How To Personalize An Obituary

By: Myles O'Riordan
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

If you are in charge of creating the obituary for a deceased loved one, you may find the task a little difficult to handle, especially if you haven't written one in the past. This is why it isn't uncommon for many people to avoid writing obituaries in the first place. However this isn’t a good idea. If you write an obituary it helps you recover from your grief. Here are some tips on how to create a personalized obituary:

  • While writing the piece, keep in view the person's likes and dislikes, preferences, and personality. For example, if the person was very humorous, you can write the obituary in a light vein.
  • Make it a point to include all the little details. Aside from making a note of their achievements, write about how different things about that person made them special to you. The idea of writing an obituary is to give people a better insight into the person's life.
  • You can write about what effect your loved one had on your life and about certain conversations that helped you become a better person. The idea is to add a personalized touch to the obituary by adding memories and stories to it.
  • Many people wonder whether it is a good idea to include humor in such a somber note. However, there is nothing amiss about doing so. It is a great way to celebrate the life of someone who was very happy go lucky.
  • You can draft the piece and run it by some other family member and get their inputs on it as well.

As you can see, it really isn’t very difficult to personalize an obituary. If you want to know more about our funeral services, feel free to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today, and we’ll be happy to help with all your specific needs.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What Does It Mean When Someone Is In Hospice Care?

Many people have heard about hospice care but want to know more about exactly who is eligible for it and what it means when someone is in hospice care. Let's take a look at what it entails. When...

The Importance of an End of Life Conversation with Your Loved One

It can be extremely stressful to have an end of life conversation with a loved one. In fact, most people don’t even want to venture on that path and defer having this talk as much as possible. But ...

Etiquette for Social Media Condolences

Social media is used extensively by people all around the world. It allows us to keep in touch with acquaintances, family and friends even if they live in a different country. Social media has also...

Personalizing a Funeral Service

Today, many people are choosing to veer away from traditional forms of conducting funeral services. The focus is now on celebrating the life of the person that has passed, in a unique and memorable...

Dealing With Unresolved Grief

Most people that experience the death of a loved one, find it extremely difficult to deal with the loss. Most of us prefer joy over sadness, life over death and winning over losing. This is exactly...

What’s The Point Of A Funeral?

Funeral services are carried out as a norm when a family member passes away. It is a way for people to say goodbye and acknowledge that the person they have loved has passed on. It also the time wh...

Questions To Ask When Choosing A Cremation Provider

After the death of a loved one, you need to choose a cremation provider, if that was their wish. Before deciding to hand over this responsibility to a particular provider, it’s important to get all...

How to Write a Condolence Letter

People often find it difficult to say a few words of condolence when they meet the bereaved family after a death. It is easier to express your feelings and sympathy by writing a condolence letter. ...

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

Cremation is becoming more popular than burials for various reasons. Though this is an increasing trend, many people are still ignorant about the benefits of cremation. Here are 5 facts that m...

Choosing a Casket

When a loved one passes away, you want all the funeral service arrangements to be perfect. If you have opted for a burial, this includes choosing a casket. This might seem like a very simple detail...