Offer Sympathy For the Death of a Child • Letter Templates and Guide

Guide

1Express your sympathy briefly.
2Acknowledge what a difficult time this is for the reader, and express your conviction that the reader gave his or her best to the child.
3Offer further sympathy and support.

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A letter offering sympathy for the death of a child respectfully acknowledges the reader's misfortune while offering comfort and support. Be brief, honest, and sincere as you write the message by hand using personal stationery.

Example Letter #1

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I read and reread the article in the paper this morning telling of the death of your baby. We do not know why these things happen. You can be comforted by the fact that your child was so beautiful and so loved by both of you while she was with you. Please know of my sympathy and caring.

Example Letter #2

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News of Eric's passing has stunned our entire family. Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this heart-rending time. Eric's passing is particularly poignant because he was so bright and active. Our own son, John, looked up to Eric as his hero. Eric was the kind of young man that the younger boys wanted to imitate because he was so talented and friendly to everyone. He was a credit to his wonderful family. We will miss him very much.

Example Letter #3

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I can't imagine the terrible loss you must feel at the death of your young son. I hope you will feel somewhat comforted in knowing that you couldn't have been more caring and supporting parents. His life was a blessing to all who had the privilege to know him.

We offer our deepest sympathy and open arms during this painful period.

Example Letter #4

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I cannot imagine any pain more severe than that suffered when a child dies. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will be in touch with you by phone shortly. John and I are available to help in any way we can.

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Acknowledge what a difficult time this is for the reader, and express your conviction that the reader gave his or her best to the child.

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Offer further sympathy and support.

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