Sample Sympathy Letters

Sample Sympathy Letters serve to comfort family and friends during tough times...whether it's the death of loved ones, difficult times due to sickness or bad health, to breakups and divorces.And although ou can always email a letter it's always more personalized when you take the time to hand write them.

But writing the can be so hard, especially when the need has been personalized and you or a friend is dealing with the loss of a loved one, co-worker, former classmate, etc. So, I put together the following letters for your consideration.

Sample Sympathy Letter #1
Dear ______,
I am so sorry about the loss of your _______.  May memories of your years together comfort you and carry you through these days of heartbreak.  Although words can't take away your grief I want you to know that I'm thinking of you and send you love and warm thoughts.  Also, I am just a phone call away, so please feel free to call if there's anything I can do for you. 

Sample Sympathy Letter #2  
Dear _____,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your _____. She was such a wonderful person.  My family and I will be attending the memorial service on Sunday and have arranged for the delivery of a flower arrangement, but we wanted to do more.  So, we decided to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society in ______'s name. Although it will not change the circumstances of her passing it feels right and I think______ would approve.  You're in our thoughts and prayers,

Sample Sympathy Letter #3
Dear ______,
I have no words to express how sad I am about ______'s passing.  Although we were best friends for ___ years, I never had the opportunity to personally meet you.  She was a wonderful person and loved you dearly...and by her accounting you loved her just as much.  I hope you are able to find some measure of comfort in knowing that despite her being physically gone she will be with us in our hearts, always. 

Sample Sympathy Letter #4
Dearest _____,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of ______ and can only imagine the pain and sadness you are experiencing. Losing a family member creates a void in our hearts that can never really be filled again. It's a terrible pain, and I'm so sorry that you must experience it. In this dark hour I wish you peace and quick healing. Please accept my sincerest regards, and if there is anything you need please do not hesitate to ask.

Sample Letter of Sympathy #5  
Dear _____, I want to tell you how sorry I am about the passing of your father. _____ was an exceptional person who will always stand out in my memory as one of the most remarkable persons I have ever known. There are countless memories of him which I treasure, and not a day goes by that I don't recall something that he said or did.

I am sure you know how proud he was of you.  He always had the warmest smile on his face whenever he talked about you and your accomplishments.

We all miss him a great deal, and I know you miss him more than any of the rest of us. All of those whose lives he touched are saddened greatly by his death, but we will always remember him for the kind and wonderful person he was. 

I hope that in time your sadness will be overshadowed by the fond memories of him, and the many thoughtful ways he touched our lives.

Best Wishes,

Sympathy Letter #6 
Dear _____,
______ was not just a friend or a colleague, but a beloved brother. Today, he breathes, eats, drinks, works, plays with us no more but he remains to live in our hearts, minds and souls. His parting from us is a great loss and the void left within us will remain unfilled for as long as we live; but if the good Lord is willing we will be reunited once again. Until then, peace be with you and know that I am always available if you need me.

Sympathy Letter #7
Dear _____, 
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of ______.   He was a happy man who loved you dearly, and he often shared how much he felt loved by you and in that regard he a lucky man.  Although he is no longer with us, and it's difficulty dealing with his absence, I hope you are comforted by the fact that his love for you was one for the ages...forever & forever. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, but I hope that during your time of grief  ____'s love for you will once again brighten your days. 

Sympathy Letter #8
Dear ______,
Words fail to express how sorry I'm to hear about the passing of your beloved sister, Liza. I know that nothing I can say to you will erase the pain from your heart. I only hope that you will find comfort in knowing that she is now with God, free of all suffering and pain. Although God wills us to be apart for a while, us here on earth and our beloved in heaven, we are still together. For no grave or death can ever cut the bounds of love that we on earth once knew. Your sweet sister's garden is still in bloom, safe and everlasting in our hearts, our precious memories, hand in hand throughout the journeys of our lives, until we meet again.

Sympathy Letter #8 
Dear ______,
I'm so sorry to have heard the news about your best friend, ______, having passed away. The employees at ________ and I are praying for you during this tough time. I remember the time when you told me of the story when you and _____ went to the fair...and rode the Ferris wheel by yourself because she was afraid of heights.

Then, when you got stuck on it due to a ride malfunction she overcame her fear of heights and climbed the tower located right next to it just so you wouldn't be by yourself. As you know, friends like that are rare. Naturally, you will miss _____ in a big way,  but her kind qualities and heart-warming characteristics will be with you for the rest of your life.

Please take all the time you need off work to deal with her loss. We will find people to cover your shifts and know that the rest of the team and I are here if you need anything.


Following are Sample Sympathy Letters Submitted By Visitors Like You

You can use the box below to submit a letter yourself, or to leave a comment about the ones submitted by others. Either way thanks for dropping in.

Enter Your Title - Make It Unique

Sample Sympathy Letters

Here are the letters submitted by others.

Your Sister Was A Shining Jewel 
A few years ago, my best friend was murdered while traveling in Europe. I had only met her family members once, and I did not hear of her death until a …

Free Sympathy Letters  
You'll find many Free Sympathy Letters like "Loss of a husband" here on ByTheLetter.com. This one was submitted by Kelly and what she had to say …

Sympathy Letter Examples 
Loss from Miscarriage - "One of my friends had a miscarriage recently. I had one last year, and I noticed how many people just "forget" to send cards or …

Sample Letter of Sympathy Condolence; For Mrs. Roylene 
The Sample Letter of Sympathy Condolence below was submitted by Beth for a friend whose mother died. Beth Described the friend's mother as a very …

Sample Sympathy Letters 
Sympathy Letter Sample- Loss Of A Student. In 2007, a very popular member of my high school's football team passed away. He drowned, and our whole community …

Click here to write your own.

Exit Sample Sympathy Letters and Visit Home Page.