How to Write an Obituary Notice
An obituary is an announcement of the death of a loved one and contains details such as the name, birth and death date, visitation, service, burial and memorial information. Many people find obituaries in the newspaper or online. As an official communication, it needs to be written with thought and care.
Tips To Keep In View
Simple and short obituaries are more factual and the correctness of the information is of the essence. Lengthier obituaries covering the events, achievements of the deceased and more, require skillful collation and handling of information.
Consult Family Members
Major newspapers in cities have shorter obituaries containing just the essentials. The costs of these small inserts with minimal details can be high. Obituaries which have sketches need more information about the life of the loved one who has passed away. It is best to consult family members for this information, to ensure its accuracy.
Clarity Of Contents
While writing an obituary it is also vital to make sure that the content syncs with the deceased’s personality. Greater the clarity about the contents, the more acceptable the obituary will be to all family members. The aspects that you can include in the obituary can include events and achievements, hobbies, charity work, important persons in the decedent’s life etc.
Make It Readable
An obituary is a memory. A good obituary is read with interest by the concerned persons and helps revive the memory of the deceased. Its contents should only highlight parts of the person’s life that speak for his/her qualities. An error-free obituary is very important to sustain a reader’s interest till the end.
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