Funeral Verse -
Gently Informing With Dignity

A funeral verse can assist you, as you inform others, of sad news or events that have taken place.

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At some point in your life, you will be called upon to inform people about the loss of a loved one or the passing of a friend or colleague. Too often you may feel ill-equipped to deal with it and as a result you may shy away from it.

Keep the following in mind and as always speak from your heart and a place of love and empathy - people will appreciate your intention, even if your words don't come out just right.

  • Inform everyone about the facts as you know them - explain the situation clearly and concisely, but with compassion.
  • Show that you care, and as hard as it is, try not to be too emotional.
  • It may be a good idea to allow a little time for questions if there are any.

Perhaps the words below will help you during a difficult time when words may not come easily?


Friends and Colleagues -


It is with sadness and a sense of loss that I stand in front of you today -

Our good friend and colleague passed away [insert time frame].


We will all miss [insert name],

And I know that [he / she] will always hold a special place in our hearts.


Our sincere condolences to [insert name]'s loved ones,

May our thoughts and prayers surround and uplift them,

As we all take the time to mourn and grieve for our sense of loss -

 I know that [insert name]'s spirit will live on in our memories - always.


A funeral verse may be helpful - especially if you are feeling very emotional and you are struggling to find the right words.

Have faith in yourself -  you will handle the situation with empathy and dignity.

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