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Sympathy Message Examples

Sympathy Message Examples

Words fail us when we need them the most. This usually happens when we're overcome with too many feelings at one time. Writing a sympathy message can put you into a similar situation, where you just don't know what to say. Here, we try to help you out by giving you words that will help you form an apt message in no time.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2018
We all know that words are a powerful medium. A few simple words can pull a person out from the shadows of pain and sorrow. They have the power of true healers. Though words cannot substitute the loss, they can provide comfort.
There is no specific etiquette that needs to be followed while writing a sympathy message. However, since the topic is so sensitive, there have to be certain things you should keep in mind. These are:-
  • Use simple words. Strictly avoid an ornate language.
  • Don't write a message that is very long.
  • Appropriately (if needed), write a few good qualities of the deceased person.
  • A handwritten message conveys a lot more.
Examples of a Sympathy Message

Dear_____,
Very sorry to know about your great loss. _____ was a wonderful person. We will always miss him/her. Our deepest condolences are with you. We love you. We will always be there.
May his/her soul rest in peace,
Megan

Dear_____,
I was shocked to know about your great loss. It was very unexpected. But they say that the one who is loved the most by the Lord, is the one who attains eternity. _____ will remain in our memories forever. You have been a wonderful ___ (the person's relation with the deceased) to him. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Megan

Dear_____,
We are with you in this hard time. _____ was a great person. S/he enlightened the hearts of many. Let's cherish his/her memory forever. You have always been a strong person, and I am sure you will be able to cope with this difficult period.
Megan

Dear_____,
I am very disturbed by the sudden death of _____ . I will come to meet you as soon as possible. Please take care of yourself. ____ wouldn't ever like to see you in distress.
Megan

Dear_____,
"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil." - John Taylor.
Out there, there is someone who needs ____ more than us. We had always known he was an Angel. He will be looking upon us always, hoping we're always smiling.
Megan

Dear____,
We mourn the loss of our dear ______. We are deeply grieved. We can imagine what you must be going through. Just remember we are always there for you. Our caring thoughts are with you.
Megan.

Dear_____,
Words are very inadequate to express the pain I am feeling. I pray to God to give you courage to overcome this grief. May God bless you, and endow you with his love and care. Stay strong.
Megan

Dear____,
In the words of Albert Einstein, "Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us. Our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life". He is alive in you.
Megan

Dear_____,
We sympathize with your great loss. But always remember that God needs the best and so he has chosen _____. He was a wonderful human being. May he rest in peace.
Megan

Dear_____,
We are very sorry to hear about the sudden death of_____. But his memories will always be with us. He was very special, and he will always have a special place in our lives. Please feel free to ask for any help.
Megan

Dear _____,
There are people we know and then there are people we treasure. ____ was the costliest treasure we had. His/her presence in our lives will always be remembered with happiness.
Megan

Dear _____,
We are all very shocked to hear the early and regretful demise of ___. We want you to know that we're by your side throughout these difficult times. You can count on us anytime. Your every tear, is very precious to us. Love You.
Megan

Dear _____,
The untimely demise of ____ has left all of us shocked. We regret not being with you in these moments of grief. We know you're more strong than most people are. We want you to hold yourself together and take care of yourself and those around you. We'll be with you as soon as we can.
Megan

Dear ____,
We have two ways of remembering people who leave us and start another journey. We either cry over their absence, or smile and remember them through the countless memories that have stayed back. I'm sure _____ wants you to smile forever. S/he's watching you now. Stay strong.
Megan

Dear _____,
People don't really leave us; a part of them lives on in us, through all the fond memories. They stay in our hearts forever. After that, they feel what we feel. I'm sure you want ____ to feel happy and strong always. ___ can still feel what you feel.
Megan
We all miss the person we lose, it's a great loss for everyone, and these lines express our true feelings:

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again - Unknown

We all know this is not possible. But, a few words of condolence can definitely soothe a grieving heart.