Preparing for the Funeral
Cremation / Burial
Grief Resources - Dr. Alan Wolfelt
Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.Click here to view all obituaries
An obituary also serves as notification that an individual has passed away and details of the services that are to take place. But it can be for more than that. A well crafted obituary can detail the life of the deceased, with style.
An obituary's length may be somewhat dictated by the space available (and the related costs) in the newspaper it is to appear in. Therefore it's best to check how much room you have before you begin your composition. Remember that the obituary needs to appear in print a few days prior to the memorial service. There are some cases where this may not be possible, therefore give some consideration to the guidelines below.
If you don't know where to start, do read other obituaries that our on our website. Just click the obituary tab on the top of the screen.
Any and all information to be included in the obituary should be verified with another family member. A newspaper will have to verify with the funeral home being utilized that the deceased is in fact being taken care of by that funeral home.
Seeing as most newspapers charge by the word when placing an obituary, it may not always be feasible to mention everything that we have stated in our guidelines. Use your own discretion and do not put yourself under any financial hardship. Your loved one would understand.
Today there are online memorials, such as Book of Memories, where the obituary can be available for the cyber-community of the deceased to view. It is also a place where friends and family can leave messages of condolence, light a memorial candle, or share photographs. If this sounds like a good option for your family, call us to learn more.
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