Sending a condolence message to your coworker can be more difficult than it looks. You want to use the right words without sounding too clingy and even without coming off as rude. A coworker might be your friend but in most cases, a coworker is someone you probably do not know much. All you know about them are a few details that they share with you.
In such a situation, you want to show your support for your coworker without taking up much of their time. You want to send them a condolence message but you also don’t want to make it awkward for them since they might not know you that much or share a friendship with you other than casual greetings.
If you know someone who is grieving from the loss of a loved one now is the time to show your support and reach out. Use of these condolence messages to convey your sympathies and to let them know that in this time of difficulty, they are in your prayers.
Short Condolence Messages For A Coworker
With heartfelt condolences
Please let me know if I can help in any way
Sending caring thoughts your way
My warm thoughts and sincere prayers are with you and your loved ones
I was so saddened to hear of your loss
Please know I’m here for you in this season of mourning
So sorry for your loss
I am so sad to see you sad. My deepest condolences
Thinking of you
My heart is heavy for you
Sent with love and remembrance of your loved one
Take time to grieve – we are all rallying around you
With deepest condolences to the [name] family
You’ve given so much to me. Please let me know how we lighten your burden
Celebrating the life of a great person
In this heartbreaking time, I am here for you
Someone so special can never be forgotten
All of my love, prayers, hugs, and condolences
With deepest sympathy as we remember [name]
Sympathy Messages On Behalf Of A Group
Everyone is grieving along with you in your loss. She was an inspiration to us all, and the memory of her courage, kind words, and constant compassion will always be treasured among those who knew him
On behalf of our entire team, please accept our deepest sympathies
We are fully behind you and however much time you need! You have the sincere condolences of the entire team in this challenging time
We just wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with you and your family
Please accept our condolences and let us know how we can help you in any way
We are wishing you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning
Your loss is our loss too. This is a time of grief, and we want to honor you and your loved one’s memory in this season. Please take time to heal!
Our hearts go out to you during this time of sorrow
We are all surrounding you with positive thoughts, heartfelt prayers, and our warmest condolences
We hold you close in our thoughts. We are deeply sorry for your loss
There are no right words to convey our grief and sympathy for your bereavement. In this difficult time, we want you to feel our love and how much we miss you
Our condolences for the loss of your [mother/father/partner]. With deepest sympathy from your coworkers at [company name]
We want to express our appreciation for you at this time of loss. We feel your sadness deeply, so please know that our caring thoughts are with you in every gesture of support and care
Please know we are thinking of you during this painful time. As your work family, we are here for you
Please let us know how we can help
We’re so deeply sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you
With deepest sympathy, from all of us
Our hearts are saddened by your loss, and our thoughts are with you
The team will miss your smile as you mourn your loved one. Our condolences
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family
Condolence Messages On The Loss Of Family
All of my thoughts and prayers are with you today
Extending my deepest sympathies for the loss of your [mother/father]
Words just can’t say enough, but I hope these flowers bring you comfort during this time of sadness
She left behind a legacy to be proud of
Sending my deepest sympathy and caring wishes to you and your family
I was deeply saddened to hear about your [mother’s/father’s] passing. Thinking of you and your family
Thinking of you, remembering [spouse or partner’s name], and celebrating his/her/their life
I will never forget your loved one and please know that their absence will be sorely felt
Wishing you the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart forever
I am terribly sorry to hear the news about your [mother/father]. Please accept my condolences
I’m sorry to learn of the passing of your dear [husband/wife/partner]. He/she/they will be fondly remembered
My heart sincerely goes out to you. Please accept my deepest sympathy
Today and always, may loving memories bring you strength and comfort
He is missed, but never ever forgotten! On behalf of all of us who worked with him every day, please accept our deepest sympathies
With a heavy heart, I wish to give my sincere condolences to you and your family
You and your whole family are in my thoughts
My condolences to your beautiful family on the loss of such an amazing person
Keeping you and [name] in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy
May loving memories of your [mother/father] help you find peace
Please accept my good wishes and prayers for you, the loved ones of such a wonderful person
Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort
May the memories of [name] help you find peace and comfort
Seeing the beauty through the pain. Thank you for sharing ____ with me!
Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time
All of my condolences on the loss of one of the best people I knew
You have my deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful person
Thoughts, prayers, hugs, and anything else you need, from me to you
Please accept these flowers in honor of [name]. May he/she/they rest in peace
We are grieving with you, and simply put, have no words
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the soul of your [mother/father] rest in peace
Condolence Emails For A Coworker
Below are some samples of condolence emails that you can send out to your grieving coworker.
I was so sorry to hear about the untimely passing of ______. Whilst understandably I don’t know the details I wanted you to know I’m thinking of you during this awful time.
My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow following the loss of your brother. I would like to wish you comfort during this difficult time, and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family.
If there is something I can do to help you during this time, please do not hesitate to call me. The team is handling your workload, so don’t worry about any of your ongoing projects right now.
Wishing you peace,
I was so sorry to learn about the loss of your ______. Please accept my condolences and know that you are in my prayers. If there is anything I can do to help or you just need to talk then I will always be there for you.
All my sympathy,
I am so sorry for your loss. ______ was a wonderful person who will be so sorely missed. Their warm spirit and generosity were a joy to all who knew them.
Please accept my condolences to both you and your family, and if there is anything I can don’t hesitate to ask.
My sincerest sympathy,
Helpful Tips For Drafting A Sympathy Note For A Coworker
There are always some things to keep in your mind when you are sending out a sympathy or condolence message. Some helpful tips that are a must-follow are:
- Try to not offer any advice. They are grieving and now is not the time to force your opinion on others
- Try not to say things like “I know how it feels” even if you have suffered a similar tragedy. Everyone grieves in their own way.
- Do not say It’s for the best at all costs.
- Avoid asking for details of the cause of the death. You will just freshen up their pain.
- Try to pay attention to your grieving coworker rather than the deceased.
- Do not try to rush things.
Why Should You Send A Condolence Message?
Our work relations are different than personal relationships. When you send out a message to your coworker in their time or grieving, you let them know that they have your professional support. You show them that you acknowledge their loss and the suffering that is caused by it.
It shows that you sympathize with them and this support turns out to be beneficial for maintaining a healthy working environment. Lastly, when you show them that they are a part of your prayers and that you acknowledge their pain, they feel like an integral part of the organization. They develop loyalty for the organization which is rare to find.