Losing a close friend or relative can spring your life into a circle of confusion and grief. Finding a way to thank those that helped you make it through the grieving process and pay homage to the wonderful life they lived can reassure them that you appreciated their vital role. Here is a look at some great bereavement thank you messages that will help you find the words you need.
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. With love.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
I am sincerely thankful for your thoughtfulness.
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 attending my Father’s funeral. It was so comforting to see you again after all these years. Your kind words touched me deeply and I am sincerely grateful for the beautiful flowers you sent.
My Father lived a long and happy life and will be sadly missed by friends and family and you being present meant so much to us.
Please accept my sincere thanks for the beautiful flowers you sent for Mum’s funeral service. Roses were her favorite; she would have loved them.
Your thoughtfulness and kind words are greatly appreciated.
Words cannot express
how grateful our family is
for your generous support,
encouraging words, and
thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for thinking of us
in our time of need.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat upon a chair.
Perhaps you sent us beautiful flowers. If so, we saw them there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words that any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts,
We thank you so much, whatever your part.
Of great comfort during our sorrow were the expressions of sympathy
conveyed to us in many ways. We appreciate your
thoughtfulness and thank you most sincerely.
A friendly smile, a casual touch.
These are the things that mean so much.
To know you are with us in our time of sorrow.
Sharing our prayers, today and tomorrow.
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