Different Ways to Personalize an Obituary

By: George Darte
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

It can be painful to write an obituary for a family member that has passed away and isn’t easy to come up with a personal statement that reads well in a single paragraph.  Many people struggle with the process, while some completely disregard it. It's not a smart thing to postpone writing an obituary, as it's a good way to come to terms with this loss.

How To Write a Personal Obituary

George Darte Funeral Home offers a few simple suggestions for personalizing an obituary for your loved one:

  • Consider The Personality Of The Deceased - Adding information such as the person's character, tastes, and appearance is the simplest and fastest way to personalize the obituary. If the deceased person was a funny person, for example, you might include that trait in the obituary.
     
  • Pay Attention To The Little Details - Small and seemingly insignificant details reveal more of an individual than anything else. Rather than focusing only on their accomplishments, consider the little bits that make the person special to you. This would allow people to have a greater understanding of the deceased's life and personality.
     
  • Explain That They Are Special To You - Talk about the effect the person had on your life. Make a note of the personal conversations that were beneficial to you. The obituary would become more personal when you include stories and memories.
     
  • Use Satire - Many people believe that humor has little room in this writing. Using it can be a good idea if the deceased person had a wicked sense of humor. It would also help to lighten the tone of an otherwise solemn day.

If you want to know more about pre-planning funeral services, please reach out to us at George Darte Funeral Home. You can call (905) 937-4444 or use our contact form.

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

Coping With The Loss Of A Pet

Pet owners treat their animals as if they were members of their families. Dealing with a pet's death may be just as difficult as grieving the loss of any member of the family. At George Darte Funer...

Building the Perfect Video Memorial for your Loved One

At George Darte Funeral Home, we feel that video tributes are an elegant and moving way to say goodbye to a loved one or close friend. Tribute videos serve as a visual representation of an individu...

Is Live Streaming The Future Of Funeral Services?

Today's communication technology is quite advanced, and people use it for various purposes. Professionals work from home while students take lessons online. We contact relatives and friends spread ...

How To Write An Obituary Notice

Writing an obituary could be challenging, especially if this is your first time handling this responsibility. You may find it challenging to cope with the details of your deceased family member or ...

Honouring and Coping With the Loss of a Loved One

It is critical to explore other methods of preserving a loved one's memories following their death. Coping with the loss might become a challenge for you and other relatives. However, at George Dar...

Creative Ideas for Funeral Services

Today, many individuals believe that crying and strolling around morosely when a loved one dies is unnecessary. If someone close to you lived a full life and was a highly positive individual, you w...

Can I Have a Cremation and a Visitation?

Visitation is an opportunity to say last farewells and find peace. The bereaved family and loved ones do not want to miss their final chance to view the departed. Many individuals feel that cremati...

Top Tips On Staying Safe In Public During The Pandemic

Staying safe during this period is all about social distancing and self-isolation. However, there will be occasions when you must head out of your home. It might be to get some necessities or to pe...

Dealing with Sudden Death

It's easier for you to reconcile with a loved one's death if they died of old age or suffered a prolonged illness. On the other hand, dealing with a loved one's abrupt end may be very dif...

Coping With Grief Over The Holidays

The festive season is the time for togetherness, joy, and celebration. People often get together with their friends and family, share stories, and enjoy meals. However, this season can be difficult...