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How to Write a Condolence Letter for Loss of a Father

Posted: July 12th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

It is very hard to find words to put in a condolence letter, more so if you are writing for a loss of a father. When you are trying to write a condolence letter for a father’s death, consider putting yourself in the place of the bereaved. If you still have a father, imagine how you would feel if he is gone. Through this emotional space, you can begin to construct your letter and try to write things you would like to hear.

Express your condolences by using simple, short words. Appropriate words may include ‘You are in my prayers and thoughts’, “I am sorry for your loss’, ‘This too, will pass’. You can also include a memory or two to express your positive feelings for the father of the bereaved. If you do not know the deceased well, consider transferring what you know about the bereaved to a comment about his or her father. An example of this is ‘Your dad had a hand in making you one of the most humble people I know.’

In your letter, try to write words that encourage the departed. You can offer help that you feel comfortable doing. You can ask the bereaved if you could be of service by cleaning the house, cooking meals, shopping, doing laundry, maintain the lawn or babysit.

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