Knowing that a coworker has lost a friend or loved one can make it difficult for you to know what words to share. The following sympathy messages for coworkers set the right tone of caring, respect, and professionalism to help you comfort your coworker.
1. I was so saddened to hear of the loss in your family. Wishing you the strength you need to help you through this difficult time.
2. All felt your absence from work because of the difference in the atmosphere you bring. I am deeply sorry about your loss, and I hope if there is anything I can do to assist you in any way that you let me know.
3. I am deeply saddened by your loss. May you find some joy and solace in your memories during these difficult days.
4. The whole office sends you our warmest wishes and love at this incredibly difficult time. If there is anything we can do to help you deal with the sad loss [in your family/of your friend], please reach out, and we will be there.
5. We all face the anticipation of losing [loved ones/dear friends] over time, yet it doesn’t make it any easier. Please receive my condolences and sympathies concerning your loss, and I look forward to seeing you again at work when you’re ready.
6. You are handling an incredible ordeal, and nobody expects you to come back to work until you’re ready, so only worry about what you’re going through. I offer you my most sincere sympathies over the loss of your [spouse].
7. I was very sorry to hear about your [father] at work the other day. Please let me know if you need anything, and I want to offer my condolences to you and your family.
8. The love of a [mother] is unique and eternal. She will always be with you in your memories, in your children’s eyes, and in your heart. Please accept my deepest sympathies at this incredibly sad time.
9. I understand that we only know each other through work, but I was deeply saddened for you concerning the loss of your [spouse]. Please accept my condolences and sympathies while you face such a difficult time.
10. Please know we are thinking of you at this incredibly sad time. We know how important family is to you. While the bond you share makes the loss of your family member even more painful, we hope it can also be a source of strength in your grief.
11. Everyone at work is thinking of you and is sorrowful on your behalf about the loss of your [mother]. We all wish you the best as you struggle during this troublesome time.
12. The depth of my sympathies toward you over the loss of your [child] can not be said with mere words. I offer my condolences to you and your family, and I’ll see you at work in the future.
13. I am saddened to have heard about the loss in your family. Forget about work and take the time you need to deal with everything going on in your personal life. We will cover for you here.
14. We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your [husband/wife/partner]. The bond of love you shared was so strong that it will live forever and can hopefully help carry you through this exceedingly difficult time.
15. If the saying, “like father, like son” is true, then the world has lost a very bright light with his passing. We are thinking of you at this incredibly sad time and hope that you find some small moments of joy and peace in your memories.
16. I just caught word about your [mother] at work, and I want to extend to you my deepest sympathies and condolences to you as well as your family.
17. We always knew when you were talking to your [husband/wife/partner] on the phone. Your eyes would light up, and you couldn’t help smiling, even if you had been having a rough day. We cannot express the depth of our sorrow for your loss, but we are all here for you if you need anything.
18. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of such a loved member of your family. We will always remember some of your wonderful stories about [name] and know that they will always live in your heart and memories.
19. Your relationship with your [mother] might not have been easy, but I know your love for her never faltered. I was saddened to hear of your loss and am sending you and your family my warmest wishes at this time.
20. I am sorry to hear about the death you had in the family. Please accept my deepest sympathies while you’re taking the time you need during this difficult time.
21. Losing your [mother] is everyone’s worst nightmare, yet it is something that we all must face. As you wrestle against this, please know that we are all thinking of you at work and would like to express our most sincere sympathies.
22. We are truly sorry about the passing of your [mother]. Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences, and don’t give any thought toward the job. Concentrate on taking care of yourself.
23. Whenever your [father] dropped by for a quick coffee or lunch, his love for you and pride in everything you have achieved was there for everyone to see. We know he will always be with you in some way, sharing his strength and his love.
24. Nobody can replace your [father], and nobody has to. He will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. When you feel back up to it, we’ll see you when you come back to work.
25. I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear of the loss of your [husband/wife/partner]. I know you had so many adventures planned and shared dreams. It is not the right time yet, but when you are ready, I know you will keep [his/her] memory alive by living those adventures with your children.
26. Death is never easy, but losing a [father] is extraordinarily difficult. Please reach out if you need any help with anything either at work or privately — my condolences to you and your family.
27. Everyone at work is thinking of you, and I am truly sorry to have heard about the loss of your [child]. Please accept my sympathies and condolences.
28. We at work can all agree that there is no way of knowing the type of pain that you’re going through right now over the loss of your [child]. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your spouse.
29. I am sorry for your loss, and everyone at work is heartbroken over what you’re facing right now. Your [spouse] was a special person, and your actions have always reflected that.
30. I never had the privilege of meeting your [mom]. But I know she must have been an incredible woman because you have inherited her strength, determination, and willingness to fight for justice. She helped make the world a better place and will continue to do so through you.
31. Please accept my sympathies and condolences over the loss of your [spouse]. Everyone at work is also saddened over the news and extends their compassion as well.
32. The love you had for your [husband/wife/partner] can never be taken away. Even though [name] may no longer be here, [his/her] memory will live on in the life you have built together and your gorgeous family.
33. We are deeply sorry to hear of your [father’s] passing. We know from all your stories that he was an incredibly kind and generous man with a big heart and even bigger laughs.
34. I am so sorry about the loss of your [child] — nobody at work could believe the news. If anything should arise that you might need help with, please feel free to contact me.
35. Any death in the family is tough, but nothing is like losing a [parent]. Please accept my most sincere sympathies over the loss of your father, and I’ll look forward to seeing you at work when you’re ready.
36. I offer you my condolences and sympathies over the pain you’re going through over the loss of your [spouse]. If you need anything before or after you decide to come back to work, let me know.
37. It is so tragically sad that your [husband/wife/partner] has been taken from you, but we know you will never stop loving [name]. And through your love and memories, [he/she] will live forever.
38. Nothing can really compare to the pain of losing your [father] — particularly when they were as bright, bold, generous, and kind as yours. Our warmest wishes and deepest condolences are with you and your family at this time.
39. Take all of the time you need to mourn the loss of your [mother]. Everyone understands and would like to express our most heartfelt condolences.
40. Please receive my most sincere condolences and sympathies over the loss of your [father]. Though you’re missed, don’t rush back to work unless it helps you to heal.
41. We didn’t know your [father] in person, but we feel like we know him through you. He must have been a very great man indeed, and we are so sorry for your loss.
42. We will always remember the wonderful [cookies/baked goods, etc.] that your [mother] used to send with you to share at work. Every morsel was bursting with her love. We can’t imagine how hard it is for you now, but we want you to know we are all thinking of you and sending you our love and combined strength.
43. Every family member is important, and when one passes, it is felt by everyone and is never easy. I am sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that I’m available if you need anything while you’re taking time off.
44. Your [mother] was an incredible woman who will be sadly missed by so many people. The memory of her generosity and kindness will live forever. Please accept my deepest condolences at this time.
45. I can’t find words that seem meaningful enough to express how sorry I am over the passing of your [child]. I, as well as everyone else at work, would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and all of your family.
46. Your [son/daughter] was such a valued member of our team, and we were shocked and incredibly saddened to hear of [his/her] loss. [Name] will always be remembered here for [his/her] quick mind, resolve, determination, and a smile that simply lit up the room.
47. Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your [son/daughter]. You should be incredibly proud of everything [name] achieved. And we want you to know that [he/she] had such a positive impact on so many people’s lives and will always be remembered with great love.
48. Our words cannot help you recover from the sorrow and heartache of the sudden loss of your [son/daughter]. That heartache is shared by everyone [he/she] worked with, and we will never forget [him/her]. We wish you strength during this incredibly difficult time.
49. We know what a close-knit family you are from the way your [son/daughter] talked about you while at work. The bond you shared gave [name] the confidence to achieve some incredible things. And we hope it helps you find some peace as you navigate the exceedingly difficult days ahead.
50. [Name] had an unquenchable passion for life, for pushing the boundaries at work, and for always helping others that were struggling or simply feeling down. We cannot believe [he/she] is gone, and our hearts, thoughts, and warmest wishes go out to you during this incredibly hard time.
Best Sympathy Quotes for Your Coworker
“Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.”
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your year.”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”
“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.”
“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”
“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.”
“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”
“In the gardens of memory, the palaces of dreams, this is where we will meet.”
Alice Through the Looking Glass
“Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That signifies nothing. For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
“Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.”
“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
“You will always be in my heart…because in there you’re still alive.”
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
“Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.”
“May each tear and each fond memory be a note of love rising to meet you.”
“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”
“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.”
“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.”
“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”
“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.”
“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“No matter where I am, your spirit will be beside me. For I know that no matter what, you will always be with me.”
Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach
“He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.”
“The loss of my father will always sting. But now, everything that I do is in honor of him and celebrates his life.”
Adrienne C. Moore
“The dead never truly die. They simply change form.”
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
“Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.”
“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
“What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.”
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
“Whenever there comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
Winnie the Pooh
“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.”
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.”
“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.”
“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.”
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we deeply love becomes a part of us.”
“Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.”
Sir Walter Scott
“Love like ours can never die!”
Sympathy Bible Verses for Your Coworker
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
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