When a colleague or coworker loses a loved one, family member or friend it can be a truly awful time. The same is true when it’s family or a partner of a coworker who may have passed away. The grief they will be feeling will be profound, the heartache causing a huge amount of pain.
So if a coworker has suffered a loss, or a colleague has passed away then you may want to reach out and offer them a message of sympathy and support. Thoughtful words can be of great comfort during such testing times.
But knowing the right thing to say or write can be very difficult. Finding the best way to express your condolences can be hard and you will want to avoid saying anything that could cause offence.
But a sympathy card is a touching gesture that will always be appreciated. For a coworker or family of a colleague just knowing that friends from work are thinking of them whilst they grieve is a comfort.
So don’t let the fear of getting it wrong stop you from expressing your sympathy. Just be mindful of how your words might come across.
With that in mind try some of these condolence messages for colleagues or coworkers that we’ve provided below. They should help to provide you with inspiration to write your own expression of sympathy or can be copied as they are.
Remember to let your words flow from the heart and speak with sincerity, and your message will be received with gratitude and appreciation.
Condolence Messages for a Coworker
These words of sympathy would work perfectly in a card or with some flowers as a way of showing your support.
The whole office is thinking of you and here for you however needed
You have become like a part of the family and we were so saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time
Thinking of you and wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain
I am so sorry for you loss, if there is anything I can do to help during this time don’t hesitate to ask
My heart go out to you in your time of sorrow. Stay strong
I hope this card finds you surrounded by strength and compassion. Know that you are loved and thought of, always
Please accept my warmest condolences, I’m sending thoughts of peace and courage your way
Sending you strength to get through this difficult time. With love
You have my deepest sympathies for your loss
My heart goes out to you during this difficult period. If there is anything I can do then please just ask
My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts/prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you
Please accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss
Though words, however gentle, cannot take your loss away, still may these flowers sent in sympathy help comfort you today
Condolences to Coworker’s Family
You may want to send a sympathy card or flowers to the family of a coworker who has passed away. If so then the messages below will be ideal for showing you care and are thinking of them.
I was lucky enough to work with _______ and got a chance to see what a great man he was. I will miss him dearly and wanted to extend my sympathies to you and the family
Know that we are thinking of you, remembering _______ and celebrating his/her life
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a joy to work with _______ and I will never forget the warmth his/her smile brought to the office each and every day
______ will always be in our hearts and memories
I am so sorry for your loss. My/our thoughts are with you and your family
We are wishing you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning
Wishing you comfort during this difficult time, and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family
The loss of ______ will be felt by many. May the memories of their wonderful personality and many contributions be celebrated by all
______ will leave a huge hole in all our lives. The office won’t ever be the same without him/her. We will all be thinking of you
______ had a tremendous impact on all who got to know him/her. I will miss him/her with all my heart
Condolence Messages to Colleague on Death of Father
The loss of a father is one of the most difficult experiences anyone will have to go through. So if a colleague is this way then reaching out and showing you’re there for them will be hugely appreciated.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. May the soul of your father rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your father
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time
May the happy memories of your father help bring you some comfort in this difficult time. My deepest condolences
Please accept my sincerest sympathies for the loss of your dad. You will be in my thoughts and prayers
I hope you can find strength in loved ones to help ease the pain. Know I’ll be thinking of you
I can’t imagine what you’re going through but I wanted to reach out and let you know I will be there for you, whatever you need. Many condolences
I would like to express my sorrow and condolences to you and your family. May the soul of your father rest in peace
We pray that in this difficult time, God gives you the strength and courage to bear the loss of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family
Condolence Messages to Colleague on Death of Mother
Much like losing a father, the loss of a mother is heartbreaking and the cause of so much pain. Having friends and coworkers around to support and help get through the period of grief is essential, so offer you condolences with these sympathy wishes.
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I was truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept my deepest condolences
My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow following the loss of your mother. If there is anything I can do to help you during this time, please do not hesitate to call me
May the cherished memories of your mother bring you some peace during this truly awful time
My thoughts will be only of you during this terrible time. You have my deepest sympathy
I can’t begin to know what you’re going though but you have my most heartfelt sympathies during this time
Losing a mom is heartbreaking but we hope you know we are by your side during this time of sorrow
No words can take away the pain of such a loss but I hope the knowledge that there are people who care and love you may ease it. Deepest condolences