Sympathy Letters

Sympathy thank you letter

Mr. Allan Hayes

Cairncry Road, Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire, AB15 5YD

August 7, 2010

Mr. Tom Wallace

Burnieboozle Crescent, Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire, AB19 8NQ

Dear Tom,

I write this letter to thank you for expressing your sympathy to us for the untoward accident my brother figured in.  Your sincere letter gave me a feeling of hope and helped ease the sadness I was feeling over John’s condition.

Thank you for sharing kind words to us.  John was cheered up by your letter, too.  He began smiling and feeling more optimistic about recovering from his condition after reading the verses in the bible that you wrote in your letter.  Thank you for reminding us that we have so many friends we can count on to help us in this time of hardship and need.  I cannot thank you enough for also offering to give us financial support to help us pay the hospital bills.

May the Lord repay your kindness a hundredfold.


Allan Hayes

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Sympathy letter for accident

Ms. Lynne Woods

Preston, Preston


July 26, 2010

Ms. Catherine Currie

Parkgate Road, Chester


Dear Catherine,

How are you doing?  I was saddened when your mother informed me that you met an unfortunate accident last month while driving home.  I hope you recovering quickly from the car accident and that you did not suffer any serious injuries.  I deeply sympathize with you and hope for the best.

I hope that the truck driver that hit you was apprehended.  It is so dangerous to drive at night these days, especially since many trucks traverse the roads during this time.  I hope you can rent a place nearer your workplace so you would not need to be driving late at night just to go home.

I will visit you next week to see how you are doing.  It would also be great to catch up on the things that have been happening in our lives since we haven’t seen each other a long time.

Get well soon, dear friend!

Kind regards,


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Sympathy Letter for Illness

Mr. Keith Parkin

Sales Department Head

Excellent Sales, Co.

September 18, 2010

Mr. Sebastian Jones

Northampton Square, London


Dear Mr. Jones,

I was informed by the human resources office that you have filed for a leave of absence because you have been diagnosed with cancer and need to undergo several treatments.  In behalf of the staff in our department, I express our symapthy with you and hope for the success of your treatments.

You will be missed in the one month that you will not be with us, but rest assured that everyone in the department will work together to ensure that everything goes well while you are on leave.  Do not worry about the work here, we can manage fine and will do our best to fulfill the tasks in the same level of excellence that you do them.

Should you need any assistance for your hospitalization and medication, feel free to contact us and we will contribute in any way we can.

Get well soon!


Keith Parkin

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Sympathy Letter to Boss

Ms. Molly Melville

Priory Street, Coventry


October 5, 2010

Mr. Raymond Goth

Team Leader

Aces Sales Group

Dear Mr. Goth,

I would like to express my sympathy for the unexpected illness your wife was diagnosed with.  I know these are hard and sad times for you and I hope that messages like mine would help you deal with what you are feeling.

I have met your wife in our previous company dinner and I perceive her to be a strong and determined woman.  I pray that through the medicines, her strong will, and the love and care of her loved ones she will be able to recover fully from her illness.  The Lord is kind and he hears our prayers.

Please do not be concerned about the work you have left behind as you attend to your wife.  The office is in good hands and everyone is working together to make sure that no work is left undone.

We pray for your wife’s speedy recovery.


Molly Melville

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Sympathy Letter for Loss of Mother

Mr. Daniel Brotherton

Cranfield, Bedfordshire

MK48 0AL

February 10, 2010

Mr. Kirk Ball

Paternoster Row, Carlisle


Dear Kirk,

I found out about the inopportune death of your mother due to an accident last week.  I deeply sympathize with you and I hope that you and your family are coping well with the loss.

I know that it is hard to lose a mother.  My mother died last year and we were all devastated.  But through continuous prayers and the guidance of the Lord, we were able to accept that He had only taken back the life that was borrowed.  Your mother lived a productive life and she will live on in the countless things that she has taught us.  I can never forget her warm presence in the numerous dinners that we attended in your house.  You certainly got your great sense of humour from her and through this, she will be present in your daily life.

I hope that this letter help you as you try to come to terms with your mother’s death.

Your friend,


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Sympathy Letter for Loss of Husband

Ms. Tracey Cook

Human Resources Officer

Accents Sales, Inc.

March 10, 2010

Ms. Lisa Rowland

The Gateway, Leicester


Dear Lisa,

I heard about the untimely death of your husband, George.  Please accept our sincere sympathies for the loss.  You must be going through immense grief and I know that it is not easy to deal with such a great loss.

Mr. Cook is certainly a great loss to the company, too.  He is one of the best sales representatives this company has had and his dedication and hard work is exceptional.  He will never be forgotten by everyone he has worked with.  He lived a good life and we feel honored to have been one of those who were able to be a part of his life.  His legacy will live in the success he has helped the company achieve through the years.

The company sends with this letter a small sum as financial support to you and your family.  We hope this humble amount will help you.


Tracey Cook

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Sympathy Letter for Loss of Pet

Dr. Paul Garner

Kedleston Road, Derby

DE27 1GB

August 7, 2010

Mr. Roger Reid

Nethergate, Dundee


Dear Mr. Reid,

I have come to know that your wonderful labrador, Black, has passed away recently due to an illness.  I am deeply saddened by Black’s death, as I know that you must be, and I want to express my sympathy.

Black is a very loving and friendly dog and I know that he will surely be missed.  It is sad that he was not able to recover from the illness that suddenly befell him.  I feel especially sad that I was not able to save his life.  I was out of town when you brought him to the clinic, but the attending veterinarian said that he did everything he could to treat Black.  Maybe it is really his time to die; he has, after all, lived a long twenty-five years and has already given twenty offsprings in his lifetime.  He will live on in the puppies that he has left you.


Dr. Paul Garner

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Sympathy Letters

Sympathy Letters are documents that mainly portray the emotions of an individual in response to some unhappy incident which might have affected his/ her dear ones and caused some seriously heavy losses. It is very much of a gregarious instinct of man to stand by his friends and relatives and sympathize with them in their bad times. A sympathy letter does not have any set format as the expression of feelings largely varies from one person to another, but it is very much important for the letter to have a compassionate tone and a personal touch which will help in quick recovery of the victim(s).

Generally, sympathy letters start with the expression of shock or sadness on having heard the news and continue to be framed with words to console the addressee. These letters should always contain a paragraph that provides an insight into human lives and lifts up the spirits of the sufferer to fight with the adverse situations in life, with the assurance of complete support by the sender of the letter. A few things to be noted are:

  • Sympathy letters should contain words that have been carefully chosen to suit the purpose. It should neither seem too dramatic nor too indifferent.
  • These are not formal letters and should be written accordingly.

It should clearly say that you are ready to stand by the person and support him/ her not only emotionally but also financially and hence he/ she should never hesitate to share such problems.

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Sympathy Cards Letter

Rolando Samish,

256, Baldwin Park,



Mark Benson,

259, Baldwin Park,

California- 91706,


Dear Mark,

I have heard from your one of close friends Mickey that you have recently lost your pet Tuffy. When I heard the news of its death it was great sympathy from my side. I know that losing such a thing which had been around you for many years is very sad.

Yes, it is hard for you to forget your beloved pet but my dear friend life does not end hear and you would have to come out of this. When anyone leave us though he leaves us but stay always in our heart dear. I know that your pet Tuffy also leaves in your heart too and he is never going to leave your heart.

I am always standing beside you and will help you whenever you need.

Thanking You,

Yours sincerely,

Rolando Samish

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Sympathy Letter to Family

Alfred D’Souza,

2563, Atlantic Beach,

Florida- 32224


June 02, 2011

Benny Albert,

2554, Atlantic Beach,



Dear Benny,

I have heard from Christian the sad news of your father’s sudden death due to accident. After hearing the news I just stunned and it has not been long time since I met Mr. Albert on last Sunday on the beach. He was looking healthy and fit. I know that it is a big setback for you and your family and it will take very long time to get out of this.

I know it is very big tragedy when head of family leave us and very terrible when he leaves us in sudden. I know during such situation you and your family need big support and help. I am always with you and your family for such support.

If need help do call me at any time my dear friend.

Thanking You,

Yours Sincerely,

Alfred D’Souza

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Sympathy Letter to Manager

Brett Christian,

General Manager,

ABC Tech Inc.

5896, Canon City,

Colorado- 81215


June 02, 2011

Chris Johnson,

2563, Canon City,

Colorado- 81212


Dear Sir,

I felt great sympathy after hearing the sad news of your wife’s sudden death due to cancer. I know the pain of sudden losing of your life partner who has been around you for so many years. It is hard for you to get out such sudden tragedy in your life.

I know that you are really in need of support and help from our sides and we also assure you that we will always stand beside you for any help you want. Sir, if you think that you need help from us then must call us.

It has been really sad moment for you which you need to bear with great courage and you need to try to stand once again not for yourself but your lovely children who have lost their mother.

Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,

Brett Christian

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Business Sympathy Letter


Mr. James Crawford

General Manager,

Computech Systems,

#2, Rochester, Kent,

London, ME2

Subject; Sympathy Letter on sad demise of spouse

Dear Mr. James,

With great sympathy I am writing this letter to you on behalf of Growell Systems. We deeply regret the sad demise of your wife due to cancer. We know how difficult it must be for you to lose your life partner after so many years of staying together. It must be so hard even for your children to overcome such a loss in their life at such an early age. But in front of God’s decision we all are helpless and cannot do anything besides accepting it.

We know that you will require all kinds of support at this stage in your life and you can surely count on us whenever you feel the need. We once again pass on our deepest regret for the sad event that has taken place in your life and hope that God gives you mental strength to face the situation with great courage. Please let us know if we can be of any help to you in this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.

Thanking you.

Yours Truly,

Armanda Growell,

Managing Director,

Growell Systems.

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Bereavement Sympathy Letter


Ruthel Smith,

#1, Oldham, Lancashire,

London, OL2

Subject : Deepest condolences on sudden bereavement of your husband

Dear Ms. Ruthel,

We deeply regret the sudden demise of your husband. We know what you must be going through right now and please accept our sympathies for the grave loss.  Mr. Smith was a great asset to our company and we cannot tell you how much handicapped we will be without his presence in our office.

Besides being an excellent manager he was also a great gentleman who always cared for his employees. He was an exceptional and hardworking person with utmost dedication for the welfare of the organization. He will always remain in the hearts of all the employees forever. We will always remember him for the legacy of valuable knowledge base that he has given to our organization that can be used by each and every employee for many more years to come.

The company is sending this letter on behalf of all the senior management members and the entire staff who are equally shaken by his sudden demise. Also find attached a small sum of money as financial support for your family in these testing times. We hope that this humble amount will be of some help to you.

Yours truly,



Nomatic IT Co Ltd.

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Richard Arnold,

#33, Crowborough,

East Sussex,

Southern Street

London, TN6

Subject: Sympathy Letter sent on account of illness

Dear Mr. Richard,

I tried reaching your office phone today and was told that you are on leave as you have been diagnosed with Cancer and are undergoing several treatments. I was in fact quite shocked to know my friend that you have been detected with Cancer. I express my sincere sympathy for your ailment and hope that you will come out healthy after all the treatments that you are undergoing right now.

Even my wife was deeply grieved to hear about you and joins me in praying for your well being and speedy recovery. We also pray that Almighty may give the strength and courage to your family to face this situation of crisis boldly. Please ask your wife and children to be in touch with me or my wife for any kind of assistance. In case you need any assistance in going to the hospital for treatments or medication etc, please feel free to contact me or my wife. We will be more than glad to provide you the needed help.

Hoping that you will get well soon.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Gambell.



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Sympathy Letter Format


Name [write the full name of the recipient]

Designation [write the name of the company of the recipient and designation of the recipient]

Address [write the official communication address of the recipient]

Date [write the date on which the letter is being sent]

Subject: [Here one should write a short and crisp subject line for the letter which depicts the reason for writing this letter]

Dear Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. ______________ [write a proper salutation and title for the recipient to whom the letter is being written such as Mr. or Ms. etc]

First paragraph: [The first paragraph should be used by the sender to express his/ her sympathy by mentioning the reason why this letter is being written. This paragraph is an initial section to let the recipient know how we feel about their grief.]

Second paragraph: [In this paragraph the sender must conclude what he/ she felt about the reason for giving sympathy along with offering to take any assistance as and when required.]

Third paragraph: [In this last paragraph the sender must conclude by wishing a very speedy recovery and best wishes to the receiver.]

Yours sincerely,

Name [write the name of the sender]

Address [write the address of the sender]

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Name [here write the name of the recipient]

Designation [write the profile of the recipient if applicable]

Company name [write the name of the respective firm if applicable]

Address [write the complete address of the recipient]

Date [write the date on which the letter is being sent]

Subject: [write a suitable subject line for the letter]

Dear Sir/ Ma’am,

I am writing this letter to show my sincere sympathies with you and your family for ___________ [here write about the reason for giving sympathy to the recipient of this letter]. I came to know about it ______________[ Here write the mode of coming to know about the problem being faced by the recipient]. I know that you are a courageous person and will be able to face the situation boldly [ Give your support and speak some morale boosting words to the recipient here which is the body of the letter]

I will be more than glad to assist you with _____________ [Here offer the assistance that you can provide to the recipient].

I sincerely pray for your well being and speedy recovery [Here the last paragraph should conclude with wishes and prayer for betterment of the recipient]

Yours’ sincerely

Name [write the name of the sender]

Address [write the address of the sender]

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Watson Zoe,

#31, Bristol,


London, BS31

22nd June, 2012

Dear Mr. Watson,

Yesterday I received the news about the sad demise of your beloved mother. I know that this is a great loss to you and also your family and wish to tell you that I am there with you in your time of grief. I have been fortunate to meet your mother on a couple of occasions. She was a wonderful lady and entertained all the people at the get together with her sense of humor.

I know how your father must be feeling for the terrible loss he has to undergo after so many years of married life with your mother. In fact your mother had also mentioned how she enjoyed a great relationship with your father. So I feel it must me very difficult for him to come over such a grief. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family especially your father for the terrible loss of the most loved person in your family.

I know that losing a parent is the most difficult situation for any person as I have also gone through it a few years ago. Please feel free to seek any kind of assistance from me at any point of time and I will be more than glad to do it.

Yours truly,

Sam Northerson

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Sympathy Letter for Loss


Mr. Peter Greenwood,

#46, Liversedge,

West Yorkshire,

London, WF15


Subject: Sympathy for the loss of your beloved pet dog

Dear Mr. Peter,

I came to know about the sudden death of your Pomeranian dog, Cash, on account of prolonged illness. I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the demise of Cash. I was in fact surprised as I saw time hale and healthy the last time I visited your house.

Cash was such a friendly, caring and obedient dog that everyone in my family also liked him so much. I felt very sad that even after admitting him to the veterinary hospital in time you could not save his life. I was out of station when this incident occurred and came to know yesterday from my wife. I wish I could have been there along with you and your family to support such loss of Cash and the grief that all you were in.  May be you should think that Cash lived his life for full fifteen years and it was time for him to go after such a prolonged illness.

My sincere sympathies to one and all in the family especially children who were so attached to Cash.

Yours Sincerely,

Scott Keigh.

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Sympathy Letter for Divorce


Brenda Elizabeth,

#22, Keighley,

West Yorkshire,

London, BD22


Subject: Sympathy for your recent divorce with Mr. Peterson

Dear Ms. Brenda,

I came to know about your recent divorce with Mr. Peterson. While I am not aware of the reason for your seeking divorce with him I am aware that you were not happy in the matrimonial relationship with him in the recent times. While a lot of people think that it is only a legal procedure, I know that it has much more and the emotional adjustment that a person going through divorce has to make. I want you to understand that I know how you must be feeling at the moment and that I am there with you in this difficult situation of your life.  If at any point in time you feel the need for a friend with whom you want to talk or share your feelings you can surely count on me and I will be there for you always. You have always been a special friend in my life and I do not want you to collapse emotionally and feel lonely after your divorce.

It is time for you to accept this situation in your life boldly and without any regrets. Remember that I am always there for you should you need me at any point of time.

Yours truly,

Armanda Gomes.

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Death Sympathy Letter


Steven Ferry,

Manager – HRD,

Spencer Inc,

#17, Ferryhill,

County Durham,

London, DL17


Subject: Deepest sympathy for the sudden demise of your brother

Dear Mr. Steven,

It was very shocking for me to hear the news of untimely death of your brother in an accident. I was not attending office for the past one week as I was down with Malarial Fever and was advised complete bed rest for about fifteen days. I can understand that you and your family must be shocked at hearing about his death due to the accident.

I have heard a lot of appreciation about him from your mother who is so attached to him emotionally. I am told that he was the one to have helped you in your education and sacrificed his own education for your sake. I cannot come to see you and your family to be part of the great grief all of you are going through due to my illness. It is so unfortunate that a person like him is not amidst us anymore and has left for heavenly abode.

Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family and take care of yourself and your family in this distress situation.

With deepest Sympathy,

Rae Greenhome

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Sympathy Donation Letter


Mr. Paul Kinston,

#15, Bridgwater,


London, TA5


Subject: Donation in memory of your father

Dear Mr. Paul,

We want to inform you that we wish to contribute an amount in memory of your father who passed away after prolonged illness last year. He was a great visionary and a backbone for the progress and development of each and every employee in our organization. As a gesture of his undaunted support all the employees of our organization have decided to contribute to the old age home that is there in our locality.

We all know that we can probably not take away your grief of losing your father who was a role model for you but can do some contribution to help fulfill his dream. Your father always wanted to donate some money for the charity of destitute old people and this is what we can do to help his soul rest in peace.

We all have collected the amount that can be donated and deposited it in XYZ bank. Please find enclosed a cheque for the said amount in favor of the old age home which we want your family to hand over personally to them. Kindly send acknowledgement for the cheque and the donation receipt to our office address.

Thanking you.

Yours truly,

On behalf of Employees,

Pam Andrews,

Whitney Harding Ltd.