Sample Sympathy Thank You Notes

sympathy thank you notes help you find the right words when words just aren’t coming.

After the loss of a loved one, it can be very difficult to write a note of thanks.

However, you may want to let those who showed you support know that you appreciate their concern.

Take your time. Put pen to paper when you are ready, there are no time restrictions. Your message can be brief, as shown in our sample sympathy thank you notes below.

Express thanks for attending the funeral, for sending flowers, or for spending time with you.

The important thing is to do what feels best to you, when it feels best to do it. If writing a note yourself is too painful, it is perfectly fine to have another family member write it for you. Your friends will understand.

Funeral Thank You Notes

Dear William,

Thank you so very much the beautiful flower arrangement. I appreciate your kindness in thinking of me during this sad time.

Forever grateful,


Dear Catherine and Tom,

Seeing you at Bill’s service was a great comfort to me. Thank you so much for your love and concern.



Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jacobe,

It meant a lot to Helen that you came to Doug’s visitation. We all treasure the stories you shared about him and are grateful he counted you as friends.

Sincerely, The Family of Doug and Helen

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