Obituaries are important because they tell the story of your loved one’s life. They announce to the world that your loved one has passed away. And, they announce to others that you and many other family members are grieving this loss.
You write an obituary to celebrate a life well lived. You write it to remind people of how your loved one changed the lives of the people around them.
Writing an obituary is an important part of the grieving process. It helps you remember stories, memories, and characteristics. It allows you to boil down an entire lifetime into one final story.
You write an obituary to honor someone who helped shape your life and family. If you need some help writing an obituary, visit the How to Write a Good Obituary page or purchase our Obituary Kit.