A funeral thank you note is best expressed in a hand written message. Do not write more than four cards or letters at a time to ensure your handwriting maintains neat. The optimal time to send a bereavement thank you card is 2-4 weeks after the services or date that a gift was received. During a time of grieving, it may be easier to have a family member or friend send out your thank you cards. One or two sentences is really all that is necessary to offer your gratitude and appreciation. Be sure to be specific as to what it is you are thanking them for. The following sample bereavement thank you card messages can help to inspire your own personal response.
Allow me to express my most heartfelt appreciation for the fantastic food you’ve prepared for us. When in need, you were there to help and are truly a great friend and neighbor.
How truly grateful we are to have wonderful friends like you. Your love and support for our family has been very much appreciated during this time of loss.
I can hardly express how grateful I am for your attendance at (name) funeral. It was so good of you to take the time to be with me and my family.
It is difficult to find words to express how thankful we are for your expression of love to our family during his truly difficult time. We are grateful for the friendship that we share. Warm regards.
It is hard to put into words the thanks we would like to give for all the help, thoughtfulness and sympathy you have given us during this difficult time. We are very grateful for your support and friendship.
It was very nice of you to think of me in this time of sadness. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Just a quick note to show our appreciation for the beautiful flowers you’ve sent. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness while we are going through this difficult time.
My family and I would like to thank you for your support and generous donation to (name) fund. You were a great friend to her over the years and I know she loved you very much.
Our family wishes to convey our sincerest appreciation for your prayers and supporting during (name) passing. We are blessed to have friends like you and are thankful for all you have done.
Sending you our sincere gratitude for the flowers you sent. It truly served as a special reminder of your friendship with (name).
Thank you for your heartfelt condolence. Your words are not only a comfort, but a source of strength for my family and me in this difficult time.
Thank you for your thoughtful and kind card of condolence. It was a comfort to the entire family.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness in helping me with the food and guests at the services. I am so grateful for your helping hand in my time of need. Thanks again.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Your generosity and support during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your touching letter. I really enjoyed hearing from you. The story you shared about (name) made me smile.
Thank you so much for all the support you have offered to my family and me during this difficult time. I know it couldn’t have been easy and I really appreciate your friendship.
Thank you so much for attending my (name) funeral and for the beautiful arrangement you sent. Our family really appreciates your support.
Thank you very much for attending (name) funeral service. Being his friend meant a lot to him, we know this because he often spoke of you. During this difficult time, your kindness has meant a lot to our family.
The family would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for the thoughtfulness presented to us and love we have been given during our time of bereavement.
The service you performed offered inspiration and comfort to all who were present. We thank you greatly for your help and support during this difficult time.
There comes a time in life that your friends support is extremely necessary. This was one of those times and you were there for me every second. Thank you my friend.
This is a very difficult time for all of us. We are saddened by the passing of (name). Your presence helped to lighten our burden. I was grateful to enjoy your company and hear your lovely memories.
We greatly appreciate your very generous donation in (name) honor. We thank you so much for your kindness.
We really appreciate your acts of kindness and helping hands for our family during (name) funeral service. It was a comfort to us to know these details were in your hands.
We wish to express sour sincere appreciation for all your love and supporting during our time of loss. Thank you all for the acts of kindness shown to our family.
We wish to express our sincere appreciation for your words of comfort during (name) memorial service. We are encouraged and blessed to know that he/she will be in the company of our Lord.
We would like to give our thanks for speaking at (name) memorial service. Thank you for spending the time to share your wonderful memories with his friends and family. The words you spoke were very comforting to all who attended.
We would like to give our thanks for the beautiful photos and flowers. We greatly appreciate your kindness, support, and generosity in this difficult time.
We would like to offer our thanks for the wonderful service you performed for us. Your sympathetic words were very soothing and comforted and brought hope to all who were present. We truly appreciate your services.
You said you would always be there for our family and you were. Thank you for that. I love you.
Your card was beautiful. Thank you for being there for me.