Different ways to Personalize an Obituary

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

As many of you have seen before, obituaries are published in newspapers and online as a way to pay tribute when a death occurs. Naturally, in an obituary, the birth and death date are stated and clarify the arrangements for the deceased’s funeral to notify friends and family.

 

In order to personalize an obituary, it must be different from any other. It has to include an in-depth summary of the deceased’s life and describe who they distinctively were as an individual. Obituaries are an important part of paying tribute and respect and made unique in a way that reflects the person they were. The following are some ways in which you can portray a true reflection.

 

Stories – Everyone has their own stories that they can share. Ask around to family and friends on times that they have shared with the deceased. Stories are a good way to narrow down personalization as it is an experience irreplaceable to the deceased.

 

Good memories – This is an opportunity to write something down that means a lot to you personally. Perhaps talk about the impact the deceased had on your life. Whether they supported you through a difficult time, positive character traits they possessed, or that one time with them you will never forget.

 

Hobbies and Skills – What did your loved one love to do? What were they passionate about? Talk about the skills they had that made them who they were. Perhaps they made the best lasagna you have ever tasted, spent time at charitable events or settings, or was most relaxed when reading or painting.

 

Use Examples – When you are writing about these stories, memories and character traits that made the foundation of your love one, use specific examples. Examples bring smiles to the faces of the friends and families who are reading, as they think back to these moments you are expressing.

 

This representation of the deceased is one that you will have in writing for a lifetime. It is a piece of the memories you will hold onto as you let go of the physical body and times of your loved one. If you have any other questions or would like to ask our professionals here at, Thomas Gallagher Funeral Homes, you can contact us here.

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

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Funeral Etiquette 101

Funerals are sensitive affairs full of sorrow. This means people are emotional and can be easily upset, which is why it is essential to respect the funeral etiquette strictly. You don't want to hur...

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Pets are our companions and it is easy to underestimate just how much grief we can experience if they die. At Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, we encourage people to grieve for the loss of a pet a...

I Have Pre-Planned At One Funeral Home, Can I Switch Funeral Homes

It isn’t uncommon for people today to preplan their funeral and there are many different reasons for this choice. Some have very fixed views about how they want their funeral to be conducted after ...

Helping Children Understand Loss

No parent wants to explain death and its finality to children, but it is a burden many have to face before they are ready to. Whether it is a loss of a loved one or an admired celebrity, children w...

Financial Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Many funeral homes offer pre-planning services, allowing people to plan their funeral or memorials in advance. At Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, we encourage people to consider it because pre-pl...

Dealing With Sudden Death

The death of a loved one is always a shock, even if you expect it. However, sudden death is a different sort of pain. Families often struggle to come to terms with such an abrupt loss and don't kno...

Top Reasons To Preplan Before You Need It

Many people have started showing an interest in pre-planning their funeral. This is a relatively new concept in the funeral services space; however, it is catching on in a significant way. If you h...

Memory Making Family Christmas Traditions To Start The Year

It is never easy to deal with the loss of a family member. The holiday season aggravates the grief that you feel, and you miss the person even more than you did.  This is because there are alw...

Comfort Foods For The Grieving

When people are grieving, they must pay attention to their health, the things they are eating, etc. However, most they tend to neglect themselves and forget that they have to consume nutritious mea...

5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After A Death

When a loved one passes away, it brings many changes in your life.  These changes are even more evident during special occasions such as holidays. Since the person is no longer with you, the l...