Attending a funeral service is always an emotional experience, but for most people they are doing it because they care about you. Saying thank you to someone who attended is an excellent way of expressing your gratitude. Here are some ideas of what you might want to say in your message.
#1 We are deeply touched by your thoughtfulness during our time of loss. Thank you for your kind card and the timely delivery of your lovely [wreath / arrangement / basket]
#2 Thank you so much for the thoughtful and inspirational words in your card. Your message was just what I needed to hear at this time and it means a great deal to me.
#3 Words cannot express how grateful we are for all that you have done, both before and after [name]’s passing. Thank you so much for always being there for us, providing such wonderful support during such a difficult time. We could not have made it through without you!
#4 Your care package came right when we needed it most. Thank you so much again for all of your help during this difficult time. We truly appreciate all that you did – from driving me to the hospital, to accompanying us to court for the will reading, and so much more.
#5 Thank you so much for your card and generous donation. Your words of comfort at such a trying time were just what I needed to hear. You really took some of the stress off my shoulders during this difficult time and I am truly grateful for all that you did.
#6 The whole family is deeply touched by your heartfelt sympathy. Thank you so much for making it possible for us to have [wreath / arrangement / basket] delivered on such short notice – we had no idea how else we would be able to honor [name]’s life in our own way. We are eternally grateful!
#7 I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come support me at the funeral of my [mother/father/son/daughter/other loved one]. Your presence at the service meant so much to me and I appreciate your condolences.
#8 Thank you for writing such a beautiful card about my [father/mother] It really felt like you were there celebrating with us, even though I know that was not possible. The thoughtful words brought great comfort to myself and my family.
#9 I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your help during the recent passing of my [grandparent/aunt/uncle]. There are not enough words in this world to express how thankful I am that you were there during our time of grief.
#10 I am truly grateful for your kind card. While I cannot put into words how difficult this time is, your warm wishes have comforted me.
#11 Thank you so much for sending us such lovely flowers in memory of our [husband/wife]. They are beautiful and so thoughtful.
#12 Thanks very much for thinking of us during this difficult time. Your card was very much appreciated by my family and myself.
#13 Thank you so much for the beauitful plants that you sent to honor the life of my [brother/sister]. We will always cherish these plants as a reminder of their love and generosity during times like these.
#14 We are so touched by your support and the wonderful things you have done to assist us with getting through this difficult time. We hope that our paths will cross again, as we share a strong bond that only those who have experienced loss can fully understand.
#15 Thank you for being there for me during this most trying of times. Words cannot express how grateful I am for your assistance and friendship. It is comforting to know so many others care about my well-being and respect my privacy at a time like this. Thank you for the lovely card and flowers you sent us – they really brightened our day!
#16 I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help with arrangements, catering, mass cards, etc., following the death of my [husband/wife]. The care and attention you gave us was very much appreciated.
#17 Thank you for thinking of me during this difficult time. It is so wonderful to know that I am still on your mind, even though we are no longer in daily contact. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
#18 I want to thank you for the card, flowers, and lovely food basket sent to me following the death of my [mother/father]. Knowing others share in our grief really helps us come to terms with what has happened. Thank you for your kindness during this difficult time.
#19 Thank you for sending that lovely card after the death of [name], Your thoughtful gesture helped me through that very trying day, knowing someone else cared about my feelings and thoughts. A wonderful [wreath/flowers] also made a lovely addition to the funeral service!
#20 Thank you so much for your loving words in the card regarding the death of my [son/daughter]. You have no idea how much it has meant to me. I am going through a time that is very difficult emotionally, but knowing acts of kindness like this one exist in the world really makes a difference.
#21 Thank you so much for your support during my time of bereavement. Your presence at the wake/funeral was a great consolation to me. You are an amazing person and I consider myself lucky to have known you!
#22 Thank you so much for thinking of us during this difficult time. We appreciate immensely all the kind messages, calls, visits, flowers and food- it really means a lot to us. Please know that we will keep your thoughts in our hearts always.
#23 We were deeply touched by your lovely card and gift which came with our sincerest sympathies following the tragic accident that took [name]’s life. We will never forget your warmth and generosity at such a challenging time.
#24 I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for your extremely generous donation to the memorial fund I established in [name]’s honor. Your support will help spread awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and aid young people, like [him/her], who were affected by this terrible tragedy.
#25 Thank you so much for all your care, support and contributions throughout this difficult time. Your donation will assist in funding my scholarship in memory of [name]. It is wonderful knowing that others value his legacy as much as I do – thank you!
#26 I was deeply touched when I received your lovely card with its touching message following the loss of my beloved [mother/father/daughter/son].
#27 Your thoughtful words helped lift my spirits during a very difficult time. We appreciate immensely your support during our bereavement.
#28 Thank you so much for your lovely card, words of sympathy and contribution to the scholarship I created in [name]’s honor. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help spread awareness about the importance of scientific research. You are a wonderful person!
#29 I cannot begin to thank you enough for attending my wedding with such an open heart when I know that it must have been very difficult for you. Your presence meant more than words can express and I feel truly honored to be able to call you my friend. Thank you!
#30 We were deeply touched by your gorgeous bouquet of flowers and heartfelt card following the passing of [my father/mother]. It was such a kind gesture which brought us great comfort at such a difficult time. Your love and support has meant [the world/a great deal] to us and we hope that you will continue to think of us in the future.
#31 Thank you so much for your beautiful card and thoughtful gift, which came with our sincerest sympathies following the passing of my beloved [mother/father]. The kind words on your card touched me deeply and I truly appreciate all of comfort you brought during such a difficult time.
#32 Words cannot express how thankful I am for your assistance in planning and organizing my mother/father’s funeral service. Everything was just as I had envisioned with the doves/gondola/helicopter release, and I am so glad that you were there for me when I needed someone to lean on.
#33 Thank you for being there for me during this difficult time in my life. Your support has meant more to me than I can ever express, but I hope you know that your thoughtful cards and gifts have helped more than you could imagine.
#34 I cannot thank you enough for all of the support, love, and care that was extended to us after [name] passed away. The condolence card was lovely, the flowers were beautiful, and the food at visitation was delicious. You are a wonderful friend who is always willing to go above and beyond what others might expect.
#35 Thank you for being there when it mattered most. Your support and love in this trying time was more than a blessing to me, and I will never forget that during my hour of need you were the one who was always there for me.
#36 Despite not knowing us well, your call, card, or visit were all incredibly thoughtful gestures that helped get us through the darkest days of mourning our loss. Thank you for helping lift up our spirits at such an awful time; it means more than you could ever know.
#37 Please forgive me if I didn’t get back to you personally after [name’s] passing because grief has made everything seem like a blur. Your message did make its way to my ears and I wanted to thank you for your kind words, thoughtful card, and timely present.
#38 Thank you for being there for me after the loss of my [son/daughter]. Your words of sympathy were greatly appreciated during this difficult time in my life. I still think about you often, especially on each birthday or holiday that falls around that time of year.
#39 The loss of a parent is among the most painful experiences anyone can endure in their lifetime. It was so meaningful to me that you chose to be apart of our special day by attending my mother’s funeral service and offering your condolences at such a difficult time.
#40 Your presence at the memorial service lifted up my spirits more than I thought possible given our lack of close relationship over the years. Thank you for helping us honor the life of [name] and for reminding me that while I am still here there are people who care.
#41 I cannot begin to imagine how difficult it must have been for you when my brother was killed in an accident. I will always remember the thoughtful card, flowers, and gifts—they really touched my heart during such a difficult time.
#42 Thank you so much for attending my mother’s funeral service with your husband/wife/kids/etc.. Your warm wishes were greatly appreciated by myself and everyone else at the service. It meant more than you could ever know to see so many familiar faces of friends whom she had known throughout her life coming together after her death. Please give our condolences to your wife/husband/parents/siblings, etc..
#43 I will always remember your visit to my house after [name] died. You didn’t have to do that, but you did, and it meant the world to me during a particularly vulnerable time. Your card was so thoughtful and kind, and I will cherish it forever. I cannot thank you enough for all that you’ve done for myself/my family/my children throughout the years. The loss of [name] is something I hope none of us has to endure in our lives, but if we ever do I’m sure everyone involved would agree that having people like you around would make things much easier. Thank you again for being there when it mattered most—you are truly an amazing person.
#44 Thank you for your heartfelt note and beautiful card. It means a lot to know that others are sharing in our grief during this difficult time. I am reminded how much my [mother/father/son/daughter] touched the lives of so many people.
#45 I have been very touched by all the cards, calls, flowers, and gifts sent to us after [name]’s passing. Your kindness has truly made a difference in our hearts during this difficult time. Thank you for being a part of [his/her] life and for sharing your love with us at his or her celebration of life service.
#46 Words cannot express how grateful I am for everything you did to assist me in arranging the funeral services for [name]. Everything was exactly as I had imagined and would not have been possible without your help.
#47 I know that nothing can ever take away the pain of my loss, but knowing you helped me plan [name]’s funeral services helps bring me some comfort. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit with me during this difficult time.
#48 Thank you so much for visiting us after the death of our daughter/son/mother/father. Your presence at the service meant a lot to all of us and we are deeply grateful that you made the effort to travel to be there with us during this difficult time.
#49 Although perhaps not expressed in profound words, your support – whether it be through cards, flowers, food or gestures – is deeply appreciated by our family today. Thank you for taking an interest in my unique situation that has led me to write this article about bereavement thank you messages .
#50 We are both touched and blessed by all of the love and support we received after his passing. We had no idea how many people would join us on our difficult journey but we could never have imagined how comforting it was to know there was such a loving community surrounding us.
#51 It’s been a long time since we have had to go through the grieving process and I realize now how much I have forgotten about it. When people say that time heals all wounds, they truly don’t know what it feels like to lose someone you love so dearly. In times of loss, there never seems to be enough thank you messages or flowers or appropriate words of condolence in any language that could ever make things better again.
#52 Thank you for your support during our difficult time. We appreciate your help in arranging for [name]’s memorial service and in paying tribute to his/her life over the past few weeks with an obituary in the newspaper and by setting up an online guest book .