W r i t i n g A n O b i t u a r y
How do you sum up a life in one column? How do you express in written word the essence of your loved one? How do you show how much you loved them? It's a difficult enough task for anyone to do, let alone to do while in the very beginning of their grieving. But an obituary is one of those items that need attention. There is help below.
We've included links below to thoughtful and well-informed websites dedicated to help you through.
The ObituaryGuide.com not only has tips for writing an obituary, but also provides obituary templates, answers to delicate questions, and information on writing a eulogy as well. This is an excellent site.
David McConkey of ObituaryGuide.com has also compiled a list to assist in the process of getting ready to write an obituary.
Another option is to have a close friend or relative write the obituary as a rough draft for you to then edit. Sometimes this can be easier than starting from a blank page. Once you see some words on the page, it becomes easier to add, change or delete information. Just be sure you have someone write it who won't be insulted by any changes you want to make.
Other Helpful Sites
The Funeralwise.com website has a wide range of information on what you'll need to be aware of during funeral planning. They have a good section on writing obituaries as well that should be helpful for you.