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