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What can I do for my friend whose father just passed away?

My best friend's dad just died last night. Fortunately, he flew in from NY to TX to be able to be by his side at the time of his death. He and his family are Chinese. What can I do from afar (I am in DC) to help / support him, and also to offer condolences in a more formal way? Send flowers? Food? [more inside]
posted by bengalibelle on Jan 22, 2016 - 14 answers

How to send condolences to a coworker

My co-worker's sibling died. What's the best way to send my condolences? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2015 - 15 answers

Can I send a condolence card under these circumstances?

I just found out that a colleague of mine from a while ago died suddenly. I'd like to send a condolence card to her brother, but I'm not sure it's appropriate. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by holborne on Apr 12, 2015 - 22 answers

Not My Grandma

My husband's grandparent died. I'm wondering if I'm behaving in a decent way and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Oct 5, 2014 - 15 answers

How can I express condolences to a Muslim friend who just lost a parent?

My dear friend's mother just passed away (in Iraq). I called her and comforted her a little by phone, but would flowers and/or food be appropriate? What else can I do for her to help? [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on Feb 3, 2014 - 9 answers

What was the most comforting condolence sentence you ever heard?

Has someone important to you passed away? What was the most comforting/most respectful thing anyone said to you when that happened? I work with the elderly, who die at an accelerated rate. 98% of the time, I genuinely care about the deceased and would like to give comfort to the surviving family. Since this comes up a lot, I feel as if I'm repeating the same phrases over and over. I need more options. I'm specifically asking for things people said to you that were kind. [more inside]
posted by Lately Gone on Mar 21, 2013 - 79 answers

May She Rest fi Salaam

What is the appropriate expression of condolence, in Palestinian Arabic, for an Arab Christian? [more inside]
posted by femmegrrr on Dec 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Late Condolences?

Just found out that the child of a person I worked with (and was friends with through work) died two months ago. Should I contact them, or is it too late? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Oct 19, 2011 - 14 answers

What to say to a parent who suddenly loses their child?

I just found out that a coworker lost her daughter today in an accident. What on earth do I say to her when I see her later this week? [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Feb 21, 2011 - 33 answers

Our Creepy Condolences

Our customer's mom died. Is it appropriate to send a card? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 29 answers

German filter: Offering condolences in German

German filter: Help me write a bereavement/sympathy/condolence card for someone in Germany. [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on May 2, 2009 - 6 answers

What should I do for my friends whose cat just died?

My good friends' cat just died. What can I get them/do for them? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Apr 26, 2008 - 27 answers

How to craft a condolence card?

My girlfriend's grandfather has just died. I would like to send some flowers to her mother and her grandmother, but in this kind of situation I never know what to say on the cards that sounds sincere without being too sentimental. [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Mar 26, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm sorry for your loss.

I need to send a basket of goodies for a bereavement in North Carolina. Said basket needs to be delivered (between Greensboro and Chapel Hill). Anyone have recommendations? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Mar 2, 2008 - 8 answers

What is good etiquette for expressing my condolences?

My professor's father just died. Normally I wouldn’t care, but I really like this prof and it’s a very small class where everyone knows each other. I would like to offer some condolence, especially since this happened right before the holidays, even if it is just a short email message. Would this be appropriate? What should I say / not say?
posted by fourstar on Dec 7, 2004 - 37 answers

How to offer condolences in Italian?

ItalianFilter: I have to go to a funeral today for someone of Sicilian origin. [Ci sono più all'interno] [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Sep 10, 2004 - 2 answers

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