[ 2006-08-31 09:29 ]
1. Start with a statement of sympathy.
2. Follow with sentences about
mutual experiences or relationship.
3. Close with some expressions of
comfort and affection.
Dear President Anderson
We were distressed to read in the Times this morning that your Chairman, Mr.
Yonga had passed away and I am writing at once to express our deep sympathy on
behalf of my colleagues.
I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Yonga for many years and always regarded
him as a personal friend. By his untimely passing our industry has lost one of
the ablest leaders. We at the representative office in London recall his many
kindnesses and the pleasure of doing business together with him. Mr. Yonga will
be greatly missed by all of us who have known him and worked with him in
building a better community between our two businesses.
Please accept our deepest sympathy and convey our best wishes to Lady Yonga
and her family.
（例文来源：《国际商务写作教程》，对外经济贸易大学出版社 英语点津Annabel 编辑）