Dear Joan, I want to express my sympathy and regards to you during this time of grief. I know the passing of your mother, Stella, is a difficult thing to experience.
She was a remarkable woman and I will always have fond memories of her, as I am sure all who knew her will. One thing that I know she will be remembered for is her kindness. She had a warm and loving heart and many people experienced her compassion.
Finally let me say that I am here for you in your time of grief. If there is anything you need, a friend to talk to, or a shoulder to cry on please do not hesitate to call on me.