Who Should Write the Obituary When a Loved One Passes?

Funeral Home Oahu

An obituary is a thoughtful way to celebrate someone’s life before bidding him or her goodbye at the funeral home. It also serves to inform other mourners of the date and time of the funeral service. There’s no set-in-stone rule regarding who should write the obituary for a loved one. Often, it’s written by the closest family member, which might be a surviving spouse, adult child, sibling, or parent.

However, the closest family member might not feel emotionally capable of writing the obituary in the wake of the death. An obituary can be written by anyone who knew the decedent well and feels capable of writing about him or her. Often, writing an obituary is a collaborative process. Whoever agrees to perform this task may consult other surviving family members or close friends regarding which details to include.

At Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, our funeral service directors in Oahu, HI, would like to extend their sincerest sympathies to your family. You can contact us at (808) 239-8811 if you need any assistance arranging the funeral or if you would like information about our grief support services.

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