Funeral Home Obituaries
My Grandfather was 91 and not ready to die. What that meant for me was finding out about funeral home obituaries and all funeral home matters from scratch. Funeral home obituaries don't write themselves, get in the paper, inform family and friends and take care of the insurance and other business matters, by themselves. My first plan of action was to talk to the funeral home director, who is an invaluable resource in the planning of funeral home obituaries.
The director of the mortuary was able to take me step by step, through writing up funeral home obituaries. Funeral home obituaries number one function is to inform family and friends of the death. Funeral home obituaries may take the standard form of a few lines in the local newspaper. Funeral home obituaries would generally tell the reader the day and age at death, and where the body or ashes would repose. Funeral home obituaries would inform the reader where they could go to a religious or remembrance service. Funeral home obituaries would also give directive to friends and family looking to send flowers or charitable donations.
The Funeral Home director will help you word your funeral home obituaries so that they are clear, concise, and give all the relevant information a reader is looking for. Funeral home obituaries will be referred to again and again when you are arranging insurance, giving proof of death to an employer, or wording your funeral home obituaries for the church newsletter. Funeral home obituaries serve as a legal death notice and also gives friends and relatives closure. There is something about seeing funeral home obituaries in print, that solidifies the facts for your psyche that doesn't want to believe it.
After my grandfather passed, different types of funeral home obituaries made themselves apparent to me. One could put the same information found in the funeral home obituaries, into a popular website that gathers many funeral home obituaries and leaves space for the mourners of these people to leave messages and condolences. Putting one's grief into cyberspace somehow felt appropriate to me after my loss, and it was on this website that I felt the sympathy of many friends and relations.
Due to the thoughtful funeral home obituaries, both in the newspaper and on the website, I feel I have enough written about my grandfather to remember him properly. A life summed up in words is an amazing thing to read and remember by. My grandfather was a WWII Veteran and many of his peers from that war reached out to my family, after seeing the obituary in the newspaper. The words written about my grandfather took into account a birth, a parenthood, a career and a war. It also dignified his dedication to these things in his life, by putting the facts onto paper to endure after his death.
So, to sum it up, one of the most important things to do after you lose a loved one, is to write out the important facts of that person's life for the obituary. It is in this final summation of a person's life that we will find comfort for years to come.