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Condolences

Wondering how to express condolences after someone has died?

Whether you are offering condolences in person, or writing condolences in a sympathy card, we’ve got you covered with the Ultimate Guide to Condolences.

In Condolences 101, you’ll soon be on your way with straight-to-the-point advice on:

We’ve also summarized this information into a helpful infographic so that you can easily share it on social media or save it to your Pinterest page.

Next, you’ll find perfect condolence messages and quotes for the sentiment that you wish to express:  sincere condolences; heartfelt condolences; deepest condolences; or Christian condolences.

For ease of reference, we have organized this collection by the type of loss:

We hope that you find the Ultimate Guide to Condolences helpful in expressing messages of sympathy, support and encouragement to someone who’s grieving.

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My Condolences

My Condolences: Choosing the Right Sympathy Card

When you’ve lost a loved one, it helps to know that other people are thinking of you during your time of loss and grief.

While a personal visit, particularly to the funeral or wake, is the best option, sometimes it’s not possible, especially given geographical distances.  In that case, a condolence card will be greatly appreciated by the bereaved person.

Your condolence card does not need to be long.  A brief, but sincere message of sympathy, will mean a lot to its recipient.

When choosing a condolence card, pick out a card that you think the recipient would appreciate the most.  Consider both the picture and the messages on the card.

With respect to pictures on the condolence card, avoid cards with lighthearted pictures, like those with animals or babies. Stick with sympathy cards that have nature scenes, flowers, doves, and other images that are appropriate for the solemnity of the occasion.

You should also avoid cards with religious imagery if you, or the recipient, are uncomfortable with religious subject matter.

Some condolence cards specifically mention that type of loss on the card, for example:  “Words of Sympathy for the Loss of Your Mother.”

You don’t have to choose a card that specifically mentions the type of loss, (but make sure that it doesn’t mention another relative!)

Once you have found a condolence card with a picture that you think the recipient will appreciate, ensure that you also read the message inside the card.

You need to ask yourself two questions.

First, does the sentiment inside the card match your own feelings?

For example, if you did not personally know the person that died, you should not chose a card with a pre-printed message that speaks about how much you will personally miss them.

Second, will the recipient of your condolence card appreciate the sentiment of the message?

For example, if the recipient had a complicated relationship with the deceased person, she may be upset by a card that expresses how wonderful their relationship was.

As another example, if the recipient is not religious, he may be offended by a card that speaks about heaven and the love of God.

When in doubt, choose a sympathy card with a simple message of peace and comfort.

If you cannot find a condolence card with a message or quote that is appropriate, choose a blank card instead.

How to Write Condolences

Dear [Recipient’s Name]:

[I/We] are so sorry to hear about the passing of [Deceased’s Name].
[He/She] was a good [Type of Relationship] to us, and will forever be missed.
Our favourite memory of [Him/Her] is the time when [Share Story].
Please accept our deepest condolences.

Love, [Your Name]

How to Express Condolences in Person

Many people are afraid to say the “wrong thing” to someone who’s grieving. Speak from a place of compassion and love. Share how much you miss the person who died. Share your favourite memories of him/her. Don’t deny that the person is gone, or that there is deep emotional pain because of the loss, or that life is forever changed.

Don’t say:

  • “I know how you’re feeling.”
  • “S/he is in a better place.”
  • “Now you can start moving on with your life.”
  • “It’s part of God’s plan, so you should accept it.”
  • “You’ll feel better soon. Life goes on.”

Do share:

  • How much you miss him/her.
  • Special memories.

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Condolences for Loss of Mother

Condolences for Loss of Mother

These condolences for loss of a mother attempt to express how important mom is, and the depth of love she had for her children.  We hope you find a fitting sympathy message in our list of examples that you can use today.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying a sympathy bouquet:

  • A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.
  • You and your family are in my heart and mind. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother.
  • I’m glad to have gotten to meet your mother. My condolences go out to you and your family.
  • Most people only have one mom, and that is why moms are so special. I’m so sorry for your great loss.
  • Your mother will be greatly missed, and we are sorry for your loss.
  • I am one of the many lives that your mother touched during her life. I’m sorry for your loss.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter.  These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • Sincere sympathies to you and your family.  Moms live in a special place in the hearts of their children. That’s why mothers will continue to live even after they pass on.
  • She feeds us, teaches us, loves us, spends time with us. When she leaves us, she lives on through us. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
  • My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. I’m grateful for being able to get to know your mother, and I’m comforted in the knowledge that there are many other people who felt and remember her amazing influence.
  • I extend my sincerest sympathies to you and your family. What I remember most about your mother was her wisdom and warm-heartedness. She was patient and never seemed to speak ill of others.
  • We will all miss your mom. Your mom was a wonderful woman who role-modeled what it means to live life well. She was a dynamic person and a pleasure to know. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with the recipient of your sympathy card or condolence letter, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’:

  • Your mother was the type of person who inspired integrity in those around her; she encouraged others to be the best people they could be. That’s reflected in your life. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
  • Your mom was a beautiful woman in her personality, integrity, and actions. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
  • My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. As a long-time friend of your mother’s, I know how special of a person she was. I feel a great loss at this time.
  • Mothers hold a special place in their hearts for their children, and children hold a special place in their hearts for their mothers. I’m sorry for the hole that you have now. My heartfelt sympathies for your great loss.
  • Your mother’s light shone brightly on those she loved during her luminous life. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this sad time.

Deepest Condolences

Offer your ‘deepest condolences’ when trying to express how much the deceased person meant to you:

  • My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Moms are special people, especially ones like yours. From the time I spent with her, I could tell she was an amazing lady.
  • I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I admire the life that your mom lived, and I can only hope that I have as positive impact on the lives of others that she did.
  • I am blessed to have known your mother. She was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss her greatly. It is an honor to call your mother my friend. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
  • Please accept my deepest sympathies. Just know that I am here for you, and will be dropping by to see how you are doing. Please also don’t hesitate to reach out when there is anything that I can help you with. Great people such as your mother are an inspiration to everyone around them. Your mother will continue to be an inspiration for me, even though she has passed. She will live on in my memory and thoughts.
  • You and your family are in my heart and mind. My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Your mother was one of the warmest and most caring people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I am sorry for your great loss.

Christian Condolences

If both you and the recipient of your condolence card or letter are devout Christians, using a religious message of sympathy is appropriate:

  • I’m praying that God grants you strength at this time, and that He gives you comfort and healing after the loss of your mother.
  • My condolences go out to you and your family for the loss of  your mom. I don’t know what you are feeling right now, but I do know that God will be with you always.
  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful mother. May the Good Shepherd bless and keep you and give you peace.
  • Your mother was such a special lady. God called home another great servant and saint. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
  • Please accept my deepest sympathies for the passing of your special mom. We are praying that your broken heart is healed through God’s never-ending love.

Condolences for Loss of Wife

Condolences for Loss of Wife

These sympathy messages are appropriate for the loss of a wife.  These condolence examples acknowledge how difficult it is to lose a partner and a best friend.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying a sympathy flower arrangement:

  1. Please accept our sincere sympathies for the passing of your beautiful wife. No one can ever take her place in our hearts.
  2. Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife. We will always remember her warmth, humour, and love.
  3. I extend my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife. I miss her too, and stand with you during your time of grief.
  4. My deepest condolences for your loss. Your wife was a wonderful lady and we will all miss her very much.
  5. I was so very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. She was well liked and respected by all of us who knew her. You have my deepest sympathies.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a condolence card or letter. These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • We were shocked and heartbroken to learn about the passing of your wife. Her death is a deep blow to all of us, and her absence will be keenly felt. Please accept our sincere sympathies.
  • Your wife was one-of-a-kind, and even though she is gone, she will never be forgotten. I will always treasure my memories of her. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
  • Please accept our sincere sympathies for the death of your amazing wife. We know that this time is really tough for you, as you’ve not only lost your partner you’ve also lost your best friend.  Please let us support you during your journey of grief.  She would want us all to be there for each other.
  • I was so shocked and heartbroken to hear the news of your wife’s passing. I am so very sorry. My family and I extend our sincere condolences. Your wife was a tremendous person. She was gracious and helpful to everybody, and probably the kindest person we’ve ever known. We will miss her terribly.
  • I was shocked and saddened to hear of your wife’s passing. I knew that she had been ill, but was hoping she would recuperate. You have my very sincere and deep condolences on such a tragic loss.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with a man that has lost his wife, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’ in your sympathy card or in a condolence letter:

  • We will all miss your wife who was an inspiration to all of us. Through her we got to know what real family is all about. We give you our heartfelt condolences at this sad time.
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for the death of your beloved wife. Words cannot fully express the sorrow I feel about her passing. May you always treasure the wonderful times you shared with her. My prayers are with you and your whole family during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved wife. I am here for you and you are not alone.
  • This card is sent with our heartfelt sympathies for the passing of your beloved wife. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and share your grief. She was a true friend and we will all miss her terribly.
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your wife. I know you had a great marriage and loved her so much. I share your grief at this very difficult time, but treasure the wonderful memories I have of her.

Deepest Condolences

If you had a close relationship with the deceased person, or her family, using ‘deepest condolences’ in your sympathy card or letter expresses how much you value the friendship:

  • Your wife’s death has left a deep void in our lives and we mourn her passing with you and your family. She was an amazing person, and will be forever missed. Please accept our deepest condolences.
  • I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Through this time of pain, I just want you to know that I am here for you and your children. Whatever you need, don’t hesitate to call me, day or night.
  • We send our deepest condolences to you for losing someone as special as your wife. We share your pain and grief, and want you to know that we are always here for you and your children. Just call whenever you need us, even if it’s just to sit quietly with you. We’ll also be dropping by on a regular basis to check in with you all.
  • I was shocked and saddened to learn of your wife’s passing. She was a genuinely warm and loving person who enriched the lives of everybody she came into contact with. I feel very blessed to have known her. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
  • Sorrow, shock and disbelief – that is what I feel right now after learning about the death of your wife. Please accept my deepest condolences, and know that you can count on me for anything, now and always. You are not alone – I am here for you.

Christian Condolences

If you are looking for a Christian message of condolence, look no further.  These messages are perfect for sympathy cards to people who are known for their faith:

  • May God strengthen you and your family as you come to terms with the death of your wife and may you find courage to face the days ahead without her. Please accept my sincere sympathies for your great loss.
  • God broke the mold when He made your amazing wife. Her life, love and faith were a great inspiration to us. We will miss her deeply, and our prayers and love are with you and your family. Please accept our deepest condolences.
  • Through the years that we knew your wife, we shared laughter and joy, and now we share your grief and pain at her passing. May God comfort you and bring you healing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, as well as our help in whichever way you may need it.
  • Receiving news of your wife’s death was devastating and I cannot begin to image your pain and sorrow. May God comfort you and hold you in His arms. And never forget that I am always here for you. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
  • Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Walking through life without your beloved wife will be difficult. Try and take it one step at a time.  We are here to support you, and we pray that God will guide you each step of the way.

Condolences for Loss of Father

Condolences for Loss of Father

Losing a father is unimaginably difficult for a son or daughter.  Here are examples of sympathy messages that you can use if you are writing a condolence card for someone who has lost a beloved dad.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying sympathy flowers.

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Your father was a wonderful man, and he will be greatly missed.
  • I am truly sorry for the loss of your father. There are no words to express how much he meant to me. My heart is aching.
  • No matter where your dad is, he’ll always be watching over you. He will stay with you forever.
  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. If you feel like talking to someone, know that I’m a good listener and will always be there for you.
  • We are deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of your amazing father.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a longer letter of condolence. These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • Your father was so proud of you, and lit up whenever he spoke about you. I hope you know that you meant the world to him. He was a wonderful man and will be truly missed. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
  • I am really sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept our sincere condolences. I know how close you were to him, and what a profound influence he had on your life. We will all miss him greatly.
  • Please accept our sincere sympathies for the loss of your dad. I hope it brings you comfort to know that we share your grief. He was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed.
  • Your father may have passed on, but his love and legacy will live forever. He had a positive influence on the lives of his family, friends, and his community. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
  • Losing your dad is a profound loss. He was a source of strength and unfailing love and support. Words cannot express how truly sorry I am for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with the recipient of your sympathy card or in a condolence letter, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’:

  • I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about your dad. I was shocked and saddened by the news. Please extend my heartfelt sympathies to your Mom and the rest of your family, and know that I will always be here for support.
  • Life sometimes isn’t fair, and this is one of those times. Your father was a wonderful person, and I will miss him terribly. I will treasure my memories of him always. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
  • Your dad was a wise man, but also had a great sense of humor. He will be missed greatly and remembered often. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, and know that we are here for you, now and always.
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your dad. I will always remember him as the hard working and decent man that he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
  • Your father gave me the greatest gift anyone can give another person — he believed in me. I will always consider him to be an important mentor and friend. I was so lucky to know him, and will always strive to help others in the way he helped me. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.

Deepest Condolences

Offer your ‘deepest condolences’ when trying to express how much the deceased person meant to you:

  • Your father was one of the nicest people I know, and it was obvious that he was a great dad too. You have my deepest sympathy – I wish he were still here with us. He may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten.
  • I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. He is irreplaceable. You have my very deepest sympathy for your great loss.
  • Please accept my deepest condolences to you for the passing of your dad. There will never be another man like him. He was definitely one-in-a-million, and we were all lucky to know him.
  • Your father was always there for my family and I growing up. He was so giving and thoughtful. He will live on in our hearts forever. Please accept my deepest condolences at this heartbreaking time.
  • I am sending you my deepest condolences for the loss of your dad. My heart aches because he is no longer with us. He was such an amazing father to you and your siblings, and a wonderful role model for me as I was growing up. I learned so much from him, and I’ll always remember his words of wisdom. I’ll call you soon to see if there is anything I can do to support you during this difficult time.

Christian Condolences

Is the recipient of your condolence card or letter a devout Christian?  If he or she is a spiritually-minded person, a sympathy message that references Biblical promises and your prayers will be appreciated:

  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your dad. I will keep you close in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I pray that you feel God’s care and love, as well as the support of us all.
  • Although no words can really help ease your grief, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. I admired your dad for his strength of character and his faith. I will continue to be inspired by the noble life that he lived. I am truly blessed to have known him. Please accept my deepest condolences.
  • I am praying that you feel God’s unfailing love during this heartbreaking time. Please accept my sincere sympathies for the loss of your wonderful father.
  • My condolences go out to you and your family for the loss of your dad. I don’t know what you are feeling right now, but I do know that God will be with you always.
  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful father. May the Good Shepherd bless and keep you and give you peace.

Condolences for Loss of Husband

Condolences for Loss of Husband

The death of a beloved husband is one of life’s greatest sorrows. These condolence message examples acknowledge the void that is left in a family and in our community when we lose a wonderful man.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a small card accompanying a bunch of condolence flowers:

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Your husband was a good man. We share your grief at this very sad and difficult time.
  • I was so deeply saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. He was a wonderful man. You have our deepest sympathy.
  • I was very sorry to hear the news about the passing of your precious husband. I am deeply saddened by your loss.
  • I’m so very sorry about the loss of your husband. I will stop by later this week to see what I can do to help during this difficult time.
  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Your husband was a wonderful man, and he will be greatly missed.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter. These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • I offer my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear husband. I was so shocked to hear of his passing and want you to know how very sorry I am. I didn’t know him very well, but from all you told me he was a loving husband and good father. I know that whenever his name was mentioned in our circle of friends, everyone had such nice things to say about him. Your children are such shining examples of the great job that both of you did in raising them. They will always be a constant reminder of his love and influence on them. Please let all of your family know how deeply saddened I am.
  • It was such a shock to hear of your husband’s passing. I am still trying to process this tragic news. Your husband was so well thought of by everyone who knew him and he will be greatly missed. You have my very sincere condolences.
  • We were shocked and heartbroken to learn about the passing of your husband. His death is a deep blow to all of us, and his absence will be keenly felt. Please accept our sincere condolences.
  • Your husband was one-of-a-kind, and even though he is gone, he will never be forgotten. I will always treasure my memories of him. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
  • Please accept our sincere condolences for the death of your amazing husband. We know that this time is really tough for you, as you’ve not only lost your partner you’ve also lost your best friend. Please let us support you during your journey of grief. He would want us all to be there for each other.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with someone that has lost a husband, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’ in your sympathy card or in a condolence letter:

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your husband’s passing. I know you had a great marriage and loved each other very much. I share your grief at this tragic loss. I will always treasure my memories of him.
  • We will all miss your husband who was an inspiration to all of us. Through him we got to know what real family is all about. We give you our heartfelt condolences at this sad time.
  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the death of your beloved husband. Words cannot fully express the sorrow I feel about his passing. May you always treasure the wonderful times you shared with him. My prayers are with you and your whole family during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved husband. I am here for you and you are not alone.
  • This card is sent with our heartfelt condolences for the passing of your beloved husband. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and share your grief. He was a true friend and we will all miss him terribly.

Deepest Condolences

Did you have a close friendship with the man that passed away?  It is appropriate to offer his wife or partner your ‘deepest condolences’ on their loss:

  • I was so deeply saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. I am so very sorry. Your husband was such a wonderful man, with great wit and charm. He was truly one-in-a-million. You have my very deepest sympathy.
  • We were both shocked and saddened to hear of your husband’s death. My family and I have such fond memories of him from all those very wonderful times our families spent together on vacation. It was a very special time for us and we will always remember him and the good times we shared. You have our deepest condolences on this very tragic loss. We will be calling on you to see if there is anything that we can do to support you and your family.
  • I was very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I thought the world of him. You have my deepest condolences. I hope that knowing that others share in your grief will bring you some consolation.
  • I was very sad to hear of your husband’s death. The community has lost one of its very best people. He will be long remembered for all the good works he did, for his kindness and generosity. My deepest sympathy is with you and your family at this very sad and difficult time.
  • Your husband was one of the nicest people I know, and it was obvious that he was a great dad too. You have my deepest condolences – I wish he were still here with us. He may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten.

Christian Condolences

If both you and the recipient of your condolence card or letter are devout Christians, using a religious message of sympathy is appropriate:

  • With the death of your loving husband, the days ahead may seem bleak and dark. Our prayer is that God will shine His light and guide you through each and every one of them. Please accept our sincere condolences.
  • Please know that you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. I know that there is little I can say to console you, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bring you comfort and hope during this difficult time.
  • Words are inadequate at a time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry I am that your husband has passed away. The loss of a spouse and best friend is a tragic event, and I cannot imagine the pain and suffering you are experiencing. It is times like this that our faith is put to the test. The Bible does promise: “Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted.” I pray that this will be especially true for you as you mourn your loss. I pray that God will give you the strength to see you through this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family as you mourn the loss of your husband. I pray that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.
  • I hope that the faith that has guided you in so many difficult times will strengthen you as you mourn the loss of your husband. He was a good man and a servant of God in all that he did. Please know that I will be praying for you and the children that you will all find the peace and comfort in this tragic time. I know that God will answer our prayers.

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Condolences for Loss of Son

Condolences for Loss of Son

The pain and grief that comes with losing a beloved son is unimaginable.  Here are messages of condolences that you can use when writing to bereaved parents.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying a sympathy bouquet:

  • Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your son. Please know you and your entire family are in our constant thoughts.
  • I heard the terrible news about your son’s passing. I want to offer you my deepest condolences and let you know that you are in my prayers.
  • Please know that you have my sincere sympathies in this difficult time. I am so sorry for the loss of your son.
  • I offer you my sympathies for the loss of your son. He was a wonderful person, and meant the world to me.
  • We just heard the heartbreaking news that your beloved son has passed away. Please accept our sincerest and deepest condolences.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or letter.  These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. We offer our sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved son. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult of times.
  • Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your son. He was such a wonderful man, and I’m deeply saddened by his sudden passing. I know how close the two of you were, and I know just how this loss has hurt you to the core. I want you to know that I will be here for you to hold your hand and help you get through the difficult days. I know that it will not be easy, but we will just take it one day at a time.
  • I just heard the most heartbreaking news that your son has passed away. Please accept my sincere sympathies. He was such a good man, and was known for his kindness and generosity. It’s only been a few days, but I miss him terribly already. If there is anything I can do to help you during this difficult time, please allow me to help.
  • You have my sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful son. This time is most difficult and it’s hard to see beyond the anguish that you feel. Over time, I hope that the special memories that you shared with your son will bring you some peace and comfort. He was a good boy with a heart full of love. I will forever remember his cute and mischievous ways, and he will be missed today and always.
  • We send our sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful son. We know how deeply you must be grieving, and how much you must miss him. We will check in on you and see if there is anything practical we can do to help you at this difficult time. Please know that there is nothing we would not do to support and comfort you. You are never alone.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with the recipient of your sympathy card or condolence letter, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’:

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the passing of your son. It was obvious to everyone how close you were with him, and how much he loved his family. I cannot image the pain and grief you feel because of this tragic loss. I can only hope that you find some comfort in your precious memories of him, and in knowing that we all miss him too.
  • You have our heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time. There’s nothing more devastating than losing a child. Please know that if there’s anything that I can do to make things a little more bearable for you, I’m only a phone call away.
  • I’m sending you my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your boy, along with all my love. Losing a son is immensely painful, I cannot even begin to imagine the depth of your grief. If you ever need someone to cry with, talk with, or just sit in silence with you, I’ll be there in a heartbeat.
  • I’m devastated that your son is no longer with us. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Your son was the most incredible person I’ve ever met. He was a good friend, and he was more like a brother to me. It hurts to think that I will no longer be able to see him, talk to him, or spend time with him. But I know that he’ll live forever in the hearts of the people who loved him.
  • News of your son’s passing has shocked our entire family. He was an amazing person, loving and caring, and it’s hard to accept that he is no longer in our lives. He was a true blessing to our whole family, and to everybody who was blessed to know him. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for your loss.

Deepest Condolences

Offer your ‘deepest condolences’ when trying to express how much the deceased person meant to you:

  • Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your son. He was a wonderful person, and had a fantastic sense of humor. We will never forget his great smile. May your precious memories sustain you and bring you comfort during this difficult season.
  • We send you our deepest sympathies for the passing of your beloved son. We wish you peace as you come to terms with your loss. Please know that you’re surrounded by people who love you, and who want to support you during this difficult time. You do not have to go through this journey of grief alone.
  • Please accept our deepest condolences for the death of your son. He was always a good friend to me. I will always remember how loyal he was, and how he would always go the extra mile to help out someone in need. He often spoke of how much his parents meant to him. Everyone who knew him consider himself or herself lucky and blessed.
  • I write to you today to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your son. I knew your son from way back, and I can honestly say that he was one of the finest and bravest men I have ever met. He was a best friend and a brother to me, I will always treasure my memories of him.
  • We cannot image the grief you must feel because of your son’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. We hope that you will find a measure of comfort in knowing that he was an incredible person who brought much joy to the lives of others. Knowing him was a true blessing, and we will always treasure the special times we spent with him.

Christian Condolences

Have friends from church lost their son?  They would appreciate receiving a sympathy card or letter from you with Christian condolences:

  • We send our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your son. What you are going through is indescribably painful and agonizing, but never forget that God is close to the broken-hearted. I share your pain, and pray that God brings you comfort and healing.
  • Nothing can take away the special memories that you and your son shared. I know that grief like this never ends because he was someone that you truly and deeply loved. He loved you too, and cherished having you as a parent. May God give you the grace to accept what has happened and the serenity to carry on living. Please know that I am here for you always.
  • I’m very sorry for the loss of your beloved son, and I hope you know that I’m praying that God gives you His peace, comfort and strength in these trying times. Always remember that when life is darkest, God is closest. He will always take care of you. Please let me know if there’s anything that I can do to make things easier. I would love to help in any way that I can.
  • Our God is a magnificent God. He is bigger than our biggest fears and our deepest grief. I know that your faith is strong, and hope that you are able to cling to Him during this difficult time. God is with you now and always, and carries you in His everlasting arms.
  • Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your son. He certainly touched many lives, and we are devastated that he is no longer with us. May you feel God’s unfailing love during these difficult days, and may He bless you with healing and peace.

Condolences for Loss of Daughter

Condolences for Loss of Daughter

No words can truly express how difficult it is to lose a beloved daughter. Here are messages of condolences that you can use when writing to bereaved parents.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying sympathy flowers:

  • Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of your daughter’s passing. Please know you and your entire family are in our constant thoughts.
  • I heard the terrible news about your daughter’s death. I want to offer you my deepest condolences and let you know that you are in my prayers.
  • Please know that you have my sincere sympathies in this difficult time. I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter.
  • I offer you my sympathies for the loss of your daughter. She was a wonderful person, and meant the world to me.
  • We just heard the heartbreaking news that your beloved daughter has passed away. Please accept our sincerest and deepest condolences.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter. These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. We offer our sincere condolences for the loss of you beloved daughter. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult of times.
  • Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your daughter. She was such a wonderful person, and I’m deeply saddened by her sudden passing. I know how close the two of you were, and I know just how this loss has hurt you to the core. I want you to know that I will be here for you to hold your hand and help you get through the difficult days. I know that it will not be easy, but we will just take it one day at a time.
  • I just heard the most heartbreaking news that your daughter has passed away. Please accept my sincere sympathies. She had such a big heart, and was known for her kindness and generosity. It’s only been a few days, but I miss her terribly already. If there is anything I can do to help you during this difficult time, please allow me to help.
  • You have my sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful daughter. This time is most difficult and it’s hard to see beyond the anguish that you feel. Over time, I hope that the special memories that you shared with your daughter will bring you some peace and comfort. She was a bright, shining light in all of our lives, and she will be missed today and always.
  • We send our sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful daughter. We know how deeply you must be grieving, and how much you must miss her. We will check in on you and see if there is anything practical we can do to help you at this difficult time. Please know that there is nothing we would not do to support and comfort you. You are never alone.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with someone that has lost a daughter, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’ in your sympathy card or in a condolence letter:

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the passing of your daughter. It was obvious to everyone how close you were with her, and how much she loved her family. I cannot image the pain and grief you feel because of this tragic loss. I can only hope that you find some comfort in your precious memories of her, and in knowing that we all miss her too.
  • You have our heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time. There’s nothing more devastating than losing a child. Please know that if there’s anything that I can do to make things a little more bearable for you, I’m only a phone call away.
  • I’m sending you my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your daughter, along with all my love. Losing a child is immensely painful – I cannot even begin to imagine the depth of your grief. If you ever need someone to cry with, talk with, or just sit in silence with you, I’ll be there in a heartbeat.
  • I’m devastated that your daughter is no longer with us. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Your daughter was the most incredible person I’ve ever met. She was a good friend, and was more like a sister to me. It hurts to think that I will no longer be able to see her, talk to her, or spend time with her. But I know that she’ll live forever in the hearts of the people who loved her.
  • News of your daughter’s passing has shocked our entire family. She was an amazing person, loving and caring, and it’s hard to accept that she is no longer in our lives. She was a true blessing to our whole family, and to everybody who was blessed to know her. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for your loss.

Deepest Condolences

If you had a close relationship with the deceased person, or her family, using ‘deepest condolences’ in your sympathy card or letter expresses how much you value the friendship:

  • Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your daughter. She was a wonderful person, and had a fantastic sense of humor. We will never forget her great smile. May your precious memories sustain you and bring you comfort during this difficult season.
  • We send you our deepest sympathies for the passing of your beloved daughter. We wish you peace as you come to terms with your loss. Please know that you’re surrounded by people who love you, and who want to support you during this difficult time. You do not have to go through this journey of grief alone.
  • Please accept our deepest condolences for the death of your daughter. She was always a good friend to me. I will always remember how loyal she was, and how she would always go the extra mile to help out someone in need. She often spoke of how much her parents meant to her. Everyone who knew her consider himself or herself lucky and blessed.
  • I write to you today to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your daughter. I knew your daughter from way back, and I can honestly say that she was one of the best people I’ve ever known. She was a best friend and like a sister to me, I will always treasure my memories of her.
  • We cannot image the grief you must feel because of your daughter’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. We hope that you will find a measure of comfort in knowing that she was an incredible person who brought much joy to the lives of others. Knowing her was a true blessing, and we will always treasure the special times we spent with her.

Christian Condolences

Have friends from church lost their daughter? They would appreciate receiving a sympathy card or letter from you with Christian condolences:

  • We send our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your daughter. What you are going through is indescribably painful and agonizing, but never forget that God is close to the broken-hearted. I share your pain, and pray that God brings you comfort and healing.
  • Nothing can take away the special memories that you and your daughter shared. I know that grief like this never ends because she was someone that you truly and deeply loved. She loved you too, and cherished having you as a parent. May God give you the grace to accept what has happened and the serenity to carry on living. Please know that I am here for you always.
  • I’m very sorry for loss of your beloved daughter, and I hope you know that I’m praying that God gives you His peace, comfort and strength in these trying times. Always remember that when life is darkest, God is closest. He will always take care of you. Please let me know if there’s anything that I can do to make things easier. I would love to help in any way that I can.
  • Our God is a magnificent God. He is bigger than our biggest fears and our deepest grief. I know that your faith is strong, and hope that you are able to cling to Him during this difficult time. God is with you now and always, and carries you in His everlasting arms.
  • Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your daughter. I pray that the light of God’s love shine upon you as you face the darkness of your pain and your grief. Know that God will never forsake you. He will always look after you because you are His child and He is your Father. May you be blessed with the peace and comfort that you seek during this difficult time.

Condolences for Loss of Baby

Condolences for Loss of Baby

The loss of a baby is one of life’s greatest tragedies. The child will never have a chance to experience the fullest of life, and his or her parents will miss out on watching him or her grow up. Here are message of condolences that are appropriate when writing to parents grieving the loss of their precious baby.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying a bouquet of sympathy flowers:

  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your baby. Let me be there for you during your time of sorrow and grief. You are never alone.
  • We are devastated to hear about your baby’s passing. We will miss your child’s beautiful smile and giggles, but he/she will never be forgotten.
  • I’m sending you lots of love and my heartfelt sympathies on the heartbreaking loss of your baby.
  • We were devastated to hear about the loss of your beautiful baby. Please accept our deepest condolences. We are here for you and share your grief.
  • We send our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your baby. There is nothing that we can say to take your pain away. Still, we hope that knowing that you are not alone will bring you some comfort.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter.  These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • Brief as your child’s life was, may we ever remember the joy. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your child.
  • No matter how brief your baby’s life was, your precious child left a permanent footprint in all our hearts. Please accept our sincere condolences for your terrible loss.
  • Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your precious baby. While he/she was with us only a short while, he/she touched our lives with his/her presence. We share your pain that he/she was taken from us too soon. He/she will forever be loved.
  • How very quietly he/she tiptoed into our world, silently, but only a moment he/she stayed. But what an imprint his/her tiny footprints left upon our hearts. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your precious baby.
  • Moms and Dads hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. We send our sincere condolences for the loss of your precious baby. We wish we had the power to take this unbearable pain from you.

Heartfelt Condolences

Sending ‘heartfelt condolences’ is definitely appropriate as a message in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter to a couple that have lost a baby:

  • I am thinking about you both during this painful time as you mourn the loss of your baby. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Whenever you are ready, and need me for anything, I am here for you. I care about you both so much.
  • We send you all of our love and our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your baby. Your loss cannot be healed with mere words. Your pain is too deep for us to even comprehend. All we can do is love you and support you during this difficult time. Please know that you can call us at any time, day or night. We’ll be stopping by shortly to see how you are doing.
  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your baby. Even though we only held her in our arms for a little while, we’ll hold him/her in our hearts forever.
  • We send our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your precious baby. Those we love never truly leave us – they live in our hearts forever.

Deepest Condolences

Did you have a close friendship with parents that have lost a baby? Consider using ‘deepest condolences’ when writing a sympathy card or condolence letter:

  • I wish I had the words that would give you reprieve from your grief and sorrow, but words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your baby.
  • Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your baby. He/she was loved with a love beyond all feeling, and is now missed with a grief beyond all tears.
  • We are sending you our love and deepest condolences. Losing a baby is one of life’s greatest pain and sorrow. We hope you find a measure in comfort in knowing that your child will never be forgotten – it’s impossible to forget someone who gave us so much to love and remember.
  • We were shocked and beyond heartbroken to hear the news about your baby’s passing. We can’t find the words to express how unfair life can be. Just know that your family and friends share your sorrow, and that you don’t have to walk this journey of grief alone.
  • Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your baby. Grief is the price we pay for love, and your love for your child is as deep as the ocean. I am so sorry that you have to go through this difficult time.

Christian Condolences

If both you and the recipient of your condolence card or letter are devout Christians, using a religious message of sympathy is appropriate:

  • Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your baby. May the gates of Heaven open up to reveal strength and comfort in your times of trial and sorrow. We pray that you feel God’s comforting arms around you.
  • Losing a baby is a devastating loss. We pray that God gives you comfort and strength is this most difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
  • Please know that you have our deepest sympathies for the loss of your sweet baby. We are praying for you to get through this difficult time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will give you strength and comfort.
  • May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your precious baby.
  • I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful baby. My heart is filled with sorrow. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that one day you will be reunited with him/her, and that there are no tears in Heaven. Until that time comes, know that we are here to support you every step of the way during your journey of grief.

Condolences for Loss of Sister

Condolences for Loss of Sister

Have a friend that has lost a sister? Here are messages of condolences that you can use when writing to him or her to express how hard it is to lose a sibling, and sometimes, a best friend.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying funeral flowers:

  • I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all. You have our deepest sympathy.
  • Your sister was one of the nicest people I have ever known. You have my sincere condolences on her passing.
  • Your sister was such a sweet person and we were deeply saddened to hear of her passing. She will be missed very much. Please extend our sympathy to your entire family.
  • I was very sorry to hear about your sister’s death. I know you were very close to her. We all share in your grief.
  • We will remember your sister for all the kind things she did for others. You have our very deepest condolences on your loss.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter. These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • I am deeply sorry about your sister’s passing. You have my sincere condolences. I thought the world of her, and will remember her forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
  • I was so deeply saddened and shocked to hear of your sister’s passing. I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad and difficult time. I know that you and your sister were very close and that her passing is very hard for you. I hope you find a measure of comfort in your treasured memories of the many wonderful years you had together.
  • Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your precious sister. She was a very special lady, with a beautiful smile. She was a joy to be around and we too will miss her very much.
  • You have our sincere condolences at this very sad time. We miss your sister too, and can’t believe that she’s gone. We will always remember our many get-togethers. She was always the life of the party. We were so blessed to have known her.
  • I am truly heartbroken that your sister is no longer with us. I will always remember the special times we spent together. She had so many interesting and delightful stories to share, and was always a loyal friend. You have our sincere condolences for your loss.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with the recipient of your sympathy card or condolence letter, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’:

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wonderful sister. I know that this will be a hard time for you. Please know that I will be there for you to help you get through this. Let’s find a measure of comfort in our grief by sharing our memories of her.
  • I am very sorry about the loss of your sister. The news came as quite a shock to me. I hadn’t heard that she was ill. I know that the two of you were close, and her passing has left a great void in your life. You have my heartfelt sympathy. I’m thinking of you every day and sending you my love.
  • You have our heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. I never had the pleasure of meeting your sister, but everybody tells me that she was a great gal and a wonderful person. I know that this will be a hard time for you. Please know that I’m here for you, whenever you need me.
  • I’m so sorry that your sister has passed away. You have my heartfelt condolences. I have so many memories of your sister from the “good old days.” She was always so much fun to be around. Let’s catch up soon and share our wonderful memories of her. We were all so lucky to have had her in our lives.
  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wonderful sister. I was shocked to learn of her death. Her passing is utterly incomprehensible. I feel so badly for you and your whole family. I cannot imagine the depth of grief you must be feeling because you and your sister were so close. I will stop by soon to see you and give you the biggest hug.

Deepest Condolences

Offer your ‘deepest condolences’ when trying to express how much the deceased person meant to you:

  • You have our deepest condolences at this very sad time. Your sister was a beautiful soul and a joy to be around. I will always remember her big smile and her infectious laughter. Even though she is gone, she is impossible to forget.
  • We write to offer you our deepest condolences. She was such a special lady and will be fondly remembered. She was kind and thoughtful, and never spoke a harsh word. There was nobody in the world like her, and she will be sorely missed.
  • Please accept our deepest condolences for your recent loss. I don’t think I have ever known a kinder or gentler person than your sister. Her life was a gift to all those who were lucky enough to know her. She will always be greatly missed.
  • I am very sorry about the loss of your sister. I know she wasn’t in good health, but her passing still came as a shock. We’re never really prepared to say goodbye to those we love, and I know how very much you and she loved each other. You had a very special bond that was beautiful to witness. You have our deepest condolences at this sad time.
  • I was so deeply saddened to hear that your sister is no longer with us. You have my deepest condolences. She had such a sparkling personality and was so much fun to be around. Nobody had a better sense of humour than her, and she often had me in stitches. I will always treasure my memories of her.

Christian Condolences

Has a Christian friend lost a sister? He or she will likely find comfort in a sympathy card message that is religious in tone:

  • May God strengthen you and your family as you come to terms with the death of your sister and may you find courage to face the days ahead without her. Please accept my sincere condolences for your great loss.
  • God broke the mold when He made your amazing sister. Her life, love and faith were a great inspiration to us. We will miss her deeply, and our prayers and love are with you and your family. Please accept our deepest condolences.
  • We sent our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your sister. What you are going through is indescribably painful and agonizing, but never forget that God is close to the broken-hearted. I share your pain, and pray that God brings you comfort and healing.
  • Nothing can take away the special memories that you and your sister shared. I know that grief like this never ends because she was someone that you truly and deeply loved. She loved you too, and cherished having you as a sibling. May God give you the grace to accept what has happened and the serenity to carry on living. Please know that I am here for you always.
  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful sister. May the Good Shepherd bless and keep you and give you peace.

Condolences for Loss of Brother

Condolences for Loss of Brother

Have a friend whose brother has passed away? Here are messages of condolences that you can use when writing to him or her to express what a big void losing a brother leaves in a person’s life.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying a sympathy flower arrangement:

  • From our family, please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
  • I am at a loss of words for what to say to console you for the loss of your brother. Please accept my condolences anyway and know that I am thinking of you.
  • I cannot comprehend how difficult this time must be for you. I am so, so sorry. Know that we are all thinking of you, and wishing you strength as you deal with so much grief after the loss of your brother.
  • I cannot comprehend just how devastated you must be feeling over the loss of your brother. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.
  • I was both shocked and saddened to hear about your brother’s death. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter. These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling right now, but I just want you to know that your brother was an inspiration to me and I will remember him forever.
  • I was so sad to hear the news of your brother’s passing. I’m sorry for your loss my friend. I’m sure your brother will forever be remembered as a good guy. We will miss him too. Please accept our sincere condolences.
  • I was incredibly sad to hear about your brother’s passing. I’m sorry for your loss. Your brother was an amazing person in so many ways. He will be remembered as a loyal friend who always went out of his way to help others. You have our sincere condolences as this sad time.
  • I just heard the sad news about your brother and wanted you to know how truly sorry I am. He was one of the nicest people I know. Nobody ever had a bad word to say about him. You two were so close, so this loss must be devastating. Please accept my sincere condolences. I will keep you in my thoughts and pray that you will find the strength and courage to get through this difficult time.
  • I was deeply saddened to hear of your brother’s passing. He was a very special guy and we all thought the world of him. You have my sincere sympathy on your loss.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with someone that has lost a brother, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’ in your sympathy card or condolence letter:

  • I was shocked and saddened to hear about your brother’s death. You have our heartfelt condolences. Life is sometimes so unfair, and this is one of those times. I will always remember him for his charm and great sense of humor. Just know that you aren’t grieving alone. We will be there for you, day or night, and are just a phone call away.
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your brother. He was a strong and passionate person and his memory will live on in our hearts for as long as we live.
  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your brother. I was very sorry to hear the news. I liked your brother very much and enjoyed his company whenever we were together. He was such an easy-going guy, and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was also so proud of you and your family, you all meant so much to him. We will all miss him very much.
  • You have our heartfelt condolences for your grief at this very sad time. Your brother was a warm, gentle man, who was highly respected by everyone who knew him. I will be at the service to pay my respects, and to see how you are doing.
  • I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about your brother’s passing. Words are inadequate for a tragedy like this. Just know that I’m thinking about you and will be calling you soon to check on you and see how you are doing.

Deepest Condolences

Offer your ‘deepest condolences’ when trying to express how much the deceased person meant to you:

  • Please accept my deepest condolences on your brother’s passing. I can’t image how hard it must be to lose not only a sibling, but also your best friend. He was a terrific person – funny, smart, and generous. We were all so lucky to have known him. I am so very sorry for your loss.
  • I was deeply saddened to hear of your brother’s passing. He was a very special guy and we all thought the world of him. You have my deepest condolences on your loss.
  • I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your brother was such a wonderful person and a great father, husband and brother. He was always willing to help others and asked for nothing in return. I’m sure that he would want all of us to celebrate the good life that he had. We can all be thankful that we had him in our lives and continue to remember him as the great guy that he was. Please know that my family and I will be here for you now and in the future. Let us know anything that we can do.
  • Your brother’s passing came as quite a shock and we are all very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences. I will always remember your brother for his good nature and great sense of humor. He was truly a joy to know and I feel fortunate to have gotten to know him so well. I witnessed first hand how good he was to you and your family and to everyone else as well. The world would be a better place if there were more people like him. Please know that your grief is felt by all of us who knew your brother.
  • Your brother’s death came as such a shock. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. He has left us at too young an age, but will be remembered fondly for all that he accomplished in such a short life. The world was a better place because he was in it.

Christian Condolences

Has a Christian friend lost a brother? He or she will likely find comfort in a sympathy card message that is religious in tone:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I cannot imagine the grief you must be experiencing after the loss of your beloved brother. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you comfort and peace.
  • Your brother’s departure was truly unexpected and I am deeply grieved. Please accept my deepest condolences for your significant loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless you and may your brother rest in peace.
  • I just heard the sad news about your brother and wanted you to know how truly sorry I am. He was one of the nicest people I know and I know that he was a great brother too. I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray that you will find the strength and courage to get through this difficult time. I will be in touch very soon.
  • Your brother was a very special person and will be missed. You have my most sincere sympathy on his passing. He lived a faith-filled life and was an inspiration to all of us who knew him. I feel blessed to have known him. The days ahead will be difficult without him, but we must use our faith to give us strength and hope. I pray that God will comfort you and keep you in His embrace.
  • Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your brother. I share in your grief at this sad passing. Our faith is so important at a time like this. Things seem so hopeless and out of control, however, we know that with God’s help we will make it through this difficult time. I am praying that God will give you the hope and strength you need.

Condolences for Loss of Grandfather

Condolences for Loss of Grandfather

Looking for appropriate messages of sympathy for a friend that has lost a grandfather? Look no further. Our collection of beautiful condolences is sure to contain a message that resonates with you.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying a funeral flower arrangement:

  • We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved grandpa. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
  • Your grandfather was an amazing man, a great support for your family and a pillar of the community. No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss.
  • I am deeply saddened by the passing for your granddad. He will be greatly missed.
  • Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your wonderful grandpa. You’re in our thoughts during this difficult time.
  • Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. We will all miss your grandfather, who was a truly kind, thoughtful, and wonderful person.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter. These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • You and your family are in my heart and thoughts. You have my sincere condolences on the passing of your grandfather. I feel honored and blessed to have known him. He lived an amazing life and shared so much wisdom with me. I am a better person because of his care and influence.
  • Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your grandpa. I know how close you were to him, and how much credit you give him for the wonderful person you have become. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that I’m just a phone call away.
  • You have my sincere condolences for the loss of your grandfather. I hope your memories of him give you some measure of comfort as you face this difficult time.
  • We are sending our sincere condolences for the loss of your grandfather. We will always remember his gentle, loving soul. He was a true blessing in our lives, and we will miss him.
  • We were saddened to hear that your grandpa passed away. He was a strong, brave man, who helped us all every chance he got. He was a one-in-a-million, and nobody can ever replace him.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with the recipient of your sympathy card or condolence letter, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’:

  • I was very sorry to learn of your grandfather’s passing. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know what a big part of your life he was, and how you treasured your relationship with him. I’m sure that he has given you great advice and encouragement over the years. I lost my own grandfather two years ago and I still miss his wisdom and inspiration. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your grandpa. He was one of those rare people that made everybody feel at ease. I admired his ability to be able to strike up a conversation with anyone and was often the life of any get-together. His stories and sense of humor drew people to him everywhere he went. And yet, he never sought acclaim or attention, instead focusing on those around him more than himself. That is probably why he was so well-liked. He willed be greatly missed.
  • We were devastated to hear that your grandfather is no longer with us. He modeled the characteristics that we try to instill in our children today: honesty, hard work, dedication, and loyalty. He was a great role model and mentor to all who knew him, and I feel fortunate to be one of those. Our heartfelt condolences are with you during this very sad time.
  • You have my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your grandfather. We all have wonderful memories of this great man, and I know those memories will sustain you in the coming days. Though he is no longer with us, his influence will still be felt in the family that lives on.
  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your granddad. He was a special person who was always willing to lend a hand. I was one of the many benefactors of his kindness and will never forget his generosity or his smiling face.

Deepest Condolences

Miss a grandfather that has passed away? His family will appreciate receiving your message of ‘deepest condolences’:

  • I was very sorry to learn of your grandfather’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. I remember your grandfather as a strong man, willing to work hard to provide for his family, and still able to take out time for play. He certainly knew how to balance his life for work and relaxation, a lesson we could all learn today.
  • We were shocked and heartbroken to hear about your grandpa’s passing. He was such a wonderful neighbor and friend to us. Though we never had the chance to meet you, we feel like we know you from the stories he would tell. He was so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. With such a fine man as a mentor, we’re sure you have turned out to be a wonderful legacy of his life. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
  • Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your granddad. I will always treasure the time that we spent together, and remember all the great stories he had to tell. He was one-in-a-million, and will be remembered always.
  • You have our deepest condolences for the loss of your grandfather. I know how close the two of you were, and what a special relationship you had. 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, and are here to support you during this difficult time.
  • We are sending our deepest condolences for the loss of your grandfather. He was a strong and caring person, and will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Please extend our sympathies to your entire family for your loss.

Christian Condolences

If both you and the recipient of your condolence card or letter are devout Christians, using a religious message of sympathy is appropriate:

  • Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your grandpa. He was a wonderful man, and his deep and abiding faith was an inspiration to us all. I will always remember his warm hugs every week at church. We hope you find comfort in God’s promise that we will all be reunited one day and live together in paradise, where there will be no more tears, pain, or partings.
  • You have our heartfelt sympathies at this sad time. Your grandfather was a great man of faith, and supported us through many trials and tribulations. We’re praying that the light of God’s face shines on you in the darkness of your grief.
  • We are writing to you to offer our sincere condolences for the loss of your grandfather. We have many wonderful memories of him – his great, big booming laugh, the twinkle in his eye as he told a funny story, and the love he had for his family, friends, and the Lord. We hope that you feel God’s comfort and everlasting love during this sad time.
  • We were deeply saddened to hear about your granddad’s passing. He was a pillar of our community and our church, and his passing is a great loss for us all. I always admired his strength and commitment to making the lives of others better. His faith was a great inspiration to us. We hope you find comfort and hope in God’s promise that: “Whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
  • I am thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. You have my heartfelt condolences. Your grandfather was an amazing person. He had many adventures and lived life to the fullest. He taught us to be grateful for the little things in life, and to live every day as if it was our last. I am praying for you and your family during this sad time. May God give you strength and comfort.

Condolences for Loss of Grandmother

Condolences for Loss of Grandmother

There is nobody in the whole quite like Nana. These touching condolence messages will communicate to her family how sorry you are for their loss.

Short Condolence Messages

These short condolences are perfect for a text message, a message on a social media platform, like Facebook, as well as on a card accompanying a bouquet of sympathy flowers:

  • I am deeply saddened by the passing for your grandma. She will be greatly missed.
  • From our family, please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your grandma. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
  • We will remember your grandmother for all the kind things she did for others. You have our very deepest condolences on your loss.
  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Your grandmother was a wonderful woman, and she will be greatly missed.
  • I am one of the many lives that your grandmother touched during her life. I’m sorry for your loss.
  • You and your family are in my heart and mind. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your grandmother.
  • My deepest condolences for your loss. Your grandma was a wonderful lady and we will all miss her very much.

Sincere Condolences

These messages all offer ‘sincere condolences’ and can be used in a sympathy card or in a condolence letter. These messages are most appropriate when the recipient of your correspondence is an acquaintance:

  • You have my sincere condolences for the loss of your grandmother. I hope your memories of her give you some measure of comfort as you face this difficult time.
  • I was deeply saddened to hear of your grandma’s passing. She was a very special lady and we all thought the world of her. You have my sincere sympathy on your loss.
  • I am deeply sorry about your grandmother’s passing. You have my sincere condolences. I thought the world of her, and will remember her forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
  • Your grandma was one-of-a-kind, and even though she is gone, she will never be forgotten. I will always treasure my memories of her. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
  • She feeds us, teaches us, loves us, spends time with us. When she leaves us, she lives on through us. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
  • Your grandma was such a sweet person and we were deeply saddened to hear of her passing. She will be missed very much. Please extend our sympathy to your entire family.
  • I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling right now, but I just want you to know that your grandma was an inspiration to me and I will remember her forever.

Heartfelt Condolences

If you have a close relationship with someone that has lost a grandmother, consider using a message of ‘heartfelt condolences’ in your sympathy card or in a condolence letter:

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your grandma. She was one of those rare people that made everybody feel at ease. I admired her ability to be able to strike up a conversation with anyone and was often the life of any get-together. Her stories and sense of humor drew people to her everywhere she went. And yet, she never sought acclaim or attention, instead focusing on those around her more than herself. That is probably why she was so well-liked. She willed be greatly missed.
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your grandma. She was a strong and passionate person and her memory will live on in our hearts for as long as we live.
  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved grandma. I am here for you and you are not alone.
  • Your grandmother’s light shone brightly on those she loved during her luminous life. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this sad time.
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your grandma. I will always remember her as the loving and decent woman that she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Deepest Condolences

Offer your ‘deepest condolences’ when trying to express how much the deceased person meant to you:

  • Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your grandma. I will always treasure the time that we spent together, and remember all the great stories she had to tell. She was one-in-a-million, and will be remembered always.
  • We write to offer you our deepest condolences. She was such a special lady and will be fondly remembered. She was kind and thoughtful, and never spoke a harsh word. There was nobody in the world like her, and she will be sorely missed.
  • You and your family are in my heart and mind. My deepest condolences on the passing of your grandmother. Your grandma was one of the warmest and most caring people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I am sorry for your great loss.
  • I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I admire the life that your grandma lived, and I can only hope that I have as positive an impact on the lives of others as she did.
  • I was so deeply saddened to hear that your grandma is no longer with us. You have my deepest condolences. She had such a sparkling personality and was so much fun to be around. Nobody had a better sense of humour than her, and she often had me in stitches. I will always treasure my memories of her.

Christian Condolences

Has a Christian friend lost a beloved grandma?  Consider writing a sympathy card or condolence letter that includes religious expressions of comfort:

  • You have our heartfelt sympathies at this sad time. Your grandmother was a great woman of faith, and supported us through many trials and tribulations. We’re praying that the light of God’s face shines on you in the darkness of your grief.
  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful grandma. May the Good Shepherd bless and keep you and give you peace.
  • Please accept my deepest sympathies for the passing of your special grandma. We are praying that your broken heart is healed through God’s never-ending love.
  • Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your grandma. She was a wonderful woman, and her deep and abiding faith was an inspiration to us all. I will always remember her warm hugs every week at church. We hope you find comfort in God’s promise that we will all be reunited one day and live together in paradise, where there will be no more tears, pain, or partings.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I cannot imagine the grief you must be experiencing after the loss of your beloved grandmother. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you comfort and peace.

Condolences Messages

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