Dear AAA – So sorry that your Dad has passed away. I know you were expecting it to happen at any time but I remember from losing my own Dad that this doesn’t make it any easier when it finally does occur. Thank Heavens it was peaceful and that he went knowing how much he was loved and supported by you all. My thoughts and sympathies are with you, BBB and your Mum right now. Sz xx
* 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...
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