How to Write a Sympathy Letter for the Loss of a Father

Below you will find a sample sympathy letter for the loss of father.  You customize the letter or use it as an example for writing your own hand-written message.

What Do You Write to Someone Who Has Lost Their Father?

It can be difficult to know what to say to someone who has lost their dad. When you start to write a condolence note you might find yourself overwhelmed by a blank page. Probably nothing you write will seem quite right. It’s important to realize that you cannot make it better. Oftentimes, there truly are no words.

You might find it helpful to know that just the gestured of writing and sending a quick sympathy note can mean the world to someone who is grieving. If you can write a short letter that doesn’t try to make it better. A letter that is free from easy answers and platitudes.

Here is an example of a short and simple sympathy letter that you can customize. Personalize it by mentioning the person’s name, sharing a memory of the person, or mentioning a favorite attribute of the person.

Dear [Recipient], I was very sorry and deeply grieved to hear of your father’s death. He was clearly a wonderful father. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Mourning a loss as great as this is not easy. I know how close you and your father were and I can only imagine what you must be going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn your loss. With Sympathy, [Sender]

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