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Sample Condolence Messages

Condolence Gift Messages | Personal Sentiments | Text & Email Messages  Quotes | “Plant A Tree” Messages | Religious Verses

Finding the right words or what feels like the proper way to offer expressions of deepest sympathy to a family member, friend or colleague after the loss of a loved one can be challenging. There are many considerations to take into account when expressing condolences to another individual. Below, find a wide range of sympathy message examples that are appropriate to send to a loved one, colleague, or acquaintance.  


Condolence Gift Messages

  1. May this help make the mourning process even a shred less difficult.
  2. May this food provide nourishment to you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
  3. A small token of our endless love and thoughts.
  4. Sending love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this tough time.
  5. Your [friend/loved one] loved this/these; we send them with him/her in mind.
  6. Here’s to [name] and his/her everlasting memory.

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Personal Sentiments

  1. His/her memory will reside forever in my/our heart(s.)
  2. In memory of an amazing, one-of-a-kind man/woman.
  3. In memory of [name], a person we were blessed to know and love.
  4. Sending all our love at this difficult time.
  5. The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts.
  6. Wishing you loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

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Text & Email Messages

  1. Sending my/our sincere sympathies from afar.
  2. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
  3. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one/friend.
  4. We are sorry beyond words for your loss.
  5. We are heartbroken by your loss and are sorry we cannot be there during this difficult time.
  6. May his/her memory be a blessing. Our hearts are with you.

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  1. “May flight of Angels sing thee to thy rest.” -Shakespeare
  2. “Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.” -Shakespeare
  3. “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” –Robert Frost
  4. “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” -George Eliot
  5. “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” –William Wallace
  6. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Plant A Tree" Messages

  1. A living tribute to a beautiful and generous spirit.
  2. An eternal memory that will continue to grow.
  3. May each new leaf represent my ever-growing love for you.
  4. May these trees grow and blossom in his/her memory.
  5. May these trees stand in tribute to a life well lived.
  6. May this tree provide shade and comfort as your mother/father did.

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Religious Verses

  1. “God is our refuge and our strength.” -Psalm 46:1
  2. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4
  3. “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” -Psalm 119:50
  4. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28
  5. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” -Psalm 34:18
  6. “You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” -Psalm 18:28

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