Writing an Obituary for Your Loved One
Writing an obituary is an important way to honor your loved one’s life
and to announce their passing. While it may seem emotionally challenging,
it celebrates their achievements and legacy. It may also help you process
the grief experienced after your loved one’s death.
Most obituaries contain the following information:
• Biographical facts and photographs
Include your loved one’s full name, birth date and place and most recent
residence. Add a current or favorite photograph.
• Date and location of death
You may choose to add the cause of death.
List your deceased loved one’s spouse, children and their spouses,
parents, siblings and other close relatives. Add predeceased
loved ones in birth order after listing living family members.
• Background facts
Include accomplishments like education, employment, affiliations, hobbies,
and charitable or military service.
• Final services information
Provide the date, time and