Sincere Condolence Messages to Send

It’s not easy to express condolences when someone passes. However, you need to write something warm and caring in a sympathy card. Show your friend or family member that you are there for them. Remind them they aren’t going through this tragic event alone. Here are some ideas for condolence messages you can write in a condolence card: 

Condolence Messages For Loss Of Mother 

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Here are some ways to express your condolences for the passing of someone’s mother:

May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time. 

My condolences on the passing of your mother.

If you need me at any time, I’m only a phone call away. 

I want to express my deepest sympathy for the passing of your mother.

I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences. 

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My heart goes out to you after this sudden loss. 

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

Please accept our sincerest condolences. We are thinking of you.

I was so sad to hear of your loss. My condolences.

I’m so sorry for your sorrow and loss. I know your mother is smiling somewhere, as she watches over all of you.

Your dear mother was so loved and was so good to everyone who knew her. She will be missed by so many.

May your mother’s soul rest in peace.

We deeply miss her, and we pray for you. Her passing is a great loss for so many.

Your mother was a gem, and will be greatly missed.

I’m truly sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a great person.

Your mom touched so many lives. May her spirit continue to live through you and your family.

Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace.

May her soul rest in peace and light forever. Wishing you peace and comfort.

Your mother was such a sweetheart and was so full of so much love for others. May she rest in peace and be free from pain.

I’m so saddened to hear of your loss. Your mother was a wonderful woman. I wish peace and comfort to you and your family.

Your dear mother was such a beautiful soul. The world has lost a wonderful person. I know you will hold on to the memories and the lessons she has taught you

She taught us that love is the only truth.

She was a very special person and always will be. May God be with you and your family in this time of sadness.

My heartfelt condolences on your loss. It was a pleasure to know [name].

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

[Name] will never be forgotten. We will treasure our memories of her and offer you our condolences.

The ones we love are never gone; they live within our hearts.

We are sorry beyond words for your loss.

Condolence Messages For Loss Of Father

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Here are some ways to express your condolences for the passing of a father:

Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his soul to Heaven. 

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your loss and with the absence of your father.

Your dear father will be very missed. May he rest in peace.

His spirit is everywhere, like a beautiful light that he took with him.

My heart goes out to you. I’m terribly sorry for your loss. I know your Dad was a very special man.

His soul will live forever in our hearts.

We want you to know how deeply, truly, and dearly we will miss him.

He touched so many hearts and opened so many minds.

We will never forget him and are grateful to have had him in our lives.

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you are dealing with your loss and with the absence of your father.

May your father’s soul rest in peace. He will be forever missed. 

He was such a wonderful person, and I will always be grateful for the memories I have of him.

Your father has taught me how to be a good human being. He was a gentle, kind, and selfless man.

We’re happy we had him in our lives.

His loving warmth will be forever with us.

He will not be forgotten and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, my friend.

Your father was a very honest and trustworthy man.

Condolence Messages For Any Loss

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Here are some ways to express your condolences for the passing of a family member or friend:

Condolences to you and your family.

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

May beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace. 

During this loss, words fall short. However, I’m always there if you need me.

It’s okay to be upset right now. Let the passage of time heal your grief.

Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

I’m so sorry about your loss. May they rest in peace.

We send our heartfelt condolences.

We want you to know how sorry we are.

Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time.

I pray for your comfort and strength during this difficult time.

I wish peace and mercy upon your family.

We are so saddened to hear of your loss.

May the soul of the departed rest in peace.

My deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

We can hardly describe how sorry we were to hear of your loss.

Heartfelt condolences to the departed soul.

My prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family. We wish you peace.

May the departed soul rest in peace.

Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

Condolence Messages For Coworkers

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When a coworker has lost a loved one, pick a condolence message from this list to express your sadness for them:

Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Our condolences. 

May your heart and soul find peace.

May peace be with you.

As a testament to your strength and courage, you are in our prayers.

We hope you find peace and comfort in your time of grief.

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we are sharing in your sorrow.

Let the memories provide comfort in your journey through this loss.

I send my prayers and support to you and your family during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, dear friend. Wishing you comfort and peace.

My heart is saddened by your loss.

Please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

It is never easy to find the words to express our feelings. There are no words that can fully capture the depth of what we’re

My heart aches for you and your family.

We hope you can find comfort in the memories and celebration of their life.

Please know how much they will always be loved, deeply and sincerely.

We are so sorry for your loss, and send a prayer your way.

You have our deepest condolences as you grieve this passing.

Religious Condolence Messages

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Here are a few religious messages you can write as condolences to the grieving family. Most of them come from the Bible.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May [insert name]’s soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

I pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones at this difficult time and offer my condolences to you all.

His/her gentle soul will always be in our hearts.

I will never forget [insert name]. May God give him/her eternal rest.

Please accept my sincere condolences. I pray that our Lord blesses and comforts you and your family during this time of grief.

I am lost for words at this sad time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort.

I know that your faith is strong, and I want to encourage you to hold on to it. Even though we may not understand why this has happened, we can have faith that there is a reason in His plan.

May God be with you and your family in this very sad time.

I will pray for you all, and keep you in my thoughts.

May God grant you and your family the strength to bear this loss.

God bless you and keep you in his care.

May the Lord bless you in this time of need.

May God comfort you during this time of grief.

I hope God gives strength to your family during this painful time.

May God take care of you and watch over you.

We wish that God will grant you the power to overcome this difficult moment.

May God’s mercy and blessing be upon your family at this difficult time.

God bless the departed soul. We will pray for you.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27

O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. – Psalms 30:2

I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. – Genesis 28:15

For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. – Isaiah 49:13

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalms 73:26

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. – Psalms 116:5-6

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. My yoke is easy, and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:28

For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. – Corinthians 1:5

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. – Psalm 116:15

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:8

Quotes To Help Someone To Rest In Peace

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Here are some short condolence messages that come from famous quotes. You can write them in a sympathy card or post them on social media:

“Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.” — Shakespeare

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” — Terri Guillemets

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” — William Wallace

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” — George Eliot

“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.” — James O’Barr

“Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” — Thomas Moore

Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” — Vicki Harrison

“How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” — Dorothy Ferguson

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“May love be what you remember most.” — Darcie Sims

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

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” — Terri Guillemets

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” — Thomas Campbell

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

“Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.” — Renee O’Neill

Condolence Messages For Loss Of A Spouse

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Losing a spouse is heartbreaking. Here are some ways to express your sincere condolences to the grieving widow:

I am fortunate to have known your husband. May his life inspire all of us to do more good with our own.

Let the memory of him be with us forever. You two had an incredible life together.

Please accept my condolences. He was a kind, gentle boss that cared for all of us.

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your wife.

He was a fantastic person that loved his family dearly. My thoughts are with you during this time.

What a privilege it was to know your husband. May he rest in peace.

Remember all those happy days. She was a terrific mother and a loving wife. God bless you and the children.

Your husband was a great guy. I enjoyed working with him, and I will miss his sense of humor. I just want to let you know that I am sorry for your loss.

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I never met him, but I imagine he was a great guy if he was anything like you. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you want to talk to hang out.

I was extremely surprised to hear about your husband’s death. Please know that I am praying for you and your family.

It never seems fair when people we are close to die. I want you tell you that I am sorry for the loss of your husband. I am thinking of you and your family. Please accept my condolences.

He will be greatly missed. I’ll hold my good memories as a way to keep him alive.

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers. God bless!

Condolence Messages For Loss Of A Grandmother

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Even though grandparents are older, it doesn’t make losing them any easier. Here are some words to express your sincere condolences over the loss of a grandparent:

Your grandmother affected so many lives for the good.

Grandma leaves a trail of beautiful memories.

Thinking of you and hoping her memories bring you comfort.

You can tell by the tears left behind what a wonderful person she was.

May you find strength in the support from all who care and hope in each new day.

With sympathy for the loss of your grandmother.

May your memories of grandma be the beautiful gift that helps you heal.

With deepest sympathy at this sad time. May your grandmother rest in peace.

Condolence Messages For Your Grandfather

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Hoping you’ll find comfort in the love and memories of your Grandfather.

No words can take away the sorrow that you are feeling. May it provide comfort knowing that others care. 

Your grandpa was dearly loved by all who knew him, and now he is dearly missed.

Your grandfather was such a charitable man. He was always lending a hand to others and reaching out when they were in need.

I was so sorry to hear about your grandfather’s passing. May he have eternal peace.

May you find solace with the friends and family that surround you.

For as long as you remember the beautiful times with grandpa, his memory will remain in your heart.

Your grandfather was such a presence. He was fair, dignified, and had a great sense of humor. I truly enjoyed working for him and know that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Condolence Messages For Pets

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Losing a pet means losing a family member. It can be incredibly painful, so make sure you reach out to a friend with some of these words:

Thinking about you and [pet’s name]. If there is anything you need just let me know.

We can never keep them long enough! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Love goes on and continues, and you two will always be connected.

May loving memories of your beloved [pet’s name] warm your heart forever.

I’m just so sorry. Caring thoughts are with you.

There will never be another one like [he/she]. With sincere sympathy.

They were lucky to have had you love them so much. Sorry for your loss.

Thinking about you and [pet’s name]. If there is anything you need just let me know.

This breaks my heart for you. I am so, so sorry.

To lose a true friend is never easy. Know that you’re in my thoughts.

I’m so sorry for your loss, [pet’s name] was part of the family and she always greeted us when we visited.

[Pet’s name] was so special and so lucky to have you to love him. Thinking of you.

I am so sorry for your loss. [pet’s name] will be greatly missed. Please accept our condolences.

I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad [He/She] lived a beautiful life with a wonderful owner.

I am so sorry you lost your friend. My heart goes out to you.

I can’t imagine how much it hurts, and I’m wishing you comfort.

I know how much they meant to you. Know that you’re in my thoughts.

I know you miss [pet’s name] terribly. I’m thinking about you and sending thoughts and prayers.

I’m so sorry you lost your best friend. What a special and gentle soul he/she was.

I am so sorry for your loss. [pet’s name] will be greatly missed.

[Pet’s name] was such a great pet. He/she was lucky to have chosen you as his family.

Losing such an important part of the family is never easy. I’m thinking about you. Don’t hesitate to call me if you’d like to talk.

I know you miss [pet’s name] terribly. I’m thinking about you and sending thoughts and prayers.

You and [pet’s name] were so lucky to have found each other. They will be greatly missed.

Condolences For A Brother

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Losing a brother is painful. There isn’t really a right thing to say in this situation, but here are a few words that might help:

I am so sorry for your loss of your brother. I wish peace and comfort to both you and your loved ones as you go through this journey of mourning and healing. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Only those who are lucky enough to have a brother can understand the bond between them and the pain of losing them.

My heart aches for your loss, and I wish I could take the hurt away from you. My love and deepest condolences go out to you and your family.

I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now, and I am at a total loss for words. I am thinking of you, pulling for you to get through the grief and on to happier days.

I heard about the loss of your brother, and my heart aches for you. If I could, I would bring a day when your happy memories of him are stronger than your sadness from his passing.

I am here for you, any time of the day or night.

I truly hope that you find comfort in your family during these dark times. Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences for the loss of your brother.

I hope you find comfort in knowing that death cannot take away your memories of him or the happy times you shared. Please call me if you want to talk or need anything at all.

Nobody understands what you’re going through unless they have lost one of their siblings. It doesn’t seem like enough to say that I’m sorry for your loss. I want to do more and bring you relief from your sorrow. If you can think of anything I can do, please let me know. In the meantime, I am thinking of you.

Words seem so trivial compared to the pain you are feeling from the passing of your brother. I am truly sorry for your loss and for what you are feeling as you grieve. Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your brother.

My soul was filled with sorrow when I heard about the passing of your brother. I cannot imagine the emotions you must be feeling as you absorb this loss. I want you to know that I care about you. I stand by, ready to help you in any way I can. Sending my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your brother.

Your brother’s passing saddens me, and my heart goes out to you during this time. Let me know if I can bring food over or help with some housework. I am here for you in any way you need, just let me know. I am so sorry for your loss.

I wish we could enjoy the beginning and middle of life, and then skip the ending. I am thankful that you have memories of him from while he was here. And I’m hopeful that I can support you as you process what has happened. Please know that I am only a phone call away.

Sorry For Your Loss Messages For A Sister

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When someone loses a sister, they also lose a friend. Here are some words to express your sincere condolences:

My heartfelt condolences. Your sister was a wonderful woman and has been taken from us far too soon.

Your sister may not have said it but she was so proud of you. I hope you know that you meant the world to her. She was a one of a kind and we were lucky to have had her. She will be missed terribly

Your sister was one of the kindest, most special people I was lucky enough to know. You have my sincerest condolences on your loss.

Your family, as well as yourself, are in my heart and in my thoughts. My sincere condolences on the passing of your Sister.

There’ll never be anyone quite like your sister. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family.

Your sister was one of the kindest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. I’m deeply sorry for your loss.

Your sister meant a lot to us all, and we were deeply saddened when we heard the news. Please accept our deepest condolences.

I know that you and your sister were close. I want to let you know that my prayers are with you and that I’m sorry for your loss.

I hope you can find some comfort in knowing everyone who knew your sister is mourning her loss. We were all touched by her warmth and kindness. She will live on in our hearts. My condolences

I am truly and profoundly sorry for the loss of your sister. Her smile and warm presence will be deeply missed

I can’t yet believe she is really gone. I’m heartbroken and can only imagine what you’re going through. I’m so sorry and will keep you in my prayers

I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. If you want to talk or just need someone to listen I can always be there.

I can’t tell you how sorry I was to hear about your sister. I was shocked and very upset by the news. Please accept my condolences to you and your whole family during this dreadful time

Losing a sister is a devastating time and I feel your pain. Know that you are loved and have some heartfelt support.

My condolences on the passing of your sister. She will be sorely missed.

I am so truly sorry for your loss. No words can express just how much your sister meant to me. My heart is broken.

She will always live on in your memories. Her spirit won’t be forgotten. She will stay with you forever.

I was so sorry to hear about your sisters passing. I can’t imagine how hard this is for you. If you need anything then please ask. You have my very sincerest sympathy

Thoughts And Prayers For A Sudden Loss

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When a death is unexpected, it’s hard to find the right words to say. However, these might be able to ease the pain, at least a little:

I am so sorry to hear of this unexpected loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Very sorry for your tragic loss. I am still in shock. Stay strong. I will stop by later.

My heart goes out to you after this sudden loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

I am saddened by your unexpected loss. It is so tragic. You have my deepest sympathy.

I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. My heart goes out to you at this time of grief.

I just heard the sad news of your unexpected loss. What a terrible tragedy. My deepest sympathy.

This is such a shock. All my best wishes to you and your family.

Death is sad enough when anticipated, but even worse when unexpected.

Condolences For Children

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Losing a child is one of the hardest things a person can go through. Words won’t be enough to heal their pain, but here are a few you can write in a sympathy card:

Extending our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you.

No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.

The love and joy that your child brought to us will never be forgotten. We are thinking of you and your family during this tragic time.

The legacy of your son [name] will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. We will celebrate his memory always.

We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of grief. We are here for you.

Your son was such a beautiful presence in this world. His soul has moved on, but he will always be with you. Please know we are thinking of you during this time.

The joy your son brought into our lives was immeasurable. His presence was a gift. He will be greatly missed, and never forgotten.

We are thinking of you. Our hearts ache for your family. We will hold [name] in our hearts forever. Please let us know if you need anything.

[Name] brought tremendous love and light in this world. We are better for having known him. 

It’s okay if you’re not okay. I am here for you. I will be a shoulder for you to lean on whenever you need it. 

The bond between you and [name] was incredible. In this time of heartbreak, please know I am here for you. 

Little boys leave footprints in our hearts. They are never forgotten. The memory of [name] will live on and we will celebrate his life each day. 

I am here for you. I will be an ear to listen whenever you need it. Know that you can always talk to me about your son.

Your son brought so much joy into this world. One of my favorite memories of him is [share your favorite memory]

My heart goes out to you and your family. Your son’s memory will live on in the hearts of so many.

Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

Your son made a big impact on the lives of many people. Please know that I am here for you during this time and always.

There are no right words to erase the pain you feel. Please know I am thinking of you. I love you very much. 

Your son/daughter was a true inspiration to everyone around him/her. I am lucky to have known them for the time that I did. Our prayers are with you.

Your child’s big heart and personality were contagious. My heart breaks for you and your family during this time.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Condolence Message Sign Offs

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When you sign a condolence card, make sure you say something sweet and reassuring. Here are a few ideas:

Love, [Name]

Yours, [Name]

God bless, [Name]

Many hugs, [Name]

Sincerely, [Name]

With love, [Name]

In Memoriam, [Name]

Prayerfully, [Name]

With caring, [Name]

With sympathy, [Name]

With much love, [Name]

Our condolences, [Name]

Praying for you, [Name]

Thinking of you, [Name]

In loving memory, [Name]

Sending you love, [Name]

In caring sympathy, [Name]

Wishing you peace, [Name]

With you in sorrow, [Name]

Most affectionately, [Name]

Wishing you healing, [Name]

Affectionately yours, [Name]

Our sincere sympathy, [Name]

Sharing your sadness, [Name]

Warmest condolences, [Name]

With caring thoughts, [Name]

With loving memories, [Name]

With deepest sympathy, [Name]

With sincere sympathy, [Name]

My sincere condolences, [Name]

With heartfelt sympathy, [Name]

Lifting you up in prayer, [Name]

My heart goes out to you, [Name]

I will be praying for you, [Name]

With prayers and sympathy, [Name]

Keeping you in our prayers, [Name]

With heartfelt condolences, [Name]

With love at this sad time, [Name]

Caring thoughts are with you, [Name]

God bless you and comfort you, [Name]

Please accept our condolences, [Name]

With warm thoughts and prayers, [Name]

You have our heartfelt condolences, [Name]

You are in our thoughts and prayers, [Name]

We’re thinking of you with much love, [Name]

We’re sending love and prayers your way, [Name]

You and the family will be in our thoughts, [Name]

Again, please accept my deepest condolences, [Name]

Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow, [Name]

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