When composing a card with words of sympathy for someone who’s lost a loved one, it can be difficult to find the words to express how you feel. While you should always speak from the heart, hopefully the following list is helpful when trying to find the right words to use for the occasion.
When writing words of condolence, you should also include a sentence or two of a memory you share with the deceased and perhaps the relationship you had with them if it was not obvious. This will make the message more personal to the receiver. Having them recall a special or cherished memory will bring some comfort. If you do not have a memory to share, they will still appreciate your words of sympathy.
List of Synonyms
Here is a list of synonyms that may help when writing out your sympathy card:
Compassion, Kindness, Tenderness, Understanding, Warmth, Warmheartedness
Earnest, Genuine, Heartfelt, True, Dear, Devout, Faithful, Wholehearted
Compassion, Consolation, Solace, Comfort, Commiseration
Commemorate, Remind, Reminisce, Treasure, Hold dear, Keep forever, Think back
Dear, Devoted, Earnest, Faithful, Warm, Tender, Warmhearted