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.


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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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