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.
Dear Mr. Winters,
The death of your son, Michael, was a big shock to me. It seems unfair that God would take him away so soon. I want you to know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Michael would always give of himself without hesitation, even when he knew that there was no benefit to him in doing so. He was always full of energy and he would always be there for his friends and family. It's just seems unreal to think that he's gone. I really miss him and I'll always cherish the days I spent with him playing golf and football. He was a gifted athlete and it was fun to play sports with him.
I want you to know that I'm here for you and your family. God does not test people who do not have the courage to pass the test. It is important to keep the faith and move on with your life.
I'm enclosing a check for $200. Please accept it as my token of affection and use it for any expenses you may incur during this difficult time. I will be in the neighborhood next weekend and would like to stop by, to assist you with any chores or activities that you may need help with. Please feel free to call me at any time.