Apology Letter for Not Attending Funeral

Sorry messages leave a good impact on people you have hurt in different ways. Not attending a close friends or relatives funeral can make their family feel bad. Writing an apology letter for the family can make them feel better and also show that you care about their loss.

State your reasons for not attending the funeral. If the reasons were personal, it is better to explain rather than lying. Express your grief over the loss and try to sympathize with the family. This will help you maintain your relationship with them. Apologize sincerely and try to make up for your absence.

Mention that you had the plan to attend the funeral and you were very upset about the loss but due to some unforeseen reasons you could not make it. Also, try to schedule a free time with the family so that you can meet them and personally sympathize and share their loss with them.


Dear [Recipient Name],

I came to know about your father’s death yesterday. I was shocked to know this as he was doing pretty well the last week. He was a wonderful man and I still remember spending time with him and benefiting from his experiences and advice.

I was not able to attend the funeral as I was out of the country for some work. I did try my best to make it to the funeral but my work commitments made it very hard for me. I hope you and your family are coping well with this loss. Your father had an amazing personality and his love and support will always be remembered.

Truly yours,

[Your Name]


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