Written by Charlene Hartung


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6 Sep, 2021

Condolences – an expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of the death of a person’s relative or close friend. Definition from Oxford Languages.

I think you would agree with me that never before have we needed to write a condolence note to people we love and adore more than we do nowadays. Be it a family member who passed on or an acquaintance, to comfort them and show them we empathise and feel with them when often, words just feel so inadequate. 

At times this last year I found myself at a loss for words many times and have often remained silent. 

So here are some ways you can share your deepest condolences in words:

  1. My deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. 
  2. It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of _____. Please accept our most sincere condolences. 
  3. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of grief and sorrow. 
  4. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. 
  5. I’m sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 
  6. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. 

You can always send flowers and a note too.  I prefer doing that after the funeral has taken place when people have had some time to reflect and make sense of what has happened. 

Whatever you do, the family does appreciate every prayer and every note. Let’s continue to pray for each other. 

Love, Charlie 


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