Online Condolence Book

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A quick guide

What is an Online Condolence Book ?

An Online Condolence Book or Online Book of Condolence is a webpage on which relatives, friends and colleagues may record their condolences after the death of a family member or after a great tragedy affects the wider community. They may also be referred to as Online Remembrance Books or Online Memory Books.

Traditionally condolence books are usually provided during  a funeral for mourners to leave their messages or maybe placed in public places for members of the general public to use. When closed, the books are usually given to the relatives of the deceased or archived. Reviewing a condolence book may help grieving relatives come to terms with the reality of their loss.

Digital or Online Condolence Books can now be placed on the Internet so people may write their thoughts on-line.

They can provide an advantage over handwritten books by removing the immediate pressure of composing a message by allowing a contributor to write their message at a time of their own choice. A further advantage over handwritten messages is that a picture may be additionally uploaded with each message. 

Our Online Condolence Books can be viewed on mobile, tablet or desktop devices and are a modern alternative to a printed book.

Messages of condolence can be added using either of the following four methods textual, audio, video or handwritten and photoed.

It is not necessary to create an account at Remembrance Book to leave a message.

Messages can also include photos or videos uploaded with the message.

Creating an Online Condolence Book requires the owner of the book to register and create an account with Remembrance Book  (this is free).

An Online Condolence Book can be edited and changed at any time only by the registered owner. Editing by anyone other than the registered owner is not allowed.

Once an Online Condolence Book is complete it can optionally be ordered as a hardcopy printed book.

See below for the list of features of our Online Condolence Books.

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To get started and create an Online Condolence Book  please click here…


  • Worldwide Access

    Invite friends family and colleagues located anywhere to contribute their comments and memories

  • Thoughtful reflective messages

    Enable the time needed for friends, family and colleagues to compose a fitting condolence message for your loved one.

  • Long Lasting

    Once created an online Condolence Book becomes a modern long lasting tribute to a loved one.

  • Restricted Editing

    Only the registered owner of a Condolence Book has full control to edit, add or delete its content. Site content is moderated by Remembrance Book.

  • Security

    Remembrance Book protects the security of your data with the latest encryption techniques and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

  • Privacy

    If required a book can be made private so that it will not be publicly visible on the site. Please contact Remembrance Book to find out more.

  • Unique Web Address

    Each Condolence Book has its own web address which you can share with friends and family.

  • Printed Book

    Optionally, for additional cost after all messages have been received a hard copy printed book of the Online Condolence Book may be purchased.

  • Email Support

    Access to free help and support by email.

  • Social Media

    Share your Condolence Book on social media

  • Low Cost

    They are available in various sizes, a 20 message book is free, 40 messages costs £14.99, 80 messages £24.99, 200 messages £39.99, 500 messages £59.99 and our largest book allowing up to 1000 messages costs £99.99.

Our Latest Condolence Messages

Laura Higginbottom

It’s difficult to find the words in a short paragraph to do Steve justice. Quite simply, he was one of the best. You often read comments like this about people when they pass….but it is...

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Sonya – I had the privilege of being your partner 2016/17. We packed so much into that brief time which I will never forget. It was a time of emotional intensity, sharing of worlds, blended...

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Louise Melia

Dear Paula, Matthew, Charlotte and Family, please accept my deepest condolences at the loss of John. John was so well liked and popular at LSTM, he was fun to work with and always had a...

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My friendship with Kathryn came completely out of the blue, but I guess the best things always do. From the word go she had me laughing, crying, debating and ordering very expensive drinks, although Mark...

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Arianna Braccioni

My deepest condolences to John’s family. John will be missed and remembered by all the people who had the fortune to know him. I have never worked with John directly, but our friendship grew naturally...

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Gary Stirland

Absolutely devastated to receive the call about Steves passing after such a short illness, it really caught me off guard and knocked me sideways, my thoughts and best wishes go out to his heart broken...

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Elizabeth Arthur

What a sad loss for the world, a tour de force and passionate Coach who made a difference daily of that I am quite sure.  Thank you for your wisdom and passion when we came...

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Karen Freeman

I think I was one of the unlucky ones as I never got to meet Steve and it sounds as if I missed out on knowing a very happy, likeable person – that is a...

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In loving memory of Hassan Ahmed Fathiat, my dearest friend and sister, a kind and selfless soul whose heart was pure and gentle. You touched our hearts with warmth and brightened up our days with...

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Heather Beaumont

Words can’t express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I only worked with Steve for a short time whilst our paths crossed on CIU, he was amirable and always there for his...

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Osaye (Your Baebi)

My Fathy boo, I often think back to that fateful day in March 2014 on Hostel Road. It was the day our paths crossed, as we shared a ride to college with the same person....

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Emlyn Richards

Such sad news about a truly genuine gentleman. I worked with Steve for a number of years at North division. He always he gave me great advice, wasn’t afraid to tell me things I didn’t...

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Vanessa Barry

So saddened to hear of the passing of Steve. I will remember him as a well known member of the old ‘B’ Div and a friendly, approchable and funny man. It was nice to meet...

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Stephen Hughes

I worked with Steve a few times and also knew him from around my local town.  He was always a very cheerful and happy guy and it only feels like yesterday we were joking about...

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Mrs Linda McGrenary

Sophia was a wonderful member of Upper Five, valued by her peers, friends, and staff. A quiet, softly spoken student who was always willing to help.   Sophia was talented and very able, as well...

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David Calladine

Shocked to hear this sad news about Steve. I had the pleasure of working with and for Steve on what was the old B division for several years. He was a genuine person, had time...

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Terryl Shoebridge

Steve and I were both young P.C’s together at Ashbourne and I was always so glad to be crewed with him and be in his company. Some years later he became my Sgt at Pear...

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Rachel Swann QPM Chief Constable

Steve Thank you so much for your dedicated service as part of our Derbyshire Constabulary family. The comments I have read about you from colleagues speaks volumes about the sort of person, and police officer,...

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Graham Barrick

Shocked and saddened to hear of Steve’s passing, more so as I bumped into him at Ripley not long ago and we sat and chatted for a while. I remember Steve starting at Buxton. Always...

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Barbara Madaj

Dear Paula, Charlotte and Matthew, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of John. I was really shocked to hear of John’s passing and can only imagine what a huge hole it has created...

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Ady Clarke

Steve was a true gentleman! Although I never had the pleasure of working directly with him, whenever we crossed paths we had a good laugh and catch up. He was such a friendly, likeable character,...

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Lucy Byrne

Steve was my Supervisor on CIU and I always remember my first day on his team. It was an early shift and I was sat at my desk when Steve exploded with colourful language after...

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Gary Thomas

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Steve’s passing. He will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege to know and work with him. I first met Steve 15 years ago when...

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Donna Tovell

I have known Steve most of my service, also of 25 years, our paths have crossed on many occasions creating a trusting, reliable and friendly point of contact whatever role he has been in. More...

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Lora Holdgate

I met Steve when i first joined the police as a Special Constable 19 years ago at only 19 years old. Such a friendly and warm hearted person with some of the most colourful vocabulary!...

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Alison Hodson

I had the pleasure of working with Steve when I worked in Buxton Comms room many years ago, he was always cheerful, full of fun. Condolences to his family at such a sad time,

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Sarah Crosthwaite

I’ve known Steve for 19 years when I started as a patrol officer in Ashbourne, and then later in Buxton.  I was so deeply saddened by the tragic news of Steve’s passing.  Steve was a...

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Jessica Knight

I had the greatest pleasure of spending three months with Steve as my Sergeant on Custody Investigation Unit at the beginning of 2023.  I was inspired by his leadership skills and passion for justice throughout...

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Dear Paula and Family, my deepest sympathies for your loss. John was a friend to everyone who knew him, and I enjoyed working with him on the Ascend programme. My thoughts are with you during...

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Zainab Suleiman

Dear Paula and Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear John. I would like to emphasize his kindness and his big heart. May his soul rest in eternal peace, May God grant...

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Louise Kelly-Hope

Dear Paula and Family My deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked closely with John a few years ago in CNTD, and he was simply wonderful – professional, smart, efficient, supportive, patient, personal, and funny....

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I was shocked to learn of John’s passing, as we had spoken on the very day he passed away. During our conversation, he radiated happiness and positivity, even expressing his good wishes for KML Nairobi,...

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Mark Lutton

Dear Paula, Charlotte and Matthew, I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the loss of John. I’ll remember him fondly as a kind, supportive and warm colleague. I started working with John in...

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Angie Herrmann

Nina was very much part of my journey with TPC from the start – I met her at my assessment centre, we bonded instantly, and she was one of the first people I cofacilitated with....

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James Tugendhat

So many colleagues who knew Lukasz far better than me have described what a generous, thoughtful and wonderful man he was. For my part I can say that whenever I met him he never failed...

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Lee Anthony Shaw

Today we said good bye to a Beautiful dear friend who will forever remain in my heart and thoughts. And to Chris and your family you did her so proud. Lots of love Lee and...

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Diana Dawson

Desperately sorry to hear the sad news of Nina’s passing. I worked with her briefly on the Looking After You Coaching Project. She came across as a beautiful soul. So much to give and contribute....

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Dear Paula and family, My heart felt condolences to you during this difficult time. We have lost a truelly good person who will always be in our hearts. When I was in liverpool John was...

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Chris Miles

Andy Johnson: A Personal Memoir.   For Charlotte, Alex and Arabella. Part 1: The Easy Part I have had Andy’s memoir scripted in my head for some time now. But I seem to have a...

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Nicky Williams

Nina and I had much fun and laughter delivering health coaching together in Barnet many many years ago – she was a joy to work with, and it has been lovely to reconnect with her...

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Kirsty Moss

I am deeply saddened by the tragic news about Steve. I was a PC on a shift that worked alongside his shift in Buxton, when he was Section Sergeant there. I have shared many happy...

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Dear Paula, Charlotte and Mathew, My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear John. I could say many wonderful things about the way he worked and what an amazing team player he was, not...

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Lizzie Powell

I met Sonya in a cafe in my first week at Edinburgh University. We drank hot chocolate that day, laughed and cried sharing life stories, as if we’d known each other for years already- that’s...

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Vicky Bowman

Jill was one of the nicest people I have ever known. A warm welcome from her to everyone she met and worked with. Her strength and resilience, I am sure, will have rubbed off on...

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Christina Howard

I shared an office with Andy while we were both finishing our PhDs in Cardiff back in 2007. He was an all round excellent human being. I remember fondly his talk to the PhD cohort...

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Ms Elaine Purves

Sophia joined Queen Anne’s school at the start of our Lower 4, the equivalent to Year 7. She was a wonderful, beautiful and much-loved student whose life has ended far too soon. The shock and...

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Geoff Ward

Just heard about the sad passing of Andy Johnson. I had the privilege of being Andy’s External Examiner and I have followed his research ever since.  I can’t believe that he has now gone; way...

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Shona Riddell

Goodbye by Angela Williams In our minds we always knew  This time would come to pass But knowing it, and living it  Has come and gone so fast.   Goodbyes are often hard to say...

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Lindsay Clarke

I only met Steve, whilst working in CIU:  a lovely, approachable bloke.  He always with a smile on his face and he always had time for others. Such sad news, he will be greatly missed. Thinking...

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Andrew Bott

I first met Steve in 2004 at Ashbourne Police Station, where we were both Sergeants. He was a funny, articulate guy with a West Midlands accent that guaranteed he would stand out in Derbyshire! I...

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So very sad to hear this news. The emails and chats we had on a Friday will be sadly m issed. My heart goes out to all his loved ones xxxx

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Dear Paula, Charlotte and Matthew and all of the family What a privilege it was to have known and worked with John all these years. John was always a wonderful colleague, mentor and friend. He...

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Hazel Snell

Dear Paula, Charlotte and Matthew.  My deepest sympathies for the loss of a wonderful husband, father and all round fantastic man.  I had the privilege of recruiting John into LSTM in 2015 – he was...

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Condolence Book

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Purchase activation code

If you require the book to have more than 20 messages then please click below to purchase a Condolence Book.



Create and Publish

Now click below to create the content of the Online Condolence Book and using the activation key purchased and emailed to you in STEP 3 publish the Online Condolence Book. Once published the owner of the book can amend it at any time by logging in again and selecting EDIT CONDOLENCE BOOK from the bottom of the Online Condolence Book page.

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