We hope these sample sympathy messages will help you in your task when writing to someone who has lost a grandparent.
Are you having difficulty writing sympathy cards? It's one of those times when it is hard to know what to say. Let's face it, no words are going to wave a magic wand and make it all better. But letting someone know you are there for them and that you care is what really matters. So even if you just say “thinking of you”, it will be meaningful to your friend or family member.
Here's some sample sympathy messages for you to get some ideas if you're really stuck.
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Dear Jessica and family
Your grandmother Sally and I, as you probably all know, met at school and became firm friends. She was a special person who enriched the lives of people around her. We had a very long friendship which has seen both of us have families, children and grandchildren. I know that she was very proud of her family. I shall miss her and you should be proud to have had her wonderful presence in your lives.
My love to you all at this sad time.
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your
grandmother, her home cooking was legendary among your friends. Many of
us recall her stories of the "Good Old Days" with respect and fondness.
She was full of sound advice but also full of fun and at times quite
risque! She will not only be missed by the family but also their
friends. We are all thinking about you at this sad time.
Love from your college friends, Jean and Norma
We were so sorry to hear the sad news of the loss of your grandfather Jack. We have so many happy memories of listening to his tales of times gone by. How many huge fish that got away! His story telling skills were so entertaining.
He was always ready to be the taxi driver to our swimming teams or soccer matches. We always knew where to go if we needed the skate boards or bicycles repaired. His barbeque sausages at club events were always considered the best. He was a friend to us all, touched all our lives in many ways. Our condolences go out to your family at this sad time.
Dan and the boys.
I am so sorry to hear that your beloved grandfather Jerry has passed away. I know how much he meant to you and that you will miss him terribly. He was such an influence in your life and was loved by all who knew him.
I hope that you will be able to remember him with joy and not too much sadness. I'll give you a call in a couple of days to see how you are doing.
Lots of love
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