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How to Write Condolence Cards & Sympathy Notes

Sending sympathy cards can be a daunting process for many people. It is sometimes difficult to know the appropriate things to write. These sample condolence notes can be a useful guideline for finding the correct way to express your heartfelt sentiments.

To an employee

Dear Larry:

Please accept our condolences on the passing of your brother. If there is anything we can do to make this difficult time a little easier for you, please do not hesitate to let us know.


Bob Howard, Ted DiNapoli, and Mary Steen (hand sign if possible)


To a colleague

Dear Cynthia:

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Uncle Elliot. You have spoken so fondly of him throughout the years, and I know he meant a great deal to you.

If you need something taken care of office related or otherwise, please let me know.


Susan Smith


To an acquaintance

Dear Mr. McCabe:

I just learned about the passing of your wonderful wife.

She was always so kind and thoughtful when she was caring for my mother. I can only imagine how many other lives she touched with her special gift for brightening hearts.


Alice Meyers


Loss of a Beloved Pet

Dear Robyn,

The connection you had with Buddy is one that I always found amazing. Most animal lovers know that our pets are more than just domesticated animals; they become treasured members of our household.

Buddy was a great dog and a loving companion. I know he will be truly missed.


Grace Silverman


For Your Boss

Dear Mr. Sheldon,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Uncle.

I saw how devoted you were to him through his illness. No one could have been kinder or more respectful than you were.


Ryan Walters


For a Friend or Family Member

Dear Martin,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. I think you know how much I cared for and respected her. She was a wonderful woman, and she will be missed.

I will be in touch and hope to see you soon.


Rebecca Campbell


For a Friend

Dear Sylvia,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. You have told me so many stories about her that I feel as if I've known her forever.

Keep the loving memories of your sister with you. Memories are not replacements, but they do provide the comfort that will eventually warm our hearts and allow us to smile.


Richard Bannister


For a Friend

Dear Brenda,

I am so sorry that you have suffered the loss of your son. Benjamin was a loving son, and a joy to everyone who knew him. His kindness and generosity will not be forgotten.

My thoughts are with you and your entire family. Please know that I am here for you, whatever you may need.


Stacey Matthews