Letters Of Sympathy, Sample & Format

Introduction

A Letter of Sympathy is written to express feelings of pity and sorrow and to provide condolence for misfortune incurred by a person who is very dear to us, such as, friends, family member, relatives, colleagues or neighbors. Since the letter could be written for either formal or informal purpose, the expressions and language of the letter should be selected accordingly, and the tone of the letter should be kept encouraging throughout.

Sending prayers and sensible solutions to the misfortune, if any, shall prove to be very helpful and encouraging on the part of the receiver. Therefore, the writer should write the letter in a supportive tone. The letter should confide to the reader that he or she is not alone during the hard phase and is being cared for. The letter should not mention significant details of the misfortune since that can dishearten the reader. The letter should be concluded on a positive note.

Sample Letter

The following is a sample of a Letter of Sympathy 

From,

Shivam Manchanda

A-43, III Floor,

Whitefield-Sarjapur Road,

Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125

DD/MM/YYYY

To,

Amit Chauhan

B-26, I Floor,

Gunjur Post, Varthur Sarjapur Road,

Bengaluru, Karnataka 560087

Subject: Deep Sympathies for the Accident of Your Father

Dear Amit,

I am very sorry to hear about the accident of your father. It was very sorrowful to know about it. However, I am thankful to God that uncle has survived the accident and is safe now.

The accident had been very fatal, it was truly uncle’s luck to have made through the accident. Every now and then, I keep reading in the newspapers about so many accidents occurring so often now that one can only be more careful while crossing the roads. I had been very angry to know that a youngster was riding the bike at such a great speed that he hit your father. The youngster himself could have got injured during the entire period of misfortune. I hope you would have reported the case at the police station of the area concerned. If you have not, then you must, for it shall be a lesson many other youngsters as well.

Please take good care of your father and ensure him proper medications and a lot of rest. I shall be visiting to meet uncle soon. I hope he recovers quickly and be back to healthy state again. In case you need any help then please do not hesitate at all to contact me and do not worry, everything shall be okay soon.

Yours truly,

Shivam

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