Consolation / Sympathy to deceased's family after the death of a colleague / friend.
We are all [shocked and] saddened by [DECEASED]’s death. We had the privilege of knowing [DECEASED] for [x] years, and shall all miss [him / her] dearly. [Describe character of the deceased – kindness / humour / advice / counsel]. [[His / Her] generosity, courtesy and experiences were rare qualities that we will all remember and [he / she] has been most supportive in times of need. We would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathies of all of us at [COMPANY] to you and your family.