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May 16, 2019 1st Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

Tips on Sending Condolences when someone close to you loses a family member or friend. 'We are saddened to hear of the death (passing) of your mother.'.

What To Say To Express Sympathy

The goal of expressing sympathy is to offer your compassion and concern for the bereaved. You can say how much you will miss the person who died or you can share a happy memory. The most important thing to communicate is that you care about the bereaved person and you are available as a source of support.

  • “I’m sorry for your loss.” While this phrase has become a cliché, it is also a simple and succinct way of communicating your empathy. If you are at a loss for words, telling a person “I’m sorry for your loss” can let the person know that you care.
  • “You are in my thoughts/I’m thinking of you.” Letting the person know that you are aware of the emotional difficulty of the situation can help a bereaved person feel less isolated in his or her experience, and reminding the person that you care enough to be thinking about him or her can help a bereaved person feel less isolated in the world.
  • “He/she was a wonderful person.”
  • “I will miss him/her.” 
  • “This must be so hard for you.” Acknowledging the pain and grief that the bereaved is feeling can be very consoling. Many people who experience a loss feel alone and isolated in their feelings, and by acknowledging the emotional difficulty of the situation you can help make the bereaved feel less alone.
  • “I love you.” If you’re close enough, reminding a grieving person that you love him or her can be powerful. Grief can leave people feeling alone, and by reminding them that you love them and are there for them you can remind them that they are not alone.
  • “When you’re ready, I’d like to get together to learn more about what the person who died was like.” If you didn’t know the person who died, offering to listen to the bereaved can not only make the bereaved feel cared for but can also take some of the pressure off of immediate interactions. Letting the bereaved know that you’re there for him or her in the future can be a huge comfort in a stressful and painful time.
  • Share a memory of the person who died.

What Not To Say To Someone Who Has Experienced A Loss

Many people are afraid to say the “wrong thing” to someone who has just experienced a loss. Because a bereaved person is typically feeling overwhelmed and highly emotional, the stakes can feel very high. You should try to speak from a place of love and compassion, and honestly acknowledge the situation. Three good rules to follow when figuring out what not to say are:

1. Don’t deny that the person who died is dead.
2. Don’t deny that the bereaved is in emotional pain.
3. Don’t deny that this death may change everyone’s lives.

  • “I know how you are feeling.” While this may seem like an empathic statement, it can often have the opposite effect. Everyone experiences loss and grief differently, and you should encourage the bereaved to have his or her unique experience of the loss. A better way to express your empathy might be, “If you want to talk about how you are feeling, know that I am here for you.”
  • “S/he is in a better place.” Unless you know for sure that the person who died and the bereaved person both believed in an afterlife, this statement has the potential to be offensive. Instead, try acknowledging that the bereaved may be in pain, and that is okay. 
  • “How are you doing/holding up?” For most people who have experienced a death, the answer to this question is “Not well.” While we want to check in with people who are in grief, the casualness of this question often forces someone struggling with grief to put on a false face. 
  • “Now you can start moving on with your life.” Especially after a prolonged or painful illness, death can seem like a relief. Still, a grieving person needs time and space to grieve. Support the bereaved person in taking the time and space that he or she may need.
  • “I don’t know what I would do if my [deceased’s relationship to the bereaved] died.” While this statement may be absolutely true for you, it does nothing to comfort the bereaved. In fact, it may make the bereaved person feel even more isolated in his or her grief. Instead, try acknowledging the profoundness of the loss and let the person know that you are there as a source of comfort and support.
  • “At least the death was quick so there wasn’t pain/slow so you had a chance to say goodbye.” Death is incredibly difficult, no matter the form it takes. While you may want to help the person look on the “upside,” the he or she may need some time to just live in the grief.
  • “Don’t worry, you’ll feel better soon.” While you may want to help the bereaved look toward the future, it’s important to give a grieving person the time and space to experience his or her feelings. Don’t pressure him or her to “get over it.”

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Tips on Sending Condolences when someone close to you loses a family member or friend. 'We are saddened to hear of the death (passing) of your mother.'.

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condolences for death in the family

Condolence Notes

  • No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he/she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our/My deepest condolences to you and your family.
  • When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We/I extend our/my most sincere condolences to you.
  • I/We am/are deeply saddened by the loss of your (insert relationship of bereaved to deceased here). He/she will be truly missed and I/we will include him/her in my/our daily prayers.
  • We/I are/am deeply saddened by the news of (Name of deceased) passing. Our/My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my/our condolences, he/she will not be forgotten.
  • Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our/my most heartfelt condolences.
  • I/We am/are truly sorry to hear of the loss of (insert Name of deceased here.). Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his/her soul to Heaven.
  • May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my/our sincere condolences.
  • Please accept our/my condolences, just know that we/I are/am here for you, and please do not hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.
  • My/Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
  • I/We cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I/we would like to offer our prayers and condolences to you and your family.
  • In this tough time in your life, may my/our friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort.
  • Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me/us, but I/we know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in my/our thoughts and prayers. My/our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
  • Please accept my/our condolences on the passing of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here). It was an honor to have known such a great person and I/we will truly miss him/her. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.
  • May his/her soul rest in peace, I firmly believe that God will accept him/her with open arms for all the good he/she has done while he/she was on this earth.
  • I/We am/are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I/We pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this moment in your life. My/Our most sincere condolences.
  • My/our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I/We will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind person.
  • I/We are truly sorry for your loss. Your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) will be missed and he/she will never be forgotten, may his/her soul rest in peace.
  • Despite the loss of the physical presence of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) We know that God has assigned him/her to watch over you throughout your life. We/I feel for your loss, our/my most sincere condolences.
  • I/We know that what you are going through right now is very difficult, just know that I/we am/are here for you. I/We am/are truly sorry for your loss.
  • May the soul of the dearly departed rest in peace, may my/our prayers help guide him/her on his journey to our Creator.
  • May fond memories of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before he/she passed away. My/Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
  • At this difficult time in your life, we/I pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our/my thoughts and prayers.
  • Please accept my/our heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, but I/we am/are here for you and I/we am/are praying for you to get through this. God bless you and may the soul of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) rest in the everlasting peace of Christ Almighty.
  • I/We extend to you my/our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences.
  • I/We offer you my/our thoughts, prayers and well wishes during this dark time in your life.
  • It is terrible to hear about your loss and I/we express my/our sincere sympathy to you and your family, I/we will include your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) in our thoughts and prayers.
  • I/We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My/Our hearts go out to you during this trying time and may my/our prayers serve as comfort to you and your loved ones.
  • I/We hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed comfort and peace during this sad time. My/Our condolences to you and your family.
  • May our/my condolences bring you comfort and may our/my prayers ease the pain of this loss.
  • Today is both a sad day and happy day, sad because of the loss that has been in occurred but happy because he/she has reached his final destination in life and is now united with our Lord and Savior. My/Our condolences to you and your family.
  • I/We am/are truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) was a great man/woman and he/she will be truly missed and will always be remembered. My/Our condolences.
  • Losing someone we love is nothing easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of that person, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his/her life before he/she went to rest in eternal salvation. My/our condolences.
  • I/We would like to express my/our sorrow and condolences to you and your family. He/she will be a part of my/our prayers from now on.
  • After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. My/Our condolences.
  • My/Our heart/hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about the your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) passing. My/Our most sincere condolences go out to you and your family.
  • I/We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here) rest in peace.
  • In this sorrowful time, I/We would like to extend to you my/our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.
  • Dear (insert Name of bereaved here), I/we am/are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.). May my/our condolences bring you consolation and peace during this painful time.
  • (Name of deceased) will be terribly missed. All of us loved he/She and he/she will be cherished in our memories forever. Our/My condolences.
  • May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this unfortunate time. My/our most sincere condolences.
  • My/Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.). I/We know that it is hard to bear right now, but remember that death is only the end of the physical life and the beginning of an eternal life. May my/our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.
  • Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we/I feel for the passing of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) but please accept our/my condolences and we/I will be sure to include him/her in our daily prayers.
  • (insert Name of bereaved here), we/I just want you to know that we/I are really sorry to hear about your (insert Name of deceased to bereaved here), he/she was a wonderful man/woman and was cherished by everyone who knew him/her. May he/she rest in peace.
  • The loss of someone dear to us is never easy, but may you take comfort in the fact that you are surrounded by people that love and care for you, if there is anything we/I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me/us know. Our/My condolences.
  • You and your family are in my/our heart/s and mind/s. My/Our condolences on the passing of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.).
  • I/We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
  • We/I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but we/I want you to know that we are just a phone call away if there is anything we can do to help you get through this. My/Our heartfelt condolences.
  • I am honored and blessed to have known your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) He/She was truly a blessing in my/our life/lives and I/we will miss him/her. My/Our condolences.
  • May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My/Our most sincere condolences.
  • We are deeply saddened by your loss, our hearts go out to you and your loved ones and may our prayers guide his/her soul to our Heavenly Father.
  • Our sincere condolences to the grieving families. We pray that the Good Lord to caress the souls of those left desolated after the tragic disappearance.
  • Sincere condolences to the families grieving the immeasurable loss they suffered. In such moments the words would be superfluous … We are with our minds and soul along with those who were privileged to know them.
  • Our souls are hardened of pain on hearing of the premature and unfair disappearance of those who were our mentors and colleagues. We knew, appreciated and admired! They will remain forever in our memory! Sincere condolences!
  • I am deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow I feel at this moment. Sincere condolences!
  • Nobody can understand how hard a separation is, than when one of our prized jewels leaves us. You search for it and it cannot be found, you ask for her and she does not hear you, you wait and she is not coming. It remains only the eternal memory in our hearts of our dear mother / grandmother.
  • A prayer, a flower, a candle and sad tears of pain on your grave, our dear grandmother
  • With a heavy heart, we pray for the eternal repose of one who was a man of distinguished humanity.
  • A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from me, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness. With immense heartache, I break up with my lovely wife.
  • I loved too much and I lost. Today you are not where you were, but you will always be in our hearts. God rest you in peace and quiet, our dear mother.
  • Only faith in God will fill the void left by the loss of our dear grandmother.
  • Nothing is more painful in life as the separation of a jewel. Time passes, but the pain in our hearts and the tears in our eyes remains the same as when our beloved husband / father-in-law / grandfather passed away.
  • His kind face remains forever in our image. You retired quietly, the same way you live in the world of good and righteous. May God watch you sleep forever my dear husband / brother.
  • A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.
  • We stand by our uncle, in a time where his beloved wife passed away. May God rest her soul in peace.
  • I cannot believe you are no longer with us … I have to believe that God has bigger plans for you. You will always remain in our hearts
  • In these moments of great ordeal, words are useless … God rest his soul in peace and the angels to always be there with you!
  • Words cannot describe what I am feeling. I give my condolences to the entire family. God rest his soul
  • May God forgive and accept his soul into the Garden of Eden, near the throne of whom he seek and loved!
  • May God put him in a special place from where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him!
  • Condolences to the bereaved family. My tears are flowing for a friend, a great man. God rest his soul in peace!
  • Facing with this inevitable event – death – we realize that one man’s gain is clear faith and good deeds. Condolences to the bereaved family
  • The good Lord called to him last night our beloved father, brother, grandfather. Mau God rests his soul in peace.
  • Mother is the most expensive being on earth. No one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of our dear mother / grandmother.
  • Flowers and prayers go out for our dear grandmother and great-grandmother that left us too soon.
  • Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she / he rest in peace!
  • A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved grandmother in pain.
  • We will never forget you. We will pray for her as she prayed for us. May God give her eternal rest.
  • We will never forget the image of her gentle and bright face. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
  • We join our friends with thoughts of comfort in helping then get over the immense void left behind by the loss of their beloved father / mother/ brother.
  • In hard times caused by the departure to the angels in the sky of his dear brother, we are with our colleague (Name), with thoughts of comfort and compassion. God rest him in peace.
  • A prayer, my thoughts of love, flowers and many tears is all I can offer now, when your soul is summoned to heaven, leaving a grieving mother desolated forever. I loved you and I will forever keep you in my heart, my dear son
  • A gentle soul ascended to heaven, leaving behind a lot of pain and anger. We say goodbye to our friend
  • We forever support the family of (Name), now that she has been separated from the man that was a father, grandfather and father-in-law.
  • With boundless heartache, we announce the separation from our beloved father and grandfather. May God rest his soul
  • In a time of great ordeal, we are with our colleague and her family at the separation from her loved father. May God give him eternal rest and may He put his soul where the righteous rest. Sincere condolences
  • You went to heaven too soon, leaving behind you only tears and pain. May God rest your soul.
  • All my life I will remember your kindness and love. God may forgive you of your sins, and may you stay with the angels up there, in a place free from pain and suffering.
  • Pious homage, honor and remembrance in memory of the man who was a husband, son in law, brother, brother in law and uncle.
  • Tears and flowers will now be brought to your grave and your sad gentle eyes will be just a memory. God’s forgiveness and eternal rest come upon the man who was a husband, son in law, brother and uncle.
  • A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul rose to heaven, closer to God. The pain of losing a brother and uncle will forever remain in our hearts.
  • He left this world after a long hard suffering, the best husband, father and grandfather. May God keep you beside him so you my watch over us.
  • It would have been nice to enjoy this life together, but you left us like a lightning. With eyes full of tears and our crushed hearts, we love you and we will not ever forget the moments we shared. God rest you in peace our dear son / father/ mother.
  • From our hearts torn by sorrow, we bring pious tribute of honor, gratitude and a prayer to the person that was our world. May God rest your soul in peace.
  • For everything you have done for us in life, we owe you our eternal love and the promise we will never forget you. May God grant you peace and the well-deserved rest.
  • Farewell our dear angel, fly slowly towards the angels and remember that I loved you and you will always be in our hearts. May you watch over me for eternity.
  • With all the compassion and comfort our souls offer, we stand by our dear friend, while suffering at the eternal loss of the man that was a husband, father and uncle.
  • You were a too innocent soul for the world we live in. You will always be in our thoughts and hearts. May you rest in peace.
  • We will forever keep your memory in our minds and hearts; by bring a pious tribute of love and remembrance in memory of our beloved mother and mother-in-law.
  • You are far away, but forever close in our hearts, our dear husband, brother-in-law and uncle.
  • We keep in our hearts the pain and sorrow knowing that you left us forever, leaving for the world of eternity. We will always love you our beloved brother, father, and grandfather.
  • Life has an end as a candle light would fade, but in the heart, memories yielded will forever be embedded.
  • My deepest Condolences…
  • May the love of God heal you as the burden in your heart abounds.
  • In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and strength from friends comfort you.
  • Anyone can be forgotten but not a man who chose a life of selflessness and generosity.
  • We will always remember your (Relationship). He will always be in our prayers.
  • Now, the angels rejoice as a good soul has finally made its way home! My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
  • If one day you will want to see him again, do not look anywhere because you will never find him.
  • If one day you will miss him, search in your heart, there you can feel him, be with him and embrace him.
  • For the person can only be physically gone but never the life lived and the memories shared. Have faith and be strong.
  • Birth is a gift to enjoy life on earth. Death is a privilege to be free from sufferings and reunion with the Father. Our sincere sympathies.
  • Death can never take a good man away, for in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations.
  • In our hearts, he shall be cherished. In our prayers, he shall be uttered. My condolences to the (Name) family.
  • Your (Relationship) will forever be missed. May his soul rest in peace. Sincere sympathies from the (your name) family.
  • Please know that my family is one with you in this time of despondence. Our thoughts are with you, so are our prayers.
  • Our love and sympathy to the family of the late (Name). From: (Your Name)
  • To the bereaved family of (Name). Our most sincere sympathies and heartfelt prayers.
  • Please accept our deepest sympathies. In this time of grief, you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
  • We pray that in this difficult time, the love of God shelters you and mends the pain as you move forward.
  • I was deeply saddened to hear your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
  • Let God be your fortress in which you take refuge. Let he be your stronghold so you will never be shattered. Moreover, my words as His in this moment of woe.
  • Although life is clouded now because of sorrow. Please still; accept the love of family and friends to keep you moving for tomorrow.
  • There is always a rainbow after the rain, so is happiness after the pain. Please be strong and never lose hope.
  • When someone is lost, he/she becomes a memory; and that memory will forever in the heart be treasured.
  • My prayers are for you during this sorrowful time.
  • Death only comes to those who leave no memories; for whose existence was cherished, they will always be alive in the chambers of the heart.
  • The snow seems falling and you are feeling so cold. Please take my arms so for you they can enfold.
  • In this time of grief where a life is lost, remember you have friends who wish to comfort you the most.
  • I am at loss for words to relieve you from grief. Should there be anything that I can help, please do not hesitate to call. My condolences to you and your family.
  • Death is something all of us are bound to face. Our dear friend’s just came sooner as if in haste. Truly, we will miss him now that he is away. However, have no worries we will meet him someday. In God’s kingdom where everyone in happiness lay.
  • In this time of bereft, I offer my heartfelt commiseration. I fervently pray that God blesses and strengthens you in this one of His greatest trials to your family.
  • Accepting a loss is truly difficult, but is just another test of faith. God only gives us trials lesser than our strength and assistance beyond our eyes can see. My deepest condolences to the family of (Name).
  • Great and merciful is our God. He who believes in Him shall never die, and with Him shall walk an everlasting life. Condolence to the loving family of (Name).
  • May the love of family and the support from friends help you through the journey ahead.
  • Amidst the sobbing heart, may a smile be lifted up in gratefulness that a good soul is now at peace in eternity with the Father. My heart goes out to you in this trying time.
  • We never expected that death could catch him that fast, but I hope that you will remain strong and faithful in this sudden loss. My sincere sympathies.
  • We weep in agony of such a great loss. He will always be remembered, as he will be carved in the deepest chambers of our hearts.
  • We will never say goodbye to a man who never left the creases of our hearts. In our thoughts, he shall always be alive. In our prayers, he shall always be included.
  • Please accept our most sincere sympathies for the loss of your (Relationship). May the prayers of all people who love you bring solace to your soul.
  • Strength of the heart and peace in the mind are what I ask God for to give you in this untimely loss
  • We are blessed to have known a person like her. She was a woman of strength and exemplary deeds. Now, in her time of death, your sorrow we share. May in the kingdom of God her dear soul rest.
  • She was a good mother and a great friend. Her loss is truly painful; but may we be comforted in faith that now a special angel is watching over us.
  • Truly, life will never be the same without her, but may you keep moving on thinking that it is what she wants of you to do.
  • No one can replace a mother so dear. Throughout her life, she has fought every trial and fear. Now that she is gone, you all sob in tears. Grieve not her children, for above she is watching with the angels her peers.
  • Today we remember not only the man who died, but also, he who led an honorable life. In our hearts are the memories of your father. We may never fathom how difficult the loss is for you, please be assured that you are in our thoughts, and his soul in our prayers.
  • Your father’s vision of life was truly remarkable. He was indeed an inspiration to us all. He is a great loss to all the people who know him. May his soul rest in peace, and for you- comfort through the love of God.
  • They say that the children are supposed to be the one burying their parents, not the other way around. However, please note that death is inevitable, so are the circumstances behind it. With an open mind, believe that God has the best reasons and most surprising ways of taking back an angel He so miss in heaven.
  • If in the darkness you see stars above, the one that shines the brightest is your sister shining for love.
  • I was greatly surprised by the death of your husband. I know that no words can ever remove the pain, so we offer you our prayers instead, to brighten your path in this very dark moment.
  • We do not know how to ease your pain, but we hope that these flowers remind you of the beauty of life that your husband still wants you to see.
  • I remember how sweet and loving your grandmother was. She was a woman of strength and a lively spirit too. Her death is truly a loss. May eternal repose be granted unto her and may God’s perpetual light shine upon her.
  • I will miss my best friend dearly, but the friendship we had will never be forgotten from this day until we meet again. Please accept my condolences.
  • Death cannot take away our admiration for her. She has been a great student, a classmate and a friend. Her legacy and the moments we shared will forever be tattooed in our hearts.
  • Life has an end as candlelight would fade, but in the heart, memories yielded will forever be embedded. My deepest Condolences…
  • May the love of God heal you as the burden in your heart abounds.
  • In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and strength from friends comfort you.
  • Anyone can be forgotten but not a man who chose a life of selflessness and generosity. We will always remember your (Relationship). He will always be in our prayers.
  • Now, the angels rejoice as a good soul has finally made its way home! My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
  • If one day you will want to see him again, do not look anywhere because you will never find him. If one day you will miss him, search in your heart, there you can feel him, be with him and embrace him. For the person can only be physically gone but never the life lived and the memories shared. Have faith and be strong.
  • I am deeply saddened by (Name) death.
  • I was truly saddened by the death of (Name).
  • We are thinking of you during these difficult times.
  • I want you to know friends who love you surround you.
  • (Name) was a great man.
  • (Name) was a great woman.
  • I learned of (Name) premature death.
  • I learned of (Name) tragic death.
  • You are in our hearts and prayers.
  • I am sorry.
  • I just heard of (Name) passing.
  • I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your (Name).
  • We know the day will come but death always leaves us with grief.
  • My family and I were saddened to learn of (Name) death.
  • It was a shock to hear the news of (Name) passing.
  • I want to offer my deepest condolences.
  • A loved ones passing is never easy.
  • We are here for you.
  • A kind voice is just a phone call away.
  • Please reach out to me in your time of need.
  • Our hearts are with you.
  • We are consumed with sadness to learn of the tragic loss of (Name)
  • Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.
  • Word’s cannot express the sadness we feel for you dealing with the death of (Name)
  • If we can provide you comfort, know our thoughts are with you.
  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
  • May the passage of time heal your grief.
  • We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory.
  • May you find comfort in loving memories.
  • Our thoughts are with you and your family.
  • The news of (Name) death brings much sadness.
  • Allow yourself time to grieve tears can heal the soul.
  • There were few who could compare to (Name).
  • We offer deepest condolences to you and your family.
  • If never seems fair, but death is often the greatest relief for the suffering.
  • I want to express my condolences to you.
  • Your family is surrounded by the love of many.
  • Let the memories of (Name) life comfort you in his/her death.
  • We cannot begin to imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolence.
  • Please let me know of any way I can help you.
  • My family extends to you our deepest sympathies.
  • Let patients be upon you in this time of grief.
  • Allow the love of others to lift you in this time of grief.
  • (Name) soul is now at peace.
  • (Name) is resting with the lord.
  • (Name) soul is now free.
  • (Name) pain is gone and it is our turn to deal with sorrow. (Name) has found eternal rest.
  • We are sorry for your loss. (Name), was such a great person, (He/She) will live on in our memories forever.
  • I was deeply saddened by the news of (Name) passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
  • We were coworkers of (Name). Words cannot express our sorrow. The office will not be the same without (Him/Her). (Name) will be missed.
  • I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
  • May the memories of (Name) help you find peace.
  • Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy.
  • You and your family are in our prayers. Sorry to hear of your loss.
  • Sorry to hear about (Name). It is never easy. My prayers are with you and your family.
  • I am deeply saddened by (Name) death.
  • I was truly saddened by the death of (Name).
  • We are thinking of you during these difficult times.
  • I want you to know friends who love you surround you.
  • (Name) was a great man.
  • (Name) was a great woman.
  • I learned of (Name) sudden death.
  • I learned of (Name) tragic death.
  • You are in our hearts and prayers.
  • I am sorry.
  • I just heard of (Name) passing.
  • I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your (Name).
  • We know the day will come but death always leaves us with grief.
  • My family and I were saddened to learn of (Name) death.
  • It was a shock to hear the news of (Name) passing.
  • I want to offer my deepest condolences.
  • A loved ones passing is never easy.
  • We are here for you.
  • A kind voice is just a phone call away.
  • Please reach out to me in your time of need.
  • Our hearts are with you.
  • We are consumed with sadness to learn of the tragic loss of (Name).
  • Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.
  • Word’s cannot express the sadness we feel for you dealing with the death of (Name).
  • If we can provide you comfort, know our thoughts are with you.
  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
  • May the passage of time heal your grief.
  • We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory.
  • May you find comfort in loving memories.
  • Our thoughts are with you and your family.
  • The news of (Name) death brings much sadness.
  • Allow yourself time to grieve tears can heal the soul.
  • There were few who could compare to (Name).
  • We offer deepest condolences to you and your family.
  • If never seems fair, but death is often the greatest relief for the suffering.
  • I want to express my condolences to you.
  • Your family is surrounded by the love of many.
  • Let the memories of (Name) life comfort you in his/her death.
  • We cannot begin to imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolence.
  • Please let me know of any way I can help you.
  • My family extends to you our deepest sympathies.
  • Let patience be upon you in this time of grief.
  • Allow the love of others to lift you in this time of grief.
  • (Name) soul is now at peace.
  • (Name) is resting with the lord.
  • (Name) soul is now free.
  • (Name) pain is gone and it is our turn to deal with sorrow.
  • (Name) has found eternal rest.

Quotes

  • "What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller
  • "Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death.” -Whittier, My Summer with Dr. Singleton
  • "The Lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • "The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.” –Demoustier
  • “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.” –Demoustier
  • “Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death.” -Whittier, My Summer with Dr. Singleton
  • “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart.” –Edmund Burke
  • “Wherever you are you will always be in my heart.” –Mahatma Gandhi
  • “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” -John Taylor
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller
  • “Absence and death are the same. Only that in death there is no suffering.” -Theodore Roosevelt
  • “He, who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” -Leonardo Da Vinci
  • “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller
  • “The Lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.” -Beth Mende Conny
  • “Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.” -Jean Giraudoux
  • “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4
  • “I walk down memory lane because I know I’ll find you there.” -Unknown
  • “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” -Norman Cousins
  • “Tears are the silent language of grief” -Voltaire
  • “When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” -Sufi
  • “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” -Emily Dickinson
  • “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” -Earnest Hemingway
  • “Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.” -Joni Mitchell
  • “No matter how prepared you think you are for death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.” -Billy Graham
  • Man is born with his hands clenched, but his are open in death, because on entering the world he desires to grasp everything, but on leaving, he takes nothing away. -The Talmud
  • The Measure of a man: Not - "how did he die" But - "how did he live" Not - "what did he gain" But - "what did he give" These are the units to measure the worth of a man, as a man, Regardless of birth. -Unknown author
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Choosing the Perfect Words of Condolences

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Condolences Text Messages: Can I Really Text Someone About a Death?

Can I really text someone about a death?

The most pedestrian idea on death simply says, live each day as it comes. However, it’s rarely as easy. We don’t know when it may hit us, even though we’re sure of its certainty. In a time where a passing may happen, how do we deal with it?

I struggle with this thought a lot.

Communicating news about a passing isn’t easy either.

At a recent dinner a friend asked: “is it really okay to text about a death?”

I decided to explore what I’d say if I could go back to that night, with a quote in hand, to help me answer more eloquently…

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” – Emily Post

Channels To Consider When Communicating About A Death

Traditional and Social Networks

Traditional and social network news consumption is changing in our world, we all know this. People no longer read printed newspapers, or even the web versions. Trending headlines are faster and more accessible than ever thanks to Twitter, bots, Reddit, 24-hour cable, and all the other channels that deliver an instant answer to “what’s going on today.”

The change in consumption of traditional news has bled into how we have become more accepting of alternative sources of life news. Would your grandparents take a Facebook post as official news?

Of course not.

Facebook

But as we’ve all seen the younger generations sure do, and prefer it that way. Every day, people turn Facebook walls into memorial walls, noting “I’m sorry for your loss,” or tweet out “Uncle Jack died #RIP.” So, if everybody is already using these alternative channels to consume and distribute death news, why wouldn’t it be okay to text friends and family about a passing?

Suggested Read:Death On Facebook: Is It The Right Medium For Grief?

Text Messaging

Text messaging has become one of the most convenient ways of communicating with the world around us – not just between our friends and family, but really with anyone we interact with in the short or long term. It’s a private, concise, timely, a guaranteed delivery (safe to say everyone opens a text), and most importantly lets the person take their time to craft a thoughtful message.

Saying Yes to Text Messages For Condolences

As long as you are sensitive, aware, and genuine – it is perfectly appropriate to text friends, family and community members about a death. You can either use text to notify them, or send condolences. Everdays recently launched an easy system to send and receive messages from family and friends privately. It’s heartfelt, simple and also personal- maintaining the dignity and respect for a loved one. These texts are arguably more timely than a potentially unopened email, or a public declaration on a Facebook wall.

Suggested Read: How To Write An Authentic Obituaryand  How To Write A Meaningful Condolence Letter

They say the millennial generation isn’t comfortable with death, and to be truthful as a Gen X’er, I’m not either. Any tool that eases the difficulty in dealing with and processing this type of event, I’m 100% in favor and support of.

No doubt do I think Emily Post is right on – it doesn’t matter which fork you use as long as your intention is sincere.

More like This: Is It Ok To Say I Am Sorry For Your Loss? 

 

Everdays connects you with the people that matter most during life’s important moments. To learn more, visit our website or download our app, available on both iOS and Android.

Offer heartfelt condolences with these sympathy message ideas and tips from It can be a great comfort to a grieving person or family to hear that . best intentions behind it, this thought risks assigning blame for the death.

Condolence Messages

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Simple condolence messages for loss to any family member may not be able to heal the wounds of a grieving heart, but it definitely plays a big role in proving solace and comfort. This can act like a balm on the wounded spirit of an individual. Losing a family member or close friend is like losing a part of our self which is hard to replace.

When we are dealing with the pain of losing someone really close to our heart, we don’t seek sympathy. We seek a little bit of love and empathy from the people near us. These condolence messages for loss would surely make any depressed soul feel a little lighter and happier, knowing that they are not alone in this world fighting the cruel forces of nature.

Condolences Messages for Loss

Sad to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Sad to hear of your loss. My condolences, and please know that my thoughts are with you and your family.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

So sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.

I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.

Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. My most heartfelt condolences.

Sympathy For Loss Of Husband

I know he was so special to you. I know how much you loved him. But, I guess God loved him even more. That is why he has called him up there in heaven to watch your back from above.

We are saddened to hear of your loss. Your husband was an amazing person to have around. I’m so lucky to have met him in this life.

Your husband was a perfect gentleman and a great human being. He will be missed for his goodness in life. Sorry to hear about the loss.

What an exceptional person your husband was. We hope that you are surrounded in love.

Though your husband is gone, he still lives in your heart and in the children that he has left you. Cherish and treasure those memories for they will give you strength to carry on. My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband.

We may not understand why he had to leave us so soon but we pray that God will comfort you and lift you up. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this painful time that you have lost your husband. You are not alone.

It is not how long a man lives, but how deep that life is. In your pain and sorrow remember that he was a great man. Our sincere sympathies for the death of your husband.

What to Write in Sympathy Card

For Loss of Mother

I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother was a great woman and she will be truly missed and will always be remembered.

A mother is the most valued being on earth. No one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of our dear mother.

May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother. She was a great woman and much admired. I’ll be thinking about you and you’re in my prayers.

Thinking of you as you celebrate the remarkable life your mother led. God bless.

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to you.

Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your mother. Please accept my condolences.

Tip: In addition to communicating these condolence messages on a sympathy card, some of them also work well as spoken words to those in need.

Sorrow For Loss of Father

We were sad to hear the news about your father’s passing. Our most sincere condolences.

Your father’s passing has left an immense void – he truly was an outstanding man. Our thoughts are with you.

Your father will be terribly missed. He was loved by all of us and he will be cherished in our memories forever. Our condolences.

My heartfelt condolences. Your father was an outstanding man and it seems that he has left us too soon.

Your father always bragged about how wonderful you were. I hope you know that you meant the world to him. He’ll be missed. Truly sorry for your loss.

Holding you close in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

May God shower light on your life ahead, and guide you through these sorry days. I can understand your pain, but the soul that is no more with us shall see peace and rest.

Your loss is painful, and it is very difficult to come through such times. Keep faith in God, and he shall pour his love and care on you. We are always there to support you, take care.

Your father was one of the nicest people I know and I know that he was a great dad too. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss.

No matter wherever he is, he’ll always be watching over you. He will stay with you forever.

Simple and Short Condolence Messages

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Our deepest sympathies.

Thinking of you in these difficult times.

I will keep you close in my thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as you are going through your process of grieving.

We are deeply sorry for your loss.

With you in sorrow.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. (Perhaps the most popular of condolence messages)

Hope you’re doing ok and saying many prayers for you.

Let the memories of your brother bring you some comfort.

Our hearts go out to you and your family.

May God bless you and comfort you.

Wishing you peace.

Famous Condolences Messages

Condolence messages received by Jackie Kennedy

Not as much as you and your family but we and many who believed in his rightness today suffer the great loss of your great man.
Duke Ellington

No one can fully share the depth of your sorrow or convey the degree of their sympathy but the prayers and thoughts of each of us reach out to you and your children.
Cary Grant

Jackie Kennedy’s Response

Mrs. Kennedy is deeply appreciative of your sympathy and grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Elizabeth Dole’s tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales (Elizabeth Dole was President of the American Red Cross)

Diana, Princess of Wales, was a friend and champion to all humanity especially to those in greatest need, often forgotten by others.

The Princess brought the power of her presence, her compassion and her position to some of the most important humanitarian issues of our time, saving countless lives and bringing comfort to countless others. Her work to bring about a global ban on landmines did more to galvanize world opinion on this issue than any other single individual.

Her death is mourned by an entire world. We at the American Red Cross share the grief of the British people in the loss of a national and global treasure. We will miss her special touch and the love that she so effectively expressed through action. I have asked that Red Cross flags in front of American Red Cross buildings be lowered to half-mast in her memory.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her sons, William and Harry, on the loss of their mother and to the families of those who were also killed and injured.
Elizabeth Dole

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