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When you have suffered a loss, it can be difficult to find the appropriate words to express your grief. Sometimes, it is hard to find the words we wish to say to those who are no longer here, to help us say farewell. To help, we've compiled some example messages to assist you in writing your own card to accompany your funeral tribute. Our suggested funeral flower messages are there as a guide and can be customised as you wish.

A few things to keep in mind...
Make your message personal by sharing a favourite memory of the deceased or a reason why you will always remember them fondly.
Always be sensitive to the deceased's or the bereaved family's beliefs when composing a message. There's no need to compromise your own views, but it may not be the appropriate time to share them.
If you're really struggling with what to write, keep it short and simple. A few carefully chosen words are all you need to let someone know that they are in your thoughts.

    Simple and traditional funeral flower messages

  • In loving memory
  • Forever in our thoughts
  • Rest in peace
  • Loved and remembered
  • Gone but never forgotten
  • With love and fond memories
  • Always in my / our heart(s)
  • Sleep peacefully
  • You will be dearly missed

    Religious funeral flower messages

  • Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.
  • God is with you
  • Rest in peace
  • A silent thought, a quiet prayer, for a special person, in God’s care
  • May you rest in peace in God’s heaven
  • In God’s arms may you gently rest.

Longer funeral flower messages

  • You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you; you will be sorely missed by everyone.
  • When a person becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
  • Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
  • May the road rise up to meet you and may the wind be always at your back.
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
  • Time may pass and fade away but memories of you will always stay.
  • Many friends come into our lives but only a few leave with their footprints on our hearts.
  • A person that departs on this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds - through us they live on.
If you are planning a funeral or memorial service, you may wish to include a reading or select one or two hymns.
View funeral poems, readings and hymns

    Funeral flower messages for a Mother or Father

  • Mum/Dad, you were loved by all. You will be greatly missed.
  • You were the best Mum/Dad. I/We will never forget you.
  • Mum/Dad, you gave me the best life. Rest peacefully.
  • Your happiness and love will remain in our hearts.
  • Thank you for all you did for me/us. You’ll forever live on in our memories.
  • You were the most caring and loving mother/father in the world. Rest now and be at peace.

    Funeral flower messages for a Grandparent

  • You made the world a brighter place. You will be dearly missed.
  • Grandma/Grandad, though we grieve for you now, your memory will live on through us.
  • You lived a long and full life, full of love. You will live on in our hearts.
  • For all the joy you gave our family, may you rest peacefully.
  • You were the best [grandparent] anyone could have asked for. Thank you for everything you ever did, you will forever remain in our thoughts and hearts.