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sympathy words for loss of father

Someone losing their father is one of the most difficult things they will have to go through. The bond between a son or daughter and their dad is profound and everlasting. The loss of a father can bring about not only feelings of loss and grief, but also fear. We often view our father’s as protecting us and so that loss can affect our feeling of safety. Overall though the strongest emotion wiil be grief.

Trying to find the right words to express your sympathy towards the bereaved and the pain they are feeling is remarkably hard. You want to find the most respectful and comforting phrase you can. The worry is you will just come up with the usual tired and clichéd sayings. Not to mention the same words that everyone else will have used when expressing their sympathy.

With all that in mind, the list of words of sympathy for loss of a father below should help to give you some ideas and inspiration for what to write in your sympathy card or say to the bereaving. Either use one of them directly or personalize it in the what you feel is the most fitting and appropriate way.

My heartfelt condolences. Your father was an outstanding man and it seems that he has left us too soon.

Your father always bragged about how wonderful you were. I hope you know that you meant the world to him. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Truly sorry for your loss.

Your father was one of the nicest people I know and I know that he was a great dad too. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss.

I am truly sorry for your loss. There is not grieving message that can express how much he meant to me. My heart is aching.

No matter wherever he is, he’ll always be watching over you. He will stay with you forever.

I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. If you feel like talking to someone, know that I am a good listener.

I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about your dad. I was shocked and saddened by the news. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and the rest of your family.

The loss of one’s father marks one of the most profound rites of passage in our life.

My condolences to you for the passing of your father. There will never be another man like him.

I am really sorry for you loss. I know how close you were to your father and what an influence he had on your life. We will miss him.

I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed

I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of your father.

Life doesn’t seem fair sometimes and this is one of those moments. Your father was one of the good guys. I will miss him terribly. My condolences.

I will keep you close in my thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as you are going through your process of grieving.

A father may pass on but his thoughts, hopes and dreams live on in us

Your father was always there for my family and I growing up. He was so giving and thoughtful. He will live on in our heart forever.

Losing your dad can be extremely difficult because you are losing a source of strength, stability and consistency in your life. I am sorry for your loss.

Your dad was a wise man, but at the same time, he had a great sense of humor. He will be missed greatly and remembered often.

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sympathy notes

A sympathy note, much like a sympathy card message, should always come from the heart. It doesn’t have to be long or but you should aim to express exactly what you’re feeling. But we understand that this can be difficult for many people. Thinking up the words and making them sound appropriate is not easy. If you find yourself in this position then one of the sympathy notes below may be able to help inspire you in what to say in your own.

A few things to remember though: keep your sympathy notes short and to the point. Don’t well on details or remind them of anything painful. Just express your condolences to them and speak from the heart.

Use some of the sympathy note examples below to either give you ideas of what to write in your own or use them directly.

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss

We/I are saddened to hear of your sudden loss

Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss

_____ brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget _____

With deepest sympathy on the demise of your _______

We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of _______

If my hug was strong enough to take away your pain, I would start now and never stop

I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss

May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead

May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you

We share your grief in this time of bereavement with deepest sympathy and condolence

This planet will not be the same without _______

Just know that my arms are wrapped around you during this time of loss

As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of _______

Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one

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condolence messages to a friend

Writing a sympathy message for a friend can be even harder than doing so for someone you know less well. You will feel more of a connection to them and the pain they are suffering. So finding the right words to show your compassion and understanding can be hard.

If you are struggling to come up with words for your friend in their time of need then use one of the condolence messages below. They can either give you an idea of what to say or you can just copy the one that you feel represents what you want to say the best.

I am so sorry to hear about _______’s passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead

Through this card, I send my condolences to you and your family my friend for your loss. I hope you get all the support from your family and the strength to get on with life

For you my friend, I offer all my condolence wishes for the untimely loss of your close friend. I pray to the Lord to bless you with the strength to cope up with the loss.

I’m here for you during this dark time, and will be here for you when the light begins to shine for you again

Remember ________’s stories, and how they made you feel; by doing that, part of _______ will always remain with you

Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind

Although no words can really help to ease your loss, know that you are in my thoughts

I cannot take away your pain, but I can listen if you’d like to talk about it

I’m sorry. I know those words are inadequate, but I am truly sorry for what you’re experiencing right now. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help

Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time

Please remember that I am here to help however I can

I know loss can be difficult, so I’ll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers

funeral card messages

Sending a funeral card is a terrible thing to have to do. But at times it is necessary. That doesn’t make it any easier though, and we understand that. One of the biggest worries when sending one is coming up with a suitable message for the card. Finding something appropriate to say that doesn’t offend or appear trite can be difficult. Even more so when trying to get everything you want to say into a small card with only a small space for a few words.

So we have put together some of the most fitting and well thought out funeral card messages for to use or give an idea of what to say. Hopefully some of the funeral card messages below will allow you to say what you wanted and ease some of the worries you have when writing your own message.

In loving memory

Rest in peace

We miss you

We will never forget you

‘Til we meet again

Fond memories

You will be dearly missed

See you in heaven

Gone but not forgotten

You will live on in our hearts

So dearly loved. So sadly missed. God Bless

Memories of you will never die nor will they fade as time goes by

A simple wish that you were here

Never forgotten and always in our hearts

We will always treasure the wonderful memories we have

You’re our angel up in the sky, make sure you watch over us all

Love and miss you always

Keeping you in my/our heart

Sleep in peace until we meet again

Rest in peace and know that we will never forget you

I will remember you and love you forever

Your memory lives on in our hearts

In god’s arms you can gently rest

Our lives will never be the same again

Because of the love you gave us you will never be far from our hearts.

An honourable man/woman & lifelong friend

In loving memory of a dear friend

Fondest remembrances

With heartfelt condolences

bereavement messages

When someone you know suffers a bereavement it can be difficult knowing what to say to them. The last thing you want to do is offend them, but at the same time you will no doubt feel a real desire to try and comfort them. One way you can do so is with a bereavement message, sent with a card or gift.

Finding the words that express what you feel but don’t cause offence is tough. You don’t want to say the wrong thing and just make it worse, so try using one of the pre-written bereavement messages below to give you an idea of what to say, or copy one directly if you feel it would be suitable.

I’m so sorry for your loss

Always in our hearts

Please accept my/our sympathy for the loss of your

We join all of you in your sorrow

I wish you healing and peace

Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time

With heartfelt condolences

We are sharing your sorrow

Wishing you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow

My/Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow

Our hearts are filled with sorrow

All things grow in time except for grief

My thoughts are with you

I will keep you in my prayers

Know that my thoughts are with you

With our deepest condolences

With much love and sympathy

May God Bless you during this time

May you find comfort in those around you

_______ brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him/her!

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you

When reason fails, pray for peace. We will be praying with you

_______ will remain in our hearts forever

With loving memories of _______

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts

condolence messages

Offering condolences to a friend or loved one during their time of need is important. Finding the right words for condolence messages can be difficult. You want to make sure you don’t say the wrong thing, or something that might be misconstrued as offensive. You also want to ensure that your words are heartfelt and meaningful, the sort of thing that would be comforting. But expressing yourself through a short message this way requires thought and consideration.

The sympathy and condolence messages below will give you some inspiration and ideas, taking away some of the pressure you can feel when attempting to come up with the perfect words. Just know that they will appreciate your message as long as it is from the heart and shows you have taken the time and consideration to think of them.

Use these condolence messages and examples as a guide for what you want to say in your sympathy or condolence card.

My heart is with you in your time of sorrow

Our deepest sympathy

With love and remembrance

Forever remembered, forever missed

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolence

You are in my thoughts and prayers

My prayers are with you and your family

Thinking of you during this difficult time

Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss

May God give you comfort in your time of grief

Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength

I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort

With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember __________

May the passage of time heal your grief

Please accept our most sincere sympathies for the loss of your __________. May the prayers of all people who love you bring solace to your soul

We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolence

My family extends to you our deepest condolences

The news of __________ death brings much sadness

May the passage of time heal your grief

We know the day will come but death always leaves us with grief

We are thinking of you during these difficult times

My prayers are for you during this sorrowful time

I am sorry about your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for you at this time

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure

May your memories give you peace and comfort

Sharing in your sorrow. With love and friendship

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you

We send you thoughts of peace and courage

We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief

With caring thoughts and love

Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a friend who was so close to you

Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers

Holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are holding up well

Thinking of your family with love and wanting to help out in any way I can

I know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

Sources: Hallmark, obituarieshelp.org

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sympathy quotes

If you are finding it difficult to come up with the appropriate words for your sympathy card message you might want to consider using one or more sympathy quotes. Not only is there the possibility that someone has already managed to articulate the feelings you have better than you could have hoped to, but some inspiring quotes can help to give you a different view of death and put things into perspective.

So use some of the famous authors, poets and celebrities quotes below to help solve your problem with your sympathy card message and afford you with a sincere and earnest message.

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again” ~ Maya Angelou

“Between every two pine trees there is a door to a new life.” ~ John Muir

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind” ~ William Wordsworth

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart” ~ Gandhi

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” ~ Emily Dickinson

“Flowers grow out of dark moments.” ~ Corita Kent

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” ~ Queen Elizabeth II

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

“They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ William Penn

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” ~ Unknown

“We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.” ~ Anne L. de Stael

“Though sympathy alone can’t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.” ~ Bram Stoker

“Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.” ~ Sir Walter Scott

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief… and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving

“We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” ~ Confucius

“Where there is sorrow there is holy ground” ~ Oscar Wilde

“The light has gone out of my life” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” ~ Saint Augustine

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ~ Richard Bach

“Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive Joy Weeps.” ~ William Blake

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.”~ John Taylor

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight”~ Kahlil Gibran

“Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal”~ Thomas Moore

“How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts”~ Dorothy Ferguson

“There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world”~ Unknown

funeral flower messages

Sending flowers to someone during a time of loss is a lovely thing to do. It shows you care and want to wish them well throughout such a difficult time. However, you will often be given the option to include a card and message with your flowers. If you decide to include a card it can be stressful trying to find the correct words to say in it.

Take the time to consider your wording, as funeral flower messages have the power with only a few lines to raise someone’s spirits and show that they are not alone. A sense of understanding and support can be conveyed which will be greatly appreciated when they are struggling through a loss.

These flower messages will be suitable for the card you wish to accompany the flowers you send or you can adapt so they are most suitable for your situation.

Shorter Messages for a Smaller Card

You will be sorely missed

With our deepest and heartfelt condolences

With hope that it helps you to know we care

With warm and heartfelt sympathy

With blessings, love and prayers

We hope these flowers express what our words never will

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Please accept these flowers and hear the words we are not able to speak

With love to you and your family

May these flowers remind you of our loving thoughts and prayers

Please know our loving thoughts embrace you

May these flowers serve as an expression of my deepest condolences

With my deepest sympathy

Rest in peace and know that we will never forget you

At a time such as this, words cannot express our feelings

Especially for you at this difficult time

Thinking of you at this time of sorrow

Longer Messages

Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow

Flowers and prayers go out for our dear grandmother and great-grandmother that left us too soon

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about [name of deceased] death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy, may beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace

Our hearts are filled with sadness and tears but our memories are filled with smiles and laughter of the good times we shared over the years

We don’t know how to ease your pain, but we hope that these flowers remind you of the beauty of life that your husband still wants you to see

Wishing you peace and comfort. And wishing you the courage to face the days ahead. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

May these flowers in some small way express the sympathy and sadness we feel for you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy

May these flowers bring some comfort during this difficult time

Though words, however gentle, cannot take your loss away, still may these flowers sent in sympathy help comfort you today

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead

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sympathy poems

Expressing sympathy can come in many different forms. Sometimes the best way to do so is through a poem or poetry. A touching or beautiful poem can help to feel better about your loss, can be used in a sympathy card to express condolence to someone, and poetry is likely to be well received by friends and family alike.

You can use these sympathy poems in any way you choose – as a comfort you during tough times or as a means to help and console loved ones and friends who have lost someone special to them.

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We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Sadly missed along life’s way,
quietly remembered every day.
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts, you’re always there.

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Dad, our sadness knows no end;
We can’t believe you’re gone;
We’re grieving for you every day;
It’s hard to carry on.

You were always there to support and care,
When we needed a true friend,
How we’ll ever do without our dad,
We cannot comprehend.

You were our teacher and our guide,
Our dad, so good and strong;
Your example will sustain us now,
And last our whole lives long.

We’re trying to communicate;
We hope that you can hear;
Expressing what we feel for you,
Helps us feel you’re near.

Our memories of the times we had
Help the pain to go away.
But Dad, our lives won’t be the same;
We’ll miss you every day.

A part of us went with you;
You left a gap too big to fill;
You’re our father and our hero;
We love you and we always will.

~ Joanna Fuchs

 

If I should go before you,
I’ll still be there with you,
As every golden memory
Gives comfort, to see you through.

If I should go before you,
You’ll always have my love,
And we’ll be together again,
We two, in heaven above.

~ Joanna Fuchs

 

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Your loss is your whole world today;
Your hurt feelings will not go away;
If you’re needing a friend,
On whom you’ll depend,
Call me anytime, any day.

I’m thinking of you, and I care;
If you have feelings you’re wanting to share,
Just give me a ring;
We’ll discuss everything;
When you need me, I’ll always be there.

~ Joanna Fuchs

When you miss him/her,
we’re with you in spirit,
wondering how you feel,
hoping you’re coping,
and getting a little better each day.
We understand. We care.
When you’re grieving,
we’re beside you,
in our hearts, in our thoughts,
we’re sending you sympathy,
encouragement, affection,
and strength to carry on with life.
He/she would want it that way.

~ Joanna Fuchs

 

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No one can know just what you’ve lost;
No one can understand the cost;
But when you feel your energy drain,
Please count on us to help ease your pain.

Let us help you cope with grief;
We hope with time you’ll feel relief.
We can’t replace the one who’s gone,
But let our concern help you carry on.

~ Joanna and Karl Fuchs

 

You are in our thoughts
as you find your way though this.
We are praying for your healing,
with the passage of time.
We know you miss him/her;
we send our understanding
and consolation.
Know that the strain, the pain,
will eventually ease.
May your pleasant memories
sustain and comfort you.
You are in our thoughts.

~ Joanna Fuchs

 

sympathy poems for memorial

They say I’m sorry for your loss
They say your heart will mend
They say you’re in a better place,
and death is not the end.

They say you’re reunited
with loved ones gone before.
They say that you’ll be waiting
when I walk through heaven’s door.

I feel their love in every word
of comfort they impart,
and know that each is spoken
from deep within the heart.

But all the words of comfort,
though kind, sincere, and true,
can’t take away the emptiness
I’m feeling without you.

Sources: Poemsource.com

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sympathy card messages

If you’re finding it difficult to come up with the right words for a sympathy card message, you’re not the only one. It is problem that most people will face at some time. What’s the correct thing to say? How can I express exactly what I feel in words? And how can I not make it sound corny or forced? You will want your sympathy message to sound heartfelt and truthful, not forced and fake. Thankfully we can help you.

We have combined a large selection of sympathy card messages to give you ideas and inspiration for your own messages, making sure you will never have trouble in thinking what to say. So try some of the general sympathy card messages below that should be suitable for practically any card. Or head back to the home page and select the category that most suits what you are looking for.

Short Sympathy Messages

With Deepest Sympathy

With Heartfelt Condolences

Sharing your sadness

Always in our hearts

Our love and thoughts are with you

Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You

Keeping you in our prayers

Thinking of you in these difficult times

Thinking of you

So sadly missed

We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss

My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you

Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.

Please remember that you are not alone. we are always here for you

May your memories give you peace and comfort

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same

Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time

I am sending you a hug and my love through this note.

I wish you peace and healing during this time

We join all of you in your sorrow.

Our warmest condolences

Please accept my/our condolences

With caring thoughts


Long Sympathy Messages

It seems so cruel to lose one so dear. Time may dull the pain, but we will never forget _______. Please accept my condolences.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger

There are times when there are too few words left to heal us, when what we wish for is to be carried, when all we have left is the hope that tomorrow will be a more gentle place to land than today

It was with great sadness that we/I learned of _______’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends

 

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived

May memories of _______ and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead

Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart

I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about ______ death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy,

We share comfort in knowing _______ is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without _______

I am praying for you to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you

I hope you understand that when people write in a card, ‘Sorry for your loss,’ it is only because they can’t put together words to describe what they are wanting to express to you during this time. With that said, I am sorry for your loss

I was saddened to hear of your loss, and I realize you have lost a blessing from God. I pray that God will bless continue to bless you in other ways and strengthen you.

I wish I could do more than give you my sympathy. Please let me know how I can help. Know that I am here if you need anything, and I love you

I wish I could express to you all the appropriate words. All I can say is that I am sorry for your loss and that I want you to know that you mean a great deal to me

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