Sample condolence letters after death of employee


People are shocked and saddened when one of their coworkers or coworkers passes away while your company employs them. A letter of condolence and a notification of the employee’s death are common occurrences.

If you’re having trouble crafting your own, take a cue from the following examples.

Sample 1: Condolence letter to the family of an employee who has died

Dear (choose the salutation according to how well you knew the employee – Mrs Jones / Mr Patel / Angela / Dev etc)

It is with great sadness that [we/I] learned of the [death/passing] of [state relationship i.e your husband/son/father/mother/daughter and name of deceased] on [day/date]. Please accept [our/my] sincere condolences and [our/my] thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

[His/her] work colleagues join [us/me] in saying what a great pleasure it has been to work with or alongside such a conscientious, caring and considerate person.  [He/she] will be sadly missed by all.

Please take time to grieve your sad loss and then contact [us/me] when you are ready to formalise matters from an employment perspective, i.e. pay finalisation, benefits, future pension arrangements, etc.

Once again, we are all truly saddened by the loss of [deceased] and if [we/I] can be of any further assistance in dealing with [his/her] personal matters, please do not hesitate to contact [us/me].

Kind wishes

[Your name] and all of us here at [company name]

Also See: Sample Letters for Acknowledging Receipt Of Goods

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