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:
Both Bill and I want to extend our deepest sympathy on your dad's passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it must be gratifying to know that in his passing we celebrate the end of a very long and productive life.
How fortunate for you to have had him for all these years, and so close by and able to see your children grow up. I think his proudest moments were in the role of "grandpa" and I know your children thought the world of him, as we all did.
I know that you and the kids will miss him dearly, as I will. I'm just glad that I have so many happy memories to remember him by.
May you find the strength to move forward with the confidence in knowing that his was a life well-lived. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I was so sorry to receive the news that your father had died. It was a terrible shock to hear that someone so active and health conscious was taken so suddenly from us. Please accept the deepest condolences of myself and my family. Your dad was a wonderful person and we will all remember him with the fondest of memories.
Iíll always think of when we lived near you, I could set my clock by your dadís daily runs. If I was outside heíd always give a little wave. The kids used to like to have a cup of water ready for him, like they do in the marathons. They got a great kick out of that and he played right along with them.
I feel so helpless being so far away now, and I wonít be able to make the funeral. But do know that Iím here for you, and Iíll be calling to see how youíre making out. Perhaps in a few months we can make arrangements to get together. Iíd really like that. Until then, take care my friend, and pass on our sympathies to the rest of your family.
With heartfelt sadness,
Eric and Family