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June 25, 2019 Anniversary Wishes For Parents 1 comment

Deciding whether or not to use social media to announce the death of a loved on that be in person or over the phone, prior to posting the news to social media.

What to say in English when someone dies

Knowing what to say when someone dies is difficult, for native English speakers as well as for learners. You may have strong emotions when someone has died, but you also have to think about how other people feel about it. So there are lots of things to take into consideration.

What to say when you find out that someone has died

First, what would you say if you heard that someone famous has died? You might not believe that it's true, so you might say:

What? Are you serious?

I can't believe it.

Now imagine that someone has died who you knew, but who you weren't very close to. You hear about it from someone else who also wasn't very close to this person:

A: Hey, did you hear about Sonny Green?

B: What about him?

A: Well, he passed away.

B: Oh, that's horrible!

Other things that you might say in this situation:

That's too bad.

Oh, that's terrible news.

But if the person that you hear the news from is a close friend or family member of the deceased (the person who died), you should show more emotion like this:

Oh my God, I'm so sorry.

Oh, no. No. She's gone? I can't believe it.

Talking about the death politely

You have to be careful to be polite when talking about death. For example, people sometimes try to avoid using the words "die" or "dead":

Nancy is no longer with us.

I'm sorry, Mrs. Fujimura, but your husband has passed away.

It's not necessary to avoid these words when talking about the death of someone who's not close to the people you're talking to. For example, you can talk about the death of someone famous like this:

How did he die?

There are other polite expressions that you can use:

She's moved on.

He's left us.

When did she pass?

There are also lots of other creative ways to talk about someone dying that are not as polite. You can use those to talk about your own future death, or the death of a character on TV, but avoid them when someone has just died in real life:

He finally kicked the bucket.

She bit the dust.

Showing your support to friends and family members

When you talk to the family of the deceased, or their close friends, you should show that you care about them and support them:

How are you holding up?

This means both "How are you doing?" and "Are you OK?"

I'm here for you.

If there's anything I can do, please ask.

Both of these phrases mean that you'll help them and listen to them.

I can't imagine what you're going through right now.

This means that you think that this person feels very sad right now.

Writing to someone whose friend or family member has died

When you write to someone whose friend or family member has died, you usually write a little more formally.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

She will be truly missed.

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

Things that religious people say about someone's death

People who are religious sometimes say things like this when someone dies:

She's gone on to a better place.

This means that the person who's died is now in heaven. Other things that religious people might say include:

He's with God now.

You and your family are in my prayers. 

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of [Employee First and Last Name]. [Employee's First Name] passed away on [day of week]. [He/She].

Death Announcement Letter

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Announcing a death is one of the most difficult tasks any of us will ever undertake.

Besides the sheer pain and stress of dealing with our own emotions, the ambiguity of what to say when a loved one passes, who to notify and in what order, and all of the other decisions that have always made this such an emotionally volatile mix, today we are forced to incorporate social media into our grieving process.

While many of us would prefer to maintain more traditional methods of disseminating this sensitive information, the fact of the matter is that today, social media is the main form of communication for huge numbers of people. Increasingly, these folks have no qualms about sharing sensitive information.

Letting friends and acquaintances know about a death via social media

Social media etiquette is constantly and rapidly evolving. On this topic in particular, less than two years ago, Gizmodo, the popular technology and lifestyle blog, recommended that death notices not be posted because they would end up coexisting with the jokes, memes, and political rants that are more typical Facebook content. On the other hand, a blogger at the Liberty Mutual website describes her recent experience of learning of a professional colleague’s death via Facebook as “elegant”.

As more and more of us share more and more information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other outlets, the concepts of TMI (Too Much Information), oversharing – even privacy itself – are disappearing. Members of younger generations (millennials, ie those born after 1981 through the mid 90s) are far more likely to text, tweet or post than they are to pick up the phone or even send an email. As this generation (and their children) ages, sharing intensely personal information, up to and including death announcements, is not only losing its sense of taboo, it’s quickly becoming the norm.

Facebook introduces the “legacy contact” for the profiles of the deceased

Facebook recently rolled out an update clarifying the status of legacy accounts. For the last several years, they have allowed profiles of the deceased to be memorialized. Now you have additional options regarding what happens to your account data and public profile after you pass away.

One option created by the update allows you to totally delete the account upon notification of your death. This will get rid of your timeline, all of your likes, posts, photos, comments, and notes, etc.

Alternatively, you could choose to designate a Facebook friend as a “legacy contact.” This person will have the ability to create a beautiful memorial post, and to pin it indefinitely to the top of your timeline.

The legacy contact will not be allowed create posts on your behalf and they will not have access to your private messages. They will have access to photos and are allowed to download your archive.

Should We Post—A Case By Case Decision

Even with Facebook taking the lead on this question (and with the other social media companies soon to follow, no doubt) the question remains: is social media an appropriate method of notifying friends and family when a loved one passes away? What are the issues you need to factor into your decision? And if you decide to move forward with a social media announcement, how do we do it with sensitivity and respect?

Consider these factors when deciding whether or not to use social media to make this announcement:
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  • How old was the deceased?
  • How would they have wanted the announcement to be handled?
  • Were they active on social media?
  • Was social media their de facto method of communicating with their friends, family and colleagues?

If they were ambivalent towards, or didn’t use social media, then it is probably not only inappropriate, but ineffective as well for spreading this news. If they were active users of any of the major platforms it may be appropriate to use them to get the word out to their friends and coworkers.

A Valuable Component of a Robust Support System

Social media is the fastest, easiest and most efficient method we have today of getting information to potentially large numbers of people who have no connection to each other beyond the one that they shared with the deceased. It allows for the bereaved to come together to grieve, share memories and comfort the deceased family and each other, regardless of how far flung they may be.

In any case, we would recommend letting close family members, and close friends know by the most personal method available, whether that be in person or over the phone, prior to posting the news to social media.

Creating a Considerate and Suitable Post

Remember that death is a delicate topic, no matter where you’re talking about it, so be considerate when announcing a death on Facebook.

Some of the advice we read while researching how to go about this gave this very helpful insight: carefully consider why you are posting or tweeting about the death. Is it to inform, or to gain sympathy from others about your loss?

Limit the initial announcement to the logistics of your loved one’s funeral:
  • The date and time of the memorial service or funeral
  • The location of the memorial service, funeral or grave site
  • Information regarding memorial funds to which people can donate

Thereafter, to help you and other bereaved individuals who may not be in the immediate family or innermost circle of friends process your grief, we recommend changing your loved one’s account into a Facebook memorial wall so that friends and family can post their memories, condolences or photos there. If you decide to take this step, you will want to monitor the site for a while to make sure that any content posted is appropriate and respectful to the deceased.

As is usually the case when matters of etiquette are discussed the Emily Post Institute is out in front of this relatively new development. Daniel Post Senning who is the social media etiquette expert for the Institute has this typically smart and well-considered take: “It’s another tool we have at our disposal,” Senning said. “We have to learn how to use that tool with some intelligence.”

If you have further questions or want more information on ways to memorialize your loved one, visit the memorial section of our blog.

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A Death Has Occured

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Dear Friends,

This is to inform you all about the sad demise of Annamma John (87) Vellarakkal, Konoor. Beloved Mother of our member Mr. Davis Vellarakkal, Basel, She passed away on yesterday 05.12.2018 at 2.00 PM.


Swiss Malayalee Association Basel (SMA) expresses deep and heartfelt condolences to the sorrowing family and joins in their prayers for the deceased. May the Lord Almighty take the departed soul to her Heavenly Abode and give the entire family strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday the 8

th December 2018 at 3.30 PM in St. Joseph´s Church Konoor.


Yours Sincerely ,

Aldrin Theruviparambil

PRO Swiss Malayalee Association Basel



Dear Friends,


This is to inform you all about the sad demise of  Aleykutty Chacko (89) Kureekal House, Kizhakkambalam. Beloved Mother of our members Mr. Mathew &Mrs.Lissy Kureekal and Mr. Benny & Mrs. Daisy Kureekal, Basel, She passed away on today  26.10.2018.

Swiss Malayalee Association Basel (SMA) expresses deep and heartfelt condolences to the sorrowing family and joins in their prayers for the deceased. May the Lord Almighty take the departed soul to her  Heavenly Abode and give the entire family strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss.


The funeral services will be held  on Monday the 29th October 2018 at 10.00 AM in St. Antony´s Church Kizhakkambalam.


Yours Sincerely ,

Aldrin Theruviparambil

PRO  Swiss Malayalee Association Basel.


It is with deep sorrow we would like to inform you all about the sad demise of Mrs. Aleykutty Chacko ( 89 years ) Kureekal House-Kizhakkambalam. Beloved Mother of Mathew and Benny Kureekal Basel.


The whole Kcsc family members join with us and  expressing our sincere condolences and prayer to Kureekal family .

Funeral service will be held on Monday the 29th of October at 10.am. in St.Antonys Forana church Kizhakkambalam ., .Let our lord almighty take the departed soul to his heavenly abode.


With prayer & grief.

Kcsc Excecutives.

Sorrowing family members.

Mathew &Lissy Kureekal  (Aesch -Basel)

Benny & Daisy Kureekal. ( Muttenz-Basel )


ജെസ്സമ്മടോമി തൊണ്ടാംകുഴി (48) നിര്യാതയായി

സൂറിച്ച്.സ്വിസ് മലയാളി സമൂഹത്തിന്റെ ഏകീകരണത്തിന്റെ മുഖ്യ ശില്പിയും  ഹലോ ഫ്രണ്ട്സ്  സാമൂഹ്യമാധ്യമ കൂട്ടായ്‌മ ,വിവിധ പ്രവാസി സംഘടനകളിലെ  മുഖ്യ പ്രവർത്തകൻ, മലയാളീസ് .സി.എച്ച്  ഓൺലൈൻ പത്രം എന്നിവയുടെ അമരക്കാരനുമായടോമി തൊണ്ടാംകുഴിയുടെ പത്നി  ജെസ്സമ്മ (48) നിര്യാതയായി. കുറവിലങ്ങാട് കണ്ണന്തറ ജോർജ് ,  ഗ്രേസി ദമ്പതികളുടെ  മുത്തപുത്രിയാണ്പരേത. ഏക പുത്രൻ ജെഫിൻ  പ്ലസ്വൺ വിദ്യാർത്ഥിയാണ്.

സഹോദരങ്ങൾ : സ്വിസ് മലയാളിയായറീനി ജിമ്മി ശാസ്താംകുന്നേൽ (സൂറിച്ച്) , മെജി ജോർജ് (കുറവിലങ്ങാട്), ഷെനിസിജോ കുരിശിങ്കൽ (ഓസ്‌ട്രേലിയ ).

കുഞ്ഞമ്മ കൊച്ചാട്ട് , തങ്കമ്മ ചിറ്റക്കാട്ട് , സണ്ണി ചെറുപള്ളിക്കാട്ട് (എല്ലാവരും സ്വിറ്റ്‌സർലാൻഡ് ) എന്നിവരുടെ സഹോദരി പുത്രിയുമാണ്പരേത.  തോമസ് മണ്ണഞ്ചേരി, ജോയി കൊച്ചാട്ട്, ജോണി ചിറ്റക്കാട്ട്, റോസി ചെറുപള്ളിക്കാട്ട്,ജിമ്മി ശാസ്താംകുന്നേൽ, സിജോ കുരിശിങ്കൽ, മാത്യൂ മണ്ണഞ്ചേരി, ജോയി മണ്ണഞ്ചേരി, സിറിയക്ക് മുടവൻ കുന്നേൽ,കുഞ്ഞച്ചൻ പനക്കൽ  എന്നിവർ  സ്വിറ്റ്‌സർലണ്ടിൽ  വസിക്കുന്ന ബന്ധുക്കളാണ്. 

സ്വിസ് മലയാളി സമൂഹത്തിന്റെ സമഗ്ര വളർച്ചക്ക്വലിയ സംഭാവനകൾ നൽകിയിട്ടുള്ളവരാണ് തൊണ്ടാംകുഴി കുടുംബം. ജൂലൈ 9 ന്  വെളുപ്പിന്ലേക്ഷോർ ആശുപത്രിയിൽ വച്ചായിരുന്നു അന്ത്യം.എല്ലാ പൊതുപരിപാടികളിലും ടോമിയോടൊപ്പം നിറസാന്നിധ്യമായിരുന്നു  ജെസ്സമ്മ.എല്ലാവരോടുംനിറ പുഞ്ചിരിയോടെ സൗമ്യമായി പെരുമാറിയിരുന്ന വ്യക്തിത്വത്തിന് ഉടമയായിരുന്നു.

ജൂലൈ  11 ബുധനാഴ്ച വൈകുന്നേരം ഭൗതിക  ശരീരം കുറവിലങ്ങാട്ടുള്ള തൊണ്ടാംകുഴി വസതിയിൽപൊതു ദർശനത്തിന് വക്കുകയും തുടർന്ന് 12  വ്യാഴാഴ്ച ഉച്ചക്ക് രണ്ട് മണിക്ക് ശുശ്രൂഷകൾ സ്വവസതിയിൽ ആരംഭിക്കുകയും തുടർന്ന് കുറവിലങ്ങാട് സെന്റ്. മേരീസ് ഫൊറോനാ ദേവാലയ കുടുംബകല്ലറയിൽ സംസ്കരിക്കുന്നതുമാണ്.

പരേതയുടെ ആത്മശാന്തിക്കായിജൂലൈ 11 ന്  ബുധനാഴ്ച്ച വൈകിട്ട് 6.30 ന് സെൻറ് .സൂറിച്ച് തെരേസാ പള്ളിയിൽ  സീറോ മലബാർ കാത്തലിക് സമൂഹം  ദിവ്യ ബലിയും തിരുകർമ്മങ്ങളും നടത്തുന്നമായിരിക്കും.

സ്വിറ്റ്‌സർലണ്ടിലെ  വിവിധ സാംസ്‌കാരിക സംഘടനകളും മാധ്യമങ്ങളും ,ഹലോ ഫ്രണ്ട്സ് സോഷ്യൽ മീഡിയ കൂട്ടായ്മ, മലയാളീസ്സി.എച്ച് എഡിറ്റോറിയൽ ബോർഡ്  എന്നിവരും കാത്തലിക് കമ്യൂണിറ്റിയും  കൂടാതെ എണ്ണമറ്റ സുഹൃത്തുക്കളും അനുശോചനം രേഖപ്പെടുത്തി.




രാമനാലിൽമറിയാമ്മവർഗീസ്  (93 നിര്യാതയായി 


സൂറിച്ച്/ ചങ്ങനാശേരി.  സൂറിച്ചിൽബിസിനസ്  നടത്തുന്ന ഷാജിരാമനാലിന്റെമാതാവ്  മറിയാമ്മവർഗീസ്  രാമനാലിൽ  (93 നിര്യാതയായി).  കുമ്പഴശംക്രാന്തിൽ  കുടുംബത്തിൽജനനം.  പരേതനായ  റാന്നിഅയിരൂർപകലോമറ്റംരാമനാലിൽഗീവർഗീസിന്റെ  ഭാര്യആണ് . എട്ട്മക്കളുടെസ്നേഹനിധിആയിരുന്നുപരേത. സംസ്‌കാരകർമ്മങ്ങൾ  ഞായറാഴ്‌ച  ഉച്ചക്ക്ശേഷംരണ്ട്  മണിക്ക്ചങ്ങനാശേരിറൂബിനഗർസെൻറ്  തോമാസ്  മലങ്കരകാത്തോലിക്ദേവാലയത്തിൽവച്ച്  നടക്കും. സ്വിറ്റ്‌സർലാൻഡിലെ  വിവിധസാംസ്‌കാരികസംഘടനകളുംപള്ളികമ്മിറ്റികളുംഅനുശോചനംരേഖപ്പെടുത്തി.


With deep sorrow to inform you about the sad demise of Rev.Dr. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios Ottathengil (67 years), former Bishop of Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Puthur,  joined his Heavenly home today at 02:45pm.  Bishop is brother-in law of our George Cherian, Basel.

The funeral services will be on Thursday afternoon at St. Jone`s Metropoliten Cathedral church Thiruvalla.

WMC Swiss Province  convey our heartfelt condolences and prayers.

With grief

 Joshy Thazhathukunnel.



Dear Friends,


With profounf sorrow I would like to inform you all, about the sad demise of Mr. K.T. Joseph , Puthiyidam 88 yrs, father of Jimmy Korattikkattutharayil ( Chairmann of WMC Swiss Province) at 8am, 25.10.2017 at Kottayam.


 The funeral services will be held on Friday 27. October at St. Sebastians Churcha, Ayarkunnam  at 3.00 p.m.


Let us pray for the departed Soul and for the bereaved family Members.


WMC Family expresses our deep and heartfelt condolences to the sorrowing family and joins in their prayers. Let our Lord Almighty to take the departed soul to his Heavenly Abode and give Jimmy and the entire family strength to bear this irreparable loss.


Fr. Thomas Puthiyadam , Late Fr. James Puthiyadam CMI are his brothers.



Sr. Anitha Puthiyadam Adoration Convent Changanacherry

Sr. Celine Puthiyadom St. Charls Convent Madurai

Mr. Tomy Korattikkattutharayi,l Vienna, Austria

Mrs. Mercy Jose Pattara

Mr. Jimmy Korattikkattutharayil, Zürich, Switzerland

Mr. Santhosh Joseph Dubai.


Jimmy’s Phone Nr. In India. 9605159419


With Prayers


Babu Vethani

WMC Secretary


It is with deep sorrow we would like to inform you all about the sad demise of Mr. P J Joseph ( 83 years ) Pariyarath House .Kudavechur ,Vaikkom beloved father of Mrs.Rani Davis Vellarakkal ,Allschwil.Basel. Funeral service will be held on Sunday the 15th of October at 2. 30pm. in St.Marys Church, Kudavechur.Vaikkom.Let our lord almighty take the departed soul to his heavenly abode.

With prayer & grief.


Sorrowing family members.


Mr.Thankachan & Mrs.Sophy Joseph - USA

Mr.Joychan & Susan Josep -USA

Mr.Davis & Mrs.Rani Vellarakkal- Switzerland

Mr.Saab & Mrs.Jessy Abraham -USA

Late Mr.Biju & Mrs.Reshma Joseph - Vechoor,Vaikkom.


With deep sorrow we inform you the sad demise of Mrs. Annam Madassary (87 yrs.) on 21st September 2017. The Funeral service will be held on Sunday 24th of September at Forana Church, Mookkannur at 4 P.M


With deep sorrow we inform you the demise of Mrs. Rosa Philip Vellappallil (91 yrs.) Poovathod, Bharananganam, Kottayam Dist, on 12nd September 2017 at 16:55 pm (IST).



Dear all,


It is with deep grief, I inform you the sad demise of Annamma  (86) wife of late Cherian Pathipattu and beloved mother of Johny Pathipattu , member of IYO coordination committee.  


The funeral services will be held at 3 PM on 6 September (Wednesday) in St. Michael’s church Palayam, Pala.


All members of IYO coordination committee join me to send our condolences to Pathipattu family at the loss of their beloved mother. Let our Almighty take the departed soul to his heavenly abode and give strength to all loved ones to tide over these days of sorrow.


With prayers

Jose Valladiyil


Dear all,

It is with deep grief, I inform you the sad demise of Chinnamma Joseph (82) wife of Joseph Perumpallil and beloved mother of Joy Perumpallil (Basel), member of our WMC family.  The end came at 11PM (Indian time) on 17.08.2017 at Lourde hospital Ernakulam.


The funeral services will be held at 4 PM on 19 August in St. John’s church Amparanirappel, Bharanaganam.


All members of WMC join me to send our condolences to perumpallil family at the loss of their beloved mother. Let our Almighty take the departed soul to his heavenly abode and give strength to all loved ones to tide over these days of sorrow.


With prayers

Jose Valladiyil

Dear friends,


With great sorrow I inform you the sad demise of Mrs. Annakutty Valladiyil (81yrs), W/O Mr.Mani Valladiyil and Mother of Mr. Jose Valladiyil at 3.30p.m., 30.07.2017


The funeral services will be held on Tuesday 1st August at Idukki Cathedral, Vazhathoppe at 3.00 p.m.


IYO Basel would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. We want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.


Best regards,

Babu Kashamkattil


Dear Friends,

With great sorrow I inform you the sad demise of Mrs. Annakutty Valladiyil (81yrs), W/O Mr.Mani Valladiyil and Mother of Mr. Jose Valladiyil  (President ,WMC Swiss Province) at 3.30p.m. today


The funeral services will be held on Tuesday 1st August at Idukki Cathedral, Vazhathoppe at 3.00 p.m.


Let us pray for the departed Soul and for the bereaved family Members.


WMC Family expresses our deep and heartfelt condolences to the sorrowing family and joins in their prayers. Let our Lord Almighty to take the departed soul to his Heavenly Abode and give Jose and the entire family strength to bear this irreparable loss.


With Prayers

Babu Vethani

With deep sorrow inform you the sad demise of Mrs. Mary Kochappu (88 yrs.), W/o Late Mr. Kochappu Kavunga, Manjapra, Ernakulam (Dt.),

on 22 March 2017 at 6:15 pm (IST).


Funeral will be on 25 March 2017 Saturday at 3:00 pm at Holy Cross Forane Church Manjapra, Ernakulam (Dt.).



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Mrs. Sisily Kannampuzha


Children in-law:

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Sympathy Words To Write About Unexpected Death

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What is a short Condolence Message?

A short condolence message is a message of sympathy sent to loved ones, friends and acquaintances during their time of grief. They can be accompanied by gifts, flowers, condolence cards or anything that can make the bereaved feel better. Usually written in a very respectful manner, these brief words of sympathy are succint but heartfelt ways of telling our loved ones that we will always be there whenever they need us. You can take a cue from our compilation of thoughtful short condolence messages to tell your loved ones exactly how much their grief saddens you.

Condolences how to express?

How to express condolence to others should not be hard, because as humans we have felt what it means to lose someone. Always remember than in expressing condolence, or sympathy, the goal is to offer as much compassion, concern and connection with the bereaved. You can express this by sharing memorable moments that you had with the deceased, or how you will equally miss the person.

At one point in time in our lives, we have lost something very important to us, most times we are pained. But this pain doesn’t last forever as we know we might be able to replace the lost item. The case is not the same when we lose our loved ones, the pain lingers longer, and sometimes, forever. There are certain persons that come into our lives and changes it for the best. Whether family or friend, losing someone important can be a very sad thing to experience.

What condolences to write?

Words, when put write can go a long way in softening the hardest of hearts. There are things you can write to show your concern for the bereaved. The goal is to write something beautiful, soothing, and encouraging at the same time. At such, you have to carefully select your words to make perfect sense to the bereaved. When trying to write, make sure you sound as positive as possible. You need to calm the bereaved, and not cause more tension than there already is.

Some examples of what condolences to write can be. “I am deeply sorry for the loss of [the name of the deceased here] I wish to have you know that I am here to honor him/her and always remember him/her.” You can also say, “there are lots of things we did together, I’ll remember him/her for so many positive things that we did together.”

There are no right words, there’s nothing you could say that will make the pain go away. However, we have a selection of 150 short condolence messages you can send to a grieving person.

  • My thoughts are with you, even as my love goes out to you.

  • Thinking about you and your family in this time of need.

  • Call me if you need anything. May his/her soul find peace

  • This tragedy has devastated us all.

  • We will continue praying for you from our hearts

  • We sincerely hope peace finds you during this difficult time.

  • Our thoughts are with you, in this trying time.

  • Your loss saddens us; we are deeply sorry.

  • (Name) may have left out sight, but he/her shall never be forgotten

  • (Name) shall really be missed. Accept our sympathy.

  • We learned of (Name) untimely demise.

  • Losing a loved one is hard, but knowing you have people to walk you through the journey lightens the burden; you have me.

  • The news of (Name) demise came as a great shock to us. Please accept our condolence.

  • Dealing with loss is never easy.

  • We shall always be available when you need us.

  • A phone call is all you need to have me there with you.

  • Our hearts and thoughts remain with you as you mourn.

  • Sadnesss engulfed us the moment we learned of (Name) passing.

  • We shall always pray for you.

  • We may not know how sad the death of (Name) makes you. We hope you let us share in your grief.

  • If we can comfort you in anyway, please let us know.

  • Please accept my sympathy over the loss of (Name)

  • We pray time will heal and lighten the pain you feel.

  • We never forget our loved ones, their memories live in our hearts.

  • May loving memories of (Name) comfort you.

  • Always thinking of you and your family.

  • (Name) passing is quite a devastating news.

  • Take solace in the fact that (Name) is in a better place, till we meet him/her again, may he/she continue to rest with the Lord. Be strong.

  • You may not know this, but grieving can help you heal better, so take your time.

  • People like (Name) are truly rare.

  • My sincere condolences over the death of (Name)

  • Death relieves our loved ones of their suffering, but it puts us in pain… what a conflict.

  • Let me offer my sincere condolences to you.

  • Your family is sorrounded by people who genuinely love them, hope that will help you get through this.

  • Draw strength from (Name) memories.

  • We may not understand exactly how you feel, but we sympathize with you at this time.

  • Let me know right away, if you ever need my help.

  • Our deepest condolences, from the family of (Name).

  • Be patient, time heals all wounds.

  • Let the love of people who care help you through this journey.

  • (Name) soul has found rest

  • Prayers are known to ease burdens, you are currently in mine.

  • Please take things easy, take time to grieve and get better, accept my sympathy.

  • (Name) continues to rest in God’s bossom

  • (Name) is now with the angels above.

  • The Lord has taken away (Name) suffering. We just hope He gives us the strength to deal with this sorrow.

  • We sympathize with you over the loss of (Name). He//She was a very great person. My sympathies.

  • We received with shock, the news of (Name) passing. Our condolences.

  • We were (Name) colleagues. He/She shall surely be missed. Accept our condolences.

  • Let the fun memories you created with (Name) help you get through this.

  • We sympathize with you, with heavy hearts.

  • Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sorry to hear about (Name) passing. May God give you the fortitude to bear this loss.

  • The tragic loss of (Name) deeply saddens me.

  • The death of (Name) truly saddens me.

  • You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Never forget, you have friends who love you.

  • (Name) definitely left his/her prints on the sands of time.

  • (Name) was a rare gem.

  • Just learned (Name) is no longer with us.

  • Heard about (Name) sudden demise.

  • We shall continually pray for you and your family.

  • Sorry for your loss.

How to write a Condolence Message In Moments of Grief?

It is very necessary to offer our condolences to grieving loved ones, not just to show we care, but to also show that we are willing to support them, come what may. Many of us however, do not really know how to accurately explain how we feel with words. Writing a sympathy message involves a lot of deep emotion, this is why it is not usually easy. Words of encouragement after death are usually personal and touching and should be carefully written to so as not to pass the wrong message. Our list of condolence messages will help you find the exact words to describe how you feel.

  • The news of (Name) death came as a shock to me.

  • So sorry to receive the news of (Name) passing.

  • Death is inevitable, we know,but when it happens, we just cannot help but feel sad.

  • The news of (Name) death, saddened us greatly.

  • I was shocked to hear about the tragic loss of (Name)

  • Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • Losing someone you love is never easy.

  • Hope you know we are here for you.

  • Just one phone call, if you ever need to hear a kind voice

  • If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.

  • Our love goes out to you.

  • We are deeply saddened to learn about (Name) passing

  • Words cannot express how much we sympathize with you in this time of sorrow.

  • As you deal with the demise of (Name), just know our thoughts are with you.

  • You are in our hearts, whatever you need.

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences sympathies for your loss

  • May your sorrow lighten with each passing day.

  • Love heals all wounds,we hope you continually carry (Name) love in your heart.

  • May (Name) memories comfort you.

  • My heart goes out to your and your family. Accept my sympathy.

  • (Name) passing is a very terrible tragedy

  • Tears can heal the soul, so take all the name you need to mourn and heal.

  • My sincere condolences to you and your family

  • Death never seems fair, but at least we take solace in the fact that our loved ones are relieved from their suffering.

  • People like (Name) are few on Earth. He/she shall surely be missed.

  • I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you

  • There are people who love you and your family, let that love sorround you

  • Focus on the good memories of (name) and let these memories bring you comfort

  • You must be going through a lot right now, but just know someone is thinking of you.

  • Whatever way we can help lighten your burden, just know we are here for you.

  • From my family with love, accept our deepest sympathies.

  • May you be patient enough to get through this journey

  • Let our love engulf you in this trying period

  • (Name) has found peace and freedom in God

  • (Name) is resting in the bossom of the Lord

  • (Name) soul has found rest

  • (Name) has left us with a lot of sorrow to deal with.

  • (Name) shall continue to rest eternally.

  • Sending thoughts of comfort and kindness to the grieving family.

  • We greatly sympathize with you and your family.

  • Friends share everything with love, even sorrow. That is exactly what we hope to do, as your friends.

  • If only words can express how sad your loss makes me. My condolences.

  • Words alone cannot express my sorrow; please accept my sympathy.

  • May her soul rest in peace. You have our support, whenever you need it.

  • A gem as special as (name) can never be forgotten,

  • Even as you go through this pain, you are not alone, my thoughts are with you.

  • Thinking of you, in this difficult time

  • Losing a spouse is never easy, we promise to help our beloved uncle get through this period.

  • The memory of people we love becomes a treasure when they are gone. Treasures are valuable, keep them safe.

  • Words cannot express how pained I am for your loss

  • Our earnest prayer, is that peace and comfort find you in this trying.

  • (Name) made good memories with you. May those memories help you find peace.

  • If your pain could be taken away, we would do just that, just to show how sorry we are.

  • May love sorround you enough to take your pain away.

  • May you find enough peace to comfort you.

  • The news of your loss deeply saddened us, we are truly sorry.

  • As a family, we sympathize with you and your family as you mourn

  • Heart felt sorrow and condolences, from my family to yours.

  • As you go through this dark time, just know you have my thoughts and good wishes

  • Faith in God as always, will fill the void you left in our hearts, Grandma

  • A thought of sympathy and love to the grieving family

  • Even as you are grieving, may you draw strength from the love of family and friends to stay strong.

  • God’s love heals, we pray it shall be available for you also, to make you feel better and lighter.

  • Hoping you get enough love from family and friends to help you through this journey.

  • As your friends, we are here to comfort you in this time of grief, please never forget that.

  • Even as the snows fall and leave you cold, I hope you will let my arms enfold you, to love and to hold.

  • Still praying for you, may you find strength to bear this loss.

  • May the Lord continue to strengthen you.

  • My family shall be at your beck and call during this trying time.

  • We can not take away your pain, we can only pray to God to give you a reason to smile again.

  • A person like (Name) can never be forgotten, but we take solace in the fact that he/she led a very great life.

  • There is nothing one can say to magically ease the pain of a loss so great, just know we share in your pain too.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences. Call if you need anything.

  • Even as (Name) has gone to be with our maker, we know we shall feel him/her smiling down on us.

  • We are (Name) co-workers and we shall really miss him/her. He/she has left a void quite big. Accept our condolences.

  • We sympathize with the family of (Name). We shall always remember you in our prayers and thoughts.

  • Our condolences to the family of (name), with love from (name)

  • Heaven gained an angel when you left us, but our tears and pain are still here.

  • I hope you accept my condolences for your loss

  • May you find love, strong enough to comfort you as you mourn

  • Words alone cannot describe how sad this makes us. We are deeply sorry.

  • More than anything, may you find peace and comfort.

  • You never have to feel alone, not when you have people like us who are ready to stand by you.


Why express condolences?

Condolence is to help relieve and comfort the bereaved. It is okay if you do not wish to comfort anyone, your comfort can go a long way in helping the bereaved heal faster. You also express condolences as a sign of love. When you love someone, you also check on their wellbeing.
Condolences prove that you have respect and regard for the dead person. If you miss the burial or do not show up at the time you are meant to over the death of someone dear to you, it can be termed to be hatred by other members of the family.

Show Your Support With a Sympathy Card :

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. That is why sometimes we are at loss as to how to console a grieving person. We do not want to be misunderstood as some good meaning words could turn out wrong, if not properly placed. Sympathy cards help us convey our condolences, in a very concise yet, heartfelt manner. When accompanied with some kind words, condolence cards can convey just how we feel about the loss our loved ones are dealing with. If you need any guide as regards how to pen down your thoughts, our carefully collated sympathy quotes will help you decide exactly what to write on your sympathy card.


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