Bereavement thank you messages are often difficult to write. You are grieving the loss of a loved one.
The last thing you may want to do now, is sit down and write a sympathy note about his or her passing to numerous friends and relatives.
So if this task initially proves to be too painful, then let it be.
Don’t push yourself. Most people will understand.
For others, writing sympathy notes of this kind can prove very therapeutic.
In fact, expressing your need and appreciation for the love and support of loved ones during this difficult time, may make you feel less alone.
And writing about the good that you and others remember about your lost loved one, may actually help you to work through the grieving process.
Below, you’ll find examples of sympathy thank you messages to aid you with this important task.
Thank You Bereavement for Brother
Thanks so much for your words of comfort at my brother’s funeral. My parents and I were given a measure of peace knowing that this sweet, smart, handsome teen was so deeply loved by everyone who knew him. The memorial scrapbook you presented to our family is filled with so many loving memories. Thank you for putting it together. We had never actually seen many of these precious images before. We’ll treasure this memorial gift forever and hold these beautiful memories close to our hearts. Thanks again for your incredible kindness.
With love and affection,
Examples of Bereavement Thank You Messages
No words could ever express our appreciation for the love and support you have shown to us after the passing of (name of deceased). We are deeply grateful.
Thank You for Bereavement Comfort and Support
After the passing of my brother I’ve been dealing with a whole kaleidoscope of feelings. At only 21 years old it’s hard to believe he’s actually gone. His passing was so sudden and completely unexpected. Your comforting words and presence has been a great help to me and my sister. Thank you so much for offering us your warmth, concern and affection during this time of grieving. This whole process has been so exhausting and emotionally draining. We are trying our best to muster the strength to live our lives without him and begin healing. Thank you also for the lasagna, quiche, salad and ready-made sandwiches you brought by for us. Not having to shop for food or cook this week has been such a great help. We appreciate everything you’ve done for us.
God bless you,
Bereavement Thank You Messages for Clergy
Dear Reverend Name:
The eulogy that you delivered for (name of deceased) was beautiful. We were especially moved at your mention of (his/her) sharp wit and love of life.
(Name of deceased)
was a source of great joy in our lives, and we will miss (his/her) fun-loving nature and keen sense of humor. Thank you for honoring (him/her) in such a sincere and heart-felt manner.
We greatly appreciate your loving tribute.
With Warmest Regards,
Dear Rabbi Name,
This is truly a time where my faith is being tested. It has not been easy to accept
the death of (name of deceased).
While I am sure that (he/she) is in a much better place, it has been difficult to let go.
Your counsel has pointed me to the path of healing. Thank you for helping me to grieve, laugh and cry.
Thank You Note for Memorial Service Planning
Words cannot begin to express the depth of love that I have for my husband. His sudden loss has literally turned my world inside out. I really appreciate your offer to help me to plan his memorial service and celebration of life luncheon. You and my sister have helped take a huge weight off of me with your incredible organizational skills and event planning. Right now I feel like I can barely breathe, think or function normally without him here beside me. It feels like I’m slowly walking through a thick, endless fog. Thank you again for this great kindness. My heart is filled with gratitude.
With love and appreciation,
More Bereavement Thank You Messages
The loving sympathy you have shown during this tremendously difficult time is so greatly appreciated.
The white lilies you sent were exquisite. I know that (name of deceased) would have truly adored them.
On behalf of my family, I thank you.
Thank You for Lending Us Your Spiritual Strength
Thank you for lending my family your spiritual and emotional strength as we grieve my sister’s passing. The senseless act that resulted in her death is beyond comprehension. As you can imagine my parents and I are absolutely devastated. But our faith in God will help get us through the rough road ahead. A huge thank you to your wonderful mother for spending time with us at the house to help us make all the necessary phone calls to friends and family. You are both true angels. We will always remember the generosity your whole family has shown us during this time of bereavement.
With appreciation and love,
Bereavement Thank You Note for Death of a Spouse
As you know, (name of deceased) was a devoted (husband/wife) to me and a wonderful (father/mother) to (his/her) children. We are blessed to have had (his/her) love and presence in our lives for so many years.
Losing (name of deceased) has been a very painful experience. Your loving support has been a great help. Thank you for being there when we needed you most.