A Sample Letter of Sympathy You Can Personalize


Writing sympathy letters can be a rewarding way to express your heart and comfort a grieving friend.
If the thought of writing a condolence seems overwhelming, these sample letters of sympathy can give you great ideas and inspiration.

A Generic Sympathy Letter

Here a sample condolence letter to give you a basic idea.

Dear ________
I am sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss _______ so much. 
He/she was greatly loved and admired by all who knew him/her.
I always loved the way he/she ____________ You have always been a wonderful friend to him/her.
 I would like to help you in whatever way I can through this difficult time. 
Please let me ____________ for you. When you are ready you can reach me at __________
You are in my thoughts, __________

For sample phrases go to Words of Condolence
Need a great closing go to Sympathy Sentiments

The basic components of a sympathy letter are:

Acknowledging the loss.
Expressing your condolences.
Taking a moment to remember and note special qualities about their loved one.
If you can, include a favorite memory of their loved one.
Remind the bereaved of their personal strengths or special qualities.
Offer some kind of help.
End the letter with a sentiment or a thoughtful wish or expression.