Condolence Thank You Notes
Sample Wording

Thinking of condolence thank you notes, the wording and writing them at a time of loss is a difficult task.

You are here, on this page, because you have recently lost a loved one. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Grief affects us all in different ways. Writing notes may be a way of releasing your grief and bringing comfort to you. I certainly hope so.

To make it easier for you I have written thank you for condolences notes which you can use and change accordingly.

Your friends, family or colleagues won't expect a lengthy condolence thank you letter from you. In just a few lines, you can say thank you for cards, flowers, kind gestures, sympathy and support.

And quite honestly if you don't feel up to it, don't do it.  Everyone will understand.

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Condolence Thank You Notes

Dear Bonnie,

Thank you so much for your beautiful condolence card.  Did you make it yourself?  I love the pressed flowers on the front; Am I right in guessing that they are buttercups?  Your thoughtful words and memories of dad made me smile.  He really was the funniest, caring and most loving dad I could have wished for and I will miss him forever.

I will think of you when the buttercups are flowering.

Lots of love,


Dear Terry,

Thank you for your condolences and kind words of sympathy. Losing mum so suddenly was such a shock and living without her is beyond our comprehension at the moment.

Your visit to the hospital meant so much to her, and us, and we appreciate that it was not easy for you to see her like it. Sharing memories is what is getting us through each day, at the moment, and we are grateful for the photographs you enclosed with your card.

Lots of love,


Dear June,

Thank you for your sympathy during our time of loss. Your kind words are of great comfort to us as we try to come to terms with our daughter's death.

Kind regards,


Dear Jill and Ted,

Thank you for your sympathy card and flowers. We are deeply touched by your words of condolence and are thankful that you are there for us at this difficult time.

Warm Regards,


Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for your kind letter of condolence and for sharing in your memories of mum. Mum lived a long, happy life and I shall miss her dearly; your wonderful memories of her and kind words helped lift my spirits.

Thank you once again.

Kind regards


Dear Tina,

Thank you for your kind letter and words about Jonathan.  We are in total shock as I am sure you can imagine.  I just wanted to send a brief thank you as I am not up to much more at this moment in time. 



The two condolence thank you notes below are more personal ones that could be written and sent out a few months after the death.

Dear Martha,

I have been thinking about the last few months and how much my life has changed. I know for certain, I couldn't have got through it alone.

Mum being ill and watching her condition take a turn for the worse was the most difficult time for us all. I was grateful that I could talk to you about it and that you took the time to listen. Your visits meant the world to me and my family  and we were overwhelmed by your concern for us.

Please know that if you should ever need help in any way we are there for you. You are a generous and compassionate friend, and we are very grateful.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Julia and Tom


Dear Jane,

A new year in which to reflect on those wonderful people who helped me get through the last few months. They have been challenging months as I learn to live, again, without Stephen.

Your hospitality and cards have meant so much and it is in times of sadness and grief that such personal words, and friends, are so valuable.

I hope that this year will be a happy one for you and your family and I will try and visit you shortly.

Thank you for caring,

Love Jodie


Dear Julie,

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers you sent. They touched me deeply, as did your words of sympathy. I am so grateful to have you and your family close by as I grieve John's untimely death.

Thank you.



Dear Juliet,

It was so thoughtful of you to think of me during my time of sadness. Your sympathy card and kind words of condolence are of great comfort to me as I grieve my Father's death.

Warm regards,


Dear Tina,

Thank you so much for your kind letter of condolence.  Dad's death has really shocked us as it was so unexpected.  Your thoughtful words have helped me put my mind at rest and come to terms with me not being with him at his time of passing.

It is a times like this that friendships such as ours is invaluable.

Lots of love,


I hope that my sample condolence thank you notes will help you with the task of writing notes when a loved one has passed away.

If you don't feel up to the task please consider buying a pre-printed thank you card that only requires you to write one line and sign it. Then make a mental note of thanking people when you next see them in person.

This is a thank you note I received from Leilani/USA. It fills my heart with gratitude to receive such kind words of thanks and to know that my thank you wording can be of help. I hope Leilani won't mind me sharing it with you.

"In August, my husband fell ill unexpectedly and had to be hospitalized. Six days later he passed away from a common virus that did a rare attack on his vital organs.

His passing took place three days before our first anniversary and a month before our child's first birthday. To say I was in shock is an understatement. Two months have passed and I am just starting to come out of the fog.

Your website not only helped me regain my voice, you were the only one that gave their condolences. Thank you for creating a wonderful site for people that need help turning their feelings into words."


Below is a sympathy card I designed, which is available to purchase from Zazzle.  I hope you like it.

Sympathy/Memorial Thank You Note Card Blue Thistle Gru├čkarte
Sympathy/Memorial Thank You Note Card Blue Thistle Gru├čkarte
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