15 condolences SMS examples: writing a focused, honest, and short condolence message

The perfect building blocks to write your own condolences SMS or text message.

Sometimes, for whatever reason, a condolences SMS or text might make more sense than an email or a written letter.

Below, we provide some samples of short condolence messages that you can use for a condolences SMS or text message.

Condolences messages: by card or text message?

While sending condolences by SMS is okay, consider as well the possibility of an old-fashioned card or phone call; the extra effort that they entail will be much appreciated.

Dear __, 

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are surrounded by those who love and support you through this difficult time.
  2. I want to offer you my thoughts of comfort during this sorrowful time. I hope you are feeling the love of your heavenly Father.
  3. I send you my condolences during this sorrowful time. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  4. I hope these words will help in some small way to ease the grief you feel in the loss of your loved one.
  5. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. I hope you treasure the memories you have of __. [He/She] will be greatly missed.
  6. This is a sorrowful time for all of you as you grieve the loss of __. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
  7. We are thinking of you and sending our condolences during this difficult time.
  8. We know that this will be a sorrowful time and we send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family and friends.
  9. We are deeply saddened by the loss of your grandfather. He was a treasured member of your family.
  10. It is natural to feel grief when someone we love passes away. We want you to know that you are not alone in your grief.
  11. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope these words can offer you some comfort during this difficult time.
  12. You are in my thoughts during this time of sorrow. I know it’s tough, but I’ll be here for you.
  13. I’m sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  14. I wish I had the words to comfort you in this difficult time.
  15. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Signing off: 21 perfect ways to close a short condolences SMS

How you end your condolence message also matters.

The below examples can also be used for condolence letters, flowers, gift baskets, etc. 

Again, mind the small details.

  1. Be well
  2. Deepest condolences
  3. Hugs
  4. Hugs & kisses
  5. Hugs
  6. In sympathy
  7. Kisses
  8. Lots of love
  9. Love
  10. My deepest condolences
  11. Peace
  12. Take care
  13. Thinking of you
  14. Warm wishes
  15. Warmly
  16. Wishing you peace
  17. Wishing you the best
  18. With love
  19. With love and compassion
  20. Your friend
  21. Yours lovingly

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