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:
Henry and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of John. We hope that your wonderful memories of him will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. We are thinking of you and praying for you every day.
We are honored to have known John as a good friend and fellow church member. He was one of the nicest people we have encountered since moving to the area 20 years ago. I remember how nervous we were as we attended our first church service here, but our minds and hearts were quickly put at ease upon meeting you and John. The two of you made us feel so welcome, and Henry will always appreciate how John invited him to join the men's Bible study and other community activities. Your husband had such a kind heart and friendly nature.
We will always be grateful to John for giving us such good advice about home maintenance and repairs, and for always bringing us fresh vegetables from your garden in the summertime. Whenever we saw or spoke with John, we looked forward to hearing the latest stories about your children and grandchildren-he was so proud of them and loved to discuss all of their accomplishments. I know he was overjoyed when he became a great-grandfather as well.
Margaret, please let us know if we can do anything at all for you and your family. We will miss John very much and we are fortunate to have been among his friends.