If a friend or family member of someone you know passes away, you should express your sympathy by writing him or her a condolence letter. Reading condolence message sample letters first will help you write a thoughtful condolence message to your friend or relative.
Below you will find seven samples that will surely help you write a better condolence letter for a person who just lost one of his or her loved ones. This will be a good starting point, but for more help we recommend reading our articles on how to write a condolence letter.
Condolence Message Sample Letters
There’s no word that can express how sorry we are to hear about the death of your _________. We were very stunned to hear this news and still can’t believe that it really happened. During this difficult moment, our thoughts and prayers are always with you. We love you. Please give ________ a huge embrace from us. Please call us any time you want.
Our love and sympathy to you and your kids,
I’m sorry to hear about your loss. _____ was a very thoughtful and wonderful person. We will never forget those trips we had with _____, and we will always miss _____. We love you. Our deepest sympathies are with you. Please call us if you want someone to talk to during this tough moment and we will be there for you.
May ____ rest in peace,
I am sorry about the loss of your beloved ____________. We send our deepest condolences to you and to your family. Please let us know if there’s something we can do to somehow lessen the pain you feel in your hearts. We will always be there for you.
My love and sympathy to you and to your kids,
I was very stunned to learn about the death of your _____. I still cannot believe that he died so unexpectedly. However, as they say, the one who is adored the most by the God, is the one who achieves eternal life. We will miss _____, and we will cherish all the happy memories we had with him. Please accept our sincere condolences.
May ____ rest in peace,
Sample letter #5
Please know how very saddened I am for the loss of your_________. Please be strong in these tough moments of your life. I also experienced the same situation. One thing I can only say is just enjoy the moments you had with _____ and ascertain that you keep living without regrets.
Sample letter #6
I am very sorry to hear about your beloved ______. _____ was a wonderful person. ____ hugest joy was to make others happy. We will keep ourselves cherishing _____’s memory forever. I know that you are a strong wife/husband/son/daughter/father/mother and I am sure you can handle this hard time of your life.
May _____ rest in peace,
Sample letter #7
I am so sorry to know that your _____ passed away last week. The same situation already happened to me and I knew how painful it was. Please be strong and try to cope with this difficult moment for your kids. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
My love and sympathy to you and your kids,
Choose the condolence message sample above that best expresses your emotions. Hopefully the condolence message will provide your friend or family member with some comfort and help through this tough moment in their life. For more help writing a condolence message we recommend reading our articles on how to write a condolence letter.
Updated: May 30, 2012