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Finding The Right Words To Say To Someone Mourning The Loss Of A Mother

Losing a loved one- regardless of your biological relationship in regard to them- is a heartbreaking, difficult, and exhausting experience; however, if your mother is your best friend, then you may understand how devastating it is for someone when their mom passes away.

Before, during, and after the funeral, your friend or family member is mourning the death of their beloved familial matriarch, the woman who raised them, and the doting grandmother to their children; therefore, it’s absolutely imperative that you reach out to offer support and encourage them in celebrating the life of the strongest, kindest, and most important woman in their life.

Expressing your condolences or otherwise finding the right words to wish someone peace and comfort in their time of sorrow without adding to their despair is as simple as reading the following advice on what to say in a sympathy card for the loss of a mother.

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Tips For Writing Your Sympathy Card For Someone Who Lost their Mom

You may be asking yourself, “Why send a condolence message? Should I send a condolence message?” or maybe you’re not sure how to write a condolence message at all.

When considering what to write in a sympathy card for someone you don’t know well, you should choose a simple, honest, and heartfelt quote; however, answering the question of, “What do you say in a sympathy card for the loss of a mother?” requires a more personal touch if the grieving party is a close friend or a family member of yours, or if you knew their mother personally.

In any case, you should send some form of communication to someone you know when their mom has passed away- regardless of who they are or what their relationship with their mother was like, they need all of the emotional support that they can get at a time like this.

What NOT To Say When You’re Trying To Console Someone After A Loss

Finding the right words for expressing your sympathy can be challenging, especially when you’re addressing the grief of someone that you’re not particularly close with; notwithstanding, you can help anyone find comfort by encouraging them to celebrate their beloved mother’s life lived surrounded by loved ones.

Having said that, it’s most important that your condolence message doesn’t include any details about the death of their dearly departed loved one; furthermore, sympathy card messages should never make mention of an inheritance, the division of belongings, or other postmortem financial arrangements.

Most importantly, don’t use any wording that can trivialize the potentially crippling mourning that this person could be going through: you’ll get over it, time heals all wounds, at least she’s not suffering- all of these trains of thought are not only unhelpful, but they’re hurtful.

Sympathy Card Wording Examples

  • We are so sorry for your loss; consequently, we’d like to offer support in any way that you need it.
  • I’m sending you this condolence message to express my deepest sympathy.
  • In this time of mourning, I hope that you find yourself surrounded by loved ones and celebrating the life of your mother.
  • Wishing you peace and comfort during your time of sorrow.
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you as you cope with losing a loved one.

Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion and a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.

  • It’s with heartfelt sympathy that I send you my deepest condolences for the loss of your mother.
  • You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of sorrow.
  • Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you peace comfort.
  • For the 17 years that I knew your mom, I knew a woman with a life lived around loved ones. You have my deepest sympathy.
  • Losing a loved one is always hard, but losing your mom is a tragedy. Please accept my condolences in this time of sorrow.
  • I hope that reading the sympathy card messages that you receive brings you comfort during this time of grief.
  • Thinking of you and hoping you find peace and comfort as you remember a wonderful woman who had a life lived to protect, enrich, and love her family.
  • Your family is in our thoughts and prayers; please accept our deepest sympathy.
  • As you cope with losing a loved one, you have my heartfelt sympathy, unwavering friendship, and a shoulder to cry on.
  • Expressing your sympathy can drain you emotionally, financially, and physically; therefore, as I extend my deepest condolences, I also offer support however you need it.
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Condolence Messages For Loss Of A Mother

  • In the same way that your mother’s hopes and dreams were all about you, my thoughts and prayers are dedicated to you in your time of sorrow.
  • Caring, selfless, and a pleasure to be around: I hope that you find comfort in knowing that your mom lives on through those characteristics that she instilled in you.
  • Sending you my deepest condolences because in having lost your mother, the world has lost a contagiously kind, caring, and passionate woman.
  • This condolence message is my way of lending you my shoulder while you’re expressing your sympathy. I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom.
  • Please accept this sympathy card in the wake of your mother’s passing. Due to her being my most precious, dearest, and best friend, I have lost an irreplaceable loved one.
  • Although your mother’s passing is tragic, I hope it brings you comfort to remember all the times she was there for you; furthermore, her spirit will always be by your side.
  • Despite the pain of losing your mom, I can’t help but find myself celebrating the life that she enjoyed as an active member of the community, a diligent worker, and a dedicated mother.
  • Losing a loved one is a time of sorrow in any case, but your mother’s passing is especially hard. Consequently, I’d like to offer support during this difficult period of your life.
  • We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss; that is to say, our hearts go out to you after having lost your mom.
  • Your mother led a life lived to make others smile, laugh, and be kind to one another. Ultimately, her generous spirit will live on through the hearts that she touched.

Sympathy Gift Ideas For Loss Of Mother

When it comes to sending a ‘gift’ to someone who is mourning the loss of a mother, take some time to really think about what night help them through this difficult time.

Would they like a picture frame to remember her by, or to curl up into a blanket.  Would they prefer you to drop by with a bottle of wine to keep them company, or do you need to start cooking to ensure they are eating.

Any effort you make during this painful time, will make a lasting impression them.  Let them know you are around and available anytime they need you – that is gift enough.

  • Writing a sympathy card without staining it with tears is impossible owing to the grief of losing such a special, loving, and wonderful woman. I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother.
  • Sympathy card messages can only scratch the surface when uncovering what a terrible loss you’re facing. With this in mind, I extend my deepest sympathy for your mom’s passing.
  • Sending my heartfelt sympathy as you grieve the loss of your mother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Knowing what to write in a sympathy card when I haven’t lost my own mother is difficult; by the same token, I can’t possibly know how hard it is to have your mom pass away. I hope you find peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
  • Your mother’s passing means the whole community is losing a loved one, because of her generous outreach during her life lived to inspire, enrich, and encourage others.

What To Write To Someone Who Lost Their Mother

  • Finding the right words to express our sympathy is difficult, owing to the generous, kind, and caring nature of your dear mother. 
  • You are in my thoughts and prayers as I hope that you find love, peace and comfort in the arms of your family during this time of sorrow.
  • I never thought that I’d sign a sympathy card for your strong, resilient, and vibrant mom. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that hers was a life lived to the fullest.
  • Because it’s exhausting- expressing your sympathy for the loss of your wonderful mother- remember to take time for yourself to recharge.
  • Please accept this sympathy card as my way to offer support during this time of sorrow; no matter how I can help just call and without delay, I’ll be there if you need me.
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  • Grateful though I am to have known your mom, it’s saddening to hear of her passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as I remember her kind, generous, and loving spirit.
  • Although you’re grieving the loss of your mother, I hope that you find comfort in knowing that above all, she loved you fiercely.
  • Everyone agrees that your mom would light up every room she entered; truly, the same light emanates from you. I’m sending you my deepest condolences during your time of sorrow.
  • I’m wishing you peace and comfort by sending this condolence message, as your mother must be remembered for the many lives she touched.
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy as one of your mother’s best friends, in the hope the love she shared with others brings you comfort in this dark time.
  • Celebrating the life of your dearly departed mother doesn’t negate the pain you feel from the loss; however, there is comfort in remembering the joy, peace, and love that she shared with others.
  • As you cope with the loss of your beloved mentor, teacher, and mom, I can only offer support as soon as you ask for it.
  • Because of her incredible ability to connect others, your mother will be missed by everyone she knew. You have my deepest sympathy.
  • Although everyone’s mom is a real hero, yours was a wonderful, vibrant, and special person who led a life lived to the fullest. I hope you find comfort in knowing that not a second of her life was wasted.
  • I came to the realization that writing a sympathy card to you means that I’ll never see my best friend again. However, I know that your mother will live on in a special place in your heart. 

I love you every day and now I will miss you every day.

Short & Meaningful Sympathy Notes To Send To Someone Who Lost Their Mom

  • Many sympathy card messages will come your way, because of all the lives your mother touched with her warm, kind, and generous spirit. Please accept my deepest condolences.
  • Having known what a wonderful woman your mom was during her life lived to serve God, I send you my heartfelt sympathy.
  • It’s to know what to write in a sympathy card about someone I never met; however, your mom’s greatness was evidenced by your obviously excellent upbringing. You have my deepest sympathy.
  • No one can replace a mom, but God can comfort a grieving heart; therefore, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Because of her rare gift to bring people together, countless people are losing a loved one alongside you as your mother is being laid to rest. May you find peace and comfort from a community ready to offer support to the family of a local hero.
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  • Remember that even in your time of sorrow, you must carry the memory of your mother the same way that she carried you as a child: with love, peace and comfort.
  • Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your mother; although I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting her, I know that she was and always will be close to your heart.
  • I’ve had trouble finding the words to wish you well as you mourn the passing of your mom; with this in mind, I send you this sympathy card and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
  • It is with a heavy heart that a sign a sympathy card for my dear friend, knowing that you have lost not only your best friend and mentor, but also your mother.
  • All of our time of Earth is a gift from God; however, it feels as though the world has been stolen from with the passing away of your mom. I pray that as she is laid to rest, you find peace and comfort in her legacy of love.
  • Don’t be ashamed about expressing your sympathy, because you aren’t alone in your grief. Please accept my deepest sympathy as a good friend of your mom’s.
  • No one can replace your mother; therefore, you will henceforth be in my thoughts and prayers.
  • In your time of sorrow, I hope that you can find comfort in knowing that your mom is happy, healthy, and waiting for you in heaven.
  • Sending my deepest condolences as you grieve the loss of your family’s matriarch.
  • Although I’ve addressed this condolence message to you, it extends to your entire family. Your mother’s kind, loving, and warm personality is echoed through the children and grandchildren that she raised.

How To Sign A Sympathy Card

  • Please accept this sympathy card as my family’s way to offer support to yours as you all mourn the passing of your mother. Hoping that you find peace and comfort, [Signature].
  • Although losing a loved one as treasured as your mother is a saddening tragedy, I hope it brings you comfort to know that she brought joy to many others. Sharing your sadness, [Signature].
  • You can’t help but smile when celebrating the life of a special, loving, and spirited woman like your mom. With my deepest sympathy, [Signature].
  • If there’s any way that we can offer support to your family in this time of sorrow, you need only but ask. With heavy hearts, [Signature].
  • Because of the love, joy, and happiness that your mother shared with everyone she met, her legacy will live on. With heartfelt sympathy, [Signature].
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  • On one hand, my heart aches with the loss of your mom; however, my heart sings with her sweet memory. My deepest sympathy, [Signature]
  • For her life lived to make the world a better place, your mother deserves to be remembered as a hero. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, [Signature]
  • Writing a sympathy card with your dear mother in mind is the saddest thing that I’ve had to do. Wishing you time to heal, [Signature]
  • While reading sympathy card messages, you’ll find that your mom had many friends that knew how much she loved you. With heartfelt sympathy, [Signature]
  • Losing a loved one like your mother is truly a loss for the entire world. May time bring you healing, peace and comfort, [Signature]
  • It hasn’t been easy, finding the right words to express our sympathy in the wake of your mother’s passing away; however, her impact on our family will last for generations. With deepest sympathy, [Signature]
  • Wishing you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow, because of the loss of your mother. Sincerely, [Signature]
  • As you feel the pain of losing a loved one, I hope that you find peace and comfort among your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, [Signature].
  • Along with my deepest condolences, I’d like to offer support to you and your family as you cope with the loss of your beloved mom. With heartfelt sympathy, [Signature]
  • Losing a loved one is painful, and especially when it’s your mom; however, you aren’t alone in your loss. From one of many lives she touched, [Signature].

What To Write In A Sympathy Card For A Friend Who Is Grieving

  • You have my deepest sympathy during your time of sorrow.
  • Because she touched many lives with her kindness, many people will offer support to you as you mourn.
  • Hoping that you can find comfort in the wonderful memories, although you’re grieving the loss of an excellent mother.
  • The silver lining in the dark cloud that is the passing of your dear mom is that you’re celebrating the life of an extraordinary individual.
  • Whenever you needed someone to talk to, your mother was only a call away; henceforth, you can always count on me to answer your calls. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
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  • Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time of sorrow.
  • Please know that you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your mom.
  • Finding the right words to express our sympathy for the loss of your mother is difficult; however, know that you have our deepest sympathy during this dark time.
  • My heart goes out to you and your family. May you find comfort in your mom’s freedom from pain and suffering.
  • Because of her free-spirited nature, your mom is gone but not forgotten. You have my heartfelt sympathy.
  • Although my intent is to sign a sympathy card, I feel that I am lending my name to the cause of celebrating the life of a champion for mankind.
  • While you mourn the passing of your mom, I hope it brings you comfort to know that many others are greiving alongside you.
  • Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, and feel free to call me for anything.
  • If you need an outlet for expressing your sympathy, we are only a phone call away.
  • During this time of sorrow and any time after, you have my deepest condolences- not to mention, you will have my help if you ever ask for it.

What To Write In A Sympathy Card For Loss Of A Mother

  • The wonderful qualities of your mother are being carried on beautifully by you; therefore, you can find comfort in knowing that she will live on through her influence.
  • Like your siblings, you were blessed to be raised by a wonderful woman. Consequently, you can find love, peace and comfort while sharing sweet memories and celebrating the life of the most important woman you knew.
  • The way you took care of your mother and the way she raised you by herself are similarly heroic. You have my deepest sympathy as well as my admiration.
  • You’re in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your one-in-a-million mom.
  • In the hearts, memories, and smiles of the people that she knew, your mother continues to shine like a star. I hope that you can find comfort in knowing that your mom was an out-of-this-world person.
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  • It was truly a pleasure to work with your mom, and our family within the office is losing a loved one alongside you.
  • Although I didn’t know your mom personally, I know she must have been special to raise someone like you. Sending you my deepest condolences during this time of sorrow.
  • Shouldering the pain of losing your mother can be less burdensome, provided that you and your family are consequently celebrating the life of your beloved matriarch.
  • No one looks forward to losing a loved one, but your mother’s passing is devastating. Thus, I’d like to offer support however you need it, whenever you may call.
  • That your mother will be missed dearly, remembered fondly, and mourned deeply is without question; furthermore, you and her other children are proof of her life lived surrounded by love.
  • She will always be in your heart and her memory will remain among all who knew her; therefore, celebrating the life of your beloved mother is as simple as opening your hearts and minds together.
  • You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Extending my deepest condolences as you mourn your mom’s passing away; because of her tremendous outreach, the entire community is losing a loved one.
  • Due to her nurturing, inspirational, and selfless nature, your mother will be remembered for many generations. 
  • Some of the happiest memories I have are of your mom, therefore I have difficulty in finding the right words to help you find peace and comfort in the wake of her passing. 

What To Write On A Belated Sympathy Message

  • I sent this condolence message as soon as I heard of your mother’s passing. You certainly have my deepest sympathy.
  • I’m sorry that I wasn’t there in your time of sorrow, but I wanted you to know that you have my heartfelt sympathy, my love as a friend, and the right to call me whenever you need to.
  • Only recently did I learn of your mom’s death, and I’m presently saddened for your loss.
  • Despite this being later than your other sympathy card messages, I will offer support in any way you need it. Whether it’s a pot of soup, a shoulder to cry on, or ice cream and a movie- I’m only a phone call away.
  • While I was away, I got word that your mother had passed on. I’ll pay you a visit the next chance I get; in the meantime, please accept my deepest condolences.

What To Send as a Sympathy Gift?

Food is a good comfort gift when it comes to loss, because no-one is feeling like cooking but it is important to carry on.  A gift basket is a great idea because it keeps the family snacking, even when they don’t feel up to it.

It’s almost like giving them a loving hug, and letting them know you are there for them.

  • Writing a sympathy card or even finding the right words to express how sorry I am for your loss took longer than expected; however, you have my deepest condolences.
  • We’re so sorry for the loss of your mother, and that we couldn’t be there alongside you, expressing your sympathy at the funeral. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.
  • Losing a loved one such as your mother must have been a terrible time of sorrow. Although I couldn’t be there for you at the time, I’d like to offer support moving forward.
  • Of course your mom was important to me, but other obligations prevented me from attending the funeral service. I hope that you found peace and comfort while celebrating the life of an amazing woman.
  • I’m hoping that you’ll please accept my deepest sympathy as you endure the loss of your mother.
  • Even if sympathy card messages arrive late, chances are you’re still expressing your sympathy; therefore, please accept my deepest condolences.
  • Because you’ve never been the type to ask for help, I feel obligated to offer support however you may need it; furthermore, I hope you find comfort in knowing that your friends are thinking of you in your time of sorrow.
  • If I had known that you’d be losing a loved one, I would’ve postponed my trip; however, I can only apologize and offer my deepest sympathy at this time.
  • Should you need someone to talk to, you have only to call me. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
  • As a result of your mom’s passing, I’m sending you this condolence message with a heavy heart. I hope it brings you comfort to know that I’m wishing you well.

What Should I Say To A Friend Whose Mother Has Died

  • Nothing that I can say could lessen the pain of losing a loved one such as your dear mother; for this reason, I’ve had difficulty finding the right words to express my deepest sympathy.
  • Love knows no boundaries, therefore your mom will always be with you in spirit. Please accept my message of heartfelt sympathy.
  • In my thoughts and prayers, that you can find love, peace and comfort among your loved ones as you mourn the loss of your mother.
  • Hearing about your mom’s passing away left me terribly saddened, and consequently I wanted to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family.
  • Should you ask, I will not hesitate to offer support to your family as you all grieve the loss of your wonderful, generous, and beautiful mother.
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  • During this difficult time, you have my sincerest, deepest sympathy.
  • Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn.
  • Nothing compares to the pain of losing a loved one; therefore, you can call on me to offer support however you require it.
  • Love, respect, and gratitude for your mother is expressed by everyone she encountered- consequently, you should expect an influx of sympathy card messages.
  • Expressing your sympathy for your dearly departed mother in private is your choice; however, should you want someone to talk to, you can always call me.
  • Despite not knowing what to write in a sympathy card, I wanted to let you know that I care about you, and I hope you find comfort with your loved ones.
  • Those who love us leave a piece of the behind- therefore, your mom hasn’t really left.
  • Hoping that you find peace and comfort in knowing that my family is keeping you in their thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your mom.
  • May the heartwarming moments, loving memories, and lessons learned from your sweet mother bring comfort to your family during this time of sorrow.
  • While you’re experiencing this dark time, I offer you my heartfelt sympathy in the hope that it brings you comfort.

Quotes About Love And Loss



Love as powerful as your mother's for you leave its own mark. To have been loved s deeply, even though the person is gone, will give us some protection forever.



Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other.



What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.



Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.



The death of any loved parent is an incalculable lasting blow. Because no-one ever loves you again like that!



The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small gentle ones that I have carried over from the days of my childhood. They are not profound, but they have stayed with me through life, and when I am very old, they will still be near.



When you have nothing left but God, you have more than enough to start over with again.



There are no good-byes, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.



There is something about losing a mother that is permanent and inexpressible - a wound that will never quite heal.



In life, we loved you dearly, in death we loved you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.

What To Say In A Sympathy Card For The Loss Of A Mother