253.584.0252
Our full service facility, includes three chapels, two reception areas, our own on-site cremation chambers and 120 developed acres of beautiful cemetery grounds.

Is It Acceptable to Email Condolences?

If you have been invited to a funeral service that you won’t be able to attend, then you may be wondering what you should do to express your condolences to the bereaved family. The most appropriate ways to express your condolences are to send the family a flower arrangement, or fruit basket or a handwritten sympathy card. You can also make a charitable donation if the family has expressed this as their preference to flowers.

Some people wonder whether sending their condolence via email is appropriate. If you’re asking yourself this question, and are not able to mail a sympathy card, then emailing your condolences can be acceptable if you want to express your sympathy to someone who you know but aren’t very close to.

When composing the email, express your sincere condolences and avoid telling the person how you think she should be feeling or that you understand what she is going through. The email does not need to be long, and you can end it by expressing that you are available to help or talk if needed.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory offers cemetery, grief counseling, funeral home, and cremation services in Lakewood, Washington. If you would like to know more, please call (253) 584-0252.

Hours of Operation:

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Wednesday

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday