Death Anniversary Quotes and Messages with Images

Death Anniversary Quotes: The pain of losing our loved ones is immeasurable. Someone has rightly said, death leaves heartaches that never heals. Death is the harsh reality that we know deep in our hearts but still is unacceptable. The memories never die and are cherished throughout our life. We cry, remembering them, and wish they were sitting beside us. But unfortunately, we can’t bring them back. Death anniversaries are always tough. It sometimes becomes tough to express sympathy and grief in words. We have compiled a list of the best death anniversary quotes and messages that you can read and share on a card or Whatsapp.

Even the thought of losing some essential relations like father, mother, sisters, husband, wife, etc., frightens us. But ask them how does it feel who are suffering from such as lousy phase in life. The death of our close ones affects other lives also. The feeling is awful and brings sadness. Even time cannot heal such losses. The only option we are left with is, learn to live without them. Hard but true!

Death Anniversary Quotes with Images


Death is never an end, but a To Be Continued… – Renee Chae

Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years, multiply. – Zane Grey

The first day without you felt like a year, and this year feels like a century. Yet in my memory, I spoke to you only yesterday.

Grief is all the love you want to share with someone who is gone. I’m thinking of you during this year that has been filled with love.

To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die. – Thomas Campbell

Grief is not weakness. It is the strength of someone who must love across the divide.

A year’s worth of little moments and reminders has passed. Those moments are a testament to your loss, but they also show the depth of your love.

I remembered you in the rustling of leaves beneath my feet. I remembered you in the whisper of falling snow. Also, I remembered you in the song of spring birds. I remembered you in children’s summer laughter. You are with me always.

Your memory has walked beside me for a year, and I’m so grateful for the company.

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. – John Taylor

Although life doesn’t last forever, love is eternal. This year has not separated my heart from yours.


To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die. – Hazel Gaynor

It’s as if all the light went out of the world one year ago. Your memory is the nightlight that I need to sleep.
Losing you was difficult. Learning to live without you this year has been even harder.

There have been so many moments this year when I looked up at the stars and whispered, “I know that was you.

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us. – Helen Keller

Even years later, I can feel your fingerprints on my heart.

Saying hello to you was easy. Saying goodbye takes forever.

Every day for a year, I have been thankful for the time we had together.

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 okay.

The life of the dead is placed in the heart of the living. – Cicero

This year has shown me that time can pass quickly and slowly all at once.


Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. – Terri Guillemets

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1st Death Anniversary Messages

An entire year has passed since you decided to leave us and move on to the next life. I do hope that you’re in a better place.

You never stop loving someone, you just learn to live without them.

Life is fleeting, indeed. To think that it was yesterday that we first met. See you on the other side.

Remembering you is easy I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.

Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.
It’s been 1 year since I lost you, but I can never forget about you. RIP!

Having to live a life without you in it has been difficult. In loving memories, you shall continue to stay with us, forevermore.

Goodbyes hurt when the story is not finished and the book has been closed forever.

May knowing you’re in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and yours through this time of sorrow.

I know that no words will help or ease the pain but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.


You had touched countless lives in your lifetime, and even after your death, you live through your good deeds. We miss you always!

I hope these words, however small, offer some comfort on what I know is a tough day. Wishing you peace and strength.

Sadly missed along life’s way, quietly remembered every day. No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you’re always there.

Wishing you the deepest sympathies on this anniversary.

There is not a day when I do not think of you and the love you had shown towards me. You are forever alive in my heart.

Having to part ways with you was heartbreaking. But there is comfort in the fact that someday we shall meet again.

You had left this world long years ago, but your memories are still fresh in our minds. May you rest peacefully in heaven.

You are alive through my prayers and wishes, so rest peacefully.

Losing you is my biggest regret and I miss you every day.

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

Even though you are no longer here, you often cross my mind. I hope you are in a better place.

The past year has been the longest, toughest and saddest 365 days for me as you were not by my side. May the afterlife be kind to you.


1 year has passed since you left dear earth, but my heart is still wounded for you. I pray for your soul to be in peace forever.

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Death Anniversary Messages for Mother

Mom, your many acts of love are forever held in my heart and captured in my mind.

My mother was an amazing woman, and truth to be told, I look for her in every caring woman I meet. Love you, Mum. I hope you’re doing well on the other side.

Mom, you always had my back, no matter what the circumstances.

Mother, life only gets harder by another day without your presence. On this day of your death anniversary, I pray for peace to be with you.

Mom, your love for all of us made every day brighter.

Mom, you always supported me.

I still don’t know how to live without you, Mom.

Mom, I miss hearing your laughter whenever I tell a joke.

Mom, you left a big hole in my life, but I carry on each day, knowing you’re still watching over me.

So many times each day, I think, I need to tell Mom about this.

Mom, I know how much you sacrificed for us every day of your life.

Mom, you were always such a kind and gentle soul, but strong as steel and so very bold.


Mum, I cannot express to you the unimaginable hollowness I feel every single day. I hope you are doing well in heaven, Mum. Thanks for looking out for me from above.

Many times, I see or read something and reach for my phone to call you.

I miss you every second of every day, Mom.

My mom was my best friend, and I’m lost without her.

Mom, you were a wonderful role model, and I only hope my daughter feels the same way about me.

I miss everything about you, Mom, every day!

Dear Mom, no matter how many years pass since you left us, I still grieve over your death. I miss you and your memories are always with me.

Mom, you celebrated every day with great passion!

Mom, you took us along for the ride into your creative world, and now that you’re gone, we’re lost without you.

I miss you, Mom, but I smile knowing you are in heaven with Dad.

It comforts me to imagine my mom surrounded by all our pets, sitting on a porch in heaven, overlooking a lake.


My mom stood up for me when I needed her.

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Death Anniversary Quotes for Father

I miss my dad’s loving smiles every day.

The thing I miss the most is lying in bed at night and hearing my dad snore from down the hall. It was the most comforting sound to me.

My dad was a great storyteller and always had time for one more.

On summer nights when I was a child, my dad would rock me on the porch at night while playing his harmonica.

My father understood the importance of family and gave us lots of love and attention.

My dad was the smartest person I’ve ever known and had an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

I know my dad is having fun in heaven. He always enjoyed new adventures!

Dad, I miss you every day. I will love you forever!

My dad was my best friend. I could talk to him about anything and never feel judged.

My father’s death was sudden. I wish I could have told him goodbye, but I’ll love the day I can tell him hello.

Dad, you’re always the role model I strive to emulate. Your shoes are just too big!


My dad wasn’t very good at expressing his feelings, but his bear hugs always told me how much he loved me.

When I was a child, my father was my hero. When I became an adult, my father was my hero.

My father was the cornerstone of our family and when he died, that foundation disappeared.

I’ve never known anyone so sure of what is right and what is wrong as my dad. He lived by a high moral code that was inspiring.

I miss you, Dad. I miss your laughter. And I miss how you sang to me as a child. Also, I miss those bedtime stories and Sunday afternoon hikes. You were taken from us too soon.

I talk to you all the time, Dad. I hope you hear me.

Dad, you always encouraged me to live up to my potential and I’m still working on it.

Life threw us a curveball when you died, Dad, but we managed to come back stronger.

My dad was a natural teacher. The most important lesson he taught me was how to live and how to die in faith.

I look forward to the day I see you again, Dad, and we can swap stories about our adventures.

I love you with all my heart, Dad, and I always will!

Dad, life has been tough, but you taught me one thing — never give up. I’m trying to become someone you’d be proud of. And I pray for you every single day.

In loving memory of my Father, who was the most honest, kindest, and loving man I have ever known, may his soul forever be in peace.

I remember my dad’s kisses and hugs more than anything else. I really miss them.

Dear Father, nothing can fill up the space you left behind in our hearts years ago. I wish I could have one more chance to be with you!


Dearest father, not a day goes by that I don’t feel your absence. I miss hearing you recollect memories from your childhood. And I miss your invaluable advice.

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Death Anniversary Messages for Brother

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies I love my brother that is in heaven.

Dear brother, you were one of the few people I looked up to as a role model. And even though, you aren’t here anymore it is my fervent wish to meet you for one last time.

Life is fleeting, indeed. To think that it was yesterday that we first met. See you on the other side. Brother!

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

Dear brother, you were too young, too gentle, and too kind to leave the earth so soon! May you be safe in heaven now.

Today is full of memories of a brother laid to rest and every single one of them is filled with happiness. I will see you on the other side of the stars.


Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you, tomorrow brother.

Having to part ways with you was heartbreaking. But there is comfort in the fact that someday we shall meet again brother.

Death is never an end, but a To Be Continued…To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die, Brother!

Brother, I think about you a little more on your death anniversary every year. 3 years have passed but I still yearn for your presence by me!

For you were someone special always such a joy to know and there was so much pain when it was time to let you go, brother.


Brother, the flutes of fate continue to play a sad note, even on this day. All of us miss you and your antics a lot.

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Death Anniversary Quotes for Sister

We are nobody to question God’s will. But it feels hurt that he called you so soon. May your soul rest in peace! Until we meet again, Rest in peace baby sister.

In loving memory of my sister, who had held this family together with her everlasting love and care, we miss you so much!

I feel your presence watching and guiding me sister. Even though you are gone I know you’re still always there to help if I need it. Rest in peace sister.

Everyone says that time heals everything but even after 1 year still I can’t stop my tears. My heart is filled with sadness. I don’t know how I will move on from this phase. Miss you a lot sis!

Sister, you were one of the few people who understood me. It was like you could see me staring straight into my soul. I miss you, sis.


It’s the body that dies not the soul. You’ll always be with us in our hearts. There is nothing that I can do for you other than praying. May God bless your soul Sis!

Angels are sisters who’ve moved far away. Death wears a hood just as sisters do and it can never be removed. Rest in peace sister!

You know how some people inspire you to become a better person. You were that kind of person. And even though you aren’t here anymore, I can feel you in my heart every time I look up at the sky.

A woman without her sister is like a bird without wings. It’s raining my soul, it’s raining, but it’s raining dead eyes. Rest in perfect peace sister.

To my dearest sister – every year I think it will get easier and every year it’s just as hard. You were so special I can’t let you go. I hope you’re up in heaven looking down on us. RIP sis.


My dear sister, never in my worst nightmares had I thought that I would have to live without you! My heart still aches for you.

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Death Anniversary Messages for a Friend

My friend, years will pass away but you will be evergreen in the gleeful smiles and loud laughs of my memory. May peace be forever with you.

I am extremely saddened by your loss. 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 time.

Unable are the loved ones to die. For love is immortality. – Emily Dickinson

You were a lovely soul. On this day, I miss you. I miss you, my friend. I miss you.

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. – John Taylor


Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach

Pretty much, everyone had a very high opinion of my friend. It is tragic that he had to depart. Let us all pray for his departed soul.

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

Coming to terms with the fact that my friend is no longer here has been exceedingly difficult. I hope he’s doing well in heaven.

Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them. – George Eliot


You had come into my life as a blessing, but I could not hold onto it for long. My dear friend, I can never forget you. Rest in peace!

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Death Anniversary Messages for Husband

Remembering my loving husband, who had showered me with unconditional love and had always treated me with kindness, may his soul rest in peace.

Grief is like living two lives. One is where you ‘pretend’ that everything is alright, and the other is where your heart silently screams in pain.

He was the love of my life. He was my husband. And my protector. My one and only. And no one can ever replace him. I miss you.


My love, losing you was hard but living without you every day is the hardest. My soul still seeks for you, but it knows that you are in peace, wherever you are!

Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die. It happens again every single morning. – Anna Quindlen

Providence was indeed kind to me, for I had the good grace of meeting someone like you. You were everything I had hoped for and so much more. Thank you, husband.

I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. Although I smile and seem carefree, there is no one who misses you more than me.


I have plenty of people to do things with; I just have no one to do anything with. – Felicity Green

Death Anniversary Quotes for Wife

Loss can remind us that life itself is a gift. – Louise Hay and David Kessler

Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years, multiply. – Zane Grey

Dear, I believe love is beyond life and death, so our connection would be eternal. I’m sure you’re still looking down upon me, my guardian angel!

My wife was the sweetest woman in all of the time. To this day, I grieve her loss. I hope she is in a better place.

To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die. – Thomas Campbell


To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die. – Hazel Gaynor

When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him lies on the paths of men. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Have you ever heard of people who are too good to be true? My wife was someone like that. Even though, she is no longer in this world; she will always stay alive in my fondest memories.

The life of the dead is placed in the heart of the living. – Cicero

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies. – William Penn


My lovely wife, not a day goes by when my heart doesn’t shatter at your absence in my life. I pray that you have found eternal peace in heaven.

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Death Anniversary Messages

It’s been one trip around the sun without the light of your love. I hold your memory as a glimmer in my heart.

How you loved someone is reflected in how you grieve.

Some years are just unbearably hard, and yet we bear them. You have shown your strength this year.

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.

It is okay to measure the time that has passed since someone has gone. Life has changed. Like measuring birthdays, it’s a way to quantify our love.

It’s been a year since I’ve held your hand in mine, but your heart lives within my body every day.

There’s nothing quite as sad as the moment when the person with whom you experienced your best memories becomes a memory too. Keeping that memory alive can bring you comfort.


This day is important, and how you feel on it is important too.

Anyone who says that time heals all wounds hasn’t truly grieved.

Each day, for 365 days, you have marked your loss with memory. That’s a powerful thing, and it makes your connection stronger.

When you left, you took a part of my heart with you. It brings me comfort, knowing you are not alone.

In grief, one year can seem like a few days. Time loses meaning, but our memories never can.

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.

In death, we can touch our loved ones, but they can still touch us. Grief is how we experience that touch.


Each night this year, as I rest my head on my pillow, I look forward to seeing you in my dreams.

Final Words

The loss of our dear ones is immeasurable. The loss reminds us that life is a gift. It’s the grief, memories that stay forever. Keeping the memories alive can bring some comfort. Sometimes sharing meaningful words with someone can get some peace to them. So do share some comments commemorating the lost lives from our life. The day is essential and your words reflect how you feel for it? You can share them on Facebook, Whatsapp or Twitter, etc. Take a look at our collection of heart-touching quotes perfect to be shared on death anniversaries.

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