Condolence messages on death of a Mother/Father in English

Losing a parent is one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. If this happens to a friend, then you might want to send a message to show that you are there for your friend. Your message should try to show your true feelings so it is always better to try to send a message yourself. 

Sample message:

Hey John,

I am really sorry to hear about your mother. She was a great person and always generous with all of us. I know it is going to be a rough time for you so please feel free to give me a call and we can talk about anything. 

Be strong

You should write a message that is true about your friend’s mother or father so try to include some of the good points of that person’s character. 

If you didn’t know your friend’s mother/father you can send a more general message like:

Hey John 

I am very sorry to hear about your mother/father. If you need help at this time, don’t hesitate to give me a call.

How to give condolences in person

It is always a difficult thing to show your empathy at this time. 

Common ways to sow your condolences:

  • I am sorry for your loss
  • I am sorry for your trouble
  • My condolences are with you are your family at this time
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you 

What to write in a condolences card

Condolences in a card are usually a little bit more formal.

Some examples:

  • I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
  • I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.
  • My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. 
  • My condolences to you and your family.

Sending a condolences text message

Sending a condolence message in a text message can be a little less formal. In this case, you should include a sincere message to express your empathy.

  • Thinking of you, at this time of loss.
  • Very sorry to hear about your mother/father. Be strong
  • Losing someone we love is never easy, I hope you can get through this difficult period in your life.
  • My heart goes out to you and your family.

Religious condolence messages

If the person you are sending a message to has a strong faith, then you might want to include religious references.

Some Examples

  • May her soul rest in peace, I believe that God will accept her with open arms in heaven
  • Our prayers and thoughts are with you
  • May the soul of the dearly departed rest in peace, may my prayers help guide her on her journey to our Creator.
  • We pray that the Good Lord looks after your mother/father 


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