Timing is critical for obituaries. It’s important to quickly alert the public of your loved one’s death and provide information about how, when and where they can share their sympathies.
Most obituaries are written and published within 1 to 3 days of the death. If there are no public funeral services, you can wait longer to publish your obituary.
If you need some help writing an obituary, visit the How to Write a Good Obituary page or purchase our Obituary Kit.