Reading condolence examples will help you write a thoughtful condolence letter to someone you care about. Sending a condolence letter to a friend or family member who just lost a loved one is very important to make him or her feel that someone is caring for them during this difficult moment. But before writing one for a friend, you should know first that a condolence letter has a particular format that should be followed.
The condolence examples of letters below will be the easiest way to get yourself acquainted with the proper writing of a condolence letter. Read the two example letters below and pay attention to how they are written and the words used. This will be a good starting point for writing your own condolence letter. For more help, we recommend reading our articles on how to write a condolence letter.
Letter Example 1:
I am very sorry to hear about your husband’s death. I learned about it when I read an obituary page of our local newspaper this morning. I can’t imagine how painful it is for you since you and your husband had such a wonderful relationship.
Mark was a very thoughtful and loving husband and I saw it last month when he went to your office to surprise you with balloons and flowers for your birthday. I still remember that you were so happy that day; and with the wonderful gift he gave to you, I realized how important you are on him.
I would like to extend my condolences for you and let you know that I’m here to support you during these difficult times. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you need someone to talk to.
My family and I are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. We know that you’re a strong woman and hope that our prayers will help alleviate the pain you feel inside.
With all of our love and sympathy,
Peter Collins and family
Letter Example 2:
Mark and I were very saddened when we heard the news that Misha passed away last week. We know that no words can ease the pain you feel at this moment, but please know how much we care for you..
Misha was a very thoughtful and talented woman. I will never forget the tour she and I took to Metropolitan Museum of Art last month. Through that trip, I found out that she really loved impressionism painting. Afterwards she showed me some of her artwork and I had no idea how talented she was. She even gave me a painting to keep, which is on my wall at home. It reminds me of her whenever I look at it and I will cherish that gift forever.
Please, Ted, let us know if there is anything I can do to help you ease the pain you feel in your heart. I will be glad to help you however I can and give you the comfort you want during these tough moments. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you want someone to talk to. I will always be here for you in your time of need. Once more, I am very sorry for your loss.
All my love and sympathy to you and the kids,
The condolence examples above will have shown you how a typical condolence letter is written. For additional help writing your own condolence message, read our articles on writing condolences or view more sample condolences.
Updated: May 30, 2012