May 20, 2010
London, EC5V 0HB
Dear Mr. Curran,
It is with sadness that I received news about your brother’s death from an untoward accident. I got your letter yesterday requesting for a leave of absence for your brother’s burial and I apologize for not being able to personally attend the burial. I hope this letter and the flowers I have sent would express our deepest condolence to you and your family.
I know how close you are to your brother, having heard so many stories about him from you. I am sure the life he lived was a very meaningful one, knowing how much he has helped you in your studies and how generous he is to charity. In the one moment that I met him, I felt his sincere kindness and warmth to others.
Again, I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.