There is no better time when we need the support of friends and family, than when we are grieved. A funeral thank you note or a sympathy thank you message is a great way to show appreciation to those who were there for you in your time of need. Usually these thank you messages are written after the service is over and you want to thank those who showed up to support you. It is never necessary to write a lot of words in a sympathy thank you note, all you need is one or two sentences to express your gratitude. The following are some examples of bereavement thank you messages that you can send friends and family to say thank you:

Sample Sympathy Thank You Notes


“My family and I take this opportunity to offer our appreciation for your generous contribution towards the service of our late brother. Thank you very much for your kindness.”

“I lack the words to express my gratitude for the show of support during the service. It was a great reminder of your friendship. Thank you!”

“Thank you for the flowers you sent to the service. It was comforting to know that there are friends like you who care.”

“Thank you for the sympathy card, the words you wrote touched my heart and comforted me throughout the service.”

“My family and I would like to thank you for the support you gave us during (deceased’s) passing. We owe you immense gratitude. Stay Blessed!”

“The support from good friends like you has made it easier to go through this difficult time of grief.”

“There is no sufficient amount of words that could equal the generosity you showed us during our time of bereavement. Your friendship is highly valued. Thank you!”

“This is just to say, I am grateful for your presence during our time of difficulty.”

Thank You Notes For Sympathy Cards


“If (deceased’s name) were here with us, he/she would be proud to have you as a friend. As a family we will forever be grateful for your generosity and support throughout this difficult time. Thank you!”

“I lack the words to express how grateful I am for the kindness you have showed my family in our time of bereavement. Thank you and be blessed!”

“A friend in need is truly a friend in deed….and you have proven to be a true friend. Thank you for the support and kindness you showed us during our time of need.”

“In such time of difficulty, I realize that I am truly lucky to have you as a friend. Thank you for being there for me at this time of need.”

“Thank you for your comforting words during the service of our late father. As a family we are highly grateful.”

“Thank you for the gesture of kindness that you and your family displayed during our time of bereavement. We appreciate it very much, thank you.”

“My family and I would like to thank you for the contribution you made towards the funeral. We owe you an eternity of gratitude. Thank you!”

Thank You Notes For Sympathy


“It meant a lot to see you at the funeral. Your presence and support did not go without notice, we are very grateful. Thank you!”

“Your thoughtful contribution towards the service went a long way in helping us. As a family we would like to express our gratitude. May God bless you, Thank you!”

“Thank you for the comforting words at my father’s funeral and for reminding us that we are not alone. We are indebted for your support and highly grateful for having you as a relative. Thank you!”

“Thank you for your love and attention during my time of bereavement. You have truly proven to be a true friend.”

“For the sympathy and generosity, we are forever indebted to you. Thank you for being there for us during this time of bereavement.”

“As a family we take this opportunity to thank you for your tremendous support during our time of bereavement. We are very grateful.”

Sympathy Thank You Notes To Coworkers


“Thank you for the heartfelt words during the service; it was so comforting to hear someone speak so fondly about (deceased). Thank you and be blessed.”

“You went out of your way to support us throughout this difficult time and for that we are grateful. It will never be enough to just say thank you, so this is just to let you know that you will always have a friend in us.”

“This is just to say thank you for the helping hand you lent us during the funeral service. Be blessed and thank you.”

“We are immensely grateful for the generosity and expression of kindness you showered us with during our time of bereavement. Thank you.”

“My family and I would like to say thank you for your loving support after the passing of (deceased). The flowers, contribution and the heartfelt words really meant a great deal. We are sincerely grateful.”

“Receive our most sincere gratitude and love for the generosity you have showed us in memory of our dad. Thank you very much.”

“Thank you for sharing the wonderful memories and for the tribute in honor of (deceased). We are very grateful and will always treasure those memories.”

“Please know that we are deeply grateful for the love and support you extended during this difficult time.”

“We highly appreciate the kind devotion and presence throughout our bereavement. Be blessed and thank you.”

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