Sympathy Thank You Notes

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Sympathy Thank You Notes for Friends and Family

If you live long enough, there will come a time when you will experience the decease of someone close to you.

It's inevitable.

At such a time, the love and support of family and friends is absolutely invaluable.

It helps us to heal. And for that loving support, we are forever grateful.

Below, you’ll find sample sympathy thank you notes that can be used for loved ones who have been there for you during your time of loss.

Or, perhaps you need to send a sympathy note to someone else who has recently lost a loved one. But what do you say? And how?

To aid you in expressing your condolences to others, we've posted a mix of sympathy notes on the latter half of this page. Personalize them with specific phrases that describe your knowledge or experience with the deceased--be it first or second-hand, formal or informal.

Let sincerity be your guide here. Showing compassion, while keeping it real, will always be appreciated.

Sample Sympathy Thank You Notes

Sympathy Thank You Notes for Flowers, Cards, etc.

Dear ______________________:

The kind, generosity of good friends like you has been a great help to us during this very difficult time.

My (father, mother, grandparents, family) and I would like to offer our most sincere thanks for the (flowers, card, or other gift) you sent in memory of (name of deceased).

Thank you so very much for your loving support.

Sincerely yours,

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Dear _______________________:

Your loving support after (name of deceased)’s passing meant a great deal to our family. The gorgeous white roses you sent were fabulous. I know that (name of deceased) would have loved them. On behalf of my family, I offer you our most sincere gratitude and love.

Yours Sincerely,

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More Sympathy Thank You Notes for Tributes, Food, etc.

Dear ______________________:

(Name of deceased) was most precious to our family. Thank you for honoring (his/her) memory with your very meaningful tribute. We will be forever grateful for the loving memories you have shared with us and we’ll treasure them for a lifetime.

With love,

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Dear _______________________:

I know that you loved (name of deceased), and count his recent passing a great loss.

Please know that we greatly appreciated the (name food item) you brought by.

It was most delicious and we know you prepared it with love.

Thanks so much for thinking of us at this very difficult time.

Sincerely yours,


More Sympathy Thank You Notes


Dear ____________________:

There are simply no words to express my heartfelt thanks for the sympathy you have extended toward our family during this time of loss. We are deeply grateful to you.

With our love,

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Dear _____________________:

You have been a rock to my family during this time of loss. I know that (name of deceased) treasured your friendship, and that the two of you shared much love and respect. Your presence and willingness to help with anything needed was a great comfort.

Please know that we are deeply grateful for your kind devotion.

With our love,

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Sympathy Notes for Comforting Others During Their Time of Loss

Sympathy Note for the Death of a Spouse from a Coworker

Dear _____________________:

I was very sorry to hear about the death of your (husband/wife). (Name of deceased) and I worked with together at RKM Manufacturing for seven years. (His/her) personal integrity and depth of product knowledge gained (name of deceased) the respect of both long-standing clients and top-level management.

(Name of deceased) was easy to talk to, and (he/she) more than once helped me to effectively deal with a tough client. (He/she) was always kind and patient, and he/she treated everyone at the office with courtesy and respect.

We will miss (name of deceased)’s seasoned advice, kind words, and friendship. I am saddened by your loss. Please know you have my deepest sympathy.

Sincerely,

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Sympathy Notes for the Death of a Parent or Grandparent

Dear ____________________:

I was so sorry to hear about the death of your (father/mother).You have told me on several occasions how close the two of you were, and how much you respected (him/her). I know you will miss (him/her) deeply. I only wish I had the words that could ease your pain.

I am glad that you had such a great relationship with you (dad/mom), and I sincerely hope that your memories will give you comfort.

I’ll give you a call next week to find out what day you’d like me to drive your son’s school car pool for you. You have my deepest sympathies.

Thinking of you,

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Dear ______________________:

I was saddened to hear about the death of your grandmother. She was truly an interesting person. I was fascinated by her stories of growing up in East Asia as the daughter of an American serviceman, and coming to this country when she was thirteen.

Her death has been a great loss to you and your family, I am sure. I pray that the love and support of family and friends will help to ease your pain during this very difficult time.

Next week, I will call to find out what night I may bring you dinner. Please know I am thinking of you and that you have my deepest sympathies.

Sincerely,

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Sympathy Note for the Death of a Sibling

Dear ______________________:

I was very sorry to hear about the death of your (sister/brother), (name of deceased). You’ve told me many times how close the two of you were. I hope the fond memories that you shared with (name of deceased) will comfort you during this difficult time.

I am thinking about you, and please know that you have my deepest sympathy.

Sincerely,







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