(Closed) Help – friend’s son passed away

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh my gosh! I can’t even imagine. What happened? I don’t know what to do. I don’t think there is really anything you can say or do to make it better. Maybe just be there if they need a shoulder or try to help get some things done for them, even if its just common day stuff like take the garbage out!

Post # 5
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wow this is terrible.  I have no advice.   Make yourself more than avialable to help with anything they may need.  Wow….

Post # 6
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

wow. i would just try to be there. you can’t really say or do anything to make someone feel better at a time like that. just make yourself available.

Post # 7
7054 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That is something that would suck the life outta me if it happened.  I am so sorry for that family and will remember them in my prayers.  It’s an unimaginable pain.

Post # 8
19 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

My friend just lost his fiancee – the Canadian journalist who was recently killed in Afghanistan.  There was nothing you can say to make the pain go away, but as long as they know you are there for them, that’s really all you can do.

Post # 9
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Wow, I’m so sorry to hear that. =( I’ll keep your friend’s family in my prayers. The loss of a child is such a difficult tragedy to cope with…there isn’t much you can do, other than let them know you’re there for them in their time of loss.


Post # 10
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

OMG, that is so heartbreaking.  I am always rocked when I hear of such a young child passing away.  I think I’d send him a card that expressed my condolenscenses.  There really is no right thing to say, I think if you just show your genuine emotion, and you don’t just say nothing, it will mean a lot to him.  God, that is just so horrible.

Post # 11
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

this just made me cry when I read that…I have 3 young sons and can’t even fathom what these parents are going through..just let him know your there if he ever needs anything..that’s all you can do right now…My prayers are with this family…how sad

Post # 13
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just be there for them. Come by and check on them or drop them a message. Bring some food over (a sandwich tray–trust me, they WILL forget to feed themselves). Honestly that is all you can do.

Post # 14
1205 posts
Bumble bee

How tragic!  You’ve received some great suggestions in previous comments. 

If you are looking to do something for the family – offering to watch the house during services or set up for visitors is helpful.  When a family member of mine passed, a relative bought a star through the star registry.  It was touching and a sweet way to memorialize the person.

Post # 15
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

There really isn’t much you can do for them but to be there for them. My boss lost his daughter at birth and it was a huge hit on our company. We were all confused and devastated. As a whole we sent his family flowers and a card and let them handle this in peace. It’s been three years but we still think about it.

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