A sample letter of sympathy or condolence can be the difference between an ordinary letter and a meaningful letter that truly offers support and shows you care. Use any of the sample letters of sympathy condolence below to express your feelings. Remember that any letter you write should be hand written and preferably on appropriate stationary with a matching envelop. Of course how it appears on the outside is secondary to the words you write inside.
I would like to express my sincere condolences on the recent passing of your father. My wife, Millicent and our children also send their thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
Although I didn't know your dad that well, on the half dozen or so times that I met with him over the years, I came to realize his great kindness and compassion towards his friends and family. And I do know that he was very highly respected throughout this community.
You were truly fortunate to have a man such as your father in your life.
As you know, it was not that long ago that my own father passed away, so I have some idea of what you and your family are going through. No comfort is quite enough to replace the loss.
Please pass my deepest sympathies on to your family.