Sympathy Sayings & Condolence phrases

Finding the perfect sympathy sayings, condolence phrases, words of condolence has never been easy for me.

So I thought I could help make this process easier.

This site is dedicated to my beloved friend, Marg Berchtold, who recently passed away on September 10, 2008.

One week she was at our baby shower celebrating the life of her unborn grand children. She was  in perfect health and spirit through daily exercise and spirituality. The next week, she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

She lived life fully, courageously and passionately for a year and a half before she passed. I am very grateful she was around to meet her 3 grandchildren so they could get the pleasure of being in her presence even if they were babies.

This site was built to help other people in my shoes.....

I know from experience how difficult dealing with loss can be. I didn't know what to say, what to do but I did know I wanted to show my love and support to Marg's family. I quickly realized how empowering and special it feels to receive the perfect sympathy note from someone in our lives. Words not only hug your heart in a time of loss, they are also powerful and healing.

My commitment to you and to Marg Berchtold is to share ways to be there and put a smile on a loved one's face during very painful time of illness or loss. Natural response is to give the grieving family some space, but that is not what helps them with their mourning process.

Marg was a wonderful mother and best friend to her two children. She was there for all of us in every aspect of the word. She was loving, sarcastic, a beautiful artist and loved to play golf. We miss her daily and learning how to deal in this world without her. But we are also grateful that I had her in my life for so long and am doing my best to live by her motto;

 "Learn something new every day, learn forgiveness, and be kind" 

Sometimes it is a lot easier when you lean into the pain of loss and lean into all the support of the people who love you.

I hope you find my sympathy sayings and condolence phrases helpful.

All my best,

Stamie Karakasidis

P.S. No matter where we are in the world, we are all connected in some way or another.

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