obituary template


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It is important to write an obituary for your loved ones in order to honor their life and announce their passing. While it may be emotionally challenging, it is a way to celebrate their achievements and legacy. It may also help you process the grief experienced after your loved one’s death.

How do I write an obituary?

What to include in an obituary:

  • Announcing the dead person
  • Recounting details about the life of that person
  • Include all the surviving family members
  • Adding a special message to the person's death
  • Choosing the appropriate obituary photo
  • Including the funeral details

Sample guide for writing an obituary:

Below is provided a sample guide template. You can download it and use it after making changes as per your requirements and criteria. We are not only providing you tips, but also a sample guide template that you can use after certain edits. Here is a sample letter for your guidance:

Be willing to open your heart and mind at all the possibilities for what you want to share about yourself. Once you have written your obituary, every year at {{University}}, take time to revise the information you have recorded and your photo!! (Things change!) 

The wheel is relentless, please make this practice yours….and may this tool be as insightful for you at is has for me.  Blessings, My name: Do I want this to be my legal name, my magical name, my nickname, or a combination of the above? How do I want it in the papers? Photo: Do I have a photo I can attach to my obituary and update occasionally? 

Cause of Death: It’s customary to include this – people want to know! Do I want to assure this will be included when I cross over? Do I have any situations I absolutely would not want to be in the papers? Born: Town, State, Country, Date and Year Parents:

Do I even want to mention my birth parents. Do I want to mention only one of them, or do I want to only refer to my parents later, including step and foster parents? Statistical Record: This can include dates and events such as marriage, divorce, (some folks want to mention partnerships that have ended) partners etc. There is room later for things like travel and major life events. Survivors: Who are the people in my life I want to be listed? My partners, spouse, lover, children, stepchildren, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, half and step siblings? Note: It is customary for this information to appear near the end of the obituary.

Education and Major Life Experiences, Events: For the purpose of this exercise, you should start with elementary education up through higher education, and be sure to include on the job trades or vocational education. Include degrees or titles if you choose. 

What places have I lived: Do I want those newspapers to be notified of my crossing? List towns and states, name of newspaper if you know it.

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Lynell Nelson(8/15/2022) - USA

great template, helped a lot

Gabriella Reilly(8/15/2022) - GBR

Thanks to my search engine, I found the file I need on your website

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