Sympathy words can offer the kind of support the family needs after the loss of a father. It is always a good idea 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 dad.
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Losing a father is one of the most significant losses anyone experiences in their lifetime. Adding your own sentiments to a sympathy card lets the recipient know your heartfelt thoughts on this sad occasion. Here are some words to write in a sympathy card on the loss of a father ...
"Your father was one of the nicest people I know and I know that he was a great dad too. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss."
"Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dad. I will always remember him as the hard working and decent man that he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
"Your dad was such a great guy and I am so sorry about your loss. He had a great sense of humor and always seemed so happy and full of life. He will be missed very much by all of us who knew him."
"I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy."
"I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about your dad. I was shocked and saddened by the news. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and the rest of your family."
"I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed." top
This section contains examples of sympathy letters on the death of a father. You will find them useful in guiding you as you write your heartfelt thoughts to someone who has experienced this loss ...
We just heard the news about your dad and wanted to let you know how very sorry we are. Jean and I both lost our dads in the last few years, so we know full well the grief you are experiencing.
We will always have fond memories of your dad from all those great gatherings at your house. He was always such a fun person to be around and we will miss his great wit and charm.
Please know that we are sharing your grief at this very sad and difficult time.
Jim & Jean Grant
It was such a shock to hear of your father's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss.
I know your father was a great dad and I could see how much he loved you all and especially the grandchildren. I know your kids must be very sad as well.
I pray that you will have the strength you need to get through this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.
Marci & Family,
I am truly sorry to hear of your recent loss of your dad. I extend my sincere sympathy to all of you at what I know is a very sad and mournful time.
I know first hand how profound a loss it is when you realize that he will no longer be there for all the events in your life. I can tell you though that the very best way to mark his passing is by filling your mind with all of the wonderful memories you have of happier times.
Your dad lived a long and rewarding life and accomplished so much in his lifetime. He will long be remembered as the hardworking, intelligent and loving man that he was.
My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. May you find comfort in the outpouring of sympathy from all of us who share your loss.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Ron Evans top
The use of email is a quick and effective way to get your sympathy message to someone who has lost their dad. Here are some examples of what to say in a sympathy email on this occasion ...
Subject: The Loss of Your Dad
I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am about your father's death. Please know that you are not alone and that we all share in your grief. You have my deepest sympathy. -Fred White
Subject: Your Dad's Passing
I just heard the news about your father and wanted to say how surprised and sad I am. He was a great guy and he will be missed by all of us who knew him. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and your brother and sister too. -Jane Rogers & family
Subject: Your Sad Loss
Please accept this brief but heartfelt expression of my sympathy on the death of your dad. I am so very sorry. I have fond memories of him and will cherish them always. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. -Donna Owens top
Text messages are an acceptable and common way to communicate today, and no less so when the need arises to convey words of sympathy to someone who has lost their dad ...
Sorry to hear about your dad. You have my deepest sympathy. I will see you soon. -Tanya
I am so sorry about your dad. He was a great man and loved by everyone who knew him. Stay strong. -Julia
I just heard the sad news. I am deeply sorry for your loss. You have our sincere sympathy. -John & Mary
You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. -Stella and kids top
Words of Faith can be a great comfort to those who have suffered the loss of a father. Here are some examples of how you can express your sympathy using words of faith ...
I just want to say how very sorry I am for your recent loss of your father. I know that this is a sad and difficult time for you.
At times like this our faith serves us well. We can take solace in knowing that your dad has gone to his eternal rest. He lived a faith-filled and upright life and he will be remembered for all the good that he did in his lifetime.
I ask that God bestow His choicest blessings on you and your wonderful family. May your faith give you the strength to carry on.
God Bless You.
Yours In Faith,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. I was so sorry to hear the news.
I hope that the words of the Bible that say "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted" will be especially true for you. My prayers will be that you find comfort in your faith as you make it through this very difficult time.
God Bless You and your wonderful family.
In Faith & Sympathy,
Mary Louise Barnes
Robert & Family,
My sincere sympathy to you on your dad's death. We were shocked to hear about it.
Mourning a loss as great as this is not easy, however, I think it is made more bearable by your faith. Knowing that death marks a beginning, not just an end, is one of the most comforting principles that faith teaches us.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn your loss.
God Bless You.
In Faith & Love,
Mary B. top
The use of sympathy verses in your message to someone who has lost their father is a nice touch that will surely be appreciated by the recipient. Here are some sample sympathy verses you can consider ...
The passing of a dad is so
very hard to take
His memory will forever be
a source of comfort now;
And knowing that he is at peace
and rest will comfort us as well
Many men are fathers, but less
than that are dads;
It takes a special kind of man
to know this to be true
Your dad was one of those
who really truly did
He was a man of honor
and his family was his greatest joy;
Your dad will be remembered always
For his love and caring ways top
Here are some sympathy sayings appropriate on the death of a father that can be added to your sympathy message ...
"Any man can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." Anne Geddes
"Your dad was one of those kind and compassionate people about whom a bad word was never spoken."
"The loss of one's father marks one of the most profound rites of passage in our life."
"A father may pass on but his thoughts, hopes and dreams live on in us."
"Your father was one of those people, who upon their death, we can truly say that 'the light has gone out of our lives.'" top
A poem added to sympathy cards or sympathy letters adds an extra element to your message to someone who has lost their father ...
Epitaph on my Ever Honoured Father
By Robert Burns
O Ye whose cheek the tear of pity stains,
Draw near with pious rev'rence, and attend!
Here lie the loving husband's dear remains,
The tender father, and the gen'rous friend;
The pitying heart that felt for human woe,
The dauntless heart that fear'd no human pride;
The friend of man- to vice alone a foe;
For "ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side."
Only a Dad
By Edgar A. Guest
Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well he has played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come and to hear his voice.
Only a dad with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad but he gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men.
Untitled (author unknown)
We may not shower him with praise
Nor mention his name in song,
And sometimes it seems that we forget
The joy that he spreads as he goes along,
But it doesn't mean that we don't know
The wonderful role that he has had.
And away down deep in every heart
There's a place that is just for Dad ... top
Sympathy quotes can add a special touch to your heartfelt sympathy messages to someone who has lost a dad. Here are some sympathy quotes that you might want to use for this purpose ...
"I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I need to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example." -Mario Cuomo
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." -George Herbert
"He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care." -William Penn
"The child is father of the man." -William Wordsworth top
Adding sympathy words to a wreath to mark the passing of a dad is a wonderful gesture and expression of heartfelt sympathy ...
"Husband, Father, Grandfather"
"Eternal Rest Grant Our Father"
"With Love And Affection To Our Father"
"Dad- In Our Hearts Always"
"Rest In Peace Father" top
Sending flowers when someone's dad had passed away is always thoughtful. Space for sympathy card messages is limited so make sure the flower delivery card has just the right words ...
"Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow"
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you"
"We are thinking of you during this difficult time."
"May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time."
"As you grieve, know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of your dad"
"Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about." top
Knowing what to say at the time of passing of a father is important, but equally, if not more important, is knowing what not to say at this emotional time. Here are some phrases to avoid ...
"He is better off now"
"Now you can have your life back"
"At that age he certainly was on borrowed time"
"I don't think he wanted to live any longer"
"You must have known the end was near" top
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