Sample condolence letter for the death of someone's daughter


  1. In writing a letter of offering sympathy for the friend or a family, courteously recognize the receiver's hardship while giving him or her comfort and encouragement. Be tactful, truthful and genuine while you write the letter, if possible, write it by hand and on a personal stationery.
  2. Make him or her feel your sympathy.
  3. Reminisce the deceased's significance on the reader.
  4. Give additional sympathy and encouragement.


[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 would like to express my deepest sympathy at the death of your lovely daughter. We spent many wonderful years at school and college and shared some of the best years of our lives together. There was no one I felt closer to, and I have lost a dear friend.

I have enclosed some of our recent correspondence with this letter; they show what an incredible woman she had become. These letters show just how glad she was that you were her mother, as she would speak to you at length and she loved you very much.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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