Condolence letters are written to offer sympathy and show support for the person who has lost a loved one. People often wish to write something, a note or short letter, but are unsure how this should be done; knowing that this task has to be done tactfully and with great sensitivity. There are certain rules or manners you should consider when writing a condolence message. For example: the letter should be handwritten rather than typed, and should be kept short and simple; the letter should say something of your relationship with the deceased person, an experience you’ve shared, and should express your sympathy; the letter closing has to be personal.
We offer two condolence letter samples with suggested letter wordings to give an idea as to how this might be done.
Sample Condolence Letter – First Option
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your ______
I will never forget the time when (mention a past experience with the deceased person)…..
Please pass on my sincere condolences to your family members.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Sample Condolence Letter – Second Option
I would like to express my sincere condolences on the passing of your ___
I know that this is a great loss for you. I had spent some memorable time __________ with him and will truly miss ______
Please let me know if I can be of any help to you in these difficult times. May God bless you and your family.