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80 Remembrance Death Anniversary Quotes and Messages

Perhaps it is difficult to celebrate death anniversaries of a loved one’s demise but we can perform simple acts to encourage loved ones on these anniversaries including sending letters of remembering to mark the death anniversary or expressing words of consolation on the anniversary of a death.

Your loved one will undoubtedly appreciate the idea and gesture, regardless of the quotation or message you choose to send. These Death Anniversary Messages encourage people to stay in touch with one another even years after a loss. After losing someone close to your heart, it may be immensely comforting to read memories and messages from the people you love.

80 Death Anniversary Quotes

For your comfort or the comfort of a loved one during this trying time, consider death anniversary messages and quotes for family members.

30 Remembrance Death Anniversary Quotes

1. “While your loved one may no longer walk on this green Earth, the days that they spent here were incredible. The life they lived and the people they touched will stay in our memories forever.”

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2. “I know that this is an extremely difficult time for you. I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and my well-wishes. I cannot imagine what you must be feeling right now but know that I am here for you no matter what. Please accept my utter heartfelt condolences on this anniversary.”

3. “Since the day your loved one passed, many years have gone by, but just know that they have always been with you and will forever be at your side.”

4. “I know that this anniversary is an immensely distressing period for you. Please take comfort in the fact that I am here to provide you with any assistance you want or need. I hope that my friends and condolences bring light to your life during this difficult time.”

5. “Even as you remember this painful day, I hope you think of all the beautiful times you were able to have with [name of the person who passed]. [He/she/they] was/were so loving and kind, and I just know [he/she/they] would want you to smile today. I do, too. Please let me know if you want to talk or go for a walk.”

6. “My heart truly goes out to you in this time of painful sorrow. Someone so uniquely special and dear to you could never be forgotten. On this anniversary, I hope that you take comfort from my love, support, and prayers.”

7. “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.” ― Arthur Golden

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8. “It takes a courageous heart to face the anniversary of the loss of a loved one with grace. I know you will have the strength to persevere and will be there with you if you need me.”

9. “I cannot imagine how much pain you’re wrestling with today. Know that I will be thinking of you and your entire family, hoping you find peace and strength in this difficult time.”

10. “Those who have lived a good life do not fear death, but meet it calmly, and even long for it in the face of great suffering. But those who do not have a peaceful conscience, dread death as though life means nothing but physical torment. The challenge is to live our life so that we will be prepared for death when it comes.”

11. “We can measure time, but we cannot measure loss. It has been a year, but there is no way to set a milestone or a limit on the grief. Take your time.”

12. “There is no getting used to losing someone you love. Once you think you’ve accommodated the grief, it surprises you in new ways. But you surprise yourself, too, in your ability to withstand it.”

13. “Grief is a journey that never completely ends. The scenery changes and the terrain becomes easier, but there is no point of arrival. That’s OK.”

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14. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving

15. “You have our deepest sympathies on the anniversary of your loved one’s passing, and just know that in our minds and hearts, they will be remembered forever.”

16. “On this painful anniversary of your loved one going from this life to the next, may your good memories nourish their peaceful repose.”

17. “It is only human to grieve, and at this terrible hour, we all join you to mourn and remember the life they had and the lives they touched.”

18. “Although today’s grief may make you feel in pain and alone, know that you remain in our hearts and thoughts.”

19. “On this anniversary of your [person’s] passing, I remember [her/him/them] and feel the grief of losing [her/him/them] all over again. I can’t imagine how much more difficult it must be for you. But I also recall the many times [she/he/they] made me laugh. I am thinking of you on this very challenging day.”

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20. “In remembering our loved one on this day, we all feel a terrible loss. Just know that we are here and stand by you on every step of the journey of healing.”

21. “While sorrow is long-lasting and death is forever, your love conquers all darkness. Stay strong on this anniversary of your loved one’s passing, and remember that while you may no longer be together in this life, you will be reunited in the next.”

22. “Though this is the day that your loved one slipped out of our sight, just know that they will forever stay in our hearts and minds.”

23. “With a heavy heart and mind, we hope to comfort you in your sadness and remind you that despite today’s suffering, there’s always a brighter tomorrow.”

24. “As another year comes and goes without your loved one, know that we will always stand by you and always be near.”

25. “May you use the anniversary of [name of person]’s passing to remember all the joy they brought into the world.”

26. “Our deepest condolences on this painful day. Please know that your loved one meant the world to us, and we are praying for you in the pain you must be feeling. We are here for you.”

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27. “Today is the anniversary of one who will remain in our hearts eternally. Rest assured that although they have passed from this life to the next, they will always be remembered.”

28. “As you mourn the death of your [person who passed] again, I hope it comforts you to think about the life that [she/he/they] lived and the memories [she/he/they] made, surrounded by those who loved [her/him/them]. While [she/he/they] might not be with us anymore, [her/his/their] memories live on forever. [She/he/they] will always be with us.”

29. “On this day of mourning, you and your loved ones are in our thoughts. Stay strong during this difficult time, and know we are always here for you.”

30. “It’s been one year since we lost [name of the person who passed]. I hope you know you’ve been in our thoughts and heart every day since. Wishing you peace on this day of remembrance.”

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31. “Where there is deep grief, there is great love. Thinking of you on this day is full of so many big feelings.”

32. “You never stop loving someone; you just learn to live without them. We know this has been a difficult journey for you, and you’re always in our hearts.”

33. “A thousand words won’t bring them back; I know because I’ve tried. Neither will a thousand tears; I know because I’ve cried.” I’ve been where you are, and it’s so tough. If you need someone to talk to, you can always come to me.”

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34. “When someone you love dies, you never really get over it — you just learn to tuck that pain into your everyday life. Being here for each other makes that part a little easier.”

35. “She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.” — George Eliot

36. “How lucky are we to have known someone so special? It’s impossible not to miss them, but I hope that today your heart is full of all of the happiest memories of our extraordinary [person who passed]”

37. “Every day without [a person who passed away] has been hard, but on this day especially, I can’t help but think of you. If you need a sympathetic ear or shoulder to cry on, I’m never far away.”

38. “Today, we honour [the person who passed]. They loved you more than words can say, and we wanted to be the reminder you need of that.”

39. “The void [person who passed] left in our hearts can never truly be filled, but remembering them helps to ease the pain. Today, we’ll be thinking of them — and of you, too.”

40. “We were all so very lucky to know [the person who passed]. Today, and every day, we miss them — and are thinking of you. If you need anything at all, we’re just a phone call away. One year down, too many to go. We all miss [a person who passed] each and every day, but it brings some measure of comfort to imagine they’re watching over us.”

41. “Life is fleeting, indeed. To think that it was only a year ago when we last saw [person who passed]! We know time will never truly dull the pain, but it’s our sincerest wish that you feel peace and comfort in remembering your loved one today.”

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42. “A year normally doesn’t seem like a long time, but it’s seemed like an eternity without [person who passed]. “

43. “Not a day goes by that we don’t wish we could have one more day with them. We know that feeling is tenfold for you, and we’re keeping you in our thoughts.”

44. “Today, on the first anniversary of [person who passed]’s passing, we’re honoring them by remembering what a truly wonderful person they were. We hope that brings you some joy during an otherwise difficult time.”

45. “We mark a year of [a person who passed]’s departure with the same feelings as every other day — grief that they’re gone, and the yearning that we could tell them one last time how much we love them.”

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46. “I am thinking of you and praying for you today as you remember [person who passed]. [He/she/they] truly was/were a great person. We think about [him/her/them] often. I wish you much comfort today and always.”

47. “A grave is braced not just by a tombstone but by angels as well.” — Arabella Radici

48. “In the gardens of memory, the palaces of dreams, this is where we will meet.” — Alice

49. “Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room, I shall be able to see.” — Helen Keller

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50. “The dead never truly die. They simply change form.” — Suzy Kassem

51. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we deeply love becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller

52. “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.” — James O’Barr

53. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” — Maya Angelou `

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54. “The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories becomes a memory.”

55. “Time heals all wounds. Until then, know that I am there for you.”

56. “When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” — William Shakespeare

57. “Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” — Haruki Murakami

58. “Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sigh.” — Rossiter Worthington Raymond

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59. “Say not in grief that they are gone, but give thanks that they were yours.” — Hebrew Proverb

60. “I’m thinking of you today on this difficult anniversary. Know that I’m here for you if you want to talk or just want some company. I hope for nothing but comfort for you on this difficult day.”

61. “I thought of you this morning. It must be so hard for you on the anniversary of your [person who played a role in their life] passing. I hope you find relief in knowing [she/she/they] lived a wonderful life.”

62. “He spoke well, who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

63. “When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” — Kahlil Gibran

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64. “That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that’s shocking” — Sarah Dessen

65. “If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”

66. “For those of us who have lost loved ones in their prime — as I did when my father and other relatives succumbed — even one of those years would have been a precious gift.” — Michael Milken

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67. “You may not be with us in close proximity but in our hearts you are like you had always been and forever and ever will be.” — Jean-Paul Malfatti

68. “If there is ever a day where we aren’t together, keep me inside your heart, and I’ll be there forever.” — Winnie the Pooh

69. “Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.” — Jack Thorne

70. “Remembering you is easy, I do it every day. Missing you is Heartache that never goes away.”

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71. “A year has gone by and I still miss you more than I can possibly say. Rest in peace.”

72. “Even after an entire year your loss hurts more than ever. I will never forget you.”

73. “As each day passes we miss you more and more. Rest in peace.”

74. “Days will pass and turn into years, but I will always remember you with silent tears.”

75. “Even after a year my heart aches for you. You were the light of my life and I shall always remember our time together.”

76. “You will always have a place in my heart and, a year, two, or even eternity won’t see your memory fade.”

77. “Those special memories we made help you to live on even though you’re gone. I will use today, the 1st anniversary of your passing, to remember what a truly wonderful person you were.”

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78. “Time moves so slowly and even after a whole year I don’t think I’ve fully accepted you’re gone.”

79. “The pain of losing you will never fade. After a year I’m still lost without you.”

80. “I remember the first day without you… I’ve never been the same” – Jennifer Ross

How to Ease Emotional Pain

Coping with emotional pain can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. However, it is important to remember that it is normal to feel this way and to allow yourself the time and space to do this. Here are some strategies that can help ease emotional pain:

1. Reach out for support: Talk to family and friends, or seek professional help if needed. Talking about your feelings can be beneficial in helping you process your emotions.

2. Practice self-care: Do things that make you feel good such as listening to music, being outdoors, or reading a book.

3. Acknowledge your emotions: Allow yourself to feel your emotions instead of trying to push them away.

4. Journaling/ Writing: Writing about your thoughts and feelings can help to provide clarity and insight into how you are feeling and what needs to be done.

5. Look for the good: Take time to focus on the positives in life. It can be helpful to make a list of things that make you feel happy or thankful.

6. Find healthy outlets: Investing in your physical and mental health through healthy habits such as exercise and eating right is essential for promoting emotional well-being.

Gauri Singh Thakur
Gauri Singh Thakur

Hello Readers, I'm Gauri, graduated from Delhi University and have 3 years of experience as proficient content writer. I appreciate writing articles that help readers become better individuals.

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