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Sympathy Words & Poems For the Bereaved


Finding the right thing to say when writing a sympathy card for a funeral is a tall order so to help inspire you we have put together a collection of some of the better verses from around the internet. To help you with funeral cards, condolence messages, bereavement verses, bereavement messages and condolences words.

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Our hearts are heavy with sadness and tears, But our memories are full of the love and kindness you gave over the years. Missing you always.


When the way comes to an end, then change. Having changed, you pass through. - I-Ching.


Say not in grief he is no more but live in thankfulness that he was - Hebrew proverb.


Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well. - Buddhist saying.


Before the sublime mystery of life and spirit, the mystery of infinite space and endless time, we stand in reverent awe.
This much we know: we are at least one phase of the immortality of life.
The mighty stream of life flows on, and, in this mighty stream, we too flow on...not lost...but each eternally significant.
For this I feel: The spirit never betrays the person who trusts it. Physical life may be defeated but life goes on; character survives, goodness lives and love is immortal.
- Col Robert G. Ingersoll


There are no goodbyes for us, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.


This is the comfort of friends: that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense immortal, because they are ever present. -William Penn.


Another little flower for God’s heavenly garden.


Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present.


You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
But Not Forgotten 
I think no matter where you stray, 
That I shall go with you a way. 
Though you may wander sweeter lands, 
You will not forget my hands, 
Nor yet the way I held my head 
Nor the tremulous things I said. 
You will still see me, small and white 
And smiling, in the secret night, 
And feel my arms about you when 
The day comes fluttering back again. 
I think, no matter where you be, 
You'll hold me in your memory 
And keep my image there without me,
By telling later loves about me. 
Dylan Thomas.


Our thoughts go out to you at such a sad time.


There is much to remember and much to be thankful for as we remember (Name) and the way he shared his/her life with those around him/her. Each of us gives gifts of ourselves to those we share life with. These are gifts that no one can take away. Though we are gone, these gifts remain with those to whom we have given them.


God has called back one of his angels you will always be in our hearts.


Rest in peace and know that we will never forget you.


The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


He/She is greatly missed, forever cherished and always remembered.


All fondness unexpressed, All farewells unspoken, All smiles unseen, A waterfall of tears is not enough. 


We'll love him while we may, 
And for the happiness we've known, 
Forever grateful stay. 
But should the angels call for him 
Much sooner than we planned, 
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes 
And try to understand – anon.


I will remember you and love you forever


What the caterpillar perceives is the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning.


Your memory lives on in our hearts.


A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it.


No words can fill the emptiness that we feel inside.


Prayer of Faith
We trust that beyond absence there is a presence.
That beyond the pain there can be healing.
That beyond the brokenness there can be wholeness.
That beyond the anger there may be peace.
That beyond the hurting there may be forgiveness.
That beyond the silence there may be the word.
That beyond the word there may be understanding.
That through understanding there is love. 
– anon.


Death brings a heartbreak that no one can heal, but you gave me memories that even death cannot steal.


Do Not Stand At My Grave 
Do not stand at my grave and weep 
I am not there, I do not sleep 
I am a 1,000 winds that blow 
I am the diamond glints on snow 
I am the sun on ripened grain 
I am the gentle autumn rain 
When you awaken in the morning's hush 
I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled light 
I am the soft star that shines at night 
Do not stand at my grave and cry 
I am not there; I did not die. 


In god’s arms you can gently rest.



Taken too soon, our lives will never be the same again.


When I am dead 
Cry for me a little 
Think of me sometimes 
But not too much. 
Think of me now and again 
As I was in life 
At some moments it's pleasant to recall 
But not for long. 
Leave me in peace 
And I shall leave you in peace 
And while you live 
Let your thoughts be with the living. 


We were so lucky to have had you in our lives you taught us so much and we will miss you every day.


Your endless journey has begun, your soul is now free, Find your peace and know I will never forget you.


He is Gone
You can shed tears that he/she is gone, 
Or you can smile because he/she lived, 
You can close your eyes and pray that he/she will come back, 
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he/she has left. 
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him/her 
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 his/her and only that he/she 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/she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. 


Because of the love you gave us you will never be far from our hearts.


We never had a chance to say goodbye, a true friend and honourable person , you will be forever missed.


Till we meet again, rest in peace .


An honourable man/woman & lifelong friend.


Reunited with your family, our memories will last forever.


You're in our thoughts
Please know how much
you are loved
and how deeply
your loss is felt by all.


May hope and peace be your today and always

With Sympathy


May knowing you're in the hearts and thoughts of others
help you and yours through this time of sorrow.


There is comfort in friendship,
hope in prayer,
peace in love.
Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.