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July 18, 2019 Wedding Anniversary Wishes 2 comments

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. It's always difficult to write down the right short condolence message, that's why this collection of.

Writing a sympathy or condolence card can be an awkward, uneasy thing to do and it can be hard trying to come up with the right words for a meaningful message. We’ve done our research by exploring the web, as well as using our contacts and cards here at Funky Pigeon to come up with some ideas for what you can say. Read on to find a selection of sympathy card messages and ideas, from the simple quotes to the heartfelt wishes.

Short, Simple Messages

  1. With heartfelt condolences.
  2. We are so sorry for your loss.
  3. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. Our thoughts are with you.
  4. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
  5. With deepest sympathy as you remember Ashley.
  6. Holding you close in our thoughts and hoping you are doing OK.
  7. It was truly a pleasure knowing Rebecca. She will be deeply missed.
  8. Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time.
  9. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
  10. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers.
  11. May you find comfort in those around you.
  12. Jane will remain in our hearts forever.
  13. As you grieve, know that we are all remembering and honouring Jade.
  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
  15. Sending hugs and best wishes during this difficult time.

Thoughtful Wishes for a Loss

  1. Ryan will live forever in our hearts and memories. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
  2. This card isn’t meant to do anything for you but let you know that I am thinking of you at this time. I am sorry for your loss.
  3. I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us, they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we’ve lost makes them part of us.
  4. Words cannot describe who Rachel was and so words also cannot describe the loss we are all feeling now.
  5. Life is complex, and so is death. The feelings that follow a death can be easier to navigate with a friend. We’re all here for you at this difficult time.
  6. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
  7. I can’t imagine what you are feeling, but I want to express my condolences to you. Please let me know of any way I can help.
  8. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
  9. I wish that I could bring you comfort and acceptance, but all I can do is stand beside you through the storm. I’m here if you need anything.
  10. When death occurs in a family, it leaves behind an emptiness that can only be filled by the love of others and time. Please do reach out if there’s anything we can do to help.
  11. One of the storms we all must face in our lives is the passing of someone dear to our hearts. I am sorry you are facing this right now, but I know you are strong enough to get through it.
  12. We’re truly sorry to hear about the loss of Simon. The passing of a loved one is never easy, but time truly does heal all wounds.
  13. May all of your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.

Appreciation of Person

  1. Joel was an amazing person and had a remarkable life. I feel so lucky that I got to know him.
  2. We are sorry for your loss. Jess was such a great person, she will live on in our memories forever.
  3. I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I will always remember her as a generous, kind and loving woman. I know that you have those qualities too and will have acquired them from her.
  4. I am sorry you lost your sister. I know she loved you very much and that you will miss her greatly. I am sure she is very proud of you. I will always remember her as a great character.
  5. Leon touched so many lives for the good. I’m grateful I had the chance to know him. He will be dearly missed.
  6. Your grandad blessed so many people with his faith and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of him as well as in the knowledge that others are missing him too.
  7. James had a positive impact on so many lives. I’m so happy to have had him as a part of my life for so many years. He will always be a cherished friend and live long in my memory.
  8. Here’s to celebrating the life of a great person and mourning his passing with you in every possible way.
  9. Elsa was an amazing person and had a truly remarkable life. I feel so lucky that I got to know her.
  10. John brought so many gifts to our lives. We will never forget them.
  11. Remembering your wonderful grandad and wishing you comfort through this time.
  12. We are thinking of you all as you celebrate your grandma’s remarkable life.

For more ideas and inspiration, view our sympathy cards or why not try and cheer them up with a sympathy gift.

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Select a sample message. Condolence Notes. We are sorry for your loss. (NAME ), was such a great person, (HE/SHE) will live on in our memories forever.

What to Write in a Sympathy Card: The Ultimate Guide

what to write in a passing away card

Losing someone is hard, but coming up with the right consoling words for a sympathy card is not easy either. Whether it was a long time coming (through sickness) or it happened suddenly, there are never enough sympathy cards to console someone for the passing of a loved one.

However, having family and friends around always helps. It also pays to be there for someone who just lost their family or friends. You could also send a sympathy card to bring a smile to their faces. You never know how much your kind words will mean to them. If you’re not exactly sure of what to say, here’s what to write in a sympathy card:

Sympathy Card For The Loss Of A Mother

1. I am saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was loved and respected by everyone who met her. I hope you can find peace in the wonderful life she has lived. May she rest in peace. God bless you and your entire family.

2. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother. From what I heard, she was a great woman to be admired. I’ll be thinking about you in the coming days and saying a prayer for you now and then.

3. Moms provide their children with so much while they are growing up including a place to call home. Now, your mom has been called to her home. I hope you are comforted by the promise of being with your mom in her new home when the time comes for you to join her in the sweet by and by.

4. Children and grandchildren continue the legacy their mothers begin. Your mother has built a strong legacy that I know will live on.

5. God gives us the gift of mothers to provide us nurturing, comfort, and support. God can still provide that for you now, but he’ll have to do it in a different way. I’ll be praying for you to have comfort and support from God.

6. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling right now, but I just want you to know that your mother was an inspiration to me and I will remember her forever.

7. I can’t help but smile on the inside when I think about the legacy she is leaving behind. She taught a lot to her children and her children’s children. Think about all the generations that have been and will be blessed by the life she lived.

8. Your mother had to bear the challenge of pregnancy and childbirth for you to live, and now you must bear the challenge of her loss in order for you and her to both move on

9. Even though moms are the quickest people to give love to children, they are also the people who their children need love from the most.

10. As I hear of your loss, I’m reminded to be grateful for the time I have had with my own mother in this life. Our mothers have been such blessings in our lives, and they will continue to bless us even now and in the future.

Loss Of A Father Sympathy Card

11. Your father always bragged about how wonderful you were. I hope you know that you meant the world to him. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Truly sorry for your loss.

12. Life doesn’t seem fair sometimes and this is one of those moments. Your father was one of the good guys. I will miss him terribly. My condolences.

13. My condolences to you for the passing of your father. There will never be another man like him.

14. Your dad was a wise man, but at the same time, he had a great sense of humor. He will be missed greatly and remembered often.

15. I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about your dad. I was shocked and saddened by the news. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and the rest of your family.

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16. I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed

17. Everybody can be a father, but only a few can be dads. Your father was one of the few who deserve the title. You’re so lucky to have had a dad like him even for such a short time. May you find comfort from all of us who share your loss.

18. I am really sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your father and what an influence he had on your life. We will miss him.

19. Weep today and be grateful tomorrow. Weep for you have lost your protector and your strength, be grateful for he’s now at peace and free form all sufferings. Please accept this little help from me. I am with you in mourning his demise.

20. I will keep you close in my thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as you are going through your process of grieving.

Sympathy Card For The Loss Of A Child

21. I feel as though I am the blessed one to have been graced by your [son/daughter]‘s big heart and inviting personality. It is truly the mark of wonderful parents. Every bit of my heart goes out to you during this most difficult time.

22. We are truly sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. Our heart aches for you and your family. [name] was a wonderful child and he will be terribly missed.

23. My words are not adequate to express the sorrow I feel for your loss. You son was an inspiration to everyone around him. I am so blessed and lucky to have known his beauty and I will keep his spirit alive.

24. The love and joy that this child brought to us all is something I will forever miss and treasure. I am very sorry for your loss.

25. I am so sorry for your loss. I love you. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. You have to believe that [name] was here for a reason and your connection could never be broken.

26. No words can express the pain that you are going through and my prayer for you is that God will give you strength to face the coming days ahead without this lovely child.

27. The right words can be so hard to find. Simply know that I’m thinking of you every moment.

28. Words can not explain the sorrow and pain we feel for the loss of your [son/daughter]. [name] will be greatly missed. With our deepest sympathy.

29. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

30. I imagine there is no pain more far reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

Loss Of A Spouse Sympathy Card

31. I cannot comprehend just how devastated you must be feeling over the loss of your spouse. My heart goes out to you, in this difficult time.

32. I was surprised to hear about your wife’s death. You always spoke highly of her and mentioned positive qualities about her. I am sorry for your loss.

33. It’s difficult to know what you might be feeling right now. If you want someone to talk to, know that I am available. I am sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

34. Your husband was a great guy. I enjoyed working with him, and I will miss his sense of humour. I just want to let you know that I am sorry for your loss.

35. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. I know that there is little I can say to console you but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time

36. I am sorry for the loss of your wife. I am at a loss for words and have no idea what to say right now. I want you to know that I am available for you to talk to anytime.

37. My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your husband. I know you had a great marriage and loved him so much. I share your grief at this very difficult time.

38. I was so deeply saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. He was a wonderful man. You have our deepest sympathy.

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39. It never seems fair when people we are close to die. I want to tell you that I am sorry for the loss of your wife. I am thinking of you and your family. Please accept my condolences.

40. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband. I never met him, but I imagine he was a great guy if he was anything like you. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you want to talk to hang out.

Loss Of A Sibling Sympathy Card

41. Your sister’s death came as such a shock. I had no idea that she was having health problems. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. She has left us at too young an age but will be remembered fondly for all that she accomplished in such a short life. God Bless You.

42. I just heard the sad news about your brother and wanted you to know how truly sorry I am. He was one of the nicest people I know and I know that he was a great brother too. I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray that you will find the strength and courage to get through this difficult time.

43. Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your brother. I was very sorry to hear the news. I liked your brother very much and enjoyed his company whenever we were together. He was always so proud of you and your family and never had a bad word to say about anyone. I will miss him very much. I will pay my respects at the services. Stay strong.

44. I am sorry for the loss of your sister. Words are inadequate for what I am feeling and wanting to express to you right now, but I do want you to know that I am thinking of you and will be calling you soon to check on you and see how you are doing.

45. I was initially so sorry and felt sad when I heard about the passing of your brother. You and your brother are very close to each other and I am a witness. Your brother was really a good person and a good brother as well.

46. Losing a sister is such a sad event. I will remember her always for her great charm and wit. We all share in your grief at this difficult time.

47. I felt so sad when I heard the news. I’m sorry for your loss my friend. I’m sure your brother will forever be remembered as a good guy. We will miss him too. Our deepest sympathy from our family.

48. I was both shocked and saddened to hear about your sister’s death. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.

49. I was deeply saddened to hear of your sister’s passing. She was very special and we all thought the world of her. You have my sincere sympathy on your loss.

50. I find myself sad upon hearing of your brother’s passing. I’m sorry for your loss. Your brother was an amazing person in so many ways. You are always in my prayers and your whole family as well. My condolences for your loss.

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Sympathy Card For The Loss Of A Friend

51. Through this card, I send my condolences to you and your family my friend for your loss. I hope you get all the support from your family and the strength to get on with life

52. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss. I counted him/her among my closest friends. I will miss him/her greatly

53. I’m sorry. I know those words are inadequate, but I am truly sorry for what you’re experiencing right now. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help

54. It was a joy to know him/her. We had become very good friends and we enjoyed each others company. You have my deepest sympathy

55. I am so sorry to hear about [Name]’s passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead

56. Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind

57. For you my friend, I offer all my condolence wishes for the untimely loss of your close friend. I pray to the Lord to bless you with the strength to cope up with the loss.

58. I was so very sad and sorry to hear of my good friend’s passing. He/She was a great person and a cherished friend. I will cherish my great memories of our time together. I will never forget all the wonderful times we spent together. You have my heartfelt sympathy

59. I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost one of my dearest friends whom I was very fond of. I will miss him/her greatly and he/she will be in my thoughts and prayers always. Please know how much I share your grief. It is a sad time for all of us.

60. I’m here for you during this dark time and will be here for you when the light begins to shine for you again

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Sympathy messages: what to write in a sympathy card

what to write in a passing away card

If you need a little direction and would like to include more than just a one liner, here's a template that you can use in your sympathy card. See below for a longer, more involved message that the receiver may appreciate you taking the time out to write:

Dearest (Receiver):

When I heard the news, I was incredibly (shocked/saddened/heartbroken.) We never really think that those so near and dear to us will really pass, so I know this must be especially hard on you and I can't imagine what you're going through. I know your (spouse/family/friends) are by your side during this difficult time, though.

(Insert any sweet or notable memory/story/recollection/quote from the deceased that you're fond of that the receiver may appreciate.) (Expound on this if you'd like to emphasize how great of a person you think they were.)

(Message of condolence, use above for inspiration).

(Message offering support—include contact info if you aren't certain they have it.)

(Closing message to let receiver know they're in your thoughts.)

Warmly/Kindly/With love/Sincerely,

(Your name)

Writing a sympathy card is often an emotional experience. I am saddened to learn of the loss our family has suffered and hope to move.

What to write in a Sympathy Card

what to write in a passing away card

It's hard to know what to say, except that I'm thinking of you in friendship and in sympathy.

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. He was an amazing man and lived a full and He was not only the kind of man people wanted to be, he was the kind of man people would be proud to be.

Life.....so fragile, Loss....so sudden, Heart....so broken,...in the wake of such a loss, we are haunted by things we dont, and may never understand. Yet the solace we seek may not come from answers. So we look for comfort in the belief of love's everlasting connection. May that love lift you and hold you close, and give you peace.

Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you. With Love,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

We wish to extend our condolences and let you know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

In loving memory of Aunt Bernice, she will be missed dearly.

I have been thinking about you a lot lately and I want you to know how sincerely sorry I am. I can't begin to understand your loss. Please let me know if there is anything, absolutely anything, I can do.

I am so sorry for you loss. You are such a dear friend and I want you to know that you and your family are thought of and I will hold you in my heart. Be encouraged and know that God holds her in his arms and peace is her covering. God bless you.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There's nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. My deepest condolences.

May God bless and keep you and your family in His care now and forever. You are in my Prayers.

I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. Nothing I can say will ease your pain but just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. Love to you and your family

Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

I wish I could gather the right words to make your pain less and offer you some comfort. You are always in my thoughts.

With heartfelt sympathy, may you feel our love embrace you during this difficult time.

These are specific messages to write in a sympathy card when it is sent with flowers.

  • May these flowers express what words cannot
  • May these beautiful flowers forever remind you of the beautiful relationship you shared with _______
  • Please accept these flowers as an expression of my deepest sympathy
  • In loving memory of _______
  • With fond memories of _______
  • Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you
  • For you at this difficult time
  • Sharing your sorrow
  • With sincere condolences
  • May the memory of love shared comfort you in the days ahead
  • In fond remembrance of _______
  • Gone but never forgotten
  • Forever in our hearts
  • Saddened by your loss
  • Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that our thoughts are with you
  • In loving memory of a dear and cherished friend
  • With deepest sympathy from the _______ family
  • With loving memories
  • With heartfelt condolences from the family of _______
  • With heartfelt sympathy from the management and staff of _______
  • The management and staff of _______ send our deepest sympathies at this difficult time
  • So dearly loved
  • So greatly missed
  • With beautiful memories of _______
  • Grief is the reminder that we loved and were loved
  • Especially for you at this difficult time
  • Forever in our thoughts

Quotes by famous individuals make excellent messages to write in a sympathy card. Some you can use are:

“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.” Robert Ingersoll

"Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.” Charles Dickens

“He kept at true good humour's mark, the social flow of pleasure's tide: He never made a brow look dark, nor caused a tear, but when he died.” Thomas Love Peacock

“With what a deep devotedness of woe I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again, Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain, And memory, like a drop that, night and day, Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!” Thomas Moore

“Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.” Rita Schiano

“Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said, Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return., Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays, To cover up the embers that still burn.”! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; 'tis rather an embryo state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?” Benjamin Franklin

“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” Author Unknown

“Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.” Christian Bovee.

“Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.” Alphonse de Lamartine

When using our messages to write in a sympathy card, make sure you choose one that reflects the nature of your relationship with both the bereaved and the deceased. A sincere message timely sent can do wonders to help an individual or family deal with the loss of their loved one.

Makes sure you avoid these common spelling mistakes if substituting your own words for any in our examples of messages to write in a sympathy card:

  • Condolense
  • Condolesens
  • Simpathy
  • Simpathie
  • Blesings
  • Simpothy
  • Simpothie
  • Rememborance
  • Romembrance

Lots of free sympathy card messages you can write in your card. I know that your recent loss is painful and I wish I could do something to ease that for you.

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