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. Bereavement words can help to comfort those grieving a loss.
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
We hope these messages and words of bereavement have helped you to reach out and talk to those grieving.