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    Question What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    A friend sms about the wake and funeral address of his parent. It was a mass sms that he sent to all of his contacts.

    What is an appropriate reply?

    Can I say any of these?
    1) Take care.
    2) Take care, if you need help let me know.



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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    No — those are not appropriate.

    Thanks for letting me know. I'll be there.

    So sorry, but I'll be out of the country [or any other good excuse].

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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    The message I received is something like "... has passed away. This is to inform all of you that the wake is at ...."

    Why is it not appropriate to say "Take care"?

    Is a no response (never reply anything) better than replying "Take care"?

    I do not intend to go. I do not have any excuse (my life is predictable everyday, he knows it.), I do not wish to give excuse too.

    I see some people writing "Take care" at these pages:
    http://www.raneyfuneralchapel.ca/not...and/guest-book
    http://www.hannahfuneralhome.com/not...son/guest-book
    http://www.kindersleyfuneralhome.com...ert/guest-book
    Last edited by goodstudent; 27-Jul-2016 at 14:37.

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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    Take care sounds too casual for such an occasion. You don't have to offer a real excuse; just I'm very sorry but I won't be able to make it is fine -- after the obligatory ​Thanks for letting me know.
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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    Why are people saying "take care" at the links I posted above? Are they not appropriate too?

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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Why are people saying "take care" at the links I posted above? Are they not appropriate too?
    I wouldn't write it, but it doesn't look inappropriate in that context. When delivering condolences, I stick to old, well-known formulas. I'm sorry for your loss​ always works.
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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    Would it be OK if I do not reply?

    The SMS is a mass SMS telling his contacts that his father has passed away and the wake address info.

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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    It would be normal to send some form of condolences.

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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Would it be OK if I do not reply?

    The SMS is a mass SMS telling his contacts that his father has passed away and the wake address info.
    You don't have to reply if he sent a mass SMS to every contact in his phone and you're just a casual acquaintance. I'm not sure how you would know how he selected the recipients though.
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    Re: What to reply to a funeral infomation?

    Is it common to go to a friends parents wake/funeral? I only know it is common for friends weddings, housewarming, baby shower.

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