Rest in Peace, Grandfather: 50 Quotes to Cope With His Death

Published December 17, 2021
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Losing your grandfather is an extremely painful experience. It's hard to even know what to feel after such a profound loss, let alone what to say. Explore these quotes about losing your grandpa for some ideas about how you can express yourself as you begin to work through your grief and cope with your loss.

Rest in Peace Quotes for a Grandfather

You can express a lot of emotion without using a lot of words. If you want to avoid being overly verbose or are concerned that you might get choked up if you try to say too much, consider one of the succinct quotes below. These brief sayings can help you express your sincere desire for your dearly departed grandfather to rest in peace.

Rest in Peace Quote for a Grandfather
  • Farewell and rest in peace, sweet grandpa.
  • May my grandpa rest in peace and be free from all suffering.
  • May our family's patriarch rest in peace.
  • Now that his work on earth is complete, may my grandfather's soul rest in peace.
  • Grandpa, you have influenced my life since the day I was born. May you rest in peace.
  • You're gone too soon from this world, grandpa. May you rest in peace.
  • May your soul find eternal rest, my amazing grandfather.
  • I vow to keep your memory alive; my wish for you now is that you rest in peace.
  • You fought a brave battle with [illness]; now it's time for you to be free from pain. Rest in peace, dear grandfather.
  • The world is a better place, thanks to my grandpa. May he rest in peace.
  • My heart is broken, grandpa. I don't know how to let you go. You deserve to rest in peace.
  • While I would give anything for more years with my grandfather, it's time for him to rest in peace.
  • May my grandpa rest in peace, but may his strength and love live on through our family.
  • He sowed seeds of love and wisdom here on earth that will continue to bloom forever. It's time for grandpa to rest in peace.
  • While I don't yet know how to rest easy without him here, may the force of nature that was my grandfather rest in peace.

Tribute Quotes for an Amazing Grandpa

Not every quote has to specifically include the phrase rest in peace. You may want to focus instead on paying tribute to your grandfather in a different, more personalized way. Consider speaking up with a meaningful tribute about how he influenced your life and how very much you loved him.

Tribute Quote for an Amazing Grandpa
  • My grandfather's legacy is a life well lived and a family that knew real love.
  • My grandfather didn't have an easy life, but he was a great man. I am who I am because he loved me.
  • My grandfather taught me what it means to be a good person. I am honored to carry on his legacy.
  • It is an honor to be the grandchild of such a kind, generous, and loving man.
  • I vow to spend the rest of my life being someone who you'd be proud to call your grandchild.
  • A thousand years wouldn't be long enough to learn all the lessons and wisdom my grandfather had to share.
  • My grandfather taught me everything I know about how to love and how to lead.
  • My grandpa brought kindness and love into the lives of everyone he met. So many people, including me, are better because they knew him.
  • My grandfather loved big, lived large, and left a lasting legacy. There is nothing greater than to be loved by him. I hope he knows how much I loved him in return.
  • My amazing grandfather made life better for everyone who crossed his path. He will be missed.
  • My grandfather didn't do anything halfway. He worked hard, played harder, and loved fiercely.

You'll Always Be Remembered Quotes for Grandpa

  • I'll miss your laughs, I'll miss your hugs. I'll miss the life lessons you so loved to share. I'll carry you with me always, everywhere.
  • It will be the greatest honor of my life to spend every day trying to live up to the legacy of my grandfather.
  • Grandpa, I don't know what I will do without you in this life. As I say goodbye, I want you to know that you will always live on in my heart.
  • My grandfather was a perfect example of what it means to be a family man. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on in his family.
  • You're gone from this world, grandpa, but you'll always be present in my heart.
  • May my grandfather's soul rest in peace, secure that his legacy will live on.
  • As I say goodbye to his physical presence, I am comforted knowing my grandpa's spirit will always be a part of me.
  • How lucky I have been to have such an incredible grandfather. All the days of my life, I will honor him.
  • I've spent my life trying to live up to my grandfather's expectations. His memory will live in me as I strive to make him proud.
  • It saddens me to say goodbye to you grandpa, but it makes me happy to know that you will always be a part of who I am.
  • My grandfather was the embodiment of what it means to be a decent human being. I am proud to carry on his legacy in this world.

Quotes to Say Goodbye to Grandpa

Finding the right words to say goodbye is an important part of coping with loss. The words of farewell listed below may help you find the right way to do just that.

Quote to Say Goodbye to Grandpa
  • How do I say goodbye to the best man I have ever met? May he rest in peace as our family tries to navigate life without him.
  • I'm grateful for the years I had with my grandfather, but I'm finding it hard to say goodbye now that he is gone.
  • Saying goodbye is so hard. I will never forget how much you loved me and how much I learned from you.
  • While I would give anything to have you by my side, I know the time has come to say goodbye to you.
  • As I say goodbye to you today, I can't help but wonder how our family will make it through without you at the helm.
  • My heart is shattered as I bid farewell to the patriarch of our family.
  • Goodbye to the best grandfather anyone could ever hope to have.
  • Farewell to a great man who made it his mission to make the world a better place.
  • My grandfather lived a long life, but not long enough. My heart breaks as I say goodbye to him.
  • My heart is heavy and filled with sorrow as I prepare to say the final goodbye to my grandfather tomorrow.
  • As I think of saying goodbye to you and tears are running down my face, I can still feel the warmth of your embrace.
  • How do I say goodbye when it hasn't yet sunk in that I will never see you again in this life?
  • It seems surreal to think about saying goodbye to this larger than life man who loved so unconditionally.

Coping With the Loss of a Grandparent

It can be very difficult to cope with the loss of a grandparent. May you find comfort in these quotes and sayings as you mourn the loss of your grandfather and navigate the grieving process. These powerful grief quotes for inspiration and healing may also be helpful and comforting.

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