Bereavement words of sympathy

Written by vickie van antwerp
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
Bereavement words of sympathy
Avoid clichés and say what you would want to hear. (cemetary 3 image by sonya etchison from Fotolia.com)

Sympathy cards can express comfort. Knowing what to say to the bereaved is more difficult. Speak words of comfort that you would want to hear.

Other People Are Reading

Family

If the deceased is family, it is all right to show emotion. Offer your assistance by saying, "I will bring you dinner tomorrow." Asking what you can do is too broad a question. Share memories of the deceased that are happy moments. Express words of love for the deceased and family. Physical contact in the form of a hug can speak louder than words.

Friends

Express your sympathy with words of comfort such as, "I am very sorry; I will miss him. He was a wonderful friend. I loved being around him." Choose a sympathy card that you would want to receive from a friend. Write a special note that expresses your feelings about the deceased and your sympathy for the family.

Pets

Losing a pet that was a constant companion can be very hurtful. Show that you care by sending a sympathy card. If you have a picture of the pet, include it in the card. You can find cards for pets wherever sympathy cards are sold.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.