Writing a death notice can be difficult during what can be
a very emotional time, especially if writing is not something you do on a
regular basis. Your funeral director has written many death notices and can
assist in writing one for your loved one. He or she will include the
pertinent details, such as date of birth and death, survivors and the notice of
service. Other things you may want to feature in the death notice include:
and professional achievements
charitable organization to which memorial donations can be made
photo of your loved one
Your funeral director will guide you through this process
and should be able to advise you regarding the costs of running an obituary in
your local paper; costs are generally based on the length of the notice.
Speak with your funeral director about posting the obituary
on the funeral home’s website. This is a common practice for funeral homes that
have an online presence.