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50 Bereavement Quotes To Help Console & Sooth Your Heart

Losing a loved one is an awful and the most painful period one goes through. They become heartbroken and devastated. Mindful quotes and sayings may be a great source of comfort to them as they go through the grieving period. Also read death quotes, quotes about grief and healing and quotes about going through hard times.

We have put together bereavement quotes that will help you to express your condolences to someone who has lost a loved one. These quotes will surely comfort and ease their pain. Also read a prayer for encouragement from the bible, bible verses about faith for strength. 

Bereavement Quotes For A Friend

You should always have your friends back even in difficult times. It would be so thoughtful of you to send your friend a bereavement massage when your friend has lost a loved one. Choose one from these massages to express your sympathy to your friend to show that you care.

  1. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I am always here for you, sending you love and strength during this distressing time. Let your tears flow, and may your sorrows be softened with happy memories. I am thinking about you and sending my heartfelt sympathies and condolences. 

  2. Hugs are great medicine for the soul. They let you know that others care and wrap you up in the comfort of warm hearts. They hit the right note when words cannot. If you need a hug, just let me know, as I have plenty. I would love nothing more than to share them with you during this difficult time. I send you my deepest condolences. 

  3. Losing a loved one is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. It feels like fog casting a veil over your life. I want you to know it won’t always be that way. The fog will clear, and the sun will shine again. When you need a ray of light, I will never be far away. I am sending you my heartfelt sympathies and condolences. 

  4. My deepest sympathies are with you for the loss of ______. If you’d like to talk, to walk, to sit and stare at the world with the strength of a friend beside you, I am here for you. I am here for you now. I am here for you later. Take your time. 

  5. While no one and nothing can fill the hole created by the loss of your loved one, I know that [he/she] would want you to think of all the joy, love, and laughter that remains in the world. It may seem out of reach right now, so when you’re ready, I am here with a smile, a hug, and bits of cheer. I am thinking of you and sending heartfelt sympathies and condolences. 

  6. When the bridge over grief seems shaky and long, look up. Remember the view and beauty around you. There is a world of wonder still to discover. Keep walking and moving forward. Soon you will find yourself on solid ground again. I send you my sincere and heartfelt condolences, and am here for you whenever you are ready. 

  7. Losing someone so dear is devastating, and no words can ever really relieve that pain. But to help, I wish you courage and healing during these toughest of days. Cry when you feel like it. Let the laughter roll when it comes. And know that your [friend/loved one] will forever live on in the journeys you shared together. 

Bereavement Quotes For Grandma

  1. “There was magic in grand mother’s touch, and sunshine in her smile. There was love in everything she did to make our lives worth a while.” –Unknown

  2. “So when tomorrow start without me don’t think we are far apart for every time you think of me I’m right here in your heart.” –David M. Ramano

  3. “When life separates us I will know it is only your soul saying goodbye to your body but your spirit will be with me always” 

  4. “You’ll see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love, you’ll be together before long, until then listen for her song” 

Bereavement Quotes For Loss Of Husband

Losing the man you vowed to love and spend the rest of your life with is the most painful thing you could ever go through. It is a very devastating and depressing phase the wife goes through. It is not easy to comfort a person in that state without you thinking that you will say something that will offend them.  

Here are some sympathy messages to help guide you as you pass your condolences to someone who has lost a husband.

  1. My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your husband. His memory will not be forgotten. 

  2. It was such a shock to hear if your husband’s passing. I can’t express how sorry I am. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. 

  3. May you find comfort in knowing that your husband touched so many lives. He will be missed greatly. 

  4. It was an absolute honour to have known your husband. He was a man of his word, generous to a fault and more caring than anyone I’ve known. He will be sorely missed. 

  5. I know I can never hope to understand how you feel but please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Your husband was an amazing man who has left us far too soon. 

  6. Your husband had such a positive impact on so many lives. We’re all worse off for having lost him. My most heartfelt condolences. 

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband was a great man and he meant so much to us. We share your grief at this very sad and difficult time. 

Bible Quotes For The Bereaved Family

Like Buddhist bereavement quotes, the bible has always been graced with verses that give comfort and ease the pain for those who are heartbroken. Whenever you have lost a loved one or you know of someone who has lost a family member, refer to these bible verses that are sure to heal their wounds and mend their broken hearts.

  1. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. John 16:22

  2. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

  3. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4

  4. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

  5. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

  6. The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

  7. He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

Sympathy Bereavement Quotes

Sending a condolence massage to someone who has lost a loved one shows that you care. It may be difficult to decide what to write on a sympathy card, but let these sympathy massages guide you as you are planning to pass your condolences.

  1. “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget” —Author Unknown

  2. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” —Thomas Campbell

  3. “There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world” — Author unknown

  4. “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow” — Author unknown

  5. “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” –Dorothy Ferguson

  6. “Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” — Thomas Moore

  7. “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

  8. “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” —William Penn

Bereavement Quotes For Co-workers

Have you lost a co-worker or your co-worker has lost a loved one and you are not sure what to write on a condolences card? Relax, we’ve got you. Here are massages that will help you express your sympathy and show support to the grieving family.

  1. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. 

  2. Please accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss. 

  3. Though words, however gentle, cannot take your loss away, still may these flowers sent in sympathy help comfort you today. 

  4. Please accept my warmest condolences, I’m sending thoughts of peace and courage your way. 

  5. Sending you strength to get through this difficult time. With love. 

  6. You have my deepest sympathies for your loss. 

  7. My heart goes out to you during this difficult period. If there is anything I can do then please just ask. 

  8. My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts/prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. 

 Bereavement Quotes For Loss Of A Child

The loss of a child is the most traumatic and painful experience you could possibly think of. It can break the parents into a million pieces. To reach out to them with a sympathy card or condolences would really provide comfort and solace. Check out quotes about losing a loved one for strength and comfort. 

  1. I know that there isn’t anything I could say to take away the pain. But please know I’m here for you, whatever you need. 

  2. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this awful time. We’re here if you need us. 

  3. There are no words that can explain the sorrow and pain we feel for the loss of your [son/daughter]. They will be greatly missed.

  4. Words will seem meaningless so please know that I’m thinking of you constantly. You have my deepest sympathies. 

  5. There are no right words at this time. We just wanted you to know that you have our full support in whatever you need. 

  6. A child is always with us. First in their lifetime, then forever in our memory. 

  7. We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day. 

  8. I hope you find strength in loved ones and family to help you get through this awful tragedy. 

  9. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Please know you and your entire family are in our constant thoughts. 

The bereavement process is the most difficult and sensitive period in a human’s life. Make sure that you have the right bereavement quotes to say or write.

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