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I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I was so very sad to hear about _____, he/she was such a wonderful woman/man.
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I had the honor and the pleasure to know your husband/father/wife/sister and I was very sorry to hear about his/her passing away. I had the greatest respect for __________ and will miss working with him/ playing golf with him , his/her generous nature and sharing his/her remarkable sense of humor.
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Please let me know whether there is anything I can do to help during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will light a candle for _____ tonight.