1. Acknowledge the loss and express condolences.
  2. Share a good memory of the deceased.
  3. Assure them of your support and express condolences again.


[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 just heard the sad news about your mother; I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

Your mother was such a lovely lady. I can imagine how this must be hard for you because the two of you were so close. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

I want you to know that I am with you, and you can count on me for anything you may need. My condolences once again. Take heart dear.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -