Condolence Messages
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How to write a condolence message?

A written condolence message sometimes can even be difficult to write. What do you say to a family or parent who lost their children? A few words are enough. Difficult to get off the beaten track in three or four sentences … Do it in the simple, do not use words of condolences that could hurt even more people who are already on the ground. When in doubt, stay modest.

Grieving is an intense feeling that we feel when in deep sorrow as in the event of losing someone. No one wants to lose a loved one, the resulting emotion could tear one apart and is hard for every person. No words can take away the pain, we only say what we can. Here’s a list of simple and concise condolence messages that can be sent to a person in grief.

What condolences mean?

In simple terms, condolences means the way you express sympathy to someone who is pained by the loss of a very dear, or closely related person. The reason for the pain is mostly death, misfortune, and in some cases mental torture. Sometimes it might not necessarily be death, it might be a big loss, or something beyond your control that makes you overwhelmingly sad. This is what condolences mean, and it is either you are giving it to someone or you are at the receiving end.
Whenever condolences are given, you are showing concern, and actively support a person. The most common phrase used when saying or giving a condolence speech is the phrase, “I’m sorry”. This words go a long in calming a person, and making them feel a little bit better at the moment. The reason for expressing condolence is not to remove the pain, but to help provide comfort.

Here are 80 examples of condolence messages to help you find the words:

  • We are sober, we are really sad about his sudden departure, May the Creator accept our prayers on his behalf. Amen.

  • Most sincere condolences to you, loved ones and family. I believe her guardian angel will watch over us too, may her soul rest in perfect peace.

  • Dear friends, we join you today in mourning over the void caused by our good grandmother, she left us suddenly, she loved us dearly and we know that. Let’s find comfort in this, my condolences.

  • It is written, “it is appointed for man to die once and after this, judgement.” But this we pray; that mercy reigns over judgement. Wishing you a blisful rest in eternity Samuel.

  • Dear friend, I can’t explain how much i’d really miss you. You are an inspiration to the whole world. You were full of faith, courage and strength. We wish you farewell in your journey to eternity. You’d never be forgotten, rest in peace.

  • I express my earnest commiseration to you and your siblings on the demise of your brother, you and your family are in my heart.

  • I can’t understand or imagine what you’re feeling right now, don’t forget we love you and we’d always be here for you.

  • It cuts to my heart to hear about the loss that your family have experienced. Words cannot express my condolences.

  • I pray that God will comfort you himself, watch and guide over you like you’ve never experienced. My deepest condolences.

  • It deeply saddens me that your dad passed away. Be strong child, my family and I are here for you.

  • He’s he reason I am where I am today. May his soul rest in peace and may God grant you the strength to endure this great pain. I will always remember his kindness.

  • I express my sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Your loss saddens us and us others. We pray for strength for you and your family.
  • We know how difficult this time must be. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our condolences.

  • A good soul has passed on, a good man has gone up to heaven. With a heavy heart, we part our beloved brother.

  • I feel honoured to have met your Father. He was a gift to the world. Please accept my condolence.

  • May the love that surrounds you bring comfort and peace to you and your family. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

  • This must be a really tough time. Word’s cannot describe how we feel. Just know you’re not alone. May God see us though this.

  • Our deepest condolences to you and you family. It hurts us also, know that you’re not alone. We’d get though this together.

  • I pray that God will comfort you himself, watch and guide over you like you’ve never experienced. My deepest condolences.

  • Memories of her life will never leave me. She was indeed a strong woman. My condolences on the passing of you mother. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

  • I pray that the Good God brings you and your family peace, give you strength and comfort your hearts during this hard time.

  • I will carry you in my heart. You remind me of a father I never had. I’m blessed to have met you. May the Lord bring you everlasting rest.

  • I am earnestly sorry for your loss. We all will miss him. May his soul find eternal rest.

  • A truly lovable and kind person has let us and we will always miss his presence. My genuine condolences to you and your family.

  • Our dear grandmother, with heavy hearts and tears we part with you. Rest in peace.

  • She was a friend, a good woman. May God accept her spirit and keep her in a special place where she will be happy forever.

  • His life is one worth living one lived well. A man of honour and dignity. He will forever be in our hearts. Our condolences.

  • In this distressed time, we express our love, concern and condolences. We pray your heart I comforted and that of your loved ones.

  • My prayers are with and for you and your family. May God grant you strength and ease your pain.

  • Our hearts was filled with sorrow and our eyes with tears upon hearing the distressing news of your father’s passing. We extend our most sincere condolences.

  • Words cannot express what I’m feeling. My commiseration to the whole family. May her beautiful soul rest in peace.

  • I am immensely grief-stricken. Words are worthless. May she find rest and may we all see her again. I give my condolences to the entire household.

  • Prayerful, loving, kind woman full of faith and godliness. We all part with a special person. Her kindness will never be forgotten. May the soul of your aunt rest in peace.

  • Though he may not be with us physically, we know that he will always be in our hearts and minds. He was always praying for us. Now we do the same for him. Our beloved bishop.

  • How my tears flow ceaselessly when I learnt of his departure. I know you are going through a very difficult moment. We are all here for you. We’d always be.

  • During this hurting time dear Daniel, it grieved us to hear that your mum passed on. May our condolences and prayers bring you peace and comfort.

  • We lost someone close to our heart Mary. We want you to know that you are not alone in this. My entire family extends sympathy and condolences.

  • We extend our prayers, love and support. May he rest in peace. Our condolences.

Condolence what to say?

condolences message of death of motherDealing with grief is hard. A good way to ease the pain is to write condolence messages. This list contains the deepest condolence messages that could encourage a bereaved person. For such sensitive moments, one must carefully select his words.

Although it might not be enough word of encouragement to restore a grieving person back to being happy, careless words could worsen things. Always remember that the person receiving it is grieving a loss and must be positively reminded with respect and a proven condolence message. If you are not really good at consoling people, you’d find this list of condolence messages very helpful.

Who give condolences?

The question of who gives condolences is one that should give you an idea of how close you are with the bereaved. If you are a friend, relative, acquaintance of the dead person then you are expected to show sympathy, and try to share in the grief the person experiences. Condolences are not only to show sympathy, they are also a way for you to express respect for the dead. There are lots of things that can come out as the implication of showing up when your attention is needed the most.
When you are with a bereaved, you should understand that you are need that moment. You need to be also strong for whoever you are trying to comfort. If you cannot comfort the bereaved alone, then you need to also get others to help join in, and make it easier to comfort. You will equally learn a lot when you comfort others.

  • A person who exit this realm doesn’t truly leave, in our memories, in our minds, they still exist. My condolences.

  • Sincere condolences to you. We missed and love him a lot. He was a lovely man indeed. In our memories, he continues to live.

  • We offer earnest prayers for our lovely dad that departed from us in the twinkle of an eye, our condolences.

  • John passed away to quickly, we wish him a blessful eternal rest in his new home.

  • Our memories of her will never fade. She is a special woman we miss her a lot. May her soul enjoy the bliss of eternity.

  • May the comfort of heaven abide with you and your family at this very difficult time. We we will surely see her again on that blessed day. Most sincere condolences.

  • To our dear mother, sister, friend that heed the homely call yesterday, we express joy because you are in the guard of the heavenly angels. Have a peaceful rest in eternity.

  • We continue to offer prayers on her behalf. We miss her so much. Sincere condolences to you.

  • One day everyman will heed that call. She left us so soon. We love and miss her. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

  • God will surely comfort those who mourn. We mourn this tragic departure of our dear friend. May the angels guard her lovely soul.

  • Nobody can imagine how painful it is to loose somebody unless you know them deeply. We feel that pain. Sincere condolences.

  • Though she crossed over. We pray for her. Our heavenly father grant our good desires for her in her new abode, amen.

  • I remember how we ( put your experience) together. Why did he leave without saying good bye, why? It saddens me. I know we we see again when we all cross over. Love you forever.

  • When we loose someone dear and precious, automatically an angel is assigned to watch over him/her. I am assured of his/her blissful rest. We sympatize greatly with you.

  • This is a difficult moment indeed. At this time, we get to know the bond of love that exists between us as family. Most sincere condolences.

  • Oh the pain that exist, when we lose someone we love dearly. Can we be comforted? We miss our dear friend. May we be comforted of this grief.

  • There is this Spiritual belief we hold on to; only God gives comfort. At this time he will surely comfort us, most sincere condolences.

  • Like a new born baby in the hands of her dear mother, so is our dear friend in the hands of the Lord. May the bliss of heaven never leave her soul.

  • Sometimes, words are not enough to express our sorrow but our heavenly father hears the panic and the echoes of our heart. Your family and friend miss you.

  • The day you are were born the angels were rejoicing. When you died, they rejoiced again because you’re now born into the heavenly land. Rest in peace friend.

  • I think about how sad you’d be feeling right now,  I felt the same way too but death is inevitable, even our dear saviour had to die. But you know what? He lives on in our memories, most sincere condolences.

  • One day every one will be with the lord. We know this is the best place to ever be, the earth is full of troubles but heaven is full of peace. Rest in peace dear friend.

  • Hello Sam. I sincerely mourn your loss. I continue to say prayers and make supplications for you and the rest of the family. Sincere condolences, Jane.

  • We used to see each other physically, now we can’t anymore. Your pictures and memory will not suffice. Rest in peace dear friend. We love you.

  • I can wait to meet her again. I love her dearly. Most sincere condolences.

  • I was in my work place when the news broke out. I was so sad that i had to leave. I was burdened to express prayers on his/her behalf. May his/ her soul rest in perfect peace.

  • Today we express our grief over a great man, hero and father. Your heroic deeds never die. May your soul rest in peace.

  • Its a previledge knowing you. You are a hero. We will never forget your acts and deeds of love. Till we meet again. Loves from Peter.

  • Water slowly ran down my eyes like a stream when I heard you were gone. I cant still live with it, i’d miss you.

  • Memories live on but we wish you were here. So sorry we let you slip from our hands, you couldnt hold on that long. May your soul know eternal peace, loves.

  • There is an unbearable pain you feel when you loose someone very important. You go through memories about events you had together and see your meeting each other was just a previledge. To our friend in the heart of the earth, we really miss you, rest in peac. Till we see again.

  • We are thankful to God for his eternal salvation. We are assured we’d meet again in the bosom of the creator. Rest in peace dear friend.

  • As it is written in the Holy Bible, “those that die in the lord are only asleep, for they shall rise again” I rejoice hopefuly because i know we’d see again on the last day.

  • Dear friends, we join you today in mourning over the void caused by our good grandmother, she left us suddenly, she loved us dearly and we know that. Let’s find comfort in this, my condolences.

  • It was a schocking news to hear about his death. I began going through his pictures in tears wondering how a gentle man such as that would leave this world. It was then I remembered we would all die. But the reward for our good conduct is ever sure. Rest in peace.

  • We express our condolences to you and your friends. Though we don’t really know your mother, but this we know; she was caring and loving. May she rest in peace in the bosom of the creator.

  • My dear friends, I mourn the death of your step mother. I find courage in this; that we will meet again in the end of time. My condolences.

  • We don’t know how to cope without Martin here at work. He was our boss, friend, director. The world has just lost somebody important. Most sincere condolences.

  • Yes, Harry is gone. I find it hard to believe it myself. Its high time our bond grew stronger and we moved on. We’d surely see him again. My condolences.

  • I know Paige would not want us to mourn over her. Nobody will ever be able to replace her in this world. I love her so much. Rest in peace, Paige.

  • I promised you that i’d follow you even to the grave, but you’d never forgive me if I should do that now. I love you Jenny, may your soul enjoy the bliss of heaven.

  • Every morning I visit where you patiently lie in the soil. I have this feeling that you are closeby. Rest in peace dear son.

  • Soon death will be swallowed up in victory and we shall chant “oh death, where is your sting?” when we see him that day. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Sometimes I weep, wail and mourn tirelessly the way death sweeps away our loved ones away from us. Nevetheless, our Lord will put an end to this mysery soon. My sincere condolences.

  • The fastest journey on earth is the journey to heaven. It happens in the twinkle of an eye and we dont even get to say good bye, and it’s so sad. May the gentle soul of the deceased rest in perfect peace.

  • Sometimes we won’t get comforted until we have shed all the tears and our eyes are dry but same, we still have to embrace the need to move on and leave the deceased to the arms of the creator. My condolences.

  • My heart skips when someonle close leaves suddenly. Its a very deep emotional pain that is hard to overcome. I know he’s enjoying the peace of heaven but I will never forget the memories we had together, rest in peace.

  • People die, babies are born. The end of a life here is the begining of another over there, rest in perfect peace dear brother, I’d miss you till eternity.

  • Can’t believe you are dead, you forever live in my memories. Its more than three years now and I feel you’re still here. Rest in peace Nick, I love you.

  • Death is all about physical separation from the body. When I remind myself of this, i get comforted because the deceased though dead lives on in the Spirit realm.

  • He isn’t gone forever, he is still around. Its just that you can’t see and touch him but when you look deep within, you’d see that he lives in you. Be strong and courageous.

  • Life no matter how long will surely fade away. In the twinkle of an eye, it will be gone like a stone thrown into the ocean. But our creator is all powerful to protect a soul from perishing. Have Faith and be strong.

  • My mom once told me, when some one dies, that same night, he would leave a goodbye message in the sky. I’m staring at the beautiful shinny stars right now. Laurel must have missed us so much!

  • Today is a holyday. Its Kane’s day. A day to remember a courageous man who sacrificed himself for peace in the land. Rest in peace Kane, your legacy leaves on forever.

  • My heart is filled with agony upon his death. It was painful. Now that he is dead, may the angels reward you for his endless effort in our organization.

Are condolences only for death?

condolences messagesAccording to the word, it is used mostly for death. Since it has its use case for situations of death mostly, it can be said to be mainly for death. The word is also like a reserved word for very serious losses. You don’t expect to express condolence over matters that are frivolous. Condolence is a strong word and most be used only in a strong context so that it doesn’t lose its effect or meaning.
Other cases can be in extreme losses. You can express them when someone experiences a miscarriage, or near death experiences. Sometimes some accidents don’t kill some people, it only deforms them. In a situation like that, you don’t express the condolence directly to the affected person, you expresses it to the one(s) closest to the affected person. It can also be used for people who have experienced mental torture, or some form of situation beyond their control. If someone has gone missing, and has not been found for months, you can equally express your condolences while encouraging the person to be strong.

  • Hi Lauren, we heard that you’ve been mourning for days. We understand you lost someone dear to you, we are also sad by his sudden depature. Put yourself together, you are a strong woman, an inspiration to many. Fight it. Fight it Lauren, you are stronger than it. Rise back to your feet. Come back to the Lauren we know. Come back Lauren, come back.

  • We thank God for a great life lived by your grandfather. He lived a ripe full age. May his dear soul rest in perfect peace.

  • They tell us that when our children die prematurely , they become Angels serving God in heaven. Rest assured he is worshiping together with the Holy Angels right now. We pray that God gives you the strength to overcome this loss. Yours Faithfully, Daniel.

  • Sometimes, people die and the best thing we can do about it is to put ourselves together. Grandpa died at a ripe old age. He lived a wonderful life. He will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences.

  • Dear Friend, just as we have been taught; at moment like this, all we need is to find comfort in Gods love, knowing he’d keep the soul of the deceased till we see again. The world has just lost a great person.

  • Dear James, put yourself together and be a man that you are. You know father will want you to get over this and move on with your life. He will be ever grateful to you when you achieve your dreams. God give you the strength to move further, amen.

  • The love between a sweet mother and her children is strong and everlasting. But rest assured, the love of God is greater. We pray for you this day that you find comfort in the arms of our dear Lord concerning this loss. At this time, we should confide in him more. Be prayerful and be strong, loves.

  • Dear friend, I can’t explain how much i’d really miss you. You are an inspiration to the whole world. You were full of faith, courage and strength. We wish you farewell in your journey to eternity. You’d never be forgotten, rest in peace.

  • We may not really know Tony, but we could tell he was a very busy person. He worked all day to feed himself and family. We say prayers on his behalf and wish him a succesful journey in the Spirit realm.

  • We simpathize with you today for your loss. We are so sorry. We make supplications on your behalf and for the deceased also. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  • Our Lord Jesus told Martha “whosoever believes in me even though he dies, he shall rise on the last day, believe thou this?”

  • We say goodbye to a man of valour, integrity and honesty. People like him are rare on the earth, may his good deeds speak for him in eternity. Rest in perfect peace.

  • Shane, I know you’re still existing somewhere beyond the clouds, just that we cant see and touch you anymore. May your peaceful Spirit find bliss in eternity.

  • Tom, memories of you is all I have left. You should have said good bye before leaving us, we would miss you forever, rest in peace.

  • Death cheated and robbed us of your dear son. But we know our creator is all-mighty and able to redeem us from the power of death just as he promosed. We sympathize greatly with you.

  • It is difficult to accept and live with a loss. But am sure it is a test to see if our faith is strong or not. May God give you the strength to overcome, amen.

  • The storm will surely come, It is inevitable. But may our dear Lord give us the strength to persevere, and remain firm. So sorry for your loss.

  • Death will always look for sombody to victimize. But my prayer for you and the rest of your family members is that you’d be protected against such evil from now on, amen.

  • We have an assurance that this present world will fade away and we shall all be liberated from the hands of death. In this we find comfort, my sincere condolences.

  • I am full of grief over your loss, words can not express how sorrowful I am. Please take it easy on yourselves. Should there be any moment you’d need help, please don’t hesitate to call, your’s sincerely.

  • No matter the damage caused by the rain, the rainbow still shines thereafter, so does happiness after pain. May the soul of the deceased rest in perfect peace, amen.

  • Sometimes, we loose people dear to us, there might be no explanations to this but one thing is certain; God knows best, my condolences.

  • Even after the darkest, longest, frightening night, dawn must surely come forth. Till we meet again in eternity dear brother. Rest in perfect pease.

  • Mum, please cry no more. We shall see David again one day. I’m very certain of that, accept my condolences.

  • Please understand that in this time of despondence you have a family that still care and love you. We sympathize with you greatly, please accept our condolences.

  • Jude, thanks for taking me as your friends all this while. Your memories will always be and I will never forget you, toast to our friendship till we meet in eternity.

  • You know we cherish you so much dad, we love you forever. We will live with the consciousness of your presence forever, rest in peace dad.

  • Death is a coward. It comes like a whirlwind to claim a victim. But on that blessed day, we would crush its jaw in defeat. Till we meet again.

  • At birth, we had the opportunity to have new parenthood. At death, we return to God. In this we find hope and comfort that when we die, we return to the arms of our heavenly father, please accept my condolences.

  • It would have been lovely to live in this world forever with you but you had to move on with us to a better place. With our heart filled with sorrow and eyes full of tears we say we love you. You will always be remembered for your good deeds and for your positive impact. Rest in peace dear daughter.

  • You gave us your all, you lived a selfless life, we are eternally grateful dad. May God grant you everlasting rest.

  • You were the best thing that happened to me. You were all I ever needed, the best gift I ever received. Rest in peace my beloved wife.

  • With all the sympathy, love, kindness and comfort that we can offer, we stand by our friend, while anguished by the loss of the man who was a husband, brother, father and uncle.

  • You may seem far away but you are forever close to our hearts as you’ve always been our dear brother and uncle.

  • It will forever be in our hearts the pain and sorrow, the hole and vacuole that your departure created as you leave this world. We will forever love you our dear brother, father and grandfather.

  • Your soul was too pure for this world, men couldn’t comprehend your innocence. We will forever miss you Victoria.

  • When an important person is lost, he becomes reminiscence and that life will always and forever be cherished.

What is a Words of Sympathy?

sympathy messagesA word of sympathy is a good and simple way of expressing condolences. To show and express sympathy, send the bereaved a sympathy message with a sympathy quote. Presenting the bereaved with flowers and a note containing a short condolence message is usually what is done.


  • After every night is always a dawn, the rainbow only pops after a downpour as happiness after pain so does your spirit and soul blossoms after death. Your lie is worth being celebrated.

  • You touched every life you met positively, your light radiated every neighborhood and community, we lost a precious Jewel. Our beloved mother and grandmother.

  • The physical body may pass away but never a good man’s soul, for the lives he transformed, the soul’s he inspired, he’s heritage remains and lives on.

  • The present sorrow is enormous and life may be misty because of it. Please still, accept the love and comfort of family and friends to keep you strong and loved.

  • In a time as difficult as this, we pray that the love of God keeps you strong, He’s mercies mends your heart and He’s kindness keep you going.

  • My family and I express our deepest sympathy. Please accept our condolences.

  • We say goodbye one last time our dear Angel, as you transit to the place beyond where you experience eternal peace.

  • For the person you were, for everything you did, we owe you our eternal love and we will be forever grateful to you. We pray that God grants you rest forever.

  • You were once with the father, then you were born to live on earth. Death is what gives freedom from the evils of this world and reunion with the father. Our earnest condolences.

  • Memories of your life will always live as a treasure in our hearts, in our prayers you will be remembered. Rest in peace beloved brother.

  • Sincere sympathy from the family of Peter. May her soul rest in peace. She will forever be missed.

  • My condolences to you and your family. I’m completely short of words. If I can help in any way, please let me know. I pray the Almighty God heal your wounds.

  • What words can be possibly said to relieve your grief, your family has been through a lot. I can only pray that the all-knowing God fill your home with love and bring comfort to your hearts.

  • The moments we shared will always be with me. I love you dear friend.

  • He passed on to a place of glory, a place of eternal rest devoid of sufferings. Sincere condolences to the family of (name).

  • Flowers and tears will to your grave follow those of us that loved and love you. May God’s mercy and rest be with the man who was a son, a husband, father, bother, brother-in-law and uncle forever.

  • I can’t understand what you must be going though right now. May every sunrise bring you more promises and every dawn hold more peace. With love and respect. Our deepest condolences.

  • Prayers, thoughts of love, tears and flowers are all losing you permits me to offer now. Your soul ascended to heaven leaving behind a grieving mother. My hands shaking and tears filling my eyes as I write, I will forever love you my dear son.

  • I will remember you in many positive ways my dear friend. With a big smile and a great sense of humor although it hurts that you had to leave.

  • Our hearts and mind go out to you and your family. Although only little can words do, may it be uplifting to you that we care about you.

  • When you think of do not cry. His memories should not be sad or make you sad. Find solace and comfort in the good times you had for he was happy because of you.

  • In a time of great trial, we stand by our colleague and his family as they part with their beloved father. May he find favor with God and eternal rest for his soul among the saints.

Which flowers for condolences?

Apart from kind and soothing words told to a person who is experiencing pain, another excellent way of expressing condolence is by sending the bereaved flowers. Flowers are symbolic and have a deeper meaning. The type of flower used, and the scent of the flower helps to calm the bereaved. Apart from the fact that these flowers are comforting, they also help the body secrete hormones that help to calm the entire circulatory system. So as a great way of showing comfort, try sending flowers.

Different flowers can be sent, but they all have special meanings. To mention a few of the flowers to send as a sign of sympathy, we have Rose, Chrysanthemums, Daffodils, Lilies, Orchids plant, Gladioli, Tulips, Carnations, Hyacinths, among many others. You can either deliver the flowers as a bouquet, or you can as well deliver them potted. It is up to you to use your discretion when making this selection.



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