Sample Letter Of Sympathy

It is always hard to write that letter or card of bereavement, but using a sample letter of sympathy may just help you do the impossible.  Writing a condolence letter doesnít have to be that hard, but with all the emotions running through your mind, it often is.  Sometimes you just need to organize your feelings in a way that they donít all come out at once. May find condolence phrases and sayings helpful as well.


Start your letter off my acknowledging who was lost, their name and what relation they were to the recipient of the letter.

Next express your sympathy, how you feel about the situation.

Mention any memories or special qualities of deceased. If you had met the deceased or things you had heard about the deceased.

Remind the bereaved of their strength to get through this.

Offer help.

When ending the letter, be careful not to sound generic by using words like sincerely, from or love. Use thoughtful words by giving

hope or wishes for the bereaved.  You want to speak from your heart with gentle words of your deepest thoughts and feelings for those who were left behind.


Dear _____________

I was so sorry to hear that your father _______________ has passed away. I remember what a good man he was to us as children.

Always making time to be with his family. He will surely be missed.

Remember, god will never give you more than you can handle. You are a strong woman.

If you or your family need anything, please let us know. We are only a call away.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

_______________ (your signature)


A condolence letter does not need to be long, with just a few sentences it can get right to the point and still be warming to the heart.  You can find a nice poem to include or a quote.  They can be about loss, memories or sympathy.  You can find a famous one written by a well known author or write your own.  There are many ways to share your feelings of bereavement, but like we said previously, the important thing is to share your feelings, let them know how you feel.  If you didn't know the lost loved one personally, you obviously feel bad for the person who did.  So tell them that, let them know you want to help ease some of their pain, if they'll let you.  Just be there for them.  That's the most important thing.  Visit sample condolence letter for more samples of these letters.




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