Placing a funeral notice
You may wish to place a notice in the newspaper to let friends and colleagues know that your loved one has died, and when their funeral will be.
Why place a funeral notice?
Funeral notices are a good way to let a wider circle of people know of your loved one’s death. You may not have contact details for all their friends and colleagues, and it can be exhausting and distressing to contact everyone in person.
We can help you write the notice and place it in the right newspapers. You may also wish to place a notice on social media and on your loved one’s social accounts if you have their login details.
Writing a funeral notice
You can make your funeral notice as formal or as informal as you wish, to suit the personality of your loved one.
Generally, they cover the following information:
- The name of the person who has died. You may want to include their nickname if lots of people knew them as that. If they changed their name you may also want to include their former name.
- Where they lived.
- Their age.
- Their date and place of death.
- Their spouse, children and grandchildren. Sometimes notices also acknowledge in-laws, nieces and nephews.
- Invitation to funeral.
- Funeral location, date, and time.
- Location of the interment / committal and whether people may attend.
- Instructions re flowers and / or donations.
- Your funeral director’s contact details for questions.
Your funeral director can help you write the notice, and we’ll take care of design and booking it into the appropriate newspapers.
If you would like to request donations to a charity instead of flowers, please let us know. We can set up online donations for you, and arrange for a simple web address for online giving to be included in your funeral notice.