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 was deeply saddened by the news about the death of George. I am so very sorry. This must be very difficult for you. Please remember that you are in my thoughts and my prayers.
George was such a kind soul, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I will miss his helpful advice. I remember the time when I was building the shed in my backyard. George looked over the fence and couldn't stop laughing at me and the mess I had made. I had cut too many planks the wrong length and had strewn them all over the backyard. I was becoming more and more frustrated with that project. But hearing his laughter, made me realize that I was taking myself all to seriously and when I looked around, I couldn't help but laugh myself. I'm sure you remember that day, June, when George came over to help me finish the shed and it took us until midnight to do it! I'll never forget that time. Every time I look at the shed, I think of George. Now I think about how much I will miss him.
I know how much you will miss George, but you can take comfort and strength from the wonderful family you and he had together. I know their love will get you through this difficult time. I would like to offer my help too. I can come over on Thursdays and help you with the yard work if you would like.
May God bless you and your family during this time and always.