That didn’t happen to me. Someone I’ve known for a long time passed away last Tuesday. It seems like death inspires my writing, mostly because it inspires reflection and a need to leave my thoughts, goals, STAMP on something that will survive me.
I found this template for obituary announcement and I thought I might do a mock obit of my own. As you’re probably aware, I don’t share much personal information on this blog…either because I’m not willing to own up to it or all of the psycho internet stalker people of the world.
“NAME”, “AGE”, of “PLACE OF RESIDENCE”, died (can also say “passed away”, went to heaven, etc.), “DATE” (can include optional cause of death).
Didn’t think I would answer this part, did ya.
“HE/SHE” was born “PLACE”, “DATE OF BIRTH”. “NAME” graduated from “SCHOOL” and received “DEGREE” from “SCHOOL”. “HE/SHE” was married to “SPOUSE’S NAME” ( wedding date is optional).
Okay, this is TMI also. I guess it will be original whenever/if ever my first obit announcement is ever composed.
INCLUDE OPTIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION HERE: Employment history, accomplishments, organizations, activities, etc.
“HE/SHE” was survived by “CHILDREN”, “GRANDCHILDREN”, ETC. (Try to separate each name with a comma or semicolon)
Funeral arrangements will be held “TIME”, “DATE” and “PLACE”.
Tomorrow I’m attending the funeral of young mother survived by a loving husband and seven incredible children. These children are respectful, thoughtful and intelligent. They are a testament to how well they were taught and loved. Cheers to Val, whose legacy and love live on in the memories and hearts of those she leaves for a short time, until they meet again.