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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


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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A Facebook post had fans of the starlet all kinds of flustered with the announcement, "The death of the Styrian actress Shukran Murtaja of 44 years old in a car accident, May God rest her soul in peace.
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We refused to leave without her, after few hours of thirst, hunger and exhaustion she fell and passed away, may god rest her soul.
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Those of my generation know I am talking about the legendary Mary Jones, God rest her soul.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa sent similar cables to King Abdulla bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Prince Sultan bin Abdulla bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Second Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia on the death of Princess Mashael bint Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud may god rest her soul in peace.