Modern Short Condolence Messages based on Recipient

Jun 23, 2024
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Modern Short Condolence Messages based on Recipient

Discover concise and heartfelt condolence messages for various situations, along with tips for sending virtual condolences with care.

What’s the purpose of short Condolence Messages?

Usually used on sympathy cards and given to a recipient that express your feelings of sadness and grief and let the recipient know that you and others are there for them. Condolence messages aim to provide comfort, show support, share memories, offer wishes and prayers, express solidarity, and overall make the recipient feel supported.

Short condolence messages when recipient is grieving a loss one

  • "I’m deeply sorry for your loss."
  • "Holding you in my thoughts and prayers."
  • "Wishing you comfort and peace in this time of sorrow."
  • "May the memories of [Name] bring you solace."
  • "You have my heartfelt condolences."
  • "Thinking of you during this time of loss."
  • "May you find strength in the love of family and friends."
  • "Sharing in your sadness as you remember [Name]."
  • "You are in my thoughts during this difficult time."
  • "Wishing you moments of peace amidst the pain."
  • "Sending heartfelt sympathy and love."
  • "May [Name] rest in peace."
  • "My heart aches for you; I’m here if you need anything."
  • "May you find comfort in your cherished memories."
  • "Please know you are not alone in your grief."
  • "My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family."
  • "Praying for your peace and comfort."
  • "May you be surrounded by love and support."
  • "Wishing you strength to face the days ahead."
  • "Sending my sincere condolences and support."
  • "Hoping you find peace and healing."
  • "My heart goes out to you during this painful time."
  • "You’re in my thoughts as you navigate this loss."
  • "With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences."
  • "May the outpouring of love bring you comfort."
  • “My deepest sympathies, i’m sorry for your loss.”
  • “There's no wrong way to grieve.”
  • "There are no words to convey the depth of my sorrow; I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
  • "My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow."
  • "May your cherished memories bring you comfort."
  • "Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time."
  • "Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss."
  • "You are in my thoughts, and I'm here for you."
  • "Sending you love and support in your time of grief."
  • "May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead."
  • "I’m so sorry for your loss; my thoughts are with you."
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort."
  • "My sincere sympathy to you and your family."

Short condolence messages when recipient is going through a divorce

  • "I'm here for you during this tough time."
  • "You’re not alone; I'm just a call away."
  • "Sending you strength and support."
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you peace."
  • "You deserve happiness and peace."
  • "Take things one day at a time."
  • "Here to support you however you need."
  • "Sending you love and light."
  • "You are strong, and you will get through this."
  • "Lean on your friends; we're here for you."
  • "Wishing you brighter days ahead."
  • "I’m sorry you're going through this."
  • "Your strength is inspiring."
  • "You’ve got this; stay strong."
  • "Healing takes time; be kind to yourself."
  • "Thinking of you and hoping you find peace."
  • "It’s okay to feel sad; take your time."
  • "You're resilient, and you will rise again."
  • "You have my full support."
  • "I'm here to listen anytime you need."
  • "You are capable of overcoming this."
  • "Sending you positive thoughts and hugs."
  • "You will find happiness again."
  • "You are worthy of love and respect."
  • "Take care of yourself; better days are coming."

Short condolence messages when recipient is going through health issues 

  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery."
  • "You’re in my thoughts and prayers."
  • "Sending healing thoughts your way."
  • "Take care and get well soon."
  • "Hoping for better days ahead."
  • "Stay strong; you’ve got this."
  • "Thinking of you during this tough time."
  • "Here’s to a quick and easy recovery."
  • "Sending you strength and positivity."
  • "You are in my heart and mind."
  • "Stay positive and keep fighting."
  • "Wishing you comfort and peace."
  • "You’re not alone in this."
  • "Hoping for your swift recovery."
  • "Stay hopeful and keep the faith."
  • "I’m here for you; don’t hesitate to reach out."
  • "May you regain your strength soon."
  • "Sending you warm wishes for healing."
  • "You are stronger than you know."
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you well."
  • "Praying for your quick recovery."
  • "Stay strong, and take it one day at a time."
  • "You’re in my thoughts; get well soon."
  • "Wishing you the best on your road to recovery."
  • "Sending you all my love and support."

Short condolence messages when recipient is going through health issues

  •  "I'm sorry to hear about your job loss."
  • "You have my full support during this time."
  • "Stay strong; better opportunities are ahead."
  • "Thinking of you during this tough time."
  • "I'm here for you, no matter what."
  • "You will find something even better."
  • "Sending you positive thoughts and strength."
  • "Your skills will lead you to new opportunities."
  • "Take this time to regroup; brighter days are coming."
  • "You’re resilient; you will bounce back."
  • "Wishing you courage and hope for the future."
  • "Stay positive; something good is on the horizon."
  • "You have my support; don't hesitate to reach out."
  • "This setback is temporary; your talent will shine through."
  • "Thinking of you and hoping for the best."
  • "You are capable of overcoming this challenge."
  • "New doors will open for you soon."
  • "Sending you strength and encouragement."
  • "Believe in yourself; you will get through this."
  • "Take care of yourself during this transition."
  • "Wishing you success in your job search."
  • "You’re in my thoughts during this difficult time."
  • "You will find a path that’s right for you."
  • "Stay hopeful; good things are coming."
  • "Your next opportunity is just around the corner."

Short condolence messages when recipient is going through loss of home

  • "I'm so sorry for your loss."
  • "Thinking of you during this difficult time."
  • "You’re in my thoughts and prayers."
  • "Stay strong; you will rebuild."
  • "Sending you love and support."
  • "Wishing you peace and comfort."
  • "You’re not alone; I’m here for you."
  • "Take it one day at a time."
  • "You have my deepest sympathy."
  • "I’m here to help however I can."
  • "Your resilience is inspiring."
  • "You’ll get through this."
  • "Stay hopeful; better days are ahead."
  • "Sending you strength and courage."
  • "You’re in my heart and mind."
  • "Lean on your friends and family."
  • "Hoping for a brighter future for you."
  • "You’re not alone in this journey."
  • "You have my unwavering support."
  • "Take care of yourself during this time."
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you well."
  • "You are stronger than you know."
  • "Sending positive thoughts your way."
  • "I’m here for you, always."
  • "You will find a new place to call home."

Sending condolence messages using technology 

Here are some ways to send virtual short condolence messages with notes on proper etiquette.

Text Message 

  • Direct and immediate 
  • Personalize Your Message: Avoid generic texts
  • Be Sensitive to Timing: Send your message promptly but consider the timing—late-night texts may not be appropriate.
  • Keep It Brief and Sincere: Due to the format, keep your message short yet heartfelt. Express your sympathy clearly and sincerely.
  • Offer Support: Include a line offering your support or assistance if they need anything.
  • Respect Privacy: Remember that texts are private; respect the recipient's space and privacy during this sensitive time.


  • Detailed expressions of sympathy 
  • Subject Line: Choose a respectful subject line.
  • Personalization: Address the recipient by name and personalize the message with memories or specific thoughts about the deceased if appropriate.
  • Length and Tone: Keep the email concise but thoughtful.
  • Offer Specific Help: If appropriate, offer specific ways you can support.
  • Proofread: Ensure your email is free of errors and conveys your message clearly and respectfully.

Social Media

  • Publically express condolences reaching a wide network
  • Choose the Platform Wisely: Consider the nature of the loss and the privacy preferences of the bereaved before posting. 
  • Be Respectful: Avoid sharing personal details or private information about the deceased without permission.
  • Use Appropriate Language: Maintain a respectful and compassionate tone.
  • Acknowledge the Family’s Wishes: Respect any requests from the family regarding social media posts or messages.
  • Follow Up Privately: If you post a public message, consider following up with a private message or call to offer more personal support.

The most important takeaways when it comes to virtual condolence messages is timing, authenticity, and being mindful of the recipient’s grieving process.

Kimmy Dinh
Kimmy Dinh

Kimmy Dinh is a young professional interning at Litespace with experience in various industries. Specializing in marketing, Kimmy uses that experience to share her industry insights on the hiring process.

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