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Sophie Dykun
B: 1922-05-06
D: 2017-06-19
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Dykun, Sophie
Mykola Nick Pinchak
B: 1921-12-21
D: 2017-06-19
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Pinchak, Mykola Nick
John Plummer
B: 1930-09-21
D: 2017-06-19
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Plummer , John
Adrian Hunter
B: 1954-05-12
D: 2017-06-14
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Hunter, Adrian
Maria Szewczyk
B: 1927-04-26
D: 2017-06-13
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Szewczyk, Maria
Valerio De Bellis
B: 1935-01-30
D: 2017-06-13
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De Bellis , Valerio
Steven Brooks
B: 1977-07-24
D: 2017-06-12
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Brooks , Steven
Anna Connolly
B: 1935-02-07
D: 2017-06-11
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Connolly, Anna
Mykhailo Buchok
B: 1927-09-24
D: 2017-06-11
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Buchok, Mykhailo
Fredrick Sless
B: 1930-08-08
D: 2017-06-10
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Sless, Fredrick
Patrick Fischer
B: 1949-11-25
D: 2017-06-09
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Fischer, Patrick
Stella Czepita
B: 1924-12-19
D: 2017-06-07
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Czepita, Stella
Robert Hewitson
B: 1938-11-16
D: 2017-06-04
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Hewitson, Robert
Leonard McConville
B: 1952-11-03
D: 2017-06-02
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McConville, Leonard
Fr. Philip Sherlock
B: 1936-01-16
D: 2017-06-02
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Sherlock, Fr. Philip
Maria Grande
B: 1927-09-12
D: 2017-05-30
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Grande, Maria
Clarence Wilson
B: 1929-11-24
D: 2017-05-25
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Wilson, Clarence
John MacKinnon
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2017-05-23
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MacKinnon, John
Edgar Rodel
B: 1919-01-26
D: 2017-05-22
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Rodel , Edgar
Annie Roach
B: 1928-02-29
D: 2017-05-22
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Roach, Annie
Louise Walker
B: 1935-09-10
D: 2017-05-20
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Walker, Louise

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Anna Connolly
In Memory of
Anna May Connolly
1935 - 2017
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  • 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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