13 Great Sympathy Thank You Notes


Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be a difficult thing to handle. Many people rely upon friends and family to help out in times of need. Showing your gratitude for their assistance is just one way to show how much their help meant to you.

“Bringing beautiful food platters to our home after the service was an incredibly generous gesture. We actually had more guests arrive than we had expected, so having that extra food on hand was such a wonderful thing. Your thoughtfulness means more to us than words can fully express.”

“Our family would like to thank you for your sympathy. We greatly appreciate all your kind words, food and monetary donations, generous donations of your time and the beautiful floral arrangements we received. We realize how truly blessed we are to have such wonderful friends during times like this. Your expressions of sympathy will never be forgotten.”

“Thank you for extending so much love and support to our family. We greatly appreciated the warm thoughts expressed in your sympathy card, as well as the lovely plant. Your kindness meant a great deal to us.”

“Thank you for helping us during this very difficult time. Your kindness and concern for our family means a great deal to us. We appreciate all the love and support you have extended to us during this period of sadness. You have always been a generous and beloved friend of our family.”

“Thank you for the lovely flower arrangement. You have always been such great friends, and having you there at the prayer service meant a lot us to.”

“Thank you for your kind of expressions of sympathy. During our recent time of loss and grief, your kindness and heartfelt sympathy was appreciated more than words can say. Thank you for understanding and for caring. ”

“Thank you so much for assisting me with making the funeral arrangements for [name]. Your clear and level- headed thinking and planning at a time when I felt so scattered was an incredible help. Your loving support and kindness meant a great deal to me.”

“The family of [name] wishes to acknowledge with heartfelt appreciation your kind expression of sympathy.”

“When [name] passed I was just totally devastated and overwhelmed with grief. I felt like the rug had just been pulled out from under me. Having you there by my side to help me figure out what needed to be done, and to assist me with making phone calls to arrange the service and reception was an incredibly generous act of true friendship. Because of your help and comforting advice, on the day of the funeral I felt more mentally and emotionally prepared to greet the large number of guests that came to pay their respects.”

“Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for the love and support you have shown to use after the passing of [name].”

“Words cannot express how grateful our family is for all the kindness shown to us during this difficult time. Every act of kindness meant so very much. Thank you fro remebering our family. ”

“Your presence at [name’s] funeral service really meant a lot to me. He always talked fondly and respectfully about his supervisor and co-workers, and he would have appreciated the fact that you were all there for him. Thank you for your hugs and kind words of support.”

“Your sympathy card was so sweet and very much appreciated. You are such a thoughtful friend. Thank you for being there for me at a time when I needed it most. I will always remember your kindness.”

Here is a look at how to write a sympathy message and hand one of life’s most difficult tasks.