Condolence Messages

A collection of meaningful condolence messages for sympathy cards. Warm words and phrases to comfort the bereaved. FREE resource for condolence card wording and phrases.

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What to Write in a Condolence Message

What to write in condolence messages: When you learn that a friend or relative has lost a loved one your first instinct is to reach out and offer your condolences. But finding the right words in a difficult situation can often be challenging. Below is a collection of short condolence messages that provide just the right tone and depth for expressing sympathy. Personalize your condolence message by adding in the name of the departed or by referencing their relationship to the one they lost – aunt, uncle, mother, father, etc. Sympathy card wording can be of any length, from something very simple yet sincere to a longer condolence message that contains greater details about your feelings.

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We extend heartfelt condolences for the loss of your brother. May the cherished memories you made together help sustain you during this very difficult time.


Our broken hearts share your sorrow. Our deepest condolences for the loss of your sister.


In the midst of darkness and sorrow, may God provide you with love and light. Condolences on the passing of your beloved grandchild.


May the love of family and friends sustain you during this painful period of bereavement. I send comforting thoughts your way.


May precious memories help mend your broken heart. May tears release your pain and wash away grief. May the great love you shared provide the strength you need now and always.


I’m so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I send warm and caring thoughts to you and your family.


Condolence Messages | What to write in a sympathy card


The ones we love don’t go away. They stand beside us every day. My loving condolences to you and your children.


My deep condolences on the loss of your precious husband and soulmate. May God lend you his strength and courage to move forward and find peace during this time of unthinkable grief.


I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I hope with the help of God and time your hearts will heal.


During this time of grieving, I send love and prayers from my heart to yours.


My heart is broken to learn of your loss. Please accept my condolences. I send prayers, love and comforting thoughts at this very difficult time.


Our hearts are saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.


May every sunrise hold the promise of healing. May every sunset bring you peace. I extend my condolences to you and your family.


We’re thinking of you during this time of grief. We’re so sorry for your loss. We stand ready to help and assist with whatever you need.


It’s with great sadness that I learned your Dad is gone. My heart is broken. I share your grief. Please accept my loving condolences.


When a loved one passes they live on in our hearts and in our memories. May each passing day bring greater healing and tranquility for you and your sister.


My condolences on the loss of your partner. Today it’s difficult to imagine life without him. I pray that time will heal your broken heart and peace will replace the sorrow.


Your brother’s life was an inspiration. I’m sorry to hear he’s no longer with us. My sincerest condolences.


It’s so hard to comprehend this profound loss. May the wings of angels embrace you and your family and provide the comfort and strength you seek.


Words cannot fully express the sadness we feel to learn of your loss. We send our prayers and condolences to you and your wife.


Extending heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I know words cannot possibly mend the heartache. My wish is that you find peace in the knowledge that one day the two of you shall meet again.


Sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. She will be missed by everyone. May her compassionate soul find peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.


We’re forever connected by heartstrings to the ones we love. Although today it’s hard to see beyond the sorrow, tomorrow will bring a brighter day. Condolences on the loss of your grandmother.


It’s so hard to part with a loved one. May beautiful memories part the clouds of sorrow and allow the sun to shine through. We send our heartfelt condolences.

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What to Say in a Condolence Message

Dear _______________,

It’s with deep sadness that we learned of your father’s passing. I send sincere condolences to you and your family. Randy and I attended law school together and landed our first jobs at the same firm, Joshua and Joshua. I have so many wonderful memories from that time. His personality was larger than life. Everyone who met Randy genuinely loved him. He was sociable, smart and quick witted. He was a joy to around. Today the world is a little less bright because of the loss of your dad. Although I will not be able to travel from the UK to New York to attend his funeral, please know I will be thinking of you.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME HERE)

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Comforting Condolence Message

Dearest _______________,

On behalf of the Tiny Tots Swim Team, I’d like to extend our condolences on the loss of your mother Margaret, our team’s incredible coach. This sudden tragedy is so heartbreaking. We know how much she loved you and your brother. She was so proud of you both. She’d always keep us up to date on the wonderful accomplishments you made while away at college. The children on her swim team will miss her radiant smile, encouragement and endless patience. We parents will miss her beautiful sun-shiny personality that was delightfully contagious. We’re here for you now at this time of sorrow, and in the future for whatever you may need.

Love and hugs,

(YOUR NAME HERE)


Condolence Message for Employee

Dear _______________,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband Mike. I pray that with the help of family and friends you find comfort and healing during this time of sorrow. Mike was not only a valuable employee at Smith Brothers Welding, but he was also a very dear friend. Whenever Mike saw that someone needed assistance with a project, he’d be the first one to jump in and help. Mike was incredibly generous in sharing his time and knowledge mentoring the younger generation of employees. Many of them looked up to him as a father figure. He will be missed by everyone. Sally, our HR manager, stands ready to assist you with paperwork and answering any questions you may have. And if there’s anything at all I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME HERE)


Words of Condolence

Dear _______________,

We feel honored and blessed to have known your parents and called them our friends. Over the past 30 years we’ve shared everything in our lives from love and joy to sadness and sorrow. Our hearts share your pain over their tragic loss. Frank and I have made a donation in their names to the group Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. We will also be sending a week’s worth of prepared meals for you and your family. They will be delivered to your door from your parents’ favorite Italian restaurant Antonio’s. From across the miles we send our love and condolences.

Many hugs,

(YOUR NAMES HERE)


Appropriate Condolence Message

Dear _______________,

I’m deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your sweet Aunt Mary. She was such a beautiful and kind-hearted woman who was always ready to help anyone in need. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Aunt Mary and your family will be included in my prayers.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME HERE)


Compassionate Condolence Message

Dear _______________,

Our profound condolences to you and Eric on the loss of your beautiful child. May God wrap his arms around you both and provide comfort, peace and courage in this time of unimaginable grief. Although her life was much too short, Nikki was blessed to have been loved and adored by so many people. She was a literal ray of sunshine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAMES HERE)


Condolence Wording Example

Dear _______________

We’re deeply saddened to learn of your uncle’s passing. In the coming days we’ll be checking in on your aunt to see what she needs and how we can help. Your uncle was such a wonderful friend and neighbor to us. Our condolences on this heartbreaking loss.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAMES HERE)


Condolence Message for Fallen Soldier

Please accept our sincere condolences. We know that no words can take away the pain of your unthinkable loss. But we hope you find a measure of peace knowing that your son was a true hero. He lived life on his own terms with so much joy, and without barriers or fear. His living legacies are the countless people he helped in all corners of the world. Mark can never be replaced. There is no one that can fill his shoes. But he will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him.

With deep respect,

(YOUR NAMES HERE)


Condolence Message for Grieving Parents

Dear ____________,

We will deeply miss the beautiful child that blessed our lives with smiles and joy. Our hearts are broken to learn of his passing. May you find a measure of comfort in the knowledge that his suffering is now over. From the teachers, parents and students of Sunshine Preschool, we send prayers and loving condolences to you and your husband. We took up a collection and made a donation in his name to St. Jude children’s charity.

Love and hugs,

(YOUR NAME HERE)

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