Losing someone is always hard for everyone, especially when you need to deal with deep emotions when getting reminded about the loss of loved ones. A good way to deal with grief is to write about the person and being able to make a respectful condolence message. That’s why we have collected this list of 200 compassionate condolence messages and quotes to be inspired and able to create the best condolence message for your beloved one.
When writing about such a sensitive moment, it’s very important you select your words carefully, most people reading it is grieving for their loss and they would love to be reminded with respect and positivity.
1- You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your father.
2- It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.
3- I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
4- I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.
5- I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.
6- My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
7- I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.
8- Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.
9- May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.
10- I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.
11- May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.
12- I am honored and blessed to have known your uncle. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences.
13- Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. My most heartfelt condolences.
14- Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!
15- A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved grandfather in pain.
16- May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
17- We will never forget you. We will pray for him as he prayed for us. May God give him eternal rest.
18- offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.
19- I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.
20- will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
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22- My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind person.
23- Dear John, we are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May our condolences bring you peace during this painful time.
24- I am truly sorry for your loss. Your uncle will be missed and he will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.
25- May God forgive and accept her soul into the Garden of Eden, near the throne of whom she seek and loved!
26- Despite the loss of the physical presence of your father. We know that God has assigned him to watch over you throughout your life.
27- In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.
28- May God put her in a special place where she will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished her!
29- I know that what you are going through right now is very difficult, just know that I am here for you. I am truly sorry for your loss.
30- I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your grandfather rest in peace.
31- Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your aunt. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.
32- Condolences to the bereaved family. My tears are flowing for a friend, a great girl. God rest her soul in peace!
33- I loved too much and I lost. Today you’re not where you were, but you will always be in my heart. God rest you in peace, our dear mother.
34- Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your mother. Please accept my condolences.
35- A prayer, a flower, a candle and sad tears of pain on your grave, our dear grandfather
36- Sofia, we just want you to know that we are really sorry to hear about your father, he was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.
37- The loss of someone dear to us is never easy :(… If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know. My condolences.
38- With a heavy heart, I pray for the eternal repose of one who was a woman of distinguished humanity.
39- In these moments of loss, words are useless. God rest her soul in peace and the angels to always be there with you!
40- A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness.
41- Words cannot describe what I am feeling. I give my condolences to the entire family. God rest her soul
42- A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. My condolences.
43- Your father will be terribly missed. He was loved by all of us and he will be cherished in our memories forever. Our condolences.
44- Flowers and prayers go out for our dear grandfather and great-grandfather that left us too soon.
45- We are deeply saddened by your loss, may our prayers guide his soul to our Heavenly Father. Sincere condolences!
46- We are deeply saddened by the news of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
47- Mother is the most expensive being on earth. No one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of our dear mother.
48- May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this unfortunate time. My most sincere condolences.
49- The good Lord called to her last night our beloved mother and aunt. Mau God rests her soul in peace.
50- I am deeply saddened by the loss of your brother. He will be truly missed and I will include him in my daily prayers.
51- We pray that the Good Lord to caress the souls of those left desolated after the tragic disappearance. Our condolences.
52- May the soul of the dearly departed rest in peace, may my prayers help guide her on her journey to our Creator.
53- Nobody can understand how hard a separation is… It remains only the eternal memory in our hearts of our dear grandmother.
54- May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
55- When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you.
56- Sincere condolences to the families grieving the immeasurable loss they suffered. Please accept my condolences.
57- At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. Sincere condolences!
58- Our souls are hardened of pain on hearing of the unfair disappearance, we knew, appreciated and admired! God rest his soul.
59- No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord.
60- We are deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow we feel at this moment. Sincere condolences!
61- Please accept my heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, God rest his soul.
62- I cannot even begin to understand what you’re going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers and condolences.
63- We lost a great friend, but the universe received a new beautiful star. My condolences to you and your family.
64- In this tough time in your life, may our friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort.
65- Sent with love and remembrance to get through this tough time. Our most sincere condolences.
66- Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now.
67- I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother was a great woman and she will be truly missed and will always be remembered.
68- Please accept our condolences on the passing of your sister. It was an honor to have known such a great person. Sincere condolences.
69- Remembering you and Louise in our minds and in our hearts. My condolences to you and your family.
70- May her soul rest in peace, I believe that God will accept her with open arms for all the good she has done while she was on this earth.
71- Losing someone we love is nothing easy, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life. My condolences.
72- Nothing is more painful in life as the separation of a jewel. God rest his soul. My most sincere condolences.
73- We join our friends with thoughts of comfort in helping then get over the immense void left behind by the loss of their beloved father.
74- His kind face remains forever in our image. You retired quietly, the same way you live in the world of good and righteous.
75- We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you and your family. She will be a part of our prayers from now on.
76- Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
77- Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about your father’s passing. Our most sincere condolences.
78- We were coworkers of Martin. Words cannot express our sorrow. The office won’t be the same without him. Martin will be missed.
79- After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have is happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones.
80- I cannot believe you are no longer with us… I have to believe that God has bigger plans for you. Sincere condolences.
81- We are sorry for your loss. He was such a great person, He will live on in our memories forever.
82- Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a friend who was so close to you.
83- We are sorry for your loss. (Name), was such a great person, (He/She) will live on in our memories forever. My heartfelt condolences.
84- I am honored and blessed to have known your ________. He/she was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him/her. My condolences.
85- Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your _________. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.
86- Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind. My condolences.
87- In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.
88- May fond memories of your ________ bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
89- Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. My heartfelt condolences.
90- I/We am/are truly sorry to hear of the loss of (Name). Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his/her soul to Heaven.
91- Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your ________. Please accept my condolences.
92- I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.
93- Now, the angels rejoice as a good soul has finally made its way home! My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
94- I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.
95- It was with great sadness that we learned of (Name)’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.
96- Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we/I feel for the passing of (Name), but please accept our/my condolences and we/I will be sure to include him/her in our daily prayers.
Short and Brief Condolences
1- Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow.
2- A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.
3- Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort.
4- I’m always there in your hour of need. May his/her soul rest in peace.
5- Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
6- I hope you feel surrounded by much love.
7- Someone so special can never be forgotten.
8- I will be thinking of you in this moment of pain.
9- Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.
10- Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
11- It was truly a pleasure working with your father for 17 years. He will be deeply missed.
12- With deepest sympathy as you remember Robert.
13- Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
14- I am thinking about you and sending love.
15- Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
16- Thinking of you during this difficult time.
17- Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
18- Sharing in your sadness as you remember Dan.
19- Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.
20- May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
21- Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
22- Thinking of you all as you celebrate your grandmother’s remarkable life.
23- Holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are doing OK.
24- Sharing in your sorrow. With love and friendship.
25- I was saddened to hear that your grandfather passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.
26- May the passage of time heal your grief.
27- We are missing Anne along with you. With heartfelt sympathy,
1- “Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you.”
2- “What a good and generous man your father was. I thought his funeral service was a wonderful tribute to him and all he has done for our community. He will be missed.”
3- “Your daughter touched so many lives for the good. I’m grateful I had the chance to know her as both a colleague and a cherished friend.”
4- “Nobody could tell a funny story like your mom. Remember at your graduation party—the story about the vacuuming incident? My face hurt for a full day after from laughing so much. I’ll always cherish those memories of fun times spent with her.”
5- “What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. I feel so lucky that I got to know him.”
6- “Your mother blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.”
7- “Your mama was an amazing lady, and I feel privileged to have known her. I know you will miss her deeply. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.”
8- “I have the best memories of staying with Aunt Edie as a kid. I don’t think I’ve told you this, but starting when I was about 10, she would take me to Becker’s for ice cream cones…and let me drive! Only Aunt Edie…I’m going to miss her fun-loving spirit so much.”
Offer to Help
1- “Thinking of your family with love and wanting to help out in any way I can. I’ll call to see when would be a good night to bring over a meal.”
2- “I know I can’t make your pain go away, but I want you to know I’m here with a shoulder or an ear or anything else you need.”
3- “I know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do—from walking Max to picking up your dry cleaning, please let us know.”
4- “You’ve got so much on your mind and on your heart right now. We hope it will make one less worry to know that Kevin and I will be taking care of the yard for as long as you need.”
1- “I know Christmas won’t be the same without Sara, but I hope it helps a little to know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers, especially through the holidays.”
2- “It’s been a while, but I know that the hurt doesn’t go away when the cards and casseroles do. I’m still here for you.”
3- “It’s been a while, but I know that the hurt doesn’t go away when the cards and casseroles do. I’m still here for you.”
4- “Just wanted to let you know we’re remembering your mom on her birthday and sending lots of caring thoughts your way.”
5- “Just wanted to let you know we’re remembering your mom on her birthday and sending lots of caring thoughts your way.”
Sudden or Unexpected Death
1- This Is Especially Hard: “We never would have felt ready to say good-bye to someone as special as Christina, but this timing feels especially tough. Wishing your family comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead. We’ll be praying for all of you.”
2- Words Fail: “I’m not sure what to say in the face of such a difficult loss. Just want you to know that I care about you, and I share in your sadness.”
3- Wishes/Prayers: “Keeping you in my warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time—and wishing you hope and healing when you’re ready.”
4- Acknowledging Unexpectedness: “We were surprised and saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. He was such a good guy. We’re going to miss him so much, too.”
5- I’m Here for You: “It’s going to take time to get through the shock of this loss. Just want you to know we’ll be here for you all the way.”
6- I’m Sorry: “I’m deeply sorry your family is experiencing the pain of a loss like this. My heart goes out to each of you.”
7- Ongoing Support: “Hey, I know it’s been a couple of months since you lost John. Just want you to know I haven’t forgotten. I’m still thinking about you. And I’m here to help out, listen, whatever you need.”
Tip: If everything you try to write feels wrong or awkward, then keep your message short. The simple act of sending a card communicates caring—even if you simply sign it “With deepest sympathy” followed by your name.
When You Cannot Attend the Memorial Service
1- This Is Hard: “It’s hard to lose someone who meant so much to all of us, and even harder that we can’t all be together to say good-bye. We want you to know we’re with you in spirit—now and in the days and weeks ahead.”
2- Looking Ahead to a Memorial Later On: “I know Kara’s memorial service won’t happen for a few months yet. Just didn’t want to let that much time go by without reaching out to tell you how saddened I am by her passing. She was such a sweetheart. She’ll be deeply missed.”
3- Wish I Could Be With You: “I wish I could be there to honor your dad along with you. He was a great man.”
4- I’m Here for You in Other Ways: “Even though I can’t be there for Tom’s service, just want you to know I’m here to drop food by, mow the lawn or anything else that comes up.”
Tip: When you can’t be there to honor the deceased in person, you might also choose to make some kind of honoring gesture in addition to sending a sympathy card.
Loss of Parent
1- Compliment: “Your father was such a wonderful man. I was lucky to know him.”
2- This Is Hard: “It’s so hard saying goodbye to your mom. My heart goes out to you right now.”
3- She’ll Always Be With You: “You’ll always remember how it felt to laugh with her and be loved by her. I hope those memories will bring comfort in time.”
4- You Were a Comfort: “You were a joy to your mother all your life, and a huge comfort to her over these past few months. It’s sad to lose her, but I hope you feel good about the way you were there for her.”
5- When You Didn’t Know Him: “I didn’t have the chance to know your father, but I know he must have been someone special to have raised a great son like you.”
6- He Lives on in You: “The lessons your dad taught you, the love he gave, the way he cared for people…all those good things live on in you.”
7- Share a Memory: “Nobody could match your dad for making people feel special. I’ll always remember being the smallest kid on the pee-wee baseball team he coached, but feeling big, because he made me team captain.”
8- Miss Him Too: “Just wanted to say how much your father meant to me, and how much I miss him, too.”
Loved Her Too: “Your mom was such a good friend. I loved her, too.”
Tip: If you’ve lost a parent yourself, it’s fine to mention that, but take care not to make your message more about you and your experience. Keep the focus on sending comfort and support to the person you’re writing to, and don’t assume you understand exactly how they feel.
Loss of Spouse or Partner
1- I Believe in You: “I know it must feel like this pain will never end. But I believe in my heart that comfort will find you when you’re ready. I believe you’ve got the strength to come through. And in time, I hope you’ll believe it, too.”
2- Loved Him Too: “I hope it helps a little to hear how much Matt was loved by others, too—me, for one.”
3- Take Care of Yourself: “I know the days and months ahead will be a big adjustment, so please give yourself a lot of grace. Do whatever you need to take care of you—and know I’m here for you, too.”
4- Compliment the Deceased: “Stephanie was one of the funniest, most vibrant people I’ve ever met. I’m so grateful I got to know her.”
5- Compliment the Relationship: “What the two of you shared was truly something special. You loved each other so well.”
6- When You Don’t Know the Surviving Spouse/Partner: “Even though we haven’t had the chance to meet in person, I feel like I know you from the glowing way Jim talked about you. It was easy to see how much he loved you.”
7- Share a Memory: “I was just thinking about Anne’s unforgettable dinner parties—especially the one with the notorious lemon-bar incident. That was the best. And She was the best.”
8- Miss Her Too: “Lauren was such a terrific colleague and friend. I miss her deeply.”
9- He’ll Always Be With You: “Someone who shared so much of life with you will forever be a part of you. Keeping you in my prayers as you remember your husband.”
10- This Is Hard: “Losing the one you love is so hard. And so I’m praying hard for you—for peace, for comfort, for whatever you need right now.”
Loss of Child
1- Time Was Short/Love Was Big: “Even though Maddie was with us for too short a time, she filled the world around her with so much joy. And you filled hers with so much love.”
2- Loved Her Too: “I hope there’s some comfort in knowing how much we loved Hannah, too.”
3- I’m Sorry—“So deeply sorry you have to go through a heartbreak like this. Sharing in your sorrow and keeping your family in our most caring prayers.”
4- Compliment: “Della was such a sweet girl. I wish she could have stayed with you, and with all of us, for so much longer.”
5- Miss Him Too: “Missing Henry right along with you.”
6- Share a Memory: “Ian was the first to be a friend to anybody who needed one. I was just remembering when our class got a new student this spring, and Ian made a point of sitting with him at lunch. He was a special kid.”
7- This Is Heartbreaking: “It just feels wrong that you should have to say goodbye to your child. Whatever you’re feeling, please know you’re not alone. I’m just one of many who want to do whatever we can to support you in the weeks and months to come.”
8- He’ll Always Be a Part of You—“You’ll always miss Jake, but he’ll always be with you in the memories you keep, the stories your family tells, the laughter you share, and the love you all hold for him. May those good things help heal the hurt in time.”
9- His Life Mattered: “Though we only got to hold him for a little while, he brought us together and brought so many smiles. Celebrating all the days that were brighter because he was here.”
Tip: You can adapt most of these message ideas for parents who have lost an adult son or daughter. The heartbroken feeling that life isn’t supposed to work like this will still apply—and the need for caring, support, and prayers will be similar, too.
1- My heart goes out to you
2- Wishing you healing
3- With heartfelt sympathy
4- With caring
5- My sincere condolences
6- God bless
7- With sincere sympathy
8- With warm thoughts and prayers
9- With sympathy
10- With prayers and sympathy
11- Thinking of you
12- Wishing you peace
13- God bless you and comfort you
14- Lifting you up in prayer
15- Praying for you
16- Please accept our condolences
17- Keeping you in our prayers
18- Caring thoughts are with you
19- With you in sorrow
20- Sharing your sadness
21- With deepest sympathy
22- With love at this sad time
23- In caring sympathy
What NOT to Write in a Sympathy Card
1- “I know how you feel.” We all experience and process grief differently.
2- “She was so young.” No need for a potentially painful reminder.
3- “What a terrible loss.” Avoid dwelling on the pain or difficulty of the loss.
4- “You should…” Instead of advice, offer comfort and support.
5- “You will…” Steer clear of predictions about how their grief journey will go.
6- “This happened for a reason.” Even with the best intentions behind it, this thought risks assigning blame for the death.
You can also use a condolence quote to offer the recipient thoughtful words that will help them reflect on the life of the person they’ve lost. Quotes can initiate deep thought or offer a new perspective on what it means to lose a loved one. Our words can’t take away the pain of losing a loved one, but they can go a long way toward helping a grieving person feel loved and supported.
1- “When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” – Sufi
2- “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller
3- “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
4- “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
5- “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again” – Maya Angelou
6- “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” -Gandhi
7- “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight” – Kahlil Gibran
8- “They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” – William Penn
“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor
“No matter how prepared you think you are for death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.” – Billy Graham
“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets
Poems about Mourning
by David Harkins
Do not shed tears when I have gone
but smile instead because I have lived.
Do not shut your eyes and pray to God that I’ll come back
but open your eyes and see all that I have left behind.
I know your heart will be empty because you cannot see me
but still I want you to be full of the love we shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live only for yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of what happened between us yesterday.
You can remember me and grieve that I have gone
or you can cherish my memory and let it live on.
You can cry and lose yourself, become distraught and turn your back on the world
or you can do what I want – smile, wipe away the tears, learn to love again and go on.
She/He is Gone
by David Harkins
You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
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“I have believed the best of every man, and find that to believe it is enough to make a bad man show him at his best or even a good man swing his lantern higher.” wrote the poet William Butler Yeats.
Beau Biden believed the best of us all. For him, and for his family, we swing our lanterns higher.
Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect and comfort his family here on Earth.”
— President Obama on the passing of Beau Biden
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My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as “Mama Sarah” but known to us as “Dani” or Granny. Born in the first quarter of the last century, in Nyanza Province, on the shores of Lake Victoria, she had no formal schooling, and in the ways of her tribe, she was married off to a much older man while only a teen. She would spend the rest of her life in the tiny village of Alego, in a small home built of mud-and thatch brick and without electricity or indoor plumbing. There she raised eight children, tended to her goats and chickens, grew an assortment of crops, and took what the family didn’t use to sell at the local open-air market.
We will miss her dearly, but celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life.
— Barack Obama for his Grandmother Sarah – March 29, 2021
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Everyone at Chelsea FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Petr Kellner. Petr was a supporter of the Club and part of the Chelsea family. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. – March 29, 2021
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Today, at 4:28pm, a very dear woman left this life. My wonderful friend, Katherine Novy. She was a young and vibrant 75, but it was sadly her time to leave. Katherine loved without hesitation, cared without condition, gave without regret, and taught without prejudice. She was a beacon of enlightenment for humanity. Though her departure makes it seem as if the world has dimmed without her presence, I am comforted by knowing that, in fact, the world is a brighter place, because of the light she ignited in so many. You will be missed, you will be remembered, but more so, you will live on through all that you have done to make this world a happier, more tolerant, more loving, and more beautiful place to be. I am so grateful to live in a world where people like Katherine Novy have lived and thrived. I love you, my dear, sweet friend.
How beautiful John. How honored she must have felt to be your friend. What a wonderful tribute.
I’m sorry for your loss. She was obviously a very special person.
Love you darlin, so very, very sorry for this emptiness in your heart. You were gifted a wonderful person to write on your slate. How fortunate you are. She left this world knowing you… I am so proud.
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Hello everyone I’m Dorivee’s cousin Yanira . On behalf of myself and our family we would like to thank everyone for your wonderful messages and pictures of our lovely angel. She was an important part of our lives as much as she was to many of you. She was truly special and touched many that she encountered in her short life. Now we are overwhelmed with grief due to her untimely departure but we must continue to celebrate her life the way she lived it to the fullest and full of positivity. Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Ortiz Funeral Home
2580 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10458
Sunday November 23rd
From 3-10 pm
Mr. Deeds Funeral Speech
Rev. Sharpton: Now Brother Preston is soaring with eagles high above, because he lived a life of love.
Yes, he’s flying way up high, because he was a supercool guy.
He’s gone away too soon, it seems, leaving behind his unfinished dreams.
Deeds: [impressed] This guy could make a fortune writing greeting cards.
Rev. Sharpton: Yes, we remember Preston Blake.
A man with faith no man could shake.
A strength no man could break.
A character no man could fake.
For goodness sake, let’s eat some cake.
Funeral attendants: Amen.