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The Obituary: Tribute to a Life

Writing a meaningful and memorable obituary doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Our free guide can help you get it right.

An obituary may be the first and last time your loved one appears in the newspapers.

Written by someone close to the deceased, it is an intimate view of what is memorable about a life. You want to make sure the tribute does that person justice with what is, in effect, a brief biography.

We would like to help you accomplish that with this guide. Our aim is to help you create an obituary that is clear, colorful and concise, while keeping down the expense. Most newspapers charge for obituaries by the word or line, so keeping it a reasonable length makes sense.

In the guide, you will find a few essential and suggested points you may want to include. Importantly, this is only a guide. The obituary should reflect the wishes of those closest to the subject. Remember that if you have any problems in writing the obituary, our staff stands ready to assist you with practical advice and professional help.

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The aim is to make the obituary a lasting memorial worthy of a scrapbook - a tribute that gives family and friends something to be proud of long after the upheaval of loss.

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