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How do you start a condolence letter?

Condolence letters are usually short and compact.  It is not recommended at all that you write a lengthy condolence letter. Since the person is going through a lot, the only purpose of your letter should be to make him calm somehow. Here are some steps for you to draft a short message:

  1. Firstly, outline the structure of the letter (format);
  2. Try to stay honest with what you say to the affected person;
  3. Highlight the main idea of the letter, its purpose;
  4. Polish the words in a meaningful way, until you have achieved the level of satisfaction with what you have and what you need;
  5. Speak aloud the content of your letter and use a motivating and encouraging tone. The tone of your letter should be encouraging and fruitful for the person.
  6. Choose real words;
  7. It would be best if you make the person calm through the reality-based facts.

Below are attached some sample condolence speeches for your help and ease:

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    > template > Condolences message for loss of mother

    Condolences message for loss of mother

    How do you write a short condolence message? Check out these sample Condolences messages for loss of mother or father

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    > template > Condolence messages for loss of mother

    Condolence messages for loss of mother

    How to write condolence letter for the death of a mother? Best Condolences quotes death of mother

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    > template > Condolence Message

    Condolence Message

    In the hard times, when someone is loved one departs from this world, words are not enough to console someone. Still need to communicate and provide condolence.


  • A condolence speech is made when someone loses their loved ones or goes through some heavy loss. In condolence speech, you pay your sympathies to a person and try to calm them through your kind words. Condolence must be made to show to the person that you also can feel their pain and hence that person is not alone in the journey of hardships. Most of the time, condolence speeches are made to calm a person and encourage him to not lose hope in times of hardships. Tell them that you stand with them through every thick and thin. 

    What to say in a condolence letter?

    When you are compiling a condolence letter, for survivors of a loved one that passed away, always remember the following points in your mind:

    1. Write your honest sympathies;
    2. Write down a good trait of the deceased person;
    3. Remind the recipient of all the good qualities of the deceased one;
    4. Remember to share a good memory of you with the departed soul;
    5. Always offer your all-time availability to help;
    6. End the letter with a sympathetic expression.
  • How do you express condolences?

    When sending or expressing condolences to a loved one, consider the following sentences:

    • "I was saddened to hear that your family passed away"
    • "My thoughts are with your family"
    • "With deepest sympathy as you remember person name"
    • "We are so sorry for your loss"
    • "I'm going to miss him or her, too"
    • "I hope you feel surrounded by much love"
    • "Sharing in your sadness as you remember person name"
    • "Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs"
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    > template > Words of comfort for loss of father

    Words of comfort for loss of father

    What to write in a condolence letter for the death of Father? Check out these sample words of comfort for loss of father when personalizing your condolences.

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    > template > Condolence Father Death

    Condolence Father Death

    While you write a condolence letter for a loved one, remember the following points in your mind: Write your honest sympathies, good trait of the deceased person

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    > template > Words of sympathy for loss of father

    Words of sympathy for loss of father

    What to write in a condolence letter for the death of Father? Download these words of sympathy for the loss of father letter in Microsoft Word format.