If you’ve lost someone close to you, it’s hard finding the right words to say to offer support to loved ones. Condolence cards are an opportunity to show you care whilst offering thoughts and prayers to the grieving person. We’ve put together some condolences card message ideas to help you write meaningful and heartfelt condolences.
Loss of a husband, wife, or partner:
Losing a spouse or partner can leave a void in the lives of their other halves. Whilst a small gesture, a sympathy message helps to remind the recently bereaved, that they are loved and supported. Here are some examples of messages you could write to provide them with peace and comfort.
- I’m so grateful I got to experience the joy you and Simon shared together. I will miss him deeply.
- Losing the one you love is so hard – I want to let you know that I am here for you, whenever you need me, for whatever I can help with.
- I am so sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need to take care of yourself, and know we are all here for you too.
Loss of a friend:
Offering heartfelt sympathy when someone loses a close friend can help to bring comfort and peace to them at an emotional time. If you are stuck for words, the below ideas might give you an idea of the kind of messages you could write in a condolence card.
- We are so saddened to hear of the passing of James. Our deepest sympathy to you and all of James’ friends at this difficult time.
- Thinking of you during this difficult time. I hope we can get together for celebrating the life of Louise as soon as you feel ready.
- Clare was an amazing person and we will cherish the happy memories we have together. Please know I am here for you if you need anything at all.
Loss of a parent:
To lose a parent is something that has a profound impact on anyone. If you know someone who has recently lost their parent, these are some messages you could consider using in a condolence card.
- Your mother was such an inspirational lady. She will be missed dearly by us all.
- Your father brought joy to all of us, as do you. His smile will live on through you.
- My heart goes out to you at this difficult time, your mum is such a difficult goodbye.
- Your father was a kind, generous and funny man. I hope those years of happy memories will bring you comfort in time.
Looking for support through bereavement?
Whilst the grieving process is unique to each person, it can be reassuring to find information on how to process losing a loved one. We’ve collated trusted advice from professionals to help you with grief and bereavement, which you can view by clicking here.