Death Leave Letter

Some incidents in life force you to take time off from everything, and the death of a loved one or relative is one such instance. Depending on how close you were with the deceased, you will need to take leave from work, for which you will need to write a death leave letter.

We know it can be hard to come up with ideas during tough times, so we will walk you through the steps, and have even put together samples and a template to help you out.

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    Tips for Writing a Death Leave Letter

    Keep the letter short and start with the unfortunate news.
    Mention your relation with the deceased.
    Be clear about the dates you wish to take leaves on.
    Leave your contact information for your colleagues.

    Sample of a Death Leave Letter #1

    Stacy Bovine
    Assistant Technician
    Ariel Rios Building
    324 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, US 56901
    (029) 665-7285

    December 25, 2009


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    Alexander Albern
    Managing Director
    Ariel Rios Building
    1094 Constitution Avenue
    Salinas, US

    Dear Mr. Albern,


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    I must regretfully request a 6-day leave of absence due to death of a close family member. This is a very testing time for me and my family, and I am forced to take leaves from December 25, 2009 to December 30, 2009.


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    If approved, I will be traveling for most of the duration, but you, or any of my teammates should feel free to contact me in case of emergencies.


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    Thank you very much for your consideration.


    Stacy Bovine

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    Death Leave Letter Sample #2

    William Pank
    Junior Hr assistant
    Solute Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, California
    (128) 790-7201

    October 12, 2009

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    Laura Davis
    Senior HR Manager
    Solute Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    144 Hitchcock Rd, California

    Dear Ms. Davis,

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    I must inform you with a heavy heart that one of my close relatives passed away last night, and me and my family must travel to attend the funeral ceremony. For this reason, I will be unable to attend office for 2 days, October 12, 2009 and October 13, 2009.

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    Kindly consider my situation and approve my 2-day leave. I will rejoin work on the 14th of October, and complete all my pending assignments.

    Yours Sincerely,

    William Pank

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    Template of a Death Leave Letter

    (Your Name)
    (Your Address)
    (Your City, State, Zip Code)
    (Your Phone Number)


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    (Name of your employer)
    (Employer’s designation)
    (Organization’s Name)
    (Organization’s Address)
    (City, State, Zip Code)

    Dear Mr. /Ms. Mrs. (Last Name),

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    I am writing this letter to request a leave for (Number of days) due to death of a close relative. This is a very distressing situation for me and my family, and I must take off from (Date) to (Date).

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    I will be leaving town if my request is approved, but you or any of my colleagues can contact me via my personal number if my assistance is required.

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    I am looking forward to a positive response from you.

    (Your Signature)
    (Your Typed Name)

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