The bond between brothers and sisters run deep. In good times and bad, siblings are present for one another. You lose more than just a sibling when your brother dies. You lose a friend, friendly rival, confidant, and sounding board about childhood memories all in one. 

Death has never been easy, and coping with the death of a loved one is even harder when it’s your brother. In this piece, I share heartfelt wishes and quotes about the death anniversary of a brother. 

Death Anniversary Quotes for a Brother

“Fact is as a start is partnered with an end, a life’s contrast is always death.” – Unknown

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II

“Looking for an easy way to cope with the loss of your loved one is hard but necessary.” – Unknown

“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief” – William Cullen Bryant

“Sad quotes warms and embraces your grieving heart, but it will never take the pain away.” – Unknown

“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left in our hearts” – Dorothy Ferguson

“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well, and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is far off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.” – St. Francis of Assisi.

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

“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on.” – Dame Cicely Saunders

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you will never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp” – Anne Lamott

1 Year Death Anniversary Wishes for a Brother

I can afford to lose all our fights, but I can’t take losing you. It’s been a year of losing my source of laughter, strength, and headaches. I miss making fun with you. I hope I’m making Mommy and Daddy happy as much as you do. I love you, bro! 

The journey of losing you is not a smooth-sailing ride. Good thing, you taught me to be brave even around the biggest waves! Thank you for setting an example of how not to drown in this life. To my brother, wherever you are now, I hope that you have found peace. Please guide us on every path that we take.

A path without you (brother’s name) has been hard and bumpy as I am always accustomed to your presence and guidance in every choice that I make.  I hope I still get to see you when the time comes.

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 To my beloved brother, your departure caused us grief for a whole year now. The house is not loud as it is now. I always see Dad and Mom cry. But just like my promise for you, I will remain by their side until the day our family can finally accept your passing. We miss and think of you every single day, buddy! 

To my brother, your recent passing drowned our hearts in grief and sorrow, and if I miss our countless fights, our few but meaningful sweet times. How beautiful would life be if I still had a brother by my side? You are forever remembered brother! 

2 Year Death Anniversary Wishes for a Brother

To my dear brother, now marks your second anniversary there in heaven, and coping up with your passing is still unbearable, but I am trying to get better, I wish you all the best in your eternal resting place.

It has been 2 years now. Today, I want to remember our crazy moments together. Thank you for being a shoulder I can always lean on. You are the best brother I could ever ask for! 

As I look back on life, you are my loudest critic and cheerleader. I hope my small and big achievements made you proud up there. Your absence from these victory celebrations made these jolly and happy days empty. Still wish for you to be my brother in another lifetime. Rest in Peace, bro!

The last two years have been the longest, most difficult, and saddest 730 days of my life because you were not by my side, my brother.  May the afterlife treat you well. 

It’s already been 2 years, and my heart still longs for your embrace, brother. May our ancestors guide you there in the afterlife they call heaven.

5 Year Death Anniversary Wishes for a Brother

Our memories live in my heart, big brother.

5 years passed, and still, no one makes me laugh the way you do. I miss our fights, happy moments, and everything in between. Rest in power, bro! 

It has been 5 years since you left this Earthly plain. In these sands, you have truly left a remarkable footprint that everyone cherishes. Our family will never be complete again. But we will all be at peace knowing you are happy in Heaven. We love you and miss you. 

Five years is long, and piece by piece, we’re trying to be strong in navigating life without your wise counsel, (name of your brother). The lessons you have taught us made us go further in life. All of those teaches will never be forgotten. I only wish all of the angels up there take care of you as you took care of us.

To my night and shining armor, I learned to fight for myself alone in 5 years. But I will always long for your protection. You were my rock. I feel secure and loved when you’re by my side. You are the best, brother! I miss you dearly. 

I don’t go a day without thinking about you, brother. It’s your fifth death anniversary again, and I’m missing you terribly. May you rest well in heaven. 

Death Anniversary Quotes for a Brother in Law

“A person’s death is not the end, the idea of forgetting the memories you shared is.” – Unknown

“Those we love will never go away, they’re here with us in every way, even though we are not related by blood, you are still my brother in any way.” – Unknown

“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them” – James O’Barr.

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow” — Author unknown

“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief” – William Cullen Bryant

“The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired” – Robert Southey

“The harder the pain, the longer the path to recovery, the better the opportunity to learn” – Maxime Lagacé

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Words may be insufficient to express my profound sorrow at the loss of your loved one. One that I consider my brother as well.” – Unknown

“It’s going to be the simple things that we keep in our memories, sadness, smiles, laughter—and, while it is difficult right now, the recollections of these things will serve as tools to help us cope with the sorrow.” – Unknown

1 Year Death Anniversary Wishes for a Brother in Law

I saw the pain in my husband’s eyes for 365 days. We may not be real brothers by blood, but we are definitely brothers by bond. I wish you all the best there in heaven. We miss you! 

Losing you is hard, my dear brother-in-law. You have been good to me despite all of the hardships I and my (husband/wife) faced. You were always there to uplift us. Your kindness and care are never forgotten! 

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To my dear brother-in-law, you’re the first to accept me into my second family. You showered me with blessings to be with your beloved sibling. I could never be more thankful for your life. We tell stories about you to your niece and nephews! I hope they will share the bond as sweet as you and (name of husband/wife) created. 

You were not just a great brother, but a loving uncle to our kids. How I wish you were here to see and guide the children as they grow. Nevertheless, we will always model your wisdom and tradition to them. Your presence is engraved in our hearts, bro. 

5 Year Death Anniversary Wishes for a Brother in Law

Mourning for the death of a brother.

It’s already been 5 years, but we can still clearly remember how you lived a life of selflessness and compassion. A trait that your brother/sister will pass on to the next generations! Your legacy remains, bro. 

Five years have already passed, and the tears in our eyes are not yet dried up. We miss having a brother around. I and my husband/wife are so blessed that we can count on you always before. We miss you so much with all of our hearts and soul, my dear brother-in-law. 

To my dear brother-in-law, this day is your fifth death anniversary. Today, we remember how you have brought joy to every family get-together since you joined the family. We miss your laughter. Rest in power, brother! 

Tips for Writing a Remembrance Message for a Brother

A true friend shows up in difficult times. It can be very challenging to find the perfect words to express your sorrow and sympathies to the bereaved. There are approximately four general tips for writing a remembrance message for a brother. 

Start with Writing your Condolences.

Start writing with your condolences. Almost all of these remembrance messages are kicked off with a short condolence, regardless if it’s a short or a long message. If you opt to make your message short, make sure that you add your condolences, as it makes the message more warm and comforting to the relatives of the deceased.

Remember the Deceased.

The act of sharing the brother’s legacy with the person serves as a poignant reminder that the person’s brother’s memory lives on, even if his soul has passed on. The left will appreciate your positive thoughts about their brother. They’ll be relieved to hear that he’ll be fondly remembered by all.

Offer Help.

If you’re in a position to help, then offer some help. The bereaved family is definitely emotionally tired of processing all of their thoughts and feelings, a little help goes a long way. 

Follow up.

Grieving is hard. When you know someone who has recently lost their loved one, it is definitely important to check in on them. This may go on for months or weeks, but these simple things will definitely make them feel better.

Why is it so important to keep the memory of your brother alive?

Bereaved mother and brother.

A sibling’s death is devastating because of your brother’s unique role in your life. It is vital to keep all the good and bad memories alive for the following reasons. 

It enables you to treasure those memories for life. When your brother passes away, it might feel like a piece of ourselves has also perished. It’s normal to find it hard to focus on anything else when grieving. Sharing memories, gazing at photos, thinking about them on engraved memorial benches, and more will comfort you. 

It provides the support needed in the transition. Sometimes, in families, there are implicit duties and responsibilities that shift after death, such as when a sibling passes away. As the eldest or only child, you may find that others in the family look to you for direction. The grieving process may become more difficult or even lead to feelings of anger or resentment as a result of this shift. Remembering your brother’s teachings and actions will help you in this transition. 

It helps in the healing process. After a loss, people often battle with their identity. Sibling relationship is special.  Remembering happy memories help when a person is feeling lost. Take solace in the happy times you enjoyed with your departed brother, and let those memories lift your spirits.