What to say when someone dies

Messages of condolence for sympathy cards. The death of a loved one is always a difficult and emotional time.

It's important to just let them know that you are there for them and that you care.

There are a few things that are commonly said to help comfort those who are grieving (please see the list above).

  • We are sorry for your loss.
  • Words cannot express how much I/we will miss your loved one.
  • My/Our hearts are heavy with sadness at your loss.
  • Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
  • I/We hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that your loved one is now at peace.
  • Our condolences to you and your family.
  • I am/we are here for you.
  • I can't imagine how you are feeling.
  • This must be so difficult for you.
  • You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
  • If there is anything we can do to help, please don't hesitate to let us know.
  • Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
  • We'll be keeping you in our thoughts.