We’re not going to sugar coat this; a good obituary can take a couple of hours to write.
There are facts to be gathered. Stories to be remembered. Legacies to be determined and defined. Plus, obituaries are typically written under short deadlines.
When your loved one dies, it’s important to write the obituary quickly. You want to get the word out and alert people about the death. Obituaries are typically published within a day or two of the death.
But, don’t let a ticking clock rush you through the writing process. Take as much time as you need to write the story you want. If you need some help writing an obituary, visit the How to Write a Good Obituary page or purchase our Obituary Kit.