Find samples of Bereavement Thank You Notes and Sympathy Thank You Letters here. grieving the loss of a loved one. On behalf of my family, I thank you.
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Dear [Recipients Name],
I have to inform everyone of the sad news that our wonderful and lovely aunt, Susan Franks, died unexpectedly on Monday night. She had been admitted to hospital only a few hours earlier complaining of severe pain. It proved to be a burst appendix, and although surgery and appendectomy were undertaken it was too late.
There is to be a memorial service on Monday for Aunt Susan; this is to be held at 2:00 pm at the Funeral Chapel here in York. We would ask that Aunt Susan's final wishes are observed, and there are to be no flowers, donations to the York Town Scholarship fund would be welcomed instead.
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Further things to consider when writing announcement letters to friends
Announcement letters are letters that notify or give information about a certain occasion, special event, or occurrence that people are required to be aware of. They could be for a concert, a special sale, or even a graduation party. Announcement letters are usually informal and state clearly and concisely what the event/occasion is and what further actions the recipient should take. Announcement letters can be used in many personal and business situations. In personal situations these letters may be used, for instance, to announce a birthday, death, wedding, or graduation. In the business world, such letters may be used to announce a new policy, change in management, financial summaries for investors, grand sale, or actions against a customer due to nonpayment.
Announcement letters should be written in a straightforward manner stating all the necessary facts. Clearly state why you feel the occasion is important. If you are delivering bad news, be optimistic for the future. Bold and highlight the points that need focus so that the content is clear to the reader. Add any information which you think your reader might want to know and do not miss out any important detail. End the letter on a positive note.
Letters to friends are letters you write to people with whom you have a bond of mutual affection. These letters are like conversations and can be just about anything. They could be thank-you letters to thank your friends, congratulation letters to congratulate them, apology letters to say sorry, condolence letters to comfort the bereaved, etc. You could also write to your friends to share general information such as school and family news, what has been happening in your town, or just tell funny stories. Letters are special and show the other person that you are thinking about him/her. The recipient can keep the letters for years and read them over and over again.
Letters to friends are personal and are usually addressed to specific individuals. Since the recipient is a person with whom you have a close relationship, the salutation is more personal and less formal. Greet the recipient warmly and proceed to stating the reason for your letter. Share some information about yourself. Maintain a polite and friendly tone. End your letter on a note of anticipation to seeing the recipient soon or reading from him/her. You can also add a postscript for something you forgot to say.
When family members pass away, there is a lot of things to consider and a lot of Tagged With: creditors, death, identity theft, Sample Letters, social security.
I am extremely sorry to inform you that our beloved grandfather expired on 03rd September, 2010 at 6:30PM in the hospital. Since two months he was suffering from paralysis . He was at home after getting his first paralysis attack and we were looking after him at our residence. But on 03rd September, 2010 in the morning at around 10:00AM he got sick; he was finding difficulty in breathing so we took him to hospital which is nearer by my residence.
Doctors had tried all enough treatment to bring him back to normal position but everything was in vain. Our beloved grandfather was not able to control the pain and passed away. The funeral would be held on 05th September, 2010 at ST. Stanislaus Church with the Morning Prayer at around 8.00AM I request you to please be there before time. With bottom of my hearth I prayer to god that his soul may leave in peace.
Mr. John V. Thurman
1489 Richland Avenue
Houston, TX 77060
After working with children all day, I’m a sucker for a mindless reality show. One of my indulgences is The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In a recent episode Lisa Vanderpump, who recently lost her brother to suicide, was visibly upset by a condolence note she received from a fellow cast member, Erika Girardi. The handwritten note, written on personalized stationary, expressed the following:
Tom and I were saddened to hear of your brother Mark’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Lisa goes on to state, “Erika, when you sent me a couple of lines in a condolence card, I wish that you’d called,” and laments, “It was a little distant…”
Erika, taken aback by Lisa’s criticism of the note, retorts, “If that didn’t work for you, I don’t know what to say.” Later, in the reality style confession interview, Erika added, “I’ve never known of anyone to react this way. ‘Your condolence note wasn’t good enough.’ Are you f—ing kidding me?”
I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to express condolences; however, I do think there are better ways than others. Regardless of the number of lines and sincerity of thought, Erika did one thing well–she took the time to handwrite a note versus buying a canned sympathy card, and this is meaningful in an age of texts and emails.
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It is easy to fall back on standard phrases for a condolence letter like the ones Erika used. I know I have. Sometimes, we don’t know exactly what to say or how to say it. When writing a meaningful condolence letter, Angela Morrow, RN suggests using these seven components.
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I was shocked and saddened to learn about the death of your brother, Michael.(1) I know you were close to him and thought of him as ‘your twin’. I imagine your grief must be overwhelming. Please know that I am here for you.(2)
Mark was thoughtful and generous, and his devotion to family and church was admirable. Whenever I needed help with an event, I knew I could always count on Mark.(3) I’ve also seen Mark’s best qualities in you, as you will also go out of your way to help others.(4)
I will cherish the memories I have of Mark. I remember meeting Mark for the first time at a dinner party you hosted. His jokes made everyone laugh, and his smile lit up the room.(5)
Next week will be very busy for you. I can drive Brett and Braden to and from school for you. I know my kids would love to have them stay and play after school on Monday if that works for you.(6)
I wish you peace, and I’m here to support you during this difficult time.(7)
The next time a friend or family member loses a loved one, consider writing a personal handwritten letter to send your condolences.
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Death of an Employee Sample Announcement Letter Please keep [Employee's First Name]'s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
Here you can select from a variety of sayings from our sample letters of sympathy and condolences that you can use in your own personal letter.
The Salutation sets the tone for a condolence letter. The most popular forms it takes are listed below. After you select your greeting, you can choose condolence phrases from subsequent sections to build a complete letter.
It is important to convey compassion at the start of your letter. Some traditional ways to do so are:
Next add a special thought about the deceased such as:
In our sample letters of sympathy and condolences we offer help to the bereaved such as:
Some of our sample letters of sympathy and condolences use biblical verses and religious sayings to deliver words of condolence. Some are:
Some short condolence phrases you can use for texts, emails, tweets, and Facebook are:
The closing of your letter is as important as any other part. Some special words of sympathy to close with are:
When an employee suffers the death of an immediate family member, he or she is usually entitled to a few days of paid vacation leave in order to take care.