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sympathy messages for a natural disaster

When there is a natural disaster, something like an earthquake or tsunami, the devastation can be massive. Sadly many lives are lost and homes destroyed.

It is a time of both national and personal loss, grief and sadness. To the people affected it will be heartbreaking to have lost their loved ones.

You may be wanting to reach out and offer your condolences after losing a loved one in such terrible circumstances.

If so then these sympathy messages for a natural disaster should help you to find the words to offer your condolences and say how sorry for their loss you are.

Sympathy Messages for Natural Disasters

These messages are for any disaster and should be suitable for all different types of catastrophe that has affected someone.

I was so worried when I heard about the disaster. I’m so relieved you’re ok but very sorry you’ve been hit so hard. I’m always here if you need anything

I can’t begin to know what you’re going through. My prayers are for you and your family during this terrible time

I was devastated to learn you had lost someone during the crisis. My deepest condolences and sending my love

You will find the way out of this darkness. There is light at the end of the tunnel. My thoughts and prayers go out to you

Please don’t give up. I know how awful things are now but they will improve. You can always turn to us

Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. This natural disaster has ruined so many lives and I can’t hope to know what you’re going through. Try to find some comfort amongst friends and family. All my love

In such difficult times we will be here for you and your family. Know we are thinking and praying for you

I am relived you and your family are safe but understand how difficult and frightening this must be for you. I pray you find the strength to face the challenges ahead

My sincerest sympathy for your tragic loss. To lose someone like this is utterly heartbreaking and I am so deeply sorry

You are in my thoughts and prayers as you recover from the damage and distress a natural disaster like this has caused. Stay safe and remember I’m always here

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See more: What to Say Instead of Sorry for your Loss

Sympathy Messages for an Earthquake

Earthquakes are incredibly dangerous and can cause immense destruction. It’s not surprising then that many are affected in very severe ways by earthquakes. So use these sympathy messages to reach out to those dealing with the after effects of an earthquake.

My deepest condolences to you after the earthquake. May you find comfort in the arms of loved ones

The scale of the damage and losses was truly tragic. I am so sorry for the loss and pain you’re going through

I can’t imagine how frightening an earthquake must be but I’m sending my love and thoughts to you all

My most heartfelt condolences to you after losing someone so special in the earthquake. May their memory be a blessing

I am so relieved to know you are alive and well after the earthquake. It will take time to recover and the shock may last a while but you have made it through and that’s what’s most important

I can’t even try to understand how difficult it must be to cope after the destruction of an earthquake. Don’t lose hope though – you will get through it and there is light at the end of the tunnel

You have my most heartfelt sympathy to have to go through the terror of an earthquake. You made it through though and can be grateful for that. We will all be by your side as you put things back together again

I was praying for your safety and can’t tell you how pleased I am you were unhurt by the earthquake. Please stay safe amongst the destruction and get in touch when you can

Your safety is paramount and amidst the chaos an earthquake brings I hope you’re feeling ok. I’ll be thinking of you and everyone involved

Sending you love and positive thoughts after your experience of an earthquake. I’m so sorry for everything you lost and the hurt it has caused

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See more: Quotes about Losing a Loved One

Sympathy Messages for a Flood

Floods can ruin peoples lives and cause real damage as well as being very dangerous. Many lives can be lost in severe flooding as well as the more commonly known ruining of homes and peoples belongings. The messages here will express your sadness and sympathy to those going through floods.

You have lost so much in this flood but you haven’t lost your friends. We will be there to help you recover and rebuild. All is not lost! Sending our love and support

Sending our sympathy during this incredibly difficult time. We wish you better days ahead and that you are able to rebuild your lives as quickly as possible

It was a huge relief to learn you and your family are ok after the floods. I know you’ve lost so much but the main thing is your all alright. If I can help with anything just give me a call

The flooding in your town is dreadful and has shocked us all. We were really worried about you but are extremely relieved to hear you’re safe. May you find the strength needed to get through such hardship and come out the other side

I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with flooding this bad. I am praying and hoping everything improves soon and the damage isn’t too bad

I know you must be dealing with so much right now but I just wanted to reach our and tell you you’re in my heart and I will be thinking of you. Please stay strong and look to us for support of you need it

We wanted to offer our support and sympathy after your were affected by the flooding. Having your life turned upside down by something like this must be awful and we are hoping you have better days in the future

All our sympathy after you were hit by the floods. You’re ok and that’s the most important part but I know you must be so devastated by the damage done. I really hope things aren’t too bad and you can start cleaning up soon

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See more: 18 Prayers for the Dead: Catholic & Christian Prayers for Loss

Sympathy Messages for After a Fire

Fires are too common thankfully but they can be extremely dangerous. If you know someone that has experienced a fire reach out to them with these messages of sympathy.

I am praying for your whole family after the tragedy of your house fire. Please stay strong and know the community will rally around you for help

I was so relieved that you made it safely out of the fire. It was such a terrifying time and though the aftermath will be tough I’m just so pleased you’re alright. All my love

My heartfelt condolences for your loss in the fire. I don’t know what to say other than how sorry I am

The wildfires you’ve had to flee from have been so scary. I’m just so happy you have been evacuated and are safe. I hope the damage they cause isn’t too bad and you get home soon

Thank the Lord you are safe. The fire was so extensive I was fearing the worst. Thankfully you’re ok though! Let me know if there is anything I can do

Please accept my sympathy for the loss and hurt the fire has caused. I know how much you put into your house and so to lose it and all you worked for must be so hard

If you need any help with the aftermath of the fire I will be there for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

May my prayers and thoughts offer you some comfort as you recover from the shock of escaping a fire. I’m so sorry you had to go through something so awful

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See more: How to Sign a Sympathy Card

Sympathy Messages for a Hurricane

A hurricane is one of the worst natural disasters and leaves a trail of destruction in its wake. Send your love and support to those affected by a hurricane with these messages.

You are in my thoughts after the devastation and loss caused by the hurricane. I can’t think of what to say other than how sorry I am

You must be distraught after such a frightening experience. Thankfully it’s all over now but I hope you’re recovering well

I heard you were affected by the hurricane and I was just so happy to learn you’re safe. My prayers were answered and I will be in touch to see if you need anything

I heard the awfulness about the hurricane and wanted to reach out to make sure you were ok. Stay strong

I’m beyond happy you’re safe. I know how dangerous hurricanes can be so I was really worried. I hope everyone else is ok and the damage done isn’t too bad

It’s not fair you have to go through this. If there is anything we can do to help you we will. Please stay as strong as you can

You are so brave! To go through something like a hurricane and come out the way you have is amazing. I’m so sorry it’s been so hard but if there is anyone who can turn things around it’s you

I am so sorry to hear of the losses caused by the hurricane. I am thinking of you and sending my love for you to find some peace after so much trauma

We are so deeply sorry for the devastation you have faced. I know there is light around the corner and you will see good times again

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Words of Comfort After a Shooting

There can be few things more terrifying than a shooting. Being caught in or affected by one must be so frightening. So it’s important to reach out to friends or those you know who have experienced a shooting in some way and try to comfort them.

There are no words to express how sorry I am to learn of your loss. I can’t understand how awful it must be. All I can do is pray for you to find some peace

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Nothing I can say will make up for what has happened but please know you are loved and have those around you to lean on if you need them

I can’t understand or make sense of what has happened. It is beyond heartbreaking. I only hope you can find something to help you through this tragedy

We are praying for the memory of all those lost in the shooting. It’s is horrific and hard to fathom. May they all rest in peace

I am so sorry for your loss. Nothing could ever prepare you for something as devastating as this. I don’t know what else to say other than I will be thinking of you

You aren’t alone. We will be by your side to help you through this tragedy. If we can do anything then we will. I am so, so sorry

If I could I would take away your pain. Nothing could be worse than this. I will be praying for you and your entire family

There is nothing that could be crueller than to lose someone in a shooting. I hope you can find strength and peace in comforting memories

SEE MORE: Alternatives to Say Instead of ‘With Deepest Sympathy’

We hope these condolence messages for natural disasters will have helped you to find the words to offer your sympathy to those going through such tough times.

Facing the consequences of a natural disaster, be that the loss of a loved one or the wreckage of property and your life, is unbelievably tough and will need the support of friends and family. So it’s a good idea to reach out, if only with a few words to comfort them.

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condolence messages for loss of teacher

If you’ve lost a teacher, or know someone who has lost a mentor, you may be wanting to reach out with a condolence message to them or their family.

Some of the most important people in our lives are teachers. They help us to learn, grow and come of age.

Many of us will have those special teachers from our school or college days that made a subject come alive. Maybe even set us on the path to the career we now have.

So when a teacher sadly passes away it can be a real shock.

It might not seem like losing an educator would be as significant as losing a loved one or friend but it can have a real impact on people.

So use these sympathy messages to offer your condolences to the family of a beloved teacher or to support someone you know that is grieving the loss of a teacher.

Short Sympathy Messages for Loss of Teacher

I’m so sorry for the loss of your favorite teacher. You are in my thoughts

My condolences for the passing of your teacher

My sympathy for your beloved teachers passing

Offering my condolences for the loss of someone so special

If you need anyone to talk to then I will be there for you

Your teacher will always be in your heart

The lessons they taught you can never be forgotten. My condolences

Sending my love and support during this difficult time

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mentor

Just a quick note to say how sorry I was to learn of your teachers passing

I’m sure you teacher is looking down on you with pride. You have made them proud. My sincere sympathy

It was so sad to learn of your teachers passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers

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Words of Sympathy for Loss of Teacher

I know how special your teacher was to you and how much of an impact they had in your life. I’m really sorry you’ve lost them. Please accept my sincerest condolences

He/she was a wonderful teacher and inspiration to so many. It is with such sadness that I offer my sympathy your loss

Saying goodbye to someone so special is incredibly hard, and losing a teacher that helped you like he/she did must be devastating. I hope you can find comfort in the memories you have of him/her

The lessons you learnt will last forever, as will those treasured memories you have. I’m very sorry for your loss though and wish you strength and peace

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your teacher, someone I know you looked up to so much. May his/her teachings be a mark of their legacy and continue to inspire you

I can’t begin to understand what you’re going through right now but remember you are not alone. Everyone will be there for support and comfort. My condolences

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mentor. I know how proud they were of you and all you’ve achieved

I wanted to reach out and let you know how sad I was to hear of your teachers death. Nothing can prepare you for losing someone like that. I hope you’re coping ok and if you need someone to talk to I’m always just a phone call away

I’m very sorry to learn of your teachers tragic passing. I know how much you looked up them. My condolences for your loss

May the lessons learned and knowledge taught by your teacher bring some light to this dark moment. You have my sympathy and I will be thinking of you

We were deeply saddened to learn
of your loss. It’s such a shame to lose someone so important. We just wanted to send our condolences and let know you are in our thoughts

Sending my sympathy and comforting thoughts your way after a really terrible loss

He will be remembered as a fine teacher and great person. We are all extremely sad to learn of his passing away. Our condolences

I understand you’ve lost someone very special to you and want to be there if you need anyone. Sending my love

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Losing a beloved teacher can hurt so much. I’m sending my best thoughts and prayers to you

I hope the people around you provide the support and comfort you need to help you through this dreadful time. My most heartfelt condolences

RIP Quotes for Teacher Who Passed Away

May he/she be looking down on us from a better place. Rest in peace

To an amazing teacher but an even better person. Someone you could call a friend as well as mentor. May his/her soul rest in peace

His/her advice and guidance were the cornerstones to help so many grow. He/she will never be forgotten

The wisdom he/she helped bring to so many will live on long after him/her. May they rest in heaven

Very few were able to make a subject as fun and accessible as ______. They were an amazing teacher and will be missed greatly. RIP

He was a brilliant and compassionate teacher who inspired me to achieve more than I thought possible. I will always be grateful to him. May his soul find peace

I will be indebted to ______ for as long as I live. I am the person I am today because of him. I pray that he is in heaven watching down on me, always

She was as a force of good in this world. So many young lives were lucky to have been influenced and shaped by her. It was a blessing to have worked alongside such a wonderful teacher. I will miss her so much

There won’t be a better teacher than Mr/Mrs ______. They were like no other: inspirational, down to earth and kind but with a passion so strong. Teaching has lost one of its best but we have lost a friend and shining star. Rest in peace

My favorite teacher from school has gone, and I am deeply affected by his passing. I owe him so much in igniting my passion for learning and helping me find my voice. We have lost someone very special

It feels so strange to not have him with us anymore. He was one of those people who it felt like would always be here. It’s such a shame and whilst we have lose a beloved teacher, future students have lost the chance to be taught by someone truly special

The loss of a teacher can bring up unexpected emotions and a grief that many may not be prepared for. So even if you don’t think of losing a mentor or teacher as all that significant you shouldn’t dismiss it too quickly.

Make sure you are there for a friend or loved one and be sure to give them all the support and love that they need.

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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 a 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 make sure it sounds genuine and doesn’t cause any additional upset to those grieving?

Some people even avoid sending a sympathy card completely. “People often refrain from contacting the bereft because they are afraid of upsetting him or her.” said Dr Jill Gross, Psy.D., psychologist, grief counselor and therapist. “Your loved one is already upset – what better time to hear from a trusted friend? I’ve heard so many grievers say they would rather their friends say the wrong thing than say nothing at all.”

Sympathy messages should be 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 thinking what to say.

So try some of the general sympathy card messages below that should be suitable for practically any card.

Table of Contents
For a Friend
Loss of Mother
Loss of Father
Loss of Husband
Loss of Wife
Loss of a Child
Loss of Sister
Loss of Brother
Loss of Grandmother
Loss of Grandfather
Loss of Coworker
Loss of a Pet
For Flowers
Writing your Own Message
How to Sign a Sympathy Card
When to Send a Sympathy Card
Sympathy Card Etiquette

Short Sympathy Messages

These sympathy messages and wishes are short and to the point. Sometimes you just want a few simple words for a card that acknowledges a loss and let’s someone know you’re thinking of them. If that’s the case then these are perfectly suited.

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

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

I am so deeply saddened by your loss

My heart is aching for you

I’m so sorry you’re having to go through such a difficult time

Never forgotten, always remembered

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Long Sympathy Messages

If you want something a bit more expressive then a longer message will do the job. This allows you to expand further and offer your condolences in greater detail. You can use these as they are or as inspiration to write your own sympathy message. Finding the right words is tough but if you speak from the heart and are understanding then your message will be appreciated.

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

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

I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences

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Sympathy Quotes

You can also use a quote to offer your sympathies to someone. Quotes work well as famous people have often said insightful, profound and comforting things in regards to loss and bereavement. So try one of these sympathy card quotes.

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

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

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

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

For more see our Sympathy Quotes.

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Sympathy Messages to a Friend

When it’s a friend you’re trying to comfort and offer condolences you will want to be more informal. They need support and the knowledge their friends and family are their for them. Hopefully the examples below will help to console them and with friends support show there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I’m here for you, whatever you need

We’ll get through this together

Wishing you strength and peace during this awful time.

Remember that so many people are here for you if you need us. Please don’t hesitate to ask

If you need anything at all, be that to talk or some support when things get tough, I’ll be there for you

You are in my heart at such a difficult time. You have my deepest sympathies

It may not mean a lot but I hope my words of condolence can help bring you some comfort at this time

Take the time to heal and remember I’ll be here whenever you want to talk

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences

I know that what you are going through right now is very difficult, just know that I am here for you. I am truly sorry for your loss

Try our Condolence Messages for a Friend for more examples

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Sympathy Messages for Loss of Mother

The loss of a mother is devastating and often some of the hardest times in anyone’s life. During this period the support and love of friends and family is key. Offer your sympathies and show you’re there for them with these condolence messages.

Your mothers amazing generosity and incredible spirit will never be forgotten. She was so special. My sincerest condolences

Your moms passing has been such a shock to us all. Let us know if there’s anything we can do. Stay strong

Everyone who knew your mom was touched by her presence. She was an incredible woman. We’re so sorry for your loss

I am here for you and your family if you need anything at all. Don’t hesitate to ask

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this tough time

More examples can be found with our sympathy messages for mother.

Sympathy Messages for Loss of Father

The loss of a father is as equally devastating as losing your mom. So the same should apply – console and support those grieving, and offer your condolences with one of the messages below.

The loss of your dad will leave a hole in so many people’s lives. Please accept our deepest condolences

I’m here for you if need anything, even just to talk. I’m so sorry for your loss

My sincerest condolences to you and your whole family

Your father was a great man blessed with a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed

I hope you can take a little comfort from knowing everyone who met your dad knew what a fantastic person he was. His Loss will affect us all deeply

For further examples try our sympathy messages for father.

Sympathy Messages for Loss of Husband

The loss of a spouse is always utterly heartbreaking. If you know someone grieving their lost husband then reach out to them and let them know they are in your thoughts.

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your husband. He was a wonderful man and I will miss him so much. All my love and condolences

I was so shucked and saddened to learn of your husbands death. I am going to miss him more than I can say. You are in my thoughts and prayers

My deepest condolences for the loss of your husband. I can’t begin to imagine how hard this is for you and realise these words will offer little to help but I am here if you need me. I am so sorry

I hope that friends and family are there to offer their comfort and support when you need it most. Your husband was such a fantastic guy and he will never be forgotten

I feel honored to have known your husband. He was such a gentleman; kind and generous to all who were lucky to meet him. I can only express my heartfelt sadness and condolences to you for your loss. May he rest in peace

For more ideas and examples see our sympathy messages for the loss of a husband or the loss of an ex husband

Sympathy Messages for Loss of Wife

Use these example sympathy sentiments to offer your support to someone mourning their passed wife.

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife. She was so loved by those who knew her, and her generosity and infectious spirit made her truly special. We have lost her far too soon

I was deeply shocked to hear of your wife’s passing. I hope you can find comfort in beloved memories of her and lean on loved ones for support. My sincerest sympathy for your tragic loss

I know there is nothing I can say to ease your pain. All I can offer is a friendly ear or shoulder to cry on any time you might need someone. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

Please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved wife. Her warmth and friendly nature made her one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. I can’t quite believe she’s really gone. May she never be forgotten

Your wife was a unique and special person. There will never be anyone like her and it is a poorer world without her in it. All my sympathy sad love during this terrible time

If you would like some further help then try our touching sympathy messages for the loss of a wife

Sympathy Messages for Loss of Child

No words could ever hope to help a parent that has lost a child. It is a unimaginable pain and all you can hope to do is to offer your support to grieving parents and be there in their time of need.

I can’t begin to imagine how hard this is for you. There are no words that I could say that could hope to ease your pain. I am just so deeply sorry

Your daughter may have only been with us for a brief moment but she brought so much joy to the world. She was an angel who we will remember for eternity

Your beloved son was a shining light to everyone. May the knowledge of just how loved and how much happiness he brought to so many people bring you some small comfort

I wish more than anything I could take some of your pain away. I will be with you all the way through this though and be there for you whatever you need

It is beyond cruel to lose a child so young. No one should have to say goodbye to their baby. I am so sorry and offer you all my love and support over the coming weeks and months

For more help see our guide to miscarriage condolences or words of sympathy for the loss of a child

Sympathy Messages for Loss of Sister

The loss a sister can be extremely harrowing. Siblings become very close and to lose someone you had such a bond with is heartbreaking. If you were close to them then send a few words to show you care and share your memories of their sister.

You have my deepest condolences after the loss of your sister and you will be in my thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks. I’m so very sorry

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for the death of your sister. She was a fantastic person and someone I felt lucky to call my friend

There is nothing that could console you during this time but please know that we are here for you if you need anyone. You have all our sympathy for the loss of your beloved sister

Your sister shall never be forgotten. Her memory will live on in the hearts all who knew her

There never was and never will be anyone as special as your sister. She will be with you forever. All my sympathy

For more message examples see our words of sympathy for the loss of a sister

Sympathy Messages for Loss of Brother

Much like losing a sister, a brothers death is devastating to the siblings. If you agent sure how to send your sympathy then these messages should help you to find some appropriate words.

There are few people who made such an impact on those who knew them like your brother. The world seems a smaller place now he is gone. I’m really so sorry and sad about his passing

I don’t know how much comfort it will bring you but your brother will live long in the memory of those who knew him and his life celebrated for having such a positive impact on so many

I am grateful to have had the chance to get to know your brother. He was such a loving and fun guy, and will be missed dearly

I know just how close you and your brother were and how losing him must hurt so much. I am very sorry and hope you can find some strength in the warm embrace of family and friends

It is heartbreaking to learn of your brothers passing. I understand my words can’t begin to mend your broken heart but I am always there for you if you need me

More help can be found with our 44 loss of brother quotes and messages

Sympathy Messages for Loss of Grandmother

To many the loss of a grandmother is almost as painful as losing a parent. Grandparents are such important parts of our lives and offer such wisdom and warmth. Send a message that focuses on the memories they had of their beloved grandma and all they meant to her.

Everyone who was blessed to have met and known your grandmother will say the same thing: she was the kindest and most warm-hearted woman you could hope to meet. I am so distressed to learn she has passed away and send my condolences to you and your whole family

To lose your grandmother is always so devastating. May the treasured memories you have of her provide some comfort through a tragic period

Your grandmother lead an extraordinary life and one that should be celebrated. I know how much she meant to you so hope you’re coping. My condolences

Those who are dearest to us cause the greatest pain when we lose them. May the cherished moments you shared you with grandma keep her memory alive and with you forever. My sincerest condolences and sympathy

It was with real sadness I learnt of the loss of your grandmother. I will remember her for the kindness and love she showed everyone

If you would like more examples then see our loss of grandmother quotes and messages

Sympathy Messages for Loss of Grandfather

A grandfathers passing is just as sad as a grandmothers. You should try to give them hope and reminisce on the happier moments they had with their grandpa.

I’m deeply sorry for your grandfathers passing. He was a real character and could always make me laugh. I will remember that the most – the laughter. I hope you’re coping and wish you better days ahead

There are few who will ever forget your grandfather. He made such a mark on the world and we, but most importantly you and your family, were lucky to have had him. I know a loss like this will be hard to get over but I wish you strength and comfort

Your grandfather would have wanted us to celebrate his life. He achieved so much and was so loved. May his legacy and memory never be forgotten

We were saddened to learn of your grandfathers death and wanted to reach out and offer our sympathy. We hope you are holding up ok and have the love and support of those closest to you to help you through

You are in my thoughts as you mourn the loss of your beloved grandfather. May his memory always be a blessing

Related: 47 heartbreaking loss of grandfather quotes

Sympathy Messages for Loss of a Coworker

Many coworkers become close friends to us so when we lose one it can very sad. Reach out to your colleagues when they are mourning a loss and offer them your support.

My heart goes out to you during such a difficult time. Work becomes redundant when we lose someone so special. Just focus on getting through your grief and know everyone is there for you

Wishing you and your family much love and strength. Working with your father was a pleasure and I will miss him enormously

May you find comfort and peace after losing such a special loved one. My sincerest sympathy to you and your entire family

I was fortune enough to work with your mom and she was a lovely woman. I know I speak for everyone at the company when I say she will be missed dearly

Everyone in the office is thinking of you and sending our condolences for your loss

See more: 42 condolence messages for coworkers and colleagues

Sympathy Messages for Loss of a Pet

Pets aren’t just our animal friends, they become part of the family. So to lose one is often as painful as losing a family member. That’s why you should treat it the same and offer your condolences regardless of your own views on pets.

Our pets bring us such joy and happiness but for such a short time. To love one is to know you will lose them. My condolences

I know how close you were to your furry friend and send my sympathy for her passing. May the memories you have bring you some comfort amongst the grief

Saying goodbye to someone so special and loving is incredibly hard. You are in my thoughts as you mourn your departed friend

Your beloved pet will live on long in your heart and your cherished memories will never leave you. You have my sympathy

Our pets become more than just pets – they become family. So to lose one is heartbreaking. I am very sorry

Our pet condolence messages have even more examples, or try our pet loss poems and quotes for extra comforting ideas. For more specific condolences we have loss of dog, cat and horse quotes.

Religious Sympathy Messages

If the bereaved are religious or have a then a Bible verse or faith based message might be the most appropriate for a sympathy card to them.

I am praying that God will give you strength and courage to get through this tragedy

The Lord will provide you peace when you need it most. He will embrace you in his love and bring light when there is only darkness

When we are faced with such testing times the Lord will provide the love we do desperately need and guide us through the storms

We are praying for you and your family in such difficult times. We hope your faith can help you find some solace and peace as you grieve

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted – Matthew 5:4

We have more religious resources like our religious sympathy messages, Bible verses about loss and Catholic & Christian prayers for the dead.

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Meaningful Sympathy Messages

You might want your words of sympathy to be more profound and say something meaningful. These examples are a bit deeper in there message and speak directly to the heart of those grieving.

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

Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold on to your memories because forever they will remain

Wishing the love of friends and family, strength to face each day and warm memories to forever hold on to

There are special people in our lives that never leave us, even after they are gone

As long as we hold on to those memories of a loved one then they are never truly far away and will live on in our hearts

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Uplifting Sympathy Messages

Sometimes positivity is needed when facing dark times. Whilst not always appropriate you may feel an uplifting message is required to try and give those grieving hope.

You have so many people who care for you and will be there for you through the bad times. Although the pain of loss will hurt for a long time you eventually see the light at the end of tunnel, and we will be with you all the way

We are sending our hugs and love to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and we will do all we can to help you through this dreadful time

The memories of your loved one will live in in our hearts and our minds. Although they may be gone in person they will never truly leave us. Those wonderful memories are ours to keep and can never be taken from us

Remember the good times and the happiness your loved one brought to you. If you remember them then they are never truly gone

We wish you better days ahead and the strength to get through the grief you’re feeling. Please know you are always in my thoughts

Words of Sympathy for Flowers

Sending flowers after a death is common and often comes with a note for a few words. These examples are designed to be short and ideal for a message to go with a beautiful bouquet.

I hope these flowers can say more than our words could

May the beauty of these flowers remind you of your loved one and these few words show you are constantly in our thoughts

I hope flowers will demonstrate our love and condolences more than mere words can. All our sympathy to you and your family

May [name] rest in peace and always be remembered for the incredible person they were

With my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family

Belated Condolences

Sometimes you find out about someone’s passing some time after the event. If so then you can still offer your sympathy even if it’s delayed.

I’m extremely sorry that this is later than I would have liked. There is no excuse, I just hope you are coping after your loss. Please accept my condolences

I only just learned of the tragic news and am very sorry for your friends passing. I will be thinking of you

I always want to be there for you when you need me and I can want this time. I hope you can forgive me and know that I am very sorry for the pain you’re going through. My condolences for your loss

I am late with this message and for that I apologize. May you be comforted by those closest to you and find the strength to battle through a truly distressing time

I’m here for you now. I will do all I can to help you through this. Whatever you need I will be there for you

If you are late with your condolences try this guide to sending your belated sympathy

Writing your Own Sympathy Message

You may prefer to write or come up with your own sympathy message. With something as personal as reaching out to someone after a loss it’s understandable to want what you say to be in your own words.

If so then consider and take into account these points when writing your words of condolence:

  • Keep what you say short and to the point. You don’t need to write paragraphs. A sentence or two is enough to convey your feelings of sorrow and sadness.
  • Think about who the card is for. The recipient will decide how you word it and the type of message you use. For example if an acquaintance loses someone then the message you write will be very different to if a close family member had.
  • Always talk about the deceased in a positive way, even if your relationship wasn’t that good.
  • If you can then sharing a brief sentence or two about how special they were and what they meant to you is appropriate.

What Not to Say

As this is such a sensitive time for those suffering a loss there are a few things you will want to avoid saying to make sure you don’t cause offence.

  • Don’t compare a loss you’ve suffered to theirs. Each is individual and unique, and by comparing them you could make there’s feel less important
  • Avoid using anything like “it’s for the best” or “it was Gods plan”. These sorts of phrases may be well intentioned but make assumptions that the person suffering the Loss could disagree with.
  • Try to always send an actual card rather than an email or Facebook message. A card always shows you’ve made an effort and put some thought into it
  • Don’t go into unnecessary details about the person’s death. Going over the cause of their passing just brings up unwanted memories
  • And never bring up money or a will. This isn’t the time and would be very disrespectful

For further ideas and help see our sympathy message writing tips.

How to Sign a Sympathy Card

Signing your sympathy card isn’t that different from how you might sign other cards. The recipient will again decide the type of closing you use.

These are a few example closings for sympathy cards:

  • My sincerest sympathy
  • Sending my love
  • With caring thoughts
  • Wishing you peace
  • Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow

For a more thorough guide and further examples then we have a guide on how to sign a sympathy card.

When Should you Send a Sympathy Card

You should should try to send a sympathy card sooner rather than later. The sooner the better, really. On learning of someone’s death you might reach out with a text message or something very instant but send your sympathy card a few days later.

Even if you’re late you should still try to offer your condolences at some point. Later is better than never.

Sympathy Card Etiquette

There are often many questions around sending a sympathy card and message. When to send it, what not to say, do you include money or a gift, how long to wait etc.

The main thing to do though is to make sure you offer your sympathy to those grieving. Be that via a gift, card, text message or in person.

The “rules” about how to do it should come second to the actual act of offering your support and comfort.

If you aren’t sure about an aspect of sending you condolences then we have an etiquette guide for sympathy cards, sending condolences and for sympathy gift etiquette.