Bereavement Thank You Notes: Examples and Tips
You are grieving the loss of a loved one.
The last thing you may want to do now, is sit down and write a
sympathy note about his or her passing to numerous friends and relatives.
Don't push yourself. Most people will understand.
Below, you'll find examples of sympathy thank you notes to aid you with this important task.
Examples of Bereavement Thank You Notes
No words could ever express our appreciation for the love and support you have shown to us after the passing of (name of deceased). We are deeply grateful.
Bereavement Thank You Notes for Clergy
Dear Reverend ________________:
The eulogy that you delivered for (name of deceased) was beautiful. We were especially moved at your mention of (his/her) sharp wit and love of life.
(Name of deceased) was a source of great joy in our lives, and we will miss (his/her) fun-loving nature and keen sense of humor. Thank you for honoring (him/her) in such a sincere and heart-felt manner. We greatly appreciate your loving tribute.
With Warmest Regards,
Dear Rabbi ______________:
This is truly a time where my faith is being tested. It has not been easy to accept the death of (name of deceased). While I am sure that (he/she) is in a much better place, it has been difficult to let go.
Your counsel has pointed me to the path of healing. Thank you for helping me to grieve, laugh and cry.
More Bereavement Thank You Notes
The loving sympathy you have shown during this tremendously difficult time is so greatly appreciated.
The white lilies you sent were exquisite. I know that (name of deceased) would have truly adored them.
On behalf of my family, I thank you.
Bereavement Thank You Note for Death of a SpouseDear ______________:
As you know, (name of deceased) was a devoted (husband/wife) to me and a wonderful (father/mother) to (his/her) children. We are blessed to have had (his/her) love and presence in our lives for so many years.
Losing (name of deceased) has been a very painful experience. Your loving support has been a great help. Thank you for being there when we needed you most.
For more examples of bereavement thank you notes, please see our sympathy thank you notes page.