Condolences Letter


A condolences letter is written by an individual who wishes to express his/her condolences at the demise of some person. The letter is usually written to the kin of the deceased person. The letter is a very sober letter and must be written in an extremely cautious manner. The letter should not be pompous, and it should not include comments about celebration and achievement. The letter should sincerely soberly express condolences.

The letter must be written formally, although the recipient may be a well-known person. The letter must be comforting and not be agitating. The letter should reminisce the past events if they are appropriate. The letter must not be written without care. The letter should be accompanied by statements of consolation from the writer. The letter should not be very lengthy and must be of appropriate demeanor.

Sample Letter

The following is a sample condolences letter.


Rajesh Koothrapplai,

Easton Hill,

West View,



The United States of America.



Sheldon Cooper,


Cream Road,



The United States of America.

Subject: Condolences

Dear Sir,

I was saddened by the demise of your mother yesterday. I cannot fathom the immense grief that has engulfed you due to this terrible loss. I must admit that the dreadful news came as a huge shock to my family and me. I hope I was in the United States to comfort you, but unfortunately, I will come home as soon as my office work gets completed.

As a single parent, she was successful in making you a well respected professional and a well-informed citizen. Her story of breaking the proverbial glass ceiling is an enormous inspiration to us all. I am consoled, however at realizing that in her short life.

Sheldon, I know that this loss is devastating and it may take many months for you to overcome it. But, I want you to know that I will always be there for you and you may call me at anytime you wish to speak to me. I want you to know that you are not alone in this fight against the odds.

I will forever miss your mother’s physical presence. But, she is always there with us in the thousands of deeds of kindness that she showed during her life.

Lots of love,



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