Download these 21 Free Obituary Templates and Samples to assist you in creating your own Obituary Document as quickly as possible.
Generally, not too many people are masters of the act of designing Obituary Templates and/or creating appealing obituaries. Except you are a professional undertaker, or you are a printer with specialization on designing and producing Obituary Templates and handbills, the likelihood of being an expert in this field is pretty slim.
While it is easy to take this for granted and feel you will never need it, it gets to a time that everyone must make a contribution to Obituary Templates no matter how old people get in your lineage before dying. This is when it dawn on many people that they probably know nothing about that aspect of life. But, don’t beat yourself up for that. We have your back on this sensitive task.
There are different styles and designs of Obituary Templates usually adopted by people across different cultures and societies, but the most important thing is that everyone wants a befitting burial for their departed loved ones. Below are some guidelines you can adopt in drawing up a simple and decent article on Obituary Templates for departed loved ones.
A Captivating Title: This is as different and diverse as human minds and thoughts are. It can be something like: “In Loving Memory”, “A Life well-spent”, “We love you but He loves you more”, “With a painful but grateful heart to God”, or anything from your heart.
Full Name and Personal Details: It is necessary to include the full name and the personal details of the deceased after the general title. The personal details can be varied depending on the wish of the family but the following are usually included:
His Traditional, Religious Or Social Title: The date of birth and the age at death, the place of residence at death and the date, place of birth (generally omitted), and sometimes the cause of death is also included.
Family Details: Name of surviving family members (siblings and specific members of the extended family), and spouse, children and grandchildren of the deceased.
Designation, Award and Other Recognition: The job title (i.e. Major General), awards (like national, club and societal awards), special recognition and honor in military from the government and so on.
Special Achievements: This is where you include some of the outstanding things that the deceased had achieved while alive. For example: Nelson Mandella was a selfless leader who gave up not only his career and resources to see to the end of apathy in South Africa, he also gave up his freedom and family to ensure every black person in the country was truly free.
Hobbies and Interests: It is also good if a couple of things he love to do are also mentioned. For instance, his support for endangered animals, love for domesticated animals and passion for football.
Lastly, The Time and Place of Burial: More importantly, an Obituary Template should specify the place and the time the deceased will be buried inviting the general public to turn-up and pay their last respect.
Though quite optional, an obituary could also include the name of the person making the announcement.
Obituary Writing Guidelines
Here is a comprehensive Obituary Guide (14 Pages) preparing in MS Word to help you quickly grasp the overall idea of writing your own Obituary.
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Here is another good guide of writing Obituary by Passare in PDF Format.
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Here is another Guidelines book for writing Obituaries for your loved ones.
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Here is a sample Obituary Form in MS Word format.
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Here is a Basic Obituary Template created as a PDF Template.
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Here is another Obituary Example as PDF.
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Here is another Obituary Sample as PDF.
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