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Words of Condolence for the Loss of a Loved One

Words of Condolence for the Loss of a Loved One

The death of a loved one is devastating for any individual, and it is very difficult to write condolences for death. However, you need to make sure that you write some heartfelt words of condolence for the loss of a loved one.
Rimlee Bhuyan
For a person or family who is grieving the loss of a loved one, a condolence message or note can be a source of comfort and strength. You might find it awkward and might find yourself unable to express your sympathy in a simple note, but it is always best to put down your thoughts in a piece of paper to help the mourning person. Always send a hand written sympathy card in a good stationery instead of a typewritten or printed one.
The card and your wordings should acknowledge the loss of the person and should not be flippant. You can also add some verses from the Bible so that the mourning person can gather strength. If you knew the deceased well, you can include some special qualities of that person as this will provide solace to the bereaved. You can refer to the following article for some words of condolence for the loss of a loved one.
Condolence Messages
  • My deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that you are always in my prayers.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your difficult times.
  • We are sorry for your loss and offer our heartfelt condolences
  • I hope that you accept my sincere sympathy and condolence.
  • Our prayers and thoughts are you at this most challenging times
  • It is with deep sorrow that we have heard of his death. Please accept our condolences from our family.
  • We hope that you find courage and strength to bear this irreparable loss.
  • Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
  • We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time.
  • May the love of those around you help you through your difficult times.
Condolence Poems
Sometimes, when you find it difficult to pen down words of sympathy for a friend who has lost a dear one, then you can write condolence poems. Here are a few examples of some poems that you can pen down on your note.
Just Call On Me
I can't comprehend just how sad you must feel
For the loss of someone you love.
This sorrowful time must still feel unreal
And you're looking for strength from above.

I hope, from my heart, that your pain will decrease,
That your spirit will gain strength again,
And I pray that your faith will create inner peace
And that God will send blessings....Amen.

Till then, if you need me to lighten your load,
I'm waiting to come to your aid.
Just call on me, and I'll walk down that road,
Until the dark times start to fade.

― Karl Fuchs
No Person is Ever Truly Alone
No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did
And who they were
Becomes a part of all that we are,

― Richard Fife
Although you might find it difficult and awkward to write such a message or bereavement quote, it is best not to postpone sending a condolences card. If you keep on postponing this, you might end up never writing the condolences message, which may cause the bereaved to feel hurt. Your condolences should reveal your sincere and genuine feelings, and remember to keep the message short and brief. Your message along with sympathy flowers will provide comfort and strength to the bereaved and help him/them cope with pain.