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Sample Letter of Sympathy for a Business Partner

This Sample Letter of Sympathy for a Business Partner acknowledges the great loss often experienced by the passing of an important business colleague.  Even if you weren’t closely associated with the company, as the writer in this letter was, you may still find it appropriate to send such a message to those who were in business with the deceased.  Add formality to your letter by using titles and last names.  Instead of referring to your own direct contact with these businessmen, simply note their prominence and good reputation in the community.  Business partners are often close friends, as well, so don’t underestimate the grief of those affected by the death.  A condolence message similar to this Sample Letter of Sympathy for a Business Partner is always appropriate in such a situation.  Feel free to use the following as your guide.

Sample Letter of Sympathy for a Business Partner

Dear Robert,

Allow me to offer my condolences to you for the passing of Stephen. From my years of doing business with you two, I know he was not only your trusted business partner, but also your friend. What a great loss for you—and for all of us who knew him!

As long as I’ve been associated with your company, I’ve never failed to sense the dedication and hard work contributed by Stephen. He always instilled into your clients great confidence in your services. His absence will create a great gap as you continue without him, and I’m sure your company will feel the effects of his passing for a long time.

As you carry on with the business you’ve created, however, I’m sure you’ll continue to succeed. And in your success, you’ll be honoring Stephen. He was always known for working to build the company, never to gain personal glory.

Many on my staff have worked with him on various projects, and I’ve never heard a negative word about him. So I’m speaking on behalf of everyone here in my office when I say that Stephen will be sorely missed. I’m certain I’m expressing the thoughts of many in the Harbortown business community, as well.

I’ve only seen Stephen’s wife once or twice, so I don’t know her very well. But I’m sure she is devastated. Please extend my condolences to her and to the rest of the family. I know you’ll be directly involved with them, so let us know if there might be any way our staff can assist them.

May God be with you in your time of grieving and as you adjust to this great loss.


Joshua Cummings

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