Sympathy words offered to the family of an acquaintance can go a long way to show the impact their loved one had on others. It can be hard to write about someone you didn't know very well so you need to make the note personal and to express your feelings honestly. Below you'll find some examples of words of sympathy about the loss of an acquaintance.
Words of sympathy in a card to someone grieving is a heartfelt gesture that is sure to be appreciated. Here are some words of sympathy on the loss of an acquaintance ...
"I did not know your wife as well as I would have liked to, but I am so happy I made her acquaintance. You have my deepest sympathy."
"Your son was one of my acquaintances and I got to know him pretty well over the past several months. I am very sorry for your loss."
"Your mother and I had become very well acquainted through the Garden Club. She was a wonderful lady. I extend my sincere sympathy."
"I consider myself lucky to have made your sister's acquaintance through the fitness club. I am so very sorry for your loss. She will be missed." top
A letter of sympathy is a great way to let the grieving know how much you care. What follows are some sample letters of sympathy on the loss of an acquaintance ...
Dear Mr. Roberts,
I was very sorry to learn of your wife's passing. She and I had become very well-acquainted through the Rescue Mission where we both volunteered,
Your wife was one of the sweetest people I know. She always had something good to say and I don't think I ever saw her without that beautiful smile.
I enjoyed her company so much and I will miss her dearly. You have my very sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your sister. I had made her acquaintance several months ago through a mutual friend, and the two of us had become quite friendly.
She was always thinking of others before herself. She was one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I have ever known.
I will always be indebted to her for the time she rescued me when my car broke down. She did not even know me that well at the time, but that did not matter to her. She went above and beyond as usual.
Please extend my sympathy to your wonderful family.
In Sincere Sympathy,
Mr. & Mrs. King,
I was sorry to hear of the death of your son. He was an acquaintance of mine through Scouts and I thought very highly of him. You have my very sincere and deep sympathy on your loss.
Your son was a tireless volunteer for the program and we could not have done as much without him. He was a great help to everyone who asked. The boys also respected him and learned a great deal from him.
Thank you for sharing him with us these past several years. We will miss him greatly as I know you will too.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Ed Byrne top
Emails are a quick and efficient way to send a message of sympathy. Here are some examples of emails to send on the loss of an acquaintance ...
Subject: My Deepest Sympathy
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She and I had become acquainted through the Women's Club at church. She was such a sweet lady. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. - Rachael Burns
Subject: In Sincere Sympathy
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your son. I made his acquaintance through his attendance at Town Board meetings. He was a very pleasant and friendly person and I enjoyed our many in-depth discussions. I will miss his warm smile and his sharp wit. Please extend my sympathy to your entire family. - Ralph Brown
Subject: On Your Loss
As you know I had become fairly well-acquainted with your brother through the Youth Program that we both volunteered in. I was so very sorry to hear of his passing. I know what a terrible loss that is for you. He will be missed in the community. His dedication to our area youth has contributed much to the quality of life for our young people. His enthusiasm and spirit were infectious. You have all of our deepest sympathy. - Ron White top
Text messages are a fast and easy way to deliver your message of sympathy on the loss of an acquaintance. Here are some sample texts that could be used at this sad time ...
I was very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I did not know him well, but I did have many pleasant talks with him. You have my deep sympathy. -Carla
So sorry to hear the news of your sister's passing. We had become good acquaintances in the past year. I will miss her. -Martha
I just heard the news about your brother-in-law. He and I had become acquainted through work. I am very sorry for your loss. -Frank Thomas top
Words of faith are very comforting at a time of loss. These words of faith can be incorporated into your message of sympathy on an acquaintance's passing ...
Mr. & Mrs. Bartle,
I am so sorry about your loss. I had become acquainted with your daughter through the social club at church. She was a sweet and wonderful lady.
Our faith is certainly tested at times like this. I find solace in the words of the Bible that say "Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted." I am confident that God will comfort us in our time of need.
I hope that you will keep your faith strong and not be despaired. Your daughter would want us all to use our faith to keep her memory alive.
I will pray for you and your family that you may find the strength to carry on in faith. I will ask for God's choicest blessings on you all. God Bless.
In Faith & Sorrow,
I was so sorry to hear that my good acquaintance, your husband, had passed away. I had gotten to know him very well in the past few months and enjoyed his company very much.
I have faith that he is in God's hands now and will be rewarded for the good life he led. He was so very proud of his family and he spoke highly of both of you on numerous occasions.
Your husband spoke of his deep abiding faith and he was truly an inspiration to me in matters of faith. I know that he would want me to keep his memory alive through a deepening of my faith, and I intend to do that.
God will help us who are left here to deal with our loss. I know that He will give us the strength we need to continue without him.
My thoughts and prayers will be with both of you, and your family as well.
God Bless You both.
In Faith & Sympathy,
I was very sorry and deeply saddened to learn of your sister's passing. She and I became acquainted through the Library Guild, which both of us belong to. You have my deep sympathy.
I know that your faith is very much alive and that will help you have the courage to move on after this terrible loss. God will be there for you.
Your sister was a great person of faith and she loved to talk about her church and congregation. It was a big part of her life .
I will remember you and your wonderful family in my prayers. God Bless You.
With Sorrow & Faith,
Margaret Dunn top
Sympathy verses are a great way to add a nice touch to a message of sympathy. These sample verses can be used in expressing your thoughts on an acquaintance who has passed ...
Life brings us many people
Whom we have the joy to know
But ones that are very special
Are those whose acquaintance we have made
They may not be as close as friends
Or share our deepest thoughts
But life would be a lesser thing
If it were not for the acquaintances we make
An acquaintance is a special person
Whom we are lucky enough to know
How glad I am that this is one
That I had the joy to meet top
Here are some sayings that can be included in a message of sympathy to someone on the loss of an acquaintance ...
"One of life's sad moments is when you hear of the loss of an acquaintance."
"Memories of an acquaintance do not end at death. They are eternal."
"How fortunate it is to have an acquaintance to share our joys and sorrows."
"An acquaintance is forever."top
A poem can be included with your message of sympathy to enhance the delivery of your message. These poems may be useful when sending your sympathy to someone on the loss of an acquaintance ...
The Casual Acquaintance
By Thomas Hardy
While he was here in breath and bone,
To speak to and to see,
Would I had known-more clearly known-
What that man did for me.
When the wind scraped a minor lay,
And the spent west from white
To gray turned tiredly, and from gray
To broadest bands of night!
But I saw not, and he saw not
What shining life-tides flowed
To me-ward from his casual jot
Of service on that road.
He would have said: "Twas nothing new;
We all do what we can;
′Twas only what one man would do
For any other man."
Now that I gauge his goodness
He's slipped from human eyes;
And when he passed there's none can guess,
Or point out where he lies.
Auld Lang Syne (English translation)
By Robert Burns
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot
and old lang syne.
And surely you'll buy your pint cup!
And surely I'll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
for old lang syne.
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we've wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
And there's a hand my trusty friend!
And give us a hand o' thine!
And we'll take a right goodwill draught,
for old lang syne.
For auld lang syne my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne. top
Quotations add an extra touch to your sincere message of sympathy. Here are some quotes that you might want to use in a sympathy message on the loss of an acquaintance ...
"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects." -Oscar Wilde
"Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune." -Arthur Schopenhauer
"The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends." -Logan Pearsall Smith
"There are no little events in life, those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance." top
Adding a few words to a wreath to mark the passing of a friend is a nice way to express your heartfelt sympathy ...
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
"In My Thoughts Forever"
"My Dear Acquaintance"
"In Sympathy & Friendship"top
Adding a few words to a flower delivery card adds a personal touch to your gesture of sympathy. Here are some words that can be used for this purpose on the loss of an acquaintance ...
"With deepest sympathy on the loss of my dear acquaintance."
"share your grief in the loss of my dear acquaintance."
"I will miss him/her dearly."
"With heartfelt sympathy on the loss of my acquaintance."top
Knowing the right thing to say at the time of passing of an acquaintance is important, and so is knowing what not to say at this sorrowful time. Here are some phrases to avoid ...
"It was God's will."
"He/She would have only suffered if he/she lived any longer."
"I think he/she was on borrowed time."
"I think he/she wanted to die." top