Condolence Letter Samples

Letter of Condolence - Definition

A letter of condolence, or condolence letter, is used to express sympathy to another party; usually in the case of the death of someone close to the recipient.

Condolence letters are appropriate in both business and personal situations.

Condolence letters are sometimes referred to as sympathy letters, or letters of sympathy, which are essentially different names for exactly the same type of letter. For a real-life sample of a "sympathy letter" click here.

Note: Due to their delicate nature, condolence letters need to be written with the utmost tact, diplomacy and sensitivity.

Sample Condolence Letters

The following letter of condolence templates are real-life examples of the types of condolence letters typically written in personal and business situations.

Condolence Letter - to an acquaintance or colleague (personal).

Letter of Condolence - death of a customer or friend (business).

Real-Life Condolence Letter Templates

The thing that makes the above two condolence letter examples different from what you will typically find online is that they are "real-life templates". In other words, they are complete, fully-formatted letters, written by professionals for actual real-life personal situations.

These are NOT your typical fill-in-the-blanks templates. They are complete letters that one can quickly learn from and adapt to fit one's own situation.

When you need to write a letter of condolence, or condolence letter, it is always helpful to have some real-life samples that show you exactly how a professional writes a letter for a similar real-world situation.

For instant access to a letter writing style guide with more than 100 real-life templates that you can download straight into your word processor and copy, cut, paste, and use as you like, check out:
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