: 1946-04-26
D: 2018-02-23
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Bishaw, Jack
Kanoelani Ke-a Kahana
B: 1993-02-06
D: 2018-02-23
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Ke-a Kahana, Kanoelani
Thomas Na-O
B: 1961-03-11
D: 2018-02-19
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Na-O, Thomas
Daniel Mole
B: 1994-10-24
D: 2018-02-19
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Mole, Daniel
Leticia Castillo
B: 1940-05-03
D: 2018-02-19
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Castillo, Leticia
John Ventura
B: 1948-04-18
D: 2018-02-19
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Ventura, John
Poloaiga Auelua
B: 1969-03-19
D: 2018-02-19
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Auelua, Poloaiga
Duane Auwae
B: 1953-11-29
D: 2018-02-17
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Auwae, Duane
Luana Warren
B: 1962-04-07
D: 2018-02-15
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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.