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Funeral Thank You Note (Card) Samples

Writing thank you notes can be difficult, especially when you are still grieiving the loss of a loved one.  But letting friends and family know that you are appreciative of their attendence, condolences, gifts or special acts is very important.  To help you get started, here are some examples of what can be written in funeral thank you notes (acknowledgment cards).  Also see our article on "Writing Thank You Notes" for useful tips.  Check out our Funeral Thank You Card Template Gallery.

Flowers

Just a short note to thank you for the beautiful flowers that you sent.  I know that Jane would have loved them.  We appreciate your thoughtfulness during this difficult time.

Thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement after Brandon's passing. I know you are grieving too, and you should know that he always thought of you as one of his dearest friends.

Funeral/Memorial Planning Help

Thank you so much for helping me with making the funeral arrangements for Bill.  When Bill passed, I was devestated and couldn't think clearly. Having you there to assist me with making phone calls, and planning the service was a big help to me.  Your loving support, kindness and friendship mean a great deal to me.

Sympathy/Cards

Words cannot express how much we thank you for the expressions of sympathy, and all the help you provided us during our moment of sorrow.  We are truly grateful for your friendship and support.

Food

Please let me express my deepest appreciation for the wonderful food you prepared. You are truly a good neighbor and friend.

I want to thank you for attending Dad's funeral and bringing food for our family. It was very comforting knowing that I wouldn't have to worry about preparing meals for a few days.  Your thoughtfullness is greatly appreciated. 

Attendance

Thank you so much for attending "Bill's" memorial service.  Your friendship meant a lot to him, and he spoke of you often.  Please know that your kindness during this difficult time has meant a lot to our family.

Thank you for attending Mom's funeral. , It meant a lot to our family to see you at the service.

Thank you for attending the funeral. Seeing you there helped me so much and I know my father would have appreciated it.

Participation in Service

Thank you for speaking at "Mary's" Service.  We really appreciate you taking time to share your heartfelt memories of Mary memories with family and friends.  Your words were a great source of comfort to everyone present.

Singing/Performing
Thank you for such a heartfelt rendition of "How Great Thou Art".  As you know, that was Mom's favorite Hymn.  It meant so much to our family to have you perform it at her memorial.  Your singing gave great comfort to all who attended.

(For Clergy)
The funeral service you performed gave comfort and inspiration to everyone present.  Thank you so very much for your support during this difficult time.

We wish to express our thanks for the truly beautiful service you performed.  Your soothing words brought comfort and hope to all in attendance.  We greatly appreciate your services

Donations

Your contribution to the Hospice Fund was the perfect remembrance to "Jane's" giving spirit. Thank you so for such a special memorial.

Thank you for your sending the generous donation in "Bob's" honor. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your generous gift following Mom's death. Your assistance has helped ease some of the financial burden. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel.  Your generosity will be remembered always.

Acknowledgement Samples for Funeral Programs

The {Family Name} wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, kindness and support shown to them during this hour of bereavement. May God Bless and Keep You!

The family of the late {Name} greatly appreciates your kind expression of sympathy in their great loss. Your thoughts and efforts were greatly appreciated. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation for all of the love, kindness and thoughtful gestures that have been bestowed upon them during this time of bereavement.  May God Bless You! 

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