A sympathy note, much like a sympathy card message, should always come from the heart. It doesn’t have to be long or the most impressively written 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