When a death occurs in any family it is a devastating experience, especially when it is a sibling they are close to. When writing a sympathy note, be sure to immediately send it out and let the family know that you are in their thoughts. Be as brief as you can and be sure the message is not to lengthy. Keep in mind, that you do not want to make yourself a part of the message, but rather expend your deepest sympathy and condolences. The following series of messages will help you with identifying the right words to share for your sympathy message.
From our family, please accept our deepest sympathy. We know it’s hard, it’s painful now but we want you to know that you and your family in sorrow are always in our prayers.
I am at a loss of words for what to say to console you for your loss. Please accept my condolences anyway and know that I am thinking of you.
I am saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was loved and respected by everyone who met her. I hope you can find peace in the wonderful life she has lived. May she rest in peace. God bless you and your entire family.
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling right now, but I just want you to know that your mother was an inspiration to me and I will remember her forever.
I cannot comprehend how difficult this time must be for you. I am so, so sorry. Know that we are all thinking of you, and wishing you strength as you deal with so much grief.
I cannot comprehend just how devastated you must be feeling over the loss of your spouse. My heart goes out to you, in this difficult time.
I feel so sad when I heard the news. I’m sorry for your loss my friend. I’m sure your brother will forever be remembered as a good guy. We will miss him too. Our deepest sympathy from our family.
I find myself sad upon hearing your brother’s passing. I’m sorry for your loss. Your brother is an amazing person in so many ways. You are always in my prayers and your whole family as well. My condolences for your loss.
I just heard the sad news about your brother and wanted you to know how truly sorry I am. He was one of the nicest people I know and I know that he was a great brother too. I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray that you will find the strength and courage to get through this difficult time.
I was both shocked and saddened to hear about your brother’s death. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.
I was deeply saddened to hear of your brother’s passing. He was a very special guy and we all thought the world of him. You have my sincere sympathy on your loss.
I was initially so sorry and felt sad when I heard about the passing of your brother. You and your brother are very close to each other and I am a witness. Your brother was really a good person and a good brother as well.
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how close you and your brother were. He was a nice person and I know he was a good brother too. You have my deepest sympathy.
I was so very surprised and sad to hear about your brother’s death. You have my heartfelt sympathy at this very sad and difficult time.
I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Life isn’t always easy or simple. Thank goodness for friends who can laugh and cry with you. You have been that friend for me, and I’ll be that friend for you anytime.
Losing a brother is such a sad event. I will remember him always for his great charm and wit. We all share in your grief at this difficult time.
Memories are one place we can visit those we’ve lost. Since memories are portable, we can take our lost loved ones with us anywhere at anytime.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time. I cannot imagine the grief you must be experiencing. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Our family doesn’t have any words right now. We know how sad is it and how painful it is. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. You are in our prayers.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your father. He was a strong and passionate person and his memory will live on in our hearts for as long as we live.
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your brother. I was very sorry to hear the news. I liked your brother very much and enjoyed his company whenever we were together. He was always so proud of you and your family and never had a bad word to say about anyone. I will miss him very much. I will pay my respects at the services. Stay strong.
Words are inadequate for what I am feeling and wanting to express to you right now, but I do want you to know that I am thinking of you and will be calling you soon to check on you and see how you are doing.
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. I know how hard it is to lose a sibling. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your brother will be remembered for the great guy that he was. I know you will miss him very much as we all will. Please extend my sympathy to your entire family.
Your brother’s departure was truly unexpected and I am deeply grieved. Please accept my deepest condolences for your significant loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless you and may your brother rest in peace.
Your brother’s death came as such a shock. I had no idea that he was having health problems. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family and his family as well. He has left us at too young an age but will be remembered fondly for all that he accomplished in such a short life. God Bless You.
Funeral costs over the years have outpaced the rates of inflation. In the last decade, the costs of a funeral has increased almost 4%. Traditional service fees can run over $1800 with a casket costing more than $2200. Almost half of individuals prefer their families to have a celebration of life funeral and maintain low overall costs. The below infographic provides common trends and statistics for funeral costs in the 21st century.