Writing words of condolence in a letter is a good way to offer your support to the family of the deceased. The family can read the letter anytime during the grieving process. A letter allows you to include sincere words of condolence and personal information about the deceased, memories, and an offer of support to the family. Visit the main listing of Words of Condolence for more examples or choose one of the examples below:
I hope this finds you well and holding up after your recent loss. I didn't know your brother as well as I would have liked to, but from everything you've told me about him, he was a wonderful brother and loved you and your family very much.
I remember that time at the 4th of July picnic at your house when you prevailed upon him to take a look at my car which had been giving me a variety of problems. I'm sure it's not how he wanted to spend a beautiful holiday afternoon, but he did it, and soon had the problem fixed. I will always be grateful to him for that act of kindness to someone he hardly knew.
I know that he helped you many times as well and how comforting it was to you to know that he was always ready and willing to come to your aid. You always told me how much that meant to you and how proud you were to have such a caring and loving brother.
I know that it is going to be hard to imagine life without him, but I pray that your faith and inner strength will help you through this difficult time. Hopefully his many acts of kindness will help you as well.
Your brother lived a good life, although it was far too short, and he will be long remembered by everyone who knew him.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything that I can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask.
Iím writing to express my sincere condolences on the death of your brother Phil. You donít know me, nor I you, but your brother was a source of inspiration to me and to all of those who worked with him at the soup kitchen. I know that Phil often worked twelve hour shifts, sometimes 60 or 80 hour weeks, but he would still arrive at the soup kitchen full of energy and wearing a smile. It seemed like helping others made him happier than anything. He will be sadly missed.
I will be attending the service along with some of the other volunteers from the kitchen. Phil was well loved by many here, and everyone wants to help if they can. I do have a few belongings that he left here, and would be happy to bring them by your house if itís convenient. If you choose, I can wait till sometime after the funeral.
I look forward to meeting you, though am sorry it has to be under these circumstances. Phil spoke often of his family and obviously loved you all very much, especially his nieces and nephews. Please pass on our sympathies to the rest of your family.