5 Helpful Sample Condolences Messages

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Sample Condolences MessagesSample condolences messages are very effective to help people learn the proper way of writing a condolence letter or sympathy message. Writing a condolence message is easier than you think because it just contains simple but touching words that are written from the heart.

By reading sample condolences messages it will help you become more familiar with the appropriate format and wording of a condolence letter. However, before beginning to write condolences messages it can help to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. How did you know about the loss?
  2. How did the loss affect/hurt you?
  3. What were the characteristics of the deceased person you want to emphasize and talk about?
  4. What were the good memories you had with him or her when they were alive?
  5. How would you express your support to the condolence letter recipient?
  6. How do you want to close the letter?

Now that you know what you want to write, it will be easier to begin writing the condolence letter. The following 5 samples will show you how a complete condolence message reads and will provide you further help.

Sample Condolences Messages

Sample #1


I am so sorry to hear the news that ____ passed away last week. Please accept my deepest sympathies for you and your family. I’ve started praying to help you cope with this difficult moment. Be strong. I know____ doesn’t want you to lose hope due to ____ death. I love you and I will always be there to comfort you.

Much love,



Sample #2


I was very saddened when I heard the news about ____ death. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Please let me know anything I can do for you to help you cope with this difficult situation. I will always be there for you. Be strong.

My love and sympathy to you and your family,




Sample #3


Please know how very saddened I am for the loss of your beloved _________. I send you our deepest condolences for you and for your family. I can’t imagine how painful it is for you but don’t forget that we will always be there to console you. Having lost someone is a difficult moment of life. May God provide you the strength you need to cope with this difficult situation.

May _____ rest in peace,


Sample # 4


I grieve about the loss of our beloved ______. I can’t imagine how you are going through this tough moment. Just always remember that I am here for you each time you need me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Much love,



Sample #5


Words are not enough to express how sorry I am for your loss. I have prayed to God to provide you the strength and courage you need in order to handle this difficult moment successfully. Just call me if you need someone to talk to and I will be there as fast as I can.

My love and sympathy to you,



The sample condolences messages above will have hopefully inspired you to write a condolence message for your friend or relative. For additional help writing your own condolence message, read our articles on writing condolences or view more sample condolences.


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Jason Ropchan is the Founder and CEO of Your Tribute, an online resource for Funeral and Grief information and products. He has more than 15 years experience in the funeral industry developing and marketing funeral technology. He has worked with thousands of funeral homes worldwide to help them provide online memo...

  • I’d be so incredibly offended if anyone mentioned prayers or “god” in a card to me. I’d be like, “You think praying to your imaginary friend is going to help me with the death of my DAUGHTER???”

    • Grant Ostranander

      If you would be “offended if anyone mentioned prayers or God,” in a condolence note, you are a deeply-flawed, unappreciative human being.

      Your anger and bitterness, not to mention rudeness, is perplexing. I, an agnostic, would appreciate any words of comfort. A condolence note is an act of kindness some caring person has taken the time to write and should be appreciated.

  • Hi, thank you so much for the kind and comforting words. You have gave me a few tools that i will think about and will be use to guide me through life. I really appreciate your suggestions. I’ll keep reading some condolence messages to relieve my pain.