Sympathy Words To Convey Your Condolences


It is a hard task to comfort someone who is grieving the death of a loved one. The right words seem to escape our minds and our tongue seems tied up while we frantically think of what to say. This is why we have decided to cover all the aspects of what is a condolence message, when should condolence message be sent and what to write in the condolence message, so that you get all the knowledge you need in one stop. 

What Is A Condolence Message?

A condolence message is a way to express your sympathy. It is a simple way to let someone know that they are not alone in grieving their loved one. Although a condolence message has different forms, it can be written or verbal, and It can be sent through a card or through messaging or any social media application, The one thing that is certain is that a condolence message is sent out at the death of someone. While this is not something any one of us looks forward to doing, still it should be done precisely and promptly.

When Should We Send A Condolence Message?

Reaching out mostly depends on how close you are to the one grieving. If you are close to them, it is best to reach out as soon as you hear the news. The sooner the better. Because in such hard times, we rely on the ones close to us to aid us through our journey of grief. 

If this is not the case, you can send out your condolence message even after a few weeks. That is the time everyone has returned to their busy routines while the one who has suffered the loss is left alone. They often suffer in silence and your message can lift them up because they can develop a new sense of feeling not alone. 

What To Write In A Condolence Message?

The message you write for condolence depends upon your relationship with the person. The tone of your message will be different for a grieving friend than the tone of the message you send to a grieving coworker that you hardly know. We have broken down the types of condolence messages with respect to relationships so that it is easier for you to choose the message that is more relatable.

Condolence Message For A Relative 

I am incredibly sorry to hear that you lost someone that was so special to you, and I know you are in pain. I am here to help ease your burden and support you in whatever way you need


[Name], I am so sad to hear that [name] died. I am thinking of you and [names of other affected family members]. I hope that you feel wrapped in love and support


You must have so many memories of [name] that you cherish. Their life is an important story to tell. I can help you/us create a journal or scrapbook in celebration of [name] so you/we can always have those memories to comfort you/us


Know that you are a credit to [name]’s memory. I am sure that [he/she/they/etc.] would be thinking of you fondly and with pride for who you are and how you live your life


Learning of [Name]’s passing was gut-wrenching. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are finding strength in your family and the love of your friends; please know we are here for you

Our Deepest Condolences

My heart is with you during this time of loss and in the days to come


It is my prayer that our shared memories of [name] will bring comfort during this time


We will be on our way shortly to help with [tasks, rituals, etc.]


I am here for you. We’ll get through this together


Remember you are not alone

Condolence Message For A Friend

I’m here to support you, no matter what time of day it is. Thinking of you always and sharing my deepest sympathies with you as you go through this hardship


[Name], I am so sorry that your [parent, sister, cousin, nephew, etc.]­ died. I am thinking of you and your family


I am here for you and hope you know that I care deeply about what you are going through and how you are feeling


I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I am always here for you, and I am sending you love and strength during this distressing time


As your friend, I wish that I could protect you from anything that might make you sad. Sadly, I cannot protect you from the devastating effects of losing someone so special to you. But I can offer a smile when you need it, a thoughtful ear if you would like to talk, and a hug if you need some comfort. Know that I am thinking of you, and I am very sorry for your loss

Our Deepest Condolences

I will check in on you, and it’s totally OK if you can’t respond


My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your [friend/family member/etc.]. May you find comfort in remembering the special moments that brightened your days throughout the years. I hope you allow all the memories you shared to shine in remembrance for years to come


I am thinking about you and sending my heartfelt sympathies and condolences


Saying goodbye to someone as important as [insert name] is devastating. Although I cannot replace [him/her/them/etc.], I am here to support you with hugs, a shoulder to cry on, and the reminder that you are not alone


Although I don’t know what you are feeling right now, I do understand what it’s like to lose a [friend/family member/etc.]


Losing a loved one is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. It feels like a cloud has cast a shadow over you. Please know it won’t always be that way. The clouds will clear, and the sun will shine again. When you need some sunlight, I will never be far away. You have my deepest condolences

Condolence Message For Losing A Spouse 

It’s difficult to imagine moving on with life after losing someone so close to you. I know that you may just want to shut out the world and retreat. Just know that I can be a shoulder for you to lean on, and I am here for you


I am fortunate to have known your Husband. May [Name] life inspire all of us to do more good with our own


I tried to find the right words to express just how sorry I am for your loss. Words just don’t seem like enough. I’m so sorry


We thought [Name] could stay a little longer with you, but God decided that it was time for them to come home and have rest


I am so sorry that you’ve lost your life partner, [Name]. I can’t imagine how much pain and sorrow you’re feeling. I know you will need to grieve their loss and the life you thought you would have together. Although it isn’t the same, know that you are not alone as you figure out what life after the loss of [name] looks like


Though your heart must hold sorrow at the loss of the one you loved, may it also hold the blessings of the life you shared and the love that will forever be a part of you


I wish that I could ease your pain and help you heal. I hope that this message at least lets you know that I am thinking of you always. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you in this difficult time


Very sad to hear this news of your Wife/Husband’s passing. We have fond memories of a lovely neighbor. Our heartfelt sympathies to the family


In times of sorrow, it is not always easy to see the light. If I can help you find a glimmer by giving thanks for the gift that was the life of [name], please know that is what I am trying to do. [Name] was a truly special person, and I am so grateful that you had [him/her/them/etc.] in your life. May [he/she/they/etc.] be at peace


Let the memory of [Name] be with us forever. The two of you had an incredible life together


Reentering the world can be hard during times of loss. I will take those first few steps with you and help you move forward. We can travel the way forward together. I send my deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss


A very kind and formidable woman who will be sorely missed. She was very good to me and I will never forget her


Grief is so personal and a unique experience for each one of us. Feelings can arise without warning at the sound of a favorite song, picture, or special place. It can be overwhelming when that happens. If you ever feel like talking about your feelings or have these experiences, I am here to share in your grief and support you through it


Very sad to hear this news of your Wife/Husband’s passing. We have fond memories of a lovely neighbor. Our heartfelt sympathies to the family


If you need a friend, I am here for you. If you need quiet, I am happy to be your peace. If you need to talk, I am listening. If you want to be alone, I can wait. Please know that someone is ready to help and thinking of you as you grieve


So sorry to hear about the passing of [Name], we have great memories of the good times he had with you and [Name]. You made such a fabulous couple


It’s difficult to imagine moving on with life after losing someone so close to you. I know that you may just want to shut out the world and retreat. Just know that I can be a shoulder for you to lean on, and I am here for you


We are not just mourning your Husband/Wife, but celebrating their life for He/She was our hero


Remember all those happy days. [Name] was a terrific mother/father and a loving husband/wife. God bless you and the children


We thought [Name] could stay a little longer with you, but God decided that it was time for them to come home and have rest


Very sad to hear this news of your Wife/Husband’s passing. We have fond memories of a lovely neighbor. Our heartfelt sympathies to the family

Our Deepest Condolences

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your wife

Condolence Messages For The Loss Of A Grandparent

Your Grandmother affected so many lives for the good


Hoping you’ll find comfort in the love and memories of your Grandfather

Our Deepest Condolences

Grandma leaves a trail of beautiful memories


No words can take away the sorrow that you are feeling. May it provide comfort knowing that others care


Thinking of you and hoping her memories bring you comfort


Your Grandpa was dearly loved by all who knew him, and now he is dearly missed


You can tell by the tears left behind what a wonderful person she was


Your Grandfather was such a charitable man. He was always lending a hand to others and reaching out when they were in need


With Sympathy for the loss of your Grandmother


I was so sorry to hear about your Grandfather’s passing. May he have eternal peace


May your memories of Grandma be the beautiful gift that helps you heal


Your Grandfather was such a presence. He was fair, dignified, and had a great sense of humor. I truly enjoyed working for him and know that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him

Condolence Messages For Losing A Parent

Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May the peace of our Lord be with you all; cherished memories are a wonderful gift from God!


The life lessons your Dad taught will always remain. These are the gifts he gave to you


Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mother. I admired her, and remember her as a kind thoughtful friend. May God Bless her and provide comfort to you and your family at this difficult time


You and your family are in our hearts and minds. Our condolences on the passing of your father


I am so sorry to read about your Mother. She is part of my childhood memories that I don’t want to forget. We will keep you in our prayers; May God Bless You


Your Dad was an exceptional man and a good friend. My sincere condolences


My deepest condolences. Your Mom will live forever in our memories, as they bring a smile to our faces. May GOD bless you and your family in this challenging time, but rest assured she is in HIS caring hands forever


Your Father was a wonderful source of encouragement for your family. Sincerely sorry for your loss


[Name] was a mother to so many beyond her own children, including me. She was the kindest person I know. The Lord has been glorified with her life. May the Lord’s grace be sufficient for the family as they grieve and adjust to life in her absence. Grace to the family


My deepest condolence. Your Father was a “Family Man” in every sense of the word. My heart is aching for your loss


I have fond memories of your Mother, and I hope that the pleasant times you had together as a family would help you through this sad time. May She Rest In Peace


My condolences on the death of your Father. He was a fantastic teacher and the students loved and respected him. We will pray for your family


The peace of God is your peace, forever! Your Mother always greeted us with laughter and love. Thanks for sharing your Mom with all of us girls, we will keep her sweet spirit in our hearts always


Our deepest condolences. Your Dad will watch over you throughout your life. What a wonderful neighbor and friend. We are praying for you


[Name] lived a life that would have been pleasing to God. May your Mother rest in peace with her Heavenly Father. Peace, Strength, and Love …


We’re thinking of you in your hour of grief. May you always feel your Dad’s presence in your heart. May he Rest In Peace


What a remarkable life your Mother lived – so full of Love. I will truly miss her. Her values, life lessons, hopes, and dreams became a part of our family. [Name] made a difference in so many lives. I cherish our memories together. Praying that the Legacy of love she left in this world will give you strength and comfort you. In God’s Grace


Your Dad was so caring a special. All the Kids enjoyed it when he would play baseball with us. God bless you and comfort you


A loving and caring Mother has left us. With heavy hearts, we bid you goodbye. Thank you for the smiles. Thank you for praying. Thank you for life. Rest in Jesus


[Name] we are deeply sorrowed by the passing of your Father. I know how much you loved him. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. May his soul rest in peace


To the family: I send my deepest condolences for the passing of your Mother. Our mothers are with us always. I pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Your friend in Christ


I worked with your Father for over 40 years. Everybody at the plant loved him and missed him when he retired. We share your sorrow for the loss of your Dad. God bless your family


The pain of losing a Mother never goes away. Your hearts will continue to cry for her. Our sincere condolences to all the family


You were blessed to have a father so special and caring. His memory will live forever in our hearts


Mom, The Faith that you had is just simply amazing. I couldn’t ask God for anything more. He gave me the perfect mother! May you continue to rest in paradise

Our Deepest Condolences

My heart goes out to your family, May the lessons your Father gave you last a lifetime


While you make the mournful journey forward, cherish the beautiful memories of your Mother and do not let regret rule the day, for it is God’s sovereignty that we must trust and embrace to find understanding and value in our lives. May the peace of God abide with you in this time of great hardship

Religious Condolence Messages 

Our Deepest Condolences

I will keep you in my prayers as you go through this tough time


May God comfort you and bring you healing for the pain of losing a loved one. Please accept our heartfelt condolences


I am sorry to hear the loss of your loved one. May the Good Lord bless you and keep you and give you inner peace as you face this trying time


Life without your beloved [insert name] will never quite be the same. We pray that God will comfort your heart and fill your soul with love and peace


It’s my prayer that God’s words bring you comfort during this difficult time


Praying for you and your family during this challenging time. I hope you feel the power of God’s love and presence in your lives

Biblical References For Condolences 

In the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time

Titus 1:2

Our Deepest Condolences

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you

1 Peter 5:7 


In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you

John 14:2


And God shall wipe away tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away

Revelation 21.4


And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust

Acts 24:15


I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die

John 11:25,26


And in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord Your God Carried You, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place

Deuteronomy 1:31


Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father… comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17


Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned

John 5:28-29 

Our Deepest Condolences
Our Deepest Condolences

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning

Psalm 30:5

Short Condolence Messages 

Our deepest sympathy


A beautiful flower has bloomed in God’s kingdom


You and your family are in my prayers


My sincere condolences to you and your family

Our Deepest Condolences

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts


With love and remembrance


Condolences to you on the sad passing of [Name}


I’m so sorry for your loss


A life well-lived. May God’s love and comfort be with you


Our teacher and mentor, our source of Inspiration. May They Rest in Peace


My heart is with you in your time of sorrow


[Name] you transcended like an angel


May your heart and soul find peace and comfort


[Name] fought the fight and finished the course with faith


A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family


My heart is with you in your time of sorrow


Thinking of you during this difficult time


Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow


Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow


Forever remembered, forever missed

How To Sign A Condolence Card

You can use one of the following signatures to properly sign your condolence card.

  • With sincere sympathy, [Name]

  • Our sincere sympathy, [Name]

  • Warmest condolences, [Name]

  • Affectionately yours, [Name]

  • Sharing your sadness, [Name]

  • With you in sorrow, [Name]

  • Sending you love, [Name]

  • Wishing you peace, [Name]

  • Thinking of you, [Name]

  • Praying for you, [Name]

  • With care, [Name]

  • With much love, [Name]

  • With love, [Name]

  • With sympathy, [Name]

  • Prayerfully, [Name]

  • Sincerely, [Name]

  • Love, [Name]

  • God bless, [Name]

  • Yours, [Name]



Now is the most important time to show your support and care. We look for emotional help mostly when we are dealing with the loss of a loved one and it is the toughest of times to verbally ask for help. If you know someone who is dealing with such a loss, but they don’t ask for help, know that they need it the most. There are many ways to express your sympathies other than just sending a message. You can always:

  • Sending Flowers 

  • Bringing Food To The Family 

  • Making A Condolence Call 

  • Send A Memorial Gift

There are so many things to say when it comes to comforting someone but now is not the time to impose your religious or Godly beliefs on someone who might believe otherwise. Be gentle. Be caring. It is okay to not get a reply. Don’t take it personally.

Also Read: Uplifting Grief Quotes To Help Overcome The Loneliness

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