* I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
* I was heartbroken by this sad news.
* I will never forget when he/she… (share a memory using the past tense verb) * You were such a dedicated friend/mother/sister to ______________ (name). * He/She will be sadly missed. (Add a detail that describes this person’s best quality. For example: He was the best listener. OR He was always there when I needed help with the kids.) * I’m sorry, but I am at a loss for words. (If you can’t think of anything else to say or write.) * If you need anything, please ask. (Then offer something specific, such as help with the kids or a home cooked meal or a coffee date.) * When you are feeling up to it, let’s have coffee together. * I’m here for you if you need anything.
* Thanks for taking the time to let me know about _________ (name of deceased). (Write or say if you received a special call or email notification about this news.) Expressing Condolences in Writing
When you are looking for a card in a stationery shop look for “sympathy” cards. You can use many of the same expressions in a sympathy note or card. * Please accept my/our sincere condolences.
* I would like to express my sincere condolences on the death of __________. (name) He/She was __________. (describe this person in a word or two) * I’m sorry I could not convey my condolences in person. (If you are far away from a friend. You can use this in a phone call too.) Words to go with a sympathy gift or donation
Please accept these flowers from our family.
I have made a donation to _____________ (charity or...