Bereavement Thank You Notes

Losing a loved one is heart wrenching. During this very difficult time it’s often a struggle to find just the right wording for writing bereavement thank you notes. This wonderful FREE resource is here to help you. Selecting the thank you note wording that’s the most fitting and best expresses your thoughts and emotions. Add key words and phrases so your message better reflects the exact bereavement situation and your personal style. Thank you notes don’t need to be lengthy, just simple and sincere.

Wording Examples for Sympathy Thank You Cards

Bereavement and Sympathy Thank You Card Wording Examples




Bereavement & Funeral Thank You Card Wording

Dear _______________,

Thank you for sending us such a lovely bereavement card and sympathy message. And thanks so much for attending our baby’s funeral. We are in awe of your kindness and friendship. The outpouring of love you’ve given me and my husband has given us the strength and courage to face the difficult days ahead. Losing a child is the most painful experience imaginable. Thank you for being here for us in our time of grief. We also greatly appreciate the weeks’ worth of home cooked meals you brought over and your help babysitting our two young children.

Love and hugs,

(YOUR NAME HERE)


Bereavement Thank You Note | Sympathy Thank You Card

Thank You Message for Love and Sympathy

Dear _______________,

After my mother’s passing your outpouring of love, phone calls and visit at my parents’ house really comforted us after the accident. And it was so thoughtful of you to send us a sympathy card and flower arrangement. We feel so grateful and humbled by all the emotional support we’ve been receiving from extended family, friends and members of the community. We’re trying to deal with our grief in a positive way. It’s been hard but we’re looking for a silver lining. A pedestrian crosswalk, better street lighting, and a stop sign are all improvements we will be lobbying for at that dangerous corner. We want to make sure this type of tragedy doesn’t happen again.

Thank you for your condolences.

(Your Name Here)


Thank You Card for Funeral Attendees

Dear _______________,

Your presence at our father’s funeral was very much appreciated. We were humbled and comforted by the love you extended to our family. Thank you for keeping us and my father in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed every single day, but the beautiful memories we have of him will remain alive in our hearts. Thank you again for sharing mass with us and helping us say our goodbyes to him.

Sincerely,

(Your Family’s Name Here)

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Bereavement Thank You Note Message

Dear _______________,

There are not enough words to properly express how thankful I am for the incredibly moving tribute video you created for my grandfather’s Celebration of Life event. The anecdotes you included really captured the essence of his character. I was so moved by it. I also greatly appreciated your guidance in helping me with so many details this past week. Being raised by my grandparents with no siblings I was so overcome with feelings of loss. My mind was in a fog and I was feeling alone and completely overwhelmed with all the decisions that needed to be made. You are one of my grandfather’s closest friends. I know that from Heaven he’s aware of your kindness and is looking down on all of us with love. Thank you again for everything. You are so incredible. My heart is filled with gratitude.

Many hugs,

(YOUR NAME HERE)


Bereavement Thank You Card & Sympathy Thank You Note Wording

Thank You for Bereavement Gift

Dear _______________,

Thank you so much for stopping by the house today for a visit and to see what our family might need during this difficult time. We greatly appreciated hearing new childhood stories about our grandmother and receiving a framed photo of her that we had never seen before. Thank you so much for this remarkable bereavement gift. It’s something we will always treasure. I’m planning on taking the photo to a specialty shop to have it restored. I’ll have copies made so all family members can have one. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

With love and gratitude,

(Your Name Here)


Sympathy Thank You Note Wording

Dear _______________,

The beautiful bereavement card I received from you today was extremely comforting. I could actually feel myself being surrounded and embraced by your love. Thank you also for the beautiful flower arrangement and memorial gift. That was so thoughtful. I placed the tiny angel statue on the desk in my office near my computer. It will continue to provide me with comfort and love.

Thanks so much,

(YOUR NAME HERE)



Bereavement Thank You Card Message

Dear _______________,

Thank you so much for all of your love, thoughts and prayers. I appreciated your phone calls and condolences after my Dad’s passing, and the lovely bereavement card and gift. Thank you also for attending his memorial service and funeral. You were such a wonderful business partner and friend to my father. He always spoke very highly of you and valued your friendship. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness during this very difficult time.

Warm regards,

(Your Name Here)


Bereavement Gift Thanks

Dear _______________,

Thank you so much for your beautiful sympathy card and uplifting message. I really appreciate your prayers for me and my family during this heartbreaking time. Grandpa was in good health and his passing was completely unexpected. But our faith reassures us that he is now enjoying life in a much better place surrounded by family and friends who have passed on before him. Thank you so much for the incredibly thoughtful bereavement gift of a small oak tree and a memorial garden plaque. Our whole family is very touched by this loving gift.

With heartfelt thanks,

(Your Name Here)

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