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Scott Trefry
B: 1963-11-11
D: 2017-11-16
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Trefry, Scott
Aki Yahiro
B: 1921-09-18
D: 2017-11-14
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Yahiro, Aki
Wilcott Robert
B: 1943-07-21
D: 2017-11-14
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Robert, Wilcott
David Mortimer
B: 1938-10-03
D: 2017-11-14
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Mortimer, David
Orvil Hammond
B: 1929-02-23
D: 2017-11-11
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Hammond, Orvil
Edwin Kingshott
B: 1940-06-06
D: 2017-11-08
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Kingshott, Edwin
Heather Smith
B: 1948-06-25
D: 2017-11-01
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Smith, Heather
Sharon McNaughton
B: 1942-11-18
D: 2017-10-31
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McNaughton, Sharon
Sybil Leeder
B: 1948-01-31
D: 2017-10-30
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Leeder, Sybil
Heavenly Leeder
B: 2017-10-30
D: 2017-10-30
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Leeder, Heavenly
George Parlett
B: 1927-12-19
D: 2017-10-29
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Parlett, George
Elizabeth Pringle
B: 1923-10-01
D: 2017-10-27
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Pringle, Elizabeth
Howard Wykes
B: 1919-10-31
D: 2017-10-27
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Wykes, Howard
Paul Johnson
B: 1941-05-25
D: 2017-10-23
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Johnson, Paul
David Burman
B: 1948-08-07
D: 2017-10-22
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Burman, David
Anette Peacock
B: 1956-01-24
D: 2017-10-21
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Peacock, Anette
Norman Rosewarne
B: 1926-06-19
D: 2017-10-20
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Rosewarne, Norman
Don Donesky
B: 1920-06-06
D: 2017-10-20
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Donesky, Don
Gladys Brazier
B: 1923-03-30
D: 2017-10-18
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Brazier, Gladys
Lyle Cathcart
B: 1929-08-29
D: 2017-10-16
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Cathcart, Lyle
Beverly Wilson
B: 1944-12-24
D: 2017-10-15
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Wilson, Beverly

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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.
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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.
  • 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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