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Esther Illes
B: 1930-05-18
D: 2018-11-17
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Illes, Esther
Donald McClure
B: 1932-04-09
D: 2018-11-17
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McClure, Donald
David Moulton
B: 1943-05-06
D: 2018-11-16
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Moulton, David
Tyler "Ty" Arts
B: 2000-12-19
D: 2018-11-14
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Arts, Tyler "Ty"
Penny McGyver
B: 1950-04-02
D: 2018-11-13
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McGyver, Penny
Donald Tucker
B: 1934-10-26
D: 2018-11-10
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Tucker, Donald
Gaetan Poirier
B: 1935-03-10
D: 2018-11-10
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Poirier, Gaetan
Jim Thornton
B: 1947-11-30
D: 2018-11-09
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Thornton, Jim
Alice Bennett
B: 1925-05-05
D: 2018-11-08
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Bennett, Alice
Shirley Skillings
B: 1945-11-19
D: 2018-11-07
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Skillings, Shirley
Cosimo Tamburri
B: 1937-11-18
D: 2018-11-06
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Tamburri, Cosimo
Douglas Langlotz
B: 1940-04-15
D: 2018-11-06
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Langlotz, Douglas
Letitia Riddell
B: 1919-05-03
D: 2018-11-05
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Riddell, Letitia
Daphne Johns
B: 1925-06-21
D: 2018-11-05
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Johns, Daphne
Colin "Burns" McCorquodale
B: 1937-08-03
D: 2018-11-04
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McCorquodale, Colin "Burns"
John Perry
B: 1931-02-24
D: 2018-11-04
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Perry, John
Gerald Budden
B: 1943-08-21
D: 2018-11-04
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Budden, Gerald
Katharine Slater
B: 1948-01-25
D: 2018-11-03
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Slater, Katharine
Angela Miller
B: 1966-09-09
D: 2018-11-02
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Miller, Angela
Jon Bartindale
B: 1951-08-14
D: 2018-11-02
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Bartindale, Jon
Daryl Roney
B: 1941-11-20
D: 2018-10-30
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Roney, Daryl

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  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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