What to Say to the Family at a Wake
If you’ve been invited to a funeral home to attend a wake or viewing, then you may have questions about how best to show your sympathy and respect to the grieving family. One thing that many people worry about when attending this type of event is what to say to the family. The following are a few phrases that you can feel comfortable saying at a wake:
- “I’m sorry for your loss.” While this phrase may seem cliché, it offers you a simple way to express that you care and to communicate your empathy when you are otherwise at a loss for words.
- “This must be very hard for you.” Acknowledging the pain that the deceased individual’s family is going through can be very comforting.
- “He/she will be missed.” Confirming that the deceased has left a tangible sense of loss can be consoling for the grieving family.
If you have more questions about wake etiquette or need to arrange burial or cremation services in Tucson, then please reach out to Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery . You can call (520) 888-7470 to speak with a member of our funeral home’s experienced staff.