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God rest his/her/their soul

May this person find peace in the afterlife. My dear father, God rest his soul, worked his whole life so that we would have the opportunities he never had growing up.
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God rest someone's soul.

May God bless a previously mentioned person who has died. I remember what my mother, God rest her soul, used to say about that.
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God ˌrest his/her ˈsoul

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God ˈrest him/her

(old-fashioned, spoken) used to show respect when you are talking about somebody who is dead: My grandfather, God rest his soul, would never think of leaving the house without a suit and tie on.
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In an address to the nation as Bahrain celebrated its national day and the anniversary of the king's accession to the throne, King Hamad said the celebrations were "an auspicious occasion to recall the positive progress and pioneering achievements of our honourable forefathers, may God rest their souls in peace.
This is an auspicious occasion to recall the positive progress and pioneering achievements of our honourable forefathers, may God rest their souls in peace.
We pray for their souls that the Almighty God rest their souls in eternal life," the statement further says.
Under the leadership of the Late King Talal Bin Abdullah and the Late King Hussein Bin Talal, may God rest their souls in peace, and up to the accession of His Majesty King Abdullah II to uphold the Hashemite banner, Jordan has never ceased to achieve numerous achievements on different political, economic, social, cultural and service fronts.
Maybe young Sugg and Coates, God rest their souls, would have swapped places but there will be few other takers.
Not Levin or Cartier-Bresson, God rest their souls, nor Lance Armstrong's must-have, ``Live Strong'' yellow wristbands.
Therefore, our thoughts and prayers go to those who have lost their loved ones on that tragedy, and May God rest their souls in eternal life.