How to Personalize an Obituary Notice

By: Graeme Hogle
Friday, June 14, 2019

If you have to write an obituary and feel that summarizing a person's life in just a few short paragraphs can be an extremely challenging task, you aren’t the only one. Many people find it very difficult for them to think of what they need to write in an obituary. You know that you wanted it to be a unique and true reflection of the person that has passed. Here are some ways in which you can personalize an obituary:

  • One of the first things to do is to start collecting stories from close family members and friends of your loved one. The idea is to learn a little more about various aspects of their life. This will give you a better understanding of their personality and help you write a personalized obituary.
  • Take the time to learn everything about the smaller details. Several different things make a person's life and who they are as an individual. While some of these things might seem significant, they can hold meaning to someone at a small event that you are holding. This is the time to make an effort to understand a little more about your loved one and include those details in your writing.
  • You can also use examples to personalize the obituary. It's best to avoid any general statements, and rather use specific examples that are a reflection of who that person was.
  • If you like, you can also include humor in the obituary. This would be particularly apt if your loved one was very jocular, or even sarcastic.
  • You can also include some points about why the person was so special to you and describe the unique features which made them a vital aspect of your life.

If you want more information on our cremation services, get in touch with us at The CremationCare Centre. You can call us at 416-255-0035 or reach out online.

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


Please wait

Previous Posts

10 Tips for Explaining Death to Children

It is never easy to discuss death with anyone, least of all children. Most people tend to avoid having this conversation with their children. However, even young children need some clarity about wh...

Funeral Etiquette 101

Attending a funeral can be a difficult experience for many, especially if they have never attended one before. Most are anxious to offer comfort and make sure their presence doesn’t offend the grie...

Dealing With Sudden Death

Death can happen at any time and to anyone. Sometimes death is due to a long-standing illness and sometimes it happens due to an accident or violent crime. Family members of terminally ill patients...

Financial Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Today, many funeral homes offer funeral pre-planning. If you have particular requirements about how you want your funeral service to be held after your death, you should consider pre-planning. It a...

Top Tips on Staying Safe in Public During the Pandemic

The pandemic has taken over the world and has had a big impact on our day-to-day activities. This virus moves quickly and is very easy to transmit, which is one of the reasons why the pandemic has ...

Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

Social distancing is a vital measure to control the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the most vulnerable populations are safe. While isolation is necessary, it is also stressful and can hurt a person'...

How Does a Celebration of Life Differ from a Funeral?

The concept of death remains unchanging but people’s attitude towards it changes all the time. Some people view death as a painful, life-altering event and focus on healing the pain it causes. Othe...

Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremation

Most people believe that they can’t hold a proper memorial service or visitation if they choose cremation, but that’s not wholly true. At The Cremation Care Centre, we have conducted several memori...

What Cremation Products are Available for Purchase?

Cremation has become a common funeral rite in recent years. It is different from traditional burials and requires different things. At the Cremation Care Centre, we provide a wide range of products...

Special Ways To Remember A Loved One During The Holidays

If a loved one has passed away just before the holidays, it can affect the way you spend these days. You lose all interest in celebrating and do not feel that you can work through your grief during...