GUIDELINES

  1. In one short paragraph, say sorry for the loss, reminisce on the good times with the deceased and offer help to the bereaved.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Words cannot express how saddened I am very by this news. He was a great man, and he touched the lives of many. He was a good friend. In fact, the best friend anyone can ask for. We will miss him, but he will remain alive in our hearts and our minds. Take heart my dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these trying moments. If there is anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to let me know. My condolences once again.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -