Messages of sympathy offering support to the family of the deceased can be long and heartfelt. Often these letters are treasured and can help to remind the grieving family of happy moments shared with the deceased in life. Use this message of sympathy example as inspiration when you have more space to write a more personal note to the deceased's family.
Dear Norman and Meredith,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a remarkable woman who inspired many and was a delight to talk with. Her family was so important to her. Many admired her efforts to keep everyone together. Your mom will be dearly missed.
Your mom was one of the kindest, wisest, most thoughtful people I've ever known. I'll never forget that time, when she gave me some helpful advice after wrecking the car. I was so upset about what my parents would do. Your mom helped me calm down and deal with the situation like an adult. She taught me to take responsibility for my actions and I still carry that lesson with me today.
Even though you and I are far apart right now, please know that I'm praying for you. I know that you have the strength to move on. I'm here for you. I'd like to spend some time with you as soon as possible; I'll call you to find out when I can visit. If there is anything I can do to ease your pain, please call me and let me know, I would be honored to be able to help you while you go through this sad time.
It was a great shock to hear of the death of your mother. She will be a terrible miss to the community. Her volunteering at the nursing home from 1993-2001 were invaluable. She touched so many people while she was working here, staff and residents alike. Always smiling and constantly on the go, she was a one-woman nursing army. I hope that she enjoyed her years of retirement before her passing.
Your mother spoke of you constantly and half of us feel as if we know you because of that. Please accept the condolences of the residents and staff of Sunshine Years Nursing Home. We hope the small gift we’ve sent will serve as a token of our appreciation for the wonderful person she was.
Our thought and prayers are with you,
Head of Nursing